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Preschool Class

Early Childhood Assistant
Diploma Program

The program 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.

About The Program


10 months 


Credential Awarded

Ontario College Diploma


& Online Practicum Included

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.

Career Opportunities

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

  • Child Care Workers

  • Daycare Supervisors

  • Preschool Helpers

  • Early Childhood Assistants

Why Choose Universal Care Academy?

Online Course


Hybrid Learning

675 hours theory

325 hours placement

(2 practicum)

Professional Presentation


Class Size

Professional Presentation

Individualized coaching

Personalized support

Low instructor-to-student ratio

Art Class

Practical, Accelerated


Art Class

Provide you with the training and real-world experience required to enter the workforce in a matter of months

Female Developers



Female Developers

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


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 

Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

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

  • Foreign Credentials Students
    - Foreign Credentials must be translated in English and assessed for Grade 12 equivalency by a recognized organization such as WES (World Education Service),

  • Mature Student (over 19 years old and do not have a high school diploma or GED)
    - Mature Student with a score of 18 or more on the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (SLE) 

English Language Proficiency Requirement

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 – Canadian Academic English Language Test
    Overall 60 No section below 60

Learn More About the Program

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