Early Childcare Assistant Diploma Program

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.

What You Will Learn In The Classroom

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.

As part of Medix’s Early Childcare Assistant program, you will learn to work collaboratively with teachers to deliver Early Learning Programs. Modules cover a range of topics including:

 

  • 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
  • Maintaining on-going developmental records for each child
  • Attending staff meetings to discuss progress, address any problems with children and offer possible solutions based on your knowledge of each child

 

What You Will Learn In The Labs

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. Through case studies, simulated daycare environments. role play and in-class discussions, ECAs learn of the responsibilities of an early childcare assistant and provide opportunities for them to perform those duties. Hands-on activities include creating seasonal arts and crafts, fun and educational games that promote physical activity and planning and preparing nutritious meals based on the Canada Food Guide.

 

What You Will Learn Outside of the Regular Classroom Setting

TPI-MAS helps students recognize the choices they have in life and how to control how they think to change the way they live their lives. Students will understand how the human mind works and how their beliefs and attitudes influence the present and shape the future. The program encourages students to have a positive outlook and strive for goals despite any challenges and obstacles.

The Enriched Academy program will teach you how to manage your money and build a solid financial future.

 

What You Will Do During Career Search

Once you have earned your diploma as an Early Childcare Assistant, you can work within:

  • Childcare centres
  • Ontario Early Years Centres
  • Parent/Child Literacy Centres
  • Private Regulated Home-based Child Care
  • Schools
  • LINC child minding services
Child, Family and Community

This module presents an in-depth look at the Canadian Family and the challenges facing families. Working with parents/guardians and building..

Intro to Child Development

In this module student develop an appreciation and understanding of historical and contemporary theories of development, developmental…

Intro to Toddler Development

In this module students develop an appreciation and understanding of historical and contemporary theories of development, developmental…

Health and Safety

This module presents concepts and strategies for developing and maintaining a safe and healthy child care setting. Students review Occupational…

 

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

  • Child Care Workers
  • Daycare Supervisors
  • Preschool Helpers
  • Early Childhood Educators

Admissions Process

Our Mission at Medix College is to “service with excellence the needs of our community and the needs of our graduates by matching skills“.

We can’t do this without you.

We have designed a four step admissions process that ensures we admit the right students with the potential to become great graduates that serve their communities with excellence.

Connect with Us

The first step is to connect with our admissions team, we are here for you! We know you have questions the good news is we have answers. All you have to do to get started is  fill out a form, call, text, email or even yell if you are close enough and we will commence your academic journey!

Confidential Interview

Now let’s get a little serious.  When we meet, we will review your academic and career goals, talk about your options and determine your eligibility.
The key for Medix is that you possess the right Attitude and Aptitude to be successful as a student and more importantly an employed Graduate of Medix. The interview and evaluations will help us determine your eligibility. Sounds exciting, doesn’t it?

Financial Assessment

Whether you have been fortunate enough to put money aside or you just can’t seem to imagine how you would pay for College, not to worry, we have a Team here to help.  I know free would be preferred, but you know what they say, the best things in life are never free!  During this appointment, we will determine your eligibility with one of our many different financial aid options.
Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify.

Enrollment Ready!

Last but certainly not least, after all the meetings and deliberation, we did it!
You are excited, comfortable with your chosen field and it is now time to put pen to paper and enroll.
Your admissions representative will  take you step by step through all the forms to ensure you are prepared for the journey ahead.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Medix family soon!