Child Minding Program

The Community Child Minding Program is a twelve week program that provides training in the areas of child growth and development, health, nutrition, and safety issues for children aged 0-6 years old. Participants receive CPR training and complete twelve hours of a practicum placement at a Family Resource Centre or Early Years Centre. Upon completion of the training participants receive a certificate of completion, which allows them to find work as a child minder at a community agency or open their own home daycare.

This group is targeted towards women who want to go back to work and/or women who looking to gain Canadian work experience. The program intends to reduce isolation and poverty by enabling participants to enter the work force and provide for their families.  This program is open to community members registration is capped to a small group of 15 to 18 participants.

Topics discussed during the training:

  • Child growth and development
  • Children with special needs
  • Behaviour management
  • Understanding child abuse
  • Music for children and story telling
  • Healthy snack and food safety
  • Common child illness
  • Communication with parents and Children
  • Child safety
  • Employment readiness
  • Program planning

Additional details:

In order to graduate, each participant needs to attend all twelve sessions of the child minding program, complete CPR training, and complete twelve hours of a practicum placement at a Family Resource Centre or Early Years Centre. 

The Child Minding training is free. Participants will be responsible for covering the cost of CPR training (approximately $30 per person).

Snacks and refreshments will be served.

For more information, please contact Rosa Ribeiro via telephone: 416.537.2455, ext 1231, or via email at