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Children and Teacher in Kindergarten

Early Childhood Assistant




Full time

Field Placement 

325 Hours

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Diploma

Learn more about Admission Requirements

About the Program 

Early Childhood Assistants (ECA’s) provide opportunities to enhance children’s self-esteem during daily activities and encourage the socialization of children as they play and experience things together. ECA’s plan and assist with meal times, supervise children during indoor and outdoor play, and during rest periods. They lead children in activities by telling stories, teaching songs, preparing craft material, preparing and serving snacks, guiding and assisting children in the development of proper eating and dressing


  • Friendly, Outgoing, Playful                               

  • A Good Communicator                                     

  • Interested in solving problems

  • Flexible and adaptable

  • Enjoy variety and multi-tasking        

  • Patient                    


  • Foundations of Early Childhood Education    

  • Communications  

  • Child, Family and Community

  • Infant and Child Development

  • Observation Skills

  • Health, Safety and Nutrition

  • Child, Family and Community

  • Introduction to Sociology

  • Play-Based Early Learning Strategies

  • Introduction to Psychology

  • Guiding Children's Behaviour

  • Creating Inclusive Programs

  • Special Needs

  • Field Placements                          

  • Standard First Aid & CPR-C


As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options, such as:

  • Assistant Teachers in child care centers and nursery schools, or as family-home child care providers.

  • Child Care Assistant Child Care Worker

  • Daycare Early Childhood Educator Assistant

  • Day Care Worker

  • Baby Care Worker

  • Infant Day Care Worker

  • Nursery School Helper

  • Preschool Helper

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