Next program begins on June 19th, 2023

Online Early Childhood Assistant (ECA) Certificate Program

This streamlined 9-month online program is perfect for childcare practitioners who want to obtain their first ECE-related classification. 

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Night classes
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Online classes
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Work during study
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Paid practicum
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Payment plan available
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Eligible for student loans

Admission Requirements

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be employed at an ECE facility
  • Vulnerable Sectors Check
  • Child Abuse Registry Check
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Program Features

  • 8 months to complete
  • Evening classes
  • Delivered online  
  • 6:30pm-9:30pm / 2 evenings a week
  • Two guided workplace experiences 
  • Graduate with ECA Certificate 
  • Payment plan available
  • Work or volunteer a minimum 21/hours/week while studying


  • Earn your ECE Diploma 
  • Level Two Classification
  • Combine your diploma with an existing or future degree to qualify for level three classification 



  • Work normal business hours
  • Typically have holidays off
  • Find steady work (not seasonal)
  • Full-time employment


Eligible Jobs

Early Childhood Educator, Inclusion Coordinator, Pyramid Model Coach, Family Home Childcare Consultant, ECE Practicum Advisor, ECE Instructor, Pre-Primary Educator, ECE Support in Pre-Primary, Centre Director, Centre Manager, Assistant Director, Home Operator, Owner / Operator, Private Nanny and many more.

Expected Income

$20.81 / hour is the salary floor for Level 2 Classification ECE in a licensed child care facility. Learn more about salaries and wages here.

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Have questions? Need help with your application?

Hi, I’m Shawna and I’ve been working as an Early Childhood Educator or ECE for over 10 years. I want to offer my help and support as you embark on your own career in Early Childhood Education.

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