Early Childcare Assistant Certificate Program


Thank you for your interest in the ECA Program however Registration for Quad 3, February 3rd, 2021, is now closed. 

Registration for Quad 1, starting in September 2021, will open again in May.  Please check this site at that time for registration links.


Please note, the prerequisite for this program is ENG2C or higher or successful completion of an English Assessment indicating equivalent standing.  

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CALC’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 behavior and development from birth to 12 years of age. Students develop strategies needed to communicate with and about children and will acquire an understanding of the skills necessary for effective care giving and professional relationships.

In just 18 weeks, 2 quadmesters, 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

The prerequisite for the program is ENG2D or ENG2P or the successful completion a program specific English Assessment.  Directions will be emailed to candidates once they have completed the questionnaire.