Our Child Care Assistant students boast a 78% employment rate in their field of study.
This program teaches the roles and responsibilities of a childcare worker in Alberta while developing communication, observation, and child behaviour guidance skills (from birth to 6 years of age).
The salary range for our graduates is $15.00 – $17.00/hour.
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 are interactive and involve learners in group discussions, research, role plays, practical application of skills, 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, computer skills, and professional behaviours (also referred to as Skills for Success, which will help learners improve their success in the workforce).
Upon the successful completion of the program, graduates may apply for a Level 1 Early Childhood Educator Certificate through the Alberta Child Care Staff Certification Office.
This program is funded by Alberta Human Services. Students may be eligible to receive financial and childcare assistance. Please contact Columbia 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