The Early Childcare Assistant program at Medix College provides training for individuals looking for a rewarding career working in the Early Childhood Assistant field. Early Childhood Assistants (under the guidance of the Teacher) 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.
The Early Childcare Assistant program was designed to equip childcare workers with valuable knowledge, skills and experience for employment as Assistants in day care centres or early learning centres. The program was designed to give students an overview of the responsibilities of an early childcare assistant and opportunities to perform those duties. It presents foundational skills needed for those seeking to move into an Early Childhood Educator program. The Program has been developed and accredited by NACC.
Where do graduates of the Early Childcare Assistant program work?
- Childcare centres
- Ontario Early Years Centres
- Parent/Child Literacy Centres
- Private Regulated Home Based Child Care
- LINC child minding services
What are common job tasks for individuals working in the Early Childcare field?
- Working collaboratively with teachers to deliver Early Learning Programs.
- 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.
- Maintains on-going developmental records for each client.
Why choose the Early Childcare Assistant Program at Medix College?
Practical skill-building and a practicum component are used to give students a well-rounded understanding of the role of the Early Childcare Assistant. During the course of this program, students will learn all of the skills and be trained in all the procedures that will be required of them in their new careers.
As a mandatory component of our programs, all Medix students are required to complete an off-site externship placement. Externships occur at various locations throughout the college's area. This essential module allows students to exercise the skills learned in class, learn specific applications and to further enhance their learning experience in an early child care setting.
Medix College also provides an employment advantage as we have established relationships with many employers in the field. As a result, employers in the field contact us before posting jobs to the general public giving current students and graduates of the program an advantage in the hiring process.
Students looking to start training in this program have a number of options to finance their education. By exploring these options, students will be able to gain financial assistance and support as they are training for a career. Some financing options available to students include:
- Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) (if Applicable)
- Ontario Second Career
- Out of Province Options
- Student Lines of Credit
- Lifelone Learning Plan
- Employment Ontario
- Monthly Payment Plan
Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. Please contact us for more details regarding Financial Assistance.