Early childhood care training is part of the STAR Project – Skills Training Advancement for Refugees. This is a one year, pilot project, scheduled to run until March, 2019, or until such time as all available positions have been taken, whichever is the first to occur. The program is provided by Agincourt Community Services Association (ACSA) and Archbishop Anthony Meagher Catholic Continuing Education Centre.

This training program involves 9 weeks of in-class training, followed by 9 weeks of co-op job placement. It provides an opportunity to learn about theories and stages of child development, child care legislation, and child care programming.

Upon successful completion, participants will receive the following certificates:

  • Child care assistant;
  • CPR/First Aid;
  • WHMIS;
  • Safe food handling; and
  • Infection prevention and control.

The exact start date in September, 2018 is to be confirmed.

Tuition and cost of materials are free. A deposit of $150 will be refunded, upon completion of the program.

Those eligible include resettled refugees, who have permanent resident status.