Early Childhood Assistant is a program that trains students to work as assistants with young children, aged six weeks to 10 years, in early childhood settings. Emphasis is placed on basic skills development. This is a two semester program (30 weeks) during each semester, the weeks are divided into three days of classroom theory and two days of field experience.
Students complete a 14-week placement in semester 1 and a seven-week field placement in semester 2 of the program in a variety of settings. Students have the opportunity to work with children of all ages.
Field placement provides a continuum of experience that gives students the opportunity to integrate and apply theory to practice.
To support student learning outcomes and ensure you have access to facilities that reflect the best practices we consider essential, we own and operate 12 child care centres that are located across the Greater Toronto Area. These lab schools expose you to the kinds of environments where you will eventually work and provide valuable services to the families and communities that they serve.
|1||Infant and Child Development|
|2||Health, Safety and Nutrition|
|3||Foundations of ECE|
|6||Integrated Seminar I|
|8||Language and Communications I|
|9||Infant and Child Development|
|10||Health, Safety and Nutrition|
|12||Observation, Planning and Evaluation|
|13||Foundations of ECE|
|14||Integrated Seminar II|
|16||Language and Communications II|
|17||Introduction to Sociology|
|18||Professional Development Workshop 1|