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Early Childhood Assistant Diploma Program

The Early Childhood Assistant program offered by Universal Care Academy is designed to equip individuals with the necessary skills for a fulfilling career in the field of early childhood education. As an Early Childhood Assistant, you will work under the guidance of a Teacher, creating a secure and nurturing environment for children. Your role will focus on fostering their social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development through the thoughtful design and implementation of a curriculum that aligns with established guidelines. Through this program, you will gain the knowledge and practical experience required to excel in this rewarding profession.


10 months 

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Diploma

About The Program

What You Will Learn 

The Early Childcare Assistant program offered by Universal Care Academy is tailored for individuals seeking a fulfilling profession in the Early Childhood Assistant field. This comprehensive training equips students with the necessary skills to create a safe and nurturing environment for children, fostering their social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development. As an Early Childhood Assistant, you will work closely with experienced Teachers to design and implement a curriculum that aligns with established guidelines and is suitable for the developmental needs of the children in your care. By completing this program, you will be well-prepared for a rewarding career in the Early Childhood Assistant field.


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Hybrid: In-person & Online

Practicum Included

1. ECED1010: Foundations of Early Childhood Education 

2. COMM1010: Communications

3. PSYC1030: Infant and Child Development 

4. ECED1020: Observation Skills 

5. ECED1030: Health Safety and Nutrition 

6. ECED1040: Child, Family, and Community 

7. ECED1001: Practicum I

8. SOCI1000: Introduction to Sociology 

9. ECED1050: Play-Based Early Learning Strategies 

10. ECED1060: Language and Literacy 
11. PSYC1000: Introduction to Psychology

12. ECED1070: Guiding Children’s Behavior 

13. ECED1080: Creating Inclusive Programs 

14. ECED1090: Special Needs 

15. ECED1002: Practicum II 

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Early Childcare Assistant program have obtained employment as:

  • Child Care Workers

  • Daycare Supervisors

  • Preschool Helpers

  • Early Childhood Educators

Admission Requirements

  •  Ontario Secondary School Diploma, and ENG4C or ENG4U with Transcript or

  •  Equivalent: Foreign credentials must be translated in English and assessed for Grade 12 equivalency by a recognized organization such as WES (World Education Service), or

  •  Mature student with a score of 18 or more on the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (SLE).

  • Mature student status may be granted to applicants who are over 19 years old and do not have a high school diploma or GED.

  •   If English is not a student’s first language, the student must provide proof of English competency. English Language Proficiency Requirements are:    

                 IELTS – Int’l English Language Testing Services – Minimum                           score of 6.0 with no subject test score lower than 5.5; or ·

                - TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based                     test (IBT) – Overall 80 with the minimum in each component:                           Reading 20; Listening 20; Speaking 20; Writing 20; or 

                -  CAEL: Overall 60 No section below 60

Why Choose Universal Care Academy?

Practical, Accelerated Programs

Our programs are meant to provide you with the training and real-world experience required to enter the workforce in a matter of months.

Small Class Sizes

You will receive the individualized coaching and support you need thanks to our low instructor-to-student ratio.

Flexible Hybrid learning

1000 hours of in-person classes and online classes


Collaborating environment  

Our teachers play a facilitative role in a collaborating classroom, guiding and encouraging your collaboration while providing necessary resources and guidance.

Graduating Students
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