Apprenticeship (SFS)


Child Development Practitioner Apprenticeship

Author(s): CESBA
Published: 2023
Funder(s): MLITSD

These resources are for learners looking at completing an apprenticeship as a Child Development Practitioner. 

The Child Development Practitioner Apprenticeship (CDP) Program is designed for individuals that are working in a childcare setting or looking for an apprenticeship sponsor. Being a CDP apprentice allows you to study on a part-time basis while continuing to work in the childcare field. The Child Development Practitioner Apprenticeship is a voluntary trade that provides an alternate pathway choice to the traditional college pathway for Early Childhood Educators. Apprentices that complete their apprenticeship training and receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship from the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development can choose to continue with formal college studies to receive their Early Childhood Education (ECE) diploma at a community college.

  • Steps to Becoming a Child Development Practitioner

  • Child Development Practitioner Apprenticeship: Suitability, Duties and Responsibilities
  • Child Development Practitioner Apprenticeship: Introduction to Understanding Specific Needs

  • Child Development Practitioner Apprentice – Introduction to Childhood Development, Milestones and Learning

  • Child Development Practitioner Apprenticeship: Learning about Growth MindSet, Self-Regulation, and Behaviours

File(s): Archive (ZIP) Child Development Practitioner (CESBA).zip
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