Child Care Assistant Training Program

two students in a daycare setting

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 O.S.S.D. 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

Update on Session 1 Child Care Assistant Training Program (September 9, 2020 - January 22, 2021)

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Continuing Education has cancelled the Session 1 Child Care Assistant Training program.  If you are interested in attending this program in Session 2, please fill out a registration form which you can access below.

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

Successful applicants must complete an application, participate in an interview to determine suitability for the program, pass a literacy test, have updated immunization, Step 2 T.B. Skin Test and Clear Criminal Reference Check.

Cost for Materials & Certifications: $395.00

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

To Register, please click on the Ajax or Oshawa Campus application form.  Once completed you can return by email to either site along with photo ID and citizenship status.

Information Session for Ajax and Oshawa Programs - Cancelled for Session 1

Date: Thursday, September 3, 2020 - Cancelled

AJAX Campus - 10:00 a.m. - Cancelled

OSHAWA Campus - 1:00 p.m. - Cancelled

Ajax Campus

Session 1: September 9, 2020 - January 22, 2021 - CANCELLED 

Session 2: January 25 - June 8, 2021

458 Fairall Street, Unit 7, Ajax
Tel: (905) 683-7713
Fax: (905) 683-9436
Email:  cont.ed@dcdsb.ca      

Click here for Ajax Campus Application form

Oshawa Campus

Session 1: September 9, 2020 - January 22, 2021 - CANCELLED

Session 2: January 25 - June 8, 2021

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

Click here for Oshawa Campus Application form

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

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