This diploma program gives you an understanding of children’s varying physical, social, cognitive, creative and emotional development stages and teaches the importance of play as a vehicle for learning. You’ll prepare for a career as an early childhood educator where you will lead children in activities to stimulate and develop their intellectual, physical and emotional growth.
Working one-on-one with youth, graduates of the Youth Care Worker Diploma make a difference in their community. Qualified instructors with real-world experience in the field help Diploma students build on knowledge and skills developed in the Youth Care Worker Certificate program. You will learn more about abnormal psychology, agency administration and community development, conflict resolution and small group facilitation. Your knowledge will dive deeper in the areas of conflict diversity and family systems, sexual victimization and therapeutic intervention strategies.