Employment Training – Child Care Assistant
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This program is for individuals who want to work with children in nursery schools, preschools, elementary schools, childcare centres, day homes, community centres and/or on their travels to and from school.
Examples of jobs include: day care worker, day home provider, early childhood instructor, school bus attendant, lunchroom supervisor, child minder, Early Childhood Educator.
Child Care Assistants Earn: $15.00 – $17.50 per hour to start.
Employers of Graduates
The following is a list of organizations that have hired graduates of this program:
- Blossom Heights Childcare Centre
- Clever Day Care Centre
- 2 The Core Training
- Play N’Learn
- Comfort Keepers
- BrightPath Forest Heights
CLB 4 (48 week program) or CLB 5+ (32 week program) and Mathematical Skills Grade 3+
This is an excellent program for those who have completed ESL and/or have reached satisfactory levels of LINC study.
- 32 or 48 weeks
- Get Academic Upgrading in Essential Skills English, Math and Computers (48 week program only).
- Study occupation specific modules
- Get training in:
- Occupation Specific Vocabulary
- Workplace Language, Culture and Communications
- Customer Service
- Work Strategies
- Work experience placement – up to 5 weeks
- Job placement support from an Employment Specialist/Job Coach.
- Get Certificates in:
- Child Development Assistant (formerly Level One)
- Standard Child Care First Aid CPR/AED Level B
- Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
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Tutoring is available for students. If you require tutoring, please contact your Program Manager or designate.
Tuition Fees and General Fees
Full-Time Enrollment Costs
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. For more information about tuition and the Columbia College Tuition chart, please see the Tuition and Fees page.
January, May, and September
- Apply for admission by filling out an application form. The form may be submitted in person, by email, fax, mail, or apply online. Please see Admissions for more details.
- An Admissions Advisor will contact you once your application has been received.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded a Child Development Assistant (formerly Level 1) from Alberta Human Services and a Columbia College Child Care Assistant Certificate (must achieve minimum course requirement of 70% or higher in each course). All graduates will also be invited to attend the College Convocation ceremony.
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