Our Childcare Assistant program boasts a 78% employment rate where graduates have been awarded a Level 1 Early Childhood Educator certificate through the Alberta Child Care Staff Certification Office.
This program teaches the roles and responsibilities of a childcare worker in Alberta while developing communication, observation, and skills for guiding child behaviour (from birth to 6 years of age).
The average salary rate for graduates from our program is $18.59/hour. *
(According to the ALIS website under the category Early Childhood Educators and Assistants)
Example Job Titles Include (but are not limited to): Bus attendant, child development assistant, child minder, day care worker, day home provider, and lunchroom supervisor.
Classes will be interactive and involve learners in group discussions, research, role plays, and presentations. Active participation in class is expected. As learners progress through this program, they will build their confidence levels, gain experience, and increase their ability to perform in real situations. Embedded within the curriculum are job search strategies, industry vocabulary, skills for success (previously referred to as essential skills employers look for) and professional behaviours which will help learners improve their success in the workforce.
This program is funded by Alberta Human Services. Students may be eligible to receive financial assistance. Please contact the College at 403-235-9300 for further details.
Tutoring is available to students who have fallen below the minimal pass rate.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will receive a Certificate of program completion (must achieve minimum course requirement of 70% or higher in each course) and may qualify to apply for a Level 1 Early Childhood Educator certificate through the Alberta Child Care Staff Certification Office. All graduates will be invited to attend Columbia College’s Convocation ceremony.
- Lectures 1
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes