Child Care Assistant Certificate Program

The next program will start in September, 2020 and will complete in February 2021. 

Wednesday May 20th, 2020, at 9 am - Room is to be Announced.

child coloringCALC’s Child Care Assistant Program enables you to gain knowledge and practical skills through in-school studies and a co-operative education experience in a licensed day care facility.You will learn about the important role of a child care assistant while studying child behaviour and development from birth to 12 years of age.Students will learn to develop strategies needed to communicate with and about children and will acquire an understanding of the professional skills and strategies necessary for effective care giving and professional relationships. In just 18 weeks you will earn a certificate and experience in the child care industry and will earn 6 credits towards your secondary school diploma. 

There is an opportunity to participate in an Early Childhood Educator apprenticeship with the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities through the School Board OYAP program.

Course Include:


Raising HealthyChildren


Working with Infants and Young Children


Designing your Future

Plus 3 linked Cooperative Education Credits: HPC3O1C & HPW3CS

To register candidates must attend and information session.  The prerequisite for the program is ENG2D or ENG2P or the successful completion an program specific English Assessment - this will be given directly following the information session.