School of Health, Human Care and Wellness / Skills Apprenticeship

Child Development Practitioner Apprenticeship

Level Apprenticeship

Earn while you learn with this flexible delivery option.


There is an increasing demand for child development practitioners who are not only skilled in the practical aspects of the trade, but also have a sound theoretical knowledge. The majority of the training takes place while working on the job as a paid apprentice, and the formal education portion is taken via distance education. This program can be completed in as little as three years.

Your Future Career

  • Child care centres or nursery schools
  • Kindergarten programs
  • Resource and learning access programs
  • Specialty early learning schools

What Your Learn

  • Child development
  • Infant, toddler, pre-school and school-aged curricula
  • Interpersonal communications
  • Health, safety and nutrition 
  • Administration

You must be a signed apprentice with the Ontario College of Trades to be eligible.

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Academic Upgrading

Child Development Practitioner Apprenticeship Certificate

Further your Education to obtain your Early Childhood Education diploma with the completion of 3 additional GED courses.

Please contact the Admissions Office if you have additional questions about the internal application process:

Admissions Office
705.474.7600 ext 5123