Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Early Childhood Assistant program, graduates will be equipped to:

  • Facilitate and nurture learning through support and engagement.
  • Operate in alignment with the Ministry’s legislation and guidelines.
  • Develop inclusive, play-based learning settings and natural play areas that welcome children, families, and communities.
  • Respect and incorporate both Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives and practices.
  • Understand and appreciate children through a broad spectrum of perspectives.
  • Work in partnership with community agencies that have relevant services and missions.
  • Stand up for children’s rights and well-being through the principles of social justice.



Before & After
School Program Coordinator

Child & Family
Centre Specialist

Program Facilitator

Home Childcare

Parents Education
Program Advisor

Admissions Requirements

Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • OR Is 18 years of age or older on or before the program begins AND can pass a qualifying test that has been approved by the Superintendent
  • Equivalent: Foreign credentials must be translated in English and assessed for Grade 12 equivalency
  • OR Mature Student with a score of 18 or more on the Wonderlic SLE

English Proficiency

  • IELTS – International English Language Testing Services – Minimum average score of 6.0 with no subject test score lower than 5.5
  • CAEL – Overall 60 with no section below 60
  • TOEFL –Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based test (IBT) – overall 80, with the minimum of each component: Reading 20; Listening 20; Speaking 20; Writing 20

Important Note

  • CAT and CAST are no longer approved. Mature student status may be granted to applicants who are over 19 years old and do not have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Police Criminal Check and Medical Test are required to do International and Domestic Students.

Program Cost

Starting Dates

Program Courses