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, CCEYA, WHMIS and more. 

"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: Classroom Training (9 weeks) 8:30 am - 4:00 pm with a digital literacy component to enhance 21st century learning skills.  This includes a remote learning option with some in-school training.  
  • 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.

Ajax Campus

SessionIn-Class Training Job Placement (Cooperative Education)
Fall/Winter September 8 to November 8, 2022 November 9, 2022 to January 23, 2023
Winter/Spring January 25 to April 4, 2023  April 5 to June 8, 2023

458 Fairall Street, Unit 7  Ajax
Tel:  (905) 683-7713


To begin the registration process for September 2022, please click on the Ajax 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 the Ajax Campus Application form

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