Make a big difference in little lives, and in your own.


You can start your free child development assistant training for a career in child care right now. If you're already a child care worker, you can work towards qualifying for certification as a child development worker or child development supervisor.

Free child care training

Start your career today with our Child Care Orientation Course. Intended for people without any formal training in child care, the course is free and earns you the child development assistant certification, which qualifies you for a position in child care. If you complete this course while you are still in high school, you are eligible for a $2,500 scholarship towards your college education. Use the link below to get more information and application forms.

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Child Care Certification

There are three levels of certification for child care staff in Alberta, and each provides you with more knowledge, qualifications and the opportunity to advance your career and your salary.

  • Child development assistant: This first level is required for all staff of licensed child care centres. You can work towards this certification through our free child care course.
  • Child development worker: Increase your salary and qualify to work as an Alternate Program Director.
  • Child development supervisor: Once you reach this level, your income goes up again and you become fully qualified to be a Program Supervisor.

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Truly Rewarding

After your first year of making a difference in the lives of children, you’ll qualify to receive $2,500. Learn more.