Newcomer Services

Level Up Early Childhood Educator Training Program

(formerly Child Development Worker Training for Immigrant Women)

Program Description

This is a 13-month part-time program offered in collaboration with Bow Valley College. The program prepares CIWA clients, currently working at early learning and child care centers, to provide quality child care in a wide variety of settings and complete the Level 2 Early Childhood Educator Certification. Throughout the program, clients are offered professional support to advance in their careers and to positively impact the lives of children in their care.

Program Details

  • Occupational language training
  • Small group tutoring
  • Computer training
  • Early Childhood Education and Development Certificate course

Eligible Clients

This program is available to immigrant women who are Permanent Residents, have a Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs) at 7 or higher, and currently working as Level 1 Early Childhood Educators.

Additional Program Information

  • The program is offered in collaboration with Bow Valley College
  • One-on-one support is available to all clients
  • Follow-up support after program completion
  • Referrals to other CIWA programs help participants access additional support services
  • Childcare and transit support available

For more information please email: childcaretraining2@ciwa-online.com

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