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Child Care Aide Option

VST - Child Care Aide Option



In partnership with Kwantlen’s Family Child Care Program, the VST Child Care Aide option prepares students to work as assistants in a variety of child care settings.

Applicants must:

  • Be at least 19 years old by the first work experience
  • Provide evidence of 100 hours experience working or volunteering with children in a child care setting
  • Meet the entrance requirements (e.g., B or better in English 10) for the co-requisite Family Childcare courses
  • Complete a “Child Care Aide” questionnaire to the satisfaction of the intake panel
  • Provide documentation of their disability
  • Be observed by APPD staff while performing duties in a child care setting
  • Provide a doctor’s note indicating the applicant is mentally and physically able to work with children
  • Provide two reference letters indicating the applicant’s suitability for child care
  • Attend intake interviews
  • Attend the Family Child Care Program Information Session
  • Provide a criminal record check upon acceptance to the program


Training includes:

  • Orientation to Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Participation in the Family Child Care Program with tutorial support
  • Class activities and assignments related to practical application of new skills
  • Emergency Child Care First Aid & CPR, FoodSafe and WHMIS certification
  • Employability Skills Classes
  • Participation in work experiences


Academic Content for the VST - Child Care Aide option:

All of the following Family Child Care Program courses:

CHLD 1101  Child Development

CHLD 1102  Health and Safety

CHLD 1201  Guiding Children’s Behaviour

CHLD 1202  Supported Childcare

CHLD 1203  Managing a Family Childcare

CHLD 1204  Planning Children’s Experience

CHLD 1210  Child Abuse Workshop

CHLD 1211  Mini Musicians Workshop

CHLD 1213  The Early Years Workshop


See attached link for the Family Childcare Program.


Contact or Bryn Poirier by calling 604.599.3095.