Early Childcare Assistant Diploma Program


Embarking on a career as an Early Childhood Assistant (ECA) opens doors to a fulfilling profession focused on nurturing young minds. Our Early Childhood Assistant Diploma program, prepares you to play a crucial role in shaping the formative years of children, fostering their growth and development. Through hands-on experiences, including practical training, interactive sessions, and skill-building exercises, ECA students delve into the essential aspects of early childhood education. The Early Childhood Assistant diploma program is a gateway to positively impact the lives of children and families within your community.

Program Details

The Early Childcare Assistant Diploma program at Medix College provides training for individuals looking for a rewarding career working in the Early Childhood Assistant field. Early Childhood Assistants provide a safe and nurturing environment for children that encourages their social, emotional, physical and intellectual development through designing and implementing a developmentally appropriate curriculum according to established guidelines.

As part of Medix’s Early Childcare Assistant diploma program, you will learn to work collaboratively with teachers to deliver Early Learning Programs. Modules cover a range of topics including:

  • Collaborating with teachers in planning, developing and implementing daily activities that support and promote the development of children.
  • Assisting children in washroom routines, dressing and lunchtime activities.
  • Completing anecdotal reports, observation checklists and developmental checklists.
  • Maintaining on-going developmental records for each child.
  • Attending staff meetings to discuss progress, address any problems with children and offer possible solutions based on your knowledge of each child.

What does the Early Childhood Assistant Diploma Program Cover?

The Early Childcare Assistant (ECA) diploma is a 41-week program crafted to provide aspiring childcare professionals with essential knowledge, skills, and practical experience for roles as assistants in day care centres or early learning facilities. Through a blend of case studies, simulated day care environments, role-playing, and interactive in-class discussions, ECAs gain a deep understanding of their responsibilities.

Early Childcare Assistant Externship: Hands-On Learning

The 490-hour externship in the Early Childcare Assistant diploma is a crucial component of the program. It offers hands-on activities, including the creation of seasonal arts and crafts, the design of fun, educational games promoting physical activity, and the planning and preparation of nutritious meals based on the Canada Food Guide. This comprehensive approach ensures Early Childcare Assistant diploma students are well-prepared for success in their vital role within childcare settings. The externship serves as a bridge between theory and practice, preparing students for successful and impactful careers in the childcare sector.

Plus, Programs to Help Navigate Life

At Medix, we believe in providing our students with not only practical expertise but the capabilities to foster personal and professional growth. That’s why our programs include a focus on mindset development and financial literacy skills.

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Through “mindsetting” techniques associated with high performance and creating a growth mindset, students gain valuable insights into the workings of their minds. You’ll learn structured process to overcome limiting habits, attitudes, beliefs, and expectations while fostering new ones that propel you toward your goals. With dedicated time for reflection, evaluation, and application of scientifically-proven principles, you can optimize your personal well-being, educational achievement, and drive toward professional success.

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Admissions Requirements

For admissions to Medix College, domestic students must:

Requirements for International students.

Career Options

Medix College Early Childcare Assistant diploma students gain exclusive access to our comprehensive job placement assistance services. Our dedicated team offers expert support, guiding you in crafting strategic resumes and cover letters, honing interview skills, and implementing effective job search strategies. You can attend specialized workshops, including those in partnership with community partners, covering topics such as Customer Service Excellence and LinkedIn profile development. Our goal is to empower you with the tools and knowledge to secure medical jobs in the Toronto area and beyond. Your success is our priority at Medix College.

Once you have earned your diploma as an Early Childcare Assistant, you can work within:

  • Childcare centres
  • Ontario Early Years Centres
  • Parent/Child Literacy Centres
  • Private Regulated Home-based Child Care
  • Schools
  • LINC child minding services

Our Graduates Have Been Hired At

  • Child Care Workers
  • Day care Supervisors
  • Preschool Helpers
  • Early Childcare Assistants

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