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Child Development Practitioner
2 to 3 years
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Child development practitioners plan activities for preschool and school-age children that stimulate their intellectual, physical, and emotional growth. They may care for infants and toddlers or develop and supervise daily activities for older children. They lead children in activities such as reading stories, singing, playing instruments, doing crafts, and other creative games. They must also keep informed about new teaching methods and childcare developmental theories.
Child Development Practitioner

Certification Requirements
  • The Child Development Practitioner apprenticeship consists of 5,280 hours of on-the-job training.
  • Apprentices must also complete 720 hours of in-class technical training.
  • Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship requirements, you receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship and are certified as a journeyperson in the trade.
  • A person with at least 6,000 hours of related work experience is eligible to apply for a Trade Equivalency Assessment (TEA) and, if successful, becomes certified as a journeyperson in this trade.

Educational Prerequisites
Grade 12 or equivalent.

In-Class Training
Please contact your local apprenticeship office for information on the availability of technical training for this program.