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Childcare Worker Program

Program Overview

Have you thought about a career in early childhood education? The Childcare Worker Program is a 26-week integrated language and workplace program that prepares you for work in the childcare industry. With the support of our experienced instructors, you will first receive high school credit by completing the following courses:

CCS3110 – Early Learning & Childcare 1
CCS3120 – Early Learning & Childcare 2
CCS3130 – Early Learning & Childcare 3
CCS3140 – Early Learning & Childcare 4
CCS3150 – Early Learning & Childcare 5

Upon passing these five required CCS courses, you may also be eligible to apply for Level 1 Early Childhood Educator certification through the Alberta Child Care Staff Certification Office.

In addition, your program includes safety certificates, job coaching, a practicum, and support to find employment.

The Childcare Worker Program is funded by Alberta Immigration, and Multiculturalism and is offered at no cost to Permanent Residents, Convention Refugees, and Naturalized Canadian Citizens with language and cultural barriers.


Applicant Eligibility

To be eligible for the Childcare Worker program, you must:

  • Be one of the following:
    • a Permanent Resident of Canada
    • a Convention Refugee
    • Naturalized Canadian Citizen (not born in Canada)
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 4 or higher in listening, speaking, reading, and writing
  • Provide a clear Vulnerable Sector Police Information Check [VSPIC] (students with receipts for VSPIC will be reimbursed upon completion of the program)

The program components include:

1. Skills for Success

The program will help you build skills for the workplace:

  1. Reading
  2. Writing
  3. Numeracy
  4. Digital
  5. Problem Solving
  6. Communication
  7. Collaboration
  8. Adaptability 
  9. Creativity and Innovation

2. Occupation-specific language

The program will teach you vocabulary and language for working in the childcare industry.

3. Workplace safety

The program will help you get certificates in WHMIS, and first aid.

4. Field experience

The program includes a 1-month field experience to practise the skills you have learned.

5. Job coaching with support to find employment

The program will help you to write cover letters, resumes, apply for jobs online, and prepare you for phone and in-person interviews.

To Apply

Please send the following documents to, or bring them to the College during office hours, Monday to Friday between 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM:

  1. Residency Document
  2. Provide one of the following indicating CLB 4 or higher in listening, speaking, reading, and writing 
    • Copy of LINC Certificate of Completion
    • Original CLBPT Client Profile from LARCC

Program Schedule 

Monday to Friday 9:15 AM to 2:45 PM

Classes start


  • September


  • March
  • July


Solomon College

10621-100 Avenue NW

Edmonton, AB, T5J 0B3

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