Child Care Assistant Training Program

The Child Care Assistant Training Program is an 18 week program that provides students with an opportunity to learn about theories and stages of child development, child care legislation, child care programming, earn 6 credits toward the Ontario Secondary School Diploma and gain on-the-job experience!  Certifications include:  First Aid/CPR, Safe Food Handling, Infection Control, Service Excellence and WHMIS. 

"This program is very rewarding.  I loved having the opportunity to learn about the theory in class and then practice it during the nine weeks of placement.  Beside that, we also have an amazing and knowledgeable teacher who is always willing to help."  - Patricia

The Child Care Assistant Training Program has two components:

  • Part 1: In-school (9 weeks) 8:30 am - 3:00 pm with a digital literacy component to enhance 21st century learning skills.
  • Part 2: Job Placement (9 weeks) Cooperative Education Placement in a licensed child care facility

Cost for Materials & Certifications: $395.00

* Earn 6 High School Credits in Child Development & Cooperative Education.

Oshawa Campus

SessionIn-Class TrainingJob Placement (Cooperative Education)
Fall/Winter September 8 to November 8, 2021 November 9, 2021 to January 21, 2022
Winter/Spring January 24 to April 4, 2022  April 5 to June 8, 2022


850 King St., W., Unit 26, Oshawa
Tel:  (905) 438-0570
Fax:  (905)  438-0571
Email:  credit.reg@dcdsb.ca    

Registration

To begin the registration process, please click on the Oshawa Campus application form.  Once completed, you will be contacted by Continuing Education about scheduling an interview.

Applicants must complete an application, participate in an interview to determine suitability for the program and pass a literacy test. 

Students in the program will be required to have updated immunization, Step 2 T.B. Skin Test and a clear Criminal Record Vulnerable Sector Check that is current within 6 months of starting placement.

Click here for Oshawa Campus Application form

Information Session

If you would like to learn more about the program before applying, attend an orientation session:

Date: Thursday, September 2
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Oshawa Campus - 850 King. St. W., Unit 26 (entrance is at the lower level)

Note: The information session will begin promptly at 10:00 am and the literacy test will be provided after the presentation.  Please check the website before coming to orientation in case there are any changes.

Continuing Education reserves the right to revise or modify programming due to Covid-19 measures.