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

Information Sessions - January 2023 Program

Please join us to learn more about the day and evening program options.  

Virtual Session: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

In-person session: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - childminding option available for information session
Location: Ajax Welcome Centre (458 Fairall St., Unit 5, Ajax)

Register for the Information Session Here

Cost for Materials & Certifications: Free for January 2023

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

Ajax Campus - Day Program

SessionClassroom Training (8:30 am to 4:30 pm)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

Format

  • Part 1: Classroom Training (9 weeks, Monday to Friday) 8:30 am to 4:30 pm includes a digital literacy component to enhance 21st century learning skills.  This includes a remote learning option with some in-school training for certifications.  
  • Part 2: Job Placement (9 weeks) Cooperative Education Placement in a licensed child care facility.

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

Ajax Welcome Centre - Evening Program

SessionIn-Class Training  (Evening)Job Placement (Cooperative Education) 
Winter/Spring January 25 to April 4, 2023  April 5 to June 8, 2023

Format

  • Part 1: Classroom Training (9 weeks, Monday to Friday) 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm includes a digital literacy component to enhance 21st century learning skills.  This includes remote learning 5 days/week and in-school training 3 days/week (5:00 pm to 8:00 pm) plus 4 Saturdays.  
  • Part 2: Job Placement (9 weeks) Cooperative Education Placement in a licensed child care facility.  Job Placements are during the day.

458 Fairall Street, Unit 5  Ajax
Tel:  (905) 683-7713
Email:  cont.ed@dcdsb.ca     

Registration

To begin the registration process for January 2023, 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

 

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This partnership is supported by The Regional Municipality of Durham as the Child Care Service System Manager, which is part of the new Canada and Ontario Early Childhood Workforce Agreement. This agreement provides one-time federal funding to support the retention and recruitment of a high-quality child care and early years workforce.