Early Childcare Assistant
The Early Childcare Assistant (ECA) Program is designed to teach students the basics of childcare within a professional environment. It provides students with the skills to conduct and monitor children’s activities, learn program planning, maintain a daycare, write observations on child development, and more.
Are you caring and patient, with a natural interest in child development? If so, training to become an early childcare assistant could be your ideal path to rewarding, in-demand career.
Sunview College’s ECA program prepares students to plan educational programs, conduct and monitor children’s development, maintain a daycare facility, and much more. We teach best practices in child care so graduates enter the workforce ready to make a positive contribution to their communities.
Program available in our Mississauga, Scarborough, and Brampton centers.
The Early Childcare Assistant program from Sunview College provides the hands-on training, practical experience and professional support it takes to pursue a successful career in this rewarding field. Graduates of this program enter the professional world with confidence after learning from experienced ECA professionals.
With the increase of single-parent and two-working-parent families, early childcare assistants have been in high demand over the last several years. And according to government sources, this trend is expected to continue. Service Canada estimates that “the number of early childhood educators and assistants should increase significantly over the next few years.”
Sunview’s qualified instructors bring the industry experience and expertise you need to learn, understand, and apply your training in the real world, as quickly as possible. You can use your child development skills by starting your OWN business or working as
- Daycare Supervisor
- Preschool worker
- Childcare worker assistant
- Early childcare educator
- Family home childcare provider
Salaries for ECA graduates range from $16/hr to $27/hr.
Main duties for people in this field could be:
- Conduct and monitor activity programs designed for young children
- Lead children in activities by telling stories, teaching songs and preparing craft materials
- Prepare and serve snacks
- Arrange rooms and furniture for lunch and rest periods
- Assist with proper eating, dressing and toilet habits
- Submit written observations on children to supervisor
- Attend staff meetings to discuss progress and problems of children
- Assist supervisor in keeping records
- Maintain day-care equipment and assist in housekeeping duties.