Early Childhood Assistant (ECA) Diploma

CREDITS: 600 credits of classroom theory and field practice.

DURATION: Full Time - 19 Weeks, Part Time - 50 Weeks

Students in the Early Childcare Assistant program explore the challenging role of care provider and the rewarding involvement of being with children in a childcare or early learning centre. Theoretical, in-class training is complemented by an in-depth comprehensive placement in a childcare facility.

Early Childcare Assistants plan and aide with meal time, supervise children at playtime and during rest periods. Early Childcare Assistants also lead children in activities through stories and songs, preparing craft material, preparing and serving snacks, and guiding and assisting children in the development of proper hygiene habits.

Early Childcare Assistants attend staff meetings to discuss progress and problems with children and they help the supervisor in keeping records, maintaining day care equipment and with housekeeping duties.

Graduates will receive an Early Childcare Assistant (ECA) diploma upon successful completion of the program. This program is approved as vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

With your professional training you will be afforded the opportunity to practice in well organized childcare facilities:

• Child Care Centers
• Family Resource Centers 
• School based kindergartens 
• Before and after School Programs 
• Hospital and Hotel Playrooms

An Early Childcare Assistant (ECA) diploma from Canadian International Career College has the following advantages:

• Registered as a private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 
• Approved college diploma 
• Full-Time program 
• Competitive tuition fees 
• Deferred payment plans 
• Instruction provided in English 
• Experienced instructors & 100% practicum placement 
• Fully-equipped lab 
• Convenient Location 
• Free career counseling

Our students are taught by highly qualified, motivating and experienced childhood educational specialists, with teaching as their passion. 

International Students

Canadian International Career College offers international students the Part-Time ECA Diploma Program integrated with English language course for Education providers.

Financial Assistance

The college can offer deferred payment plans. For more information, please consult the admission officer at the college.

Admission Requirements:

• GRADE 12 (Ontario Secondary School Diploma) at the General Level or equivalent, or, 
MATURE STUDENT: 19 years of age or older and out of school for 1 year or more. 
• ENTRANCE TESTING is required for all students not possessing a Grade 12 diploma at the general level or better. 
• FITNESS TO COMPLETE THE PRACTICAL: Medical Certificate (Immunization Form) is required indicating that the student is fit to undertake the program, has up-to-date immunizations and is free of communicable diseases.
* Immunization for Hepatitis B is strongly recommended. 
• CPR & FIRST AID CERTIFICATES: Students must complete STANDARD FIRST AID and BASIC RESCUER CPR prior to clinical placement. These certificates are to be placed in the student’s file. 
• POLICE CHECK (CLEARANCE) OF CRIMINAL RECORD: Must be produced within 30 days of starting school. Individuals who have a criminal record are not able to participate in the practicum placement and therefore are unable to graduate.