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Elite College

Early Child Care Assistant

DIPLOMA PROGRAM

Elite College of Business & Healthcare has an exclusive Early Childcare Assistant (ECA) Diploma Program is structured to guide our students with key essentials to develop their skills and knowledge in providing activities and care to children to facilitate
learning and play in order to enable children to achieve development outcomes.

Our program ECA at Elite College include both theoretical knowledge and practical application where we will prepare our students to enter a rewarding industry and you will be pioneers of providing education and care to children during their most influential years.

OVERVIEW OF

PROGRAM

The ECA diploma program will prepare you for a rewarding and varied career in children’s services. You will develop practical skills through our supportive workplace learning model and will ready to step into the real working environment when you graduate.

Our program is Total of 945 Hours & expands through

  • Theory (Instructor Led Classroom) – 455 Hours 
  • Practicum Placement – 490 Hours

Hour Breakdown of the Modules

TITLE OF MODULES ALLOCATED HOURS
Introduction to Early Child Care and Education
20
Role and Responsibilities
45
Role and Responsibilities
45
Introduction to Child Development
30
Introduction to Prenatal and Infant Development

Introduction to Toddler Development
30
Health and Safety
40
Written Communication
45
Assisting the Family/ Growth and Development
25
Observation Skills
35

Practicum 1: Infant and Toddler

245
Introduction to Preschool Development
30
Guiding Children
30
Curriculum Planning
45
Nutrition
30

Practicum 2: Preschool

245

Note – Each practicum must take place in a licensed day care center or early learning
center.

Order of

CONDUCT

  1. . Module 1 – 8 must be completed before Practicum 1: Infant and Toddler.
  2. Undergo Practicum 1: Infant and Toddler.
  3. Complete module 10 – 13.
  4. Practicum 2: Preschool – Successful completion of Practicum 1 is a must.

WHAT IS THE COURSE

ABOUT

  • This course will prepare you for a job in the Early Childhood Education and Care
    industry.
  • You will be required to study 14 core units.
  • All students are supervised during their placement.
  • As a part of the curriculum student will have to undergo minimum of 490 hours
    of work placements. (As a result of COVID-19 restrictions placements will be
    impacted, however students will not be disadvantaged)

WHAT WILL I

LEARN?

  1. The children’s services industry, policies and procedures.
  2. Planning activities and providing care to children.
  3. Directing leisure, play and enabling children to achieve their developmental
    outcomes
  4. For more details read through Module Summaries. (Can include a link here
    module summaries.)

HOW WILL I

LEARN?

  1. Classroom-based Learning, where the student attends Elite College with a
    Teacher/Trainer present
  2. Practical training – practicum must take place in a licensed day care center or
    early learning center with the supervision of an instructor.

What are the Admission

REQUIREMENTS?

Minimum requirements;

  • Grade 12 High School Diploma in a College or a University Track from a Canadian
    High School (A copy of the high school transcript is required in addition to the
    diploma.) or
  •  Be at least of 18 years old and need to pass the entry assessment.
  • Police Check (Clearance) of Criminal Record – Must be produced within 30 days
    of starting the program.
  • All candidates will have to undergo an interview with our coordinators to
    ascertain their suitability to follow the ECA program at Elite College.

Include any specifics as per the college requirements

What jobs can I apply for after completing this course?

Potential job titles include:

  • Children’s services coordinator
  • Family-daycare coordinator
  • Team leader or room leader in a service
  • Early-childhood educator
  • Playgroup coordinator
  • Assistant director of early childhood services
  • Early-childhood educator – team leader
  • Reliever in early-childhood programs
  • Nanny