Diploma Program

Live in Caregiver (Childcare)


Brief Program Description

The Live in Caregiver (childcare) program is a training program that prepares students to work for Canadian families or organizations providing caregiving services for children. Students will gain essential skills, including knowledge of Canadian Culture, interpersonal communication skills, guiding children’s behaviour, and other health and safety related skills required to be a live-in caregiver.

Career Occupation

Home child care providers care for children on an ongoing or short-term basis. They care for the well-being and physical and social development of children, assist parents with child care and may assist with household duties. They provide care primarily in their own homes or in the children’s homes, where they may also reside. They are employed by private households and child-care agencies, or they may be self-employed. Foster parents are included in this unit group.
Illustrative example(s):

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

Describe the goals and primary responsibilities of the caregiver

List the priorities in compassionate care.

Describe the concept of holism and explain how it affects the role of a caregiver.

Explain the current concepts of health and wellness.

Explain the effects of culture, stigma, and discrimination on children with illnesses and disabilities.

Articulate and comprehend the meanings of common Greek and Latin prefixes, roots, and suffixes on which most medical terms are based.

Identify the role of the caregiver when caring for the young

Identify the principles for dealing with a challenging person.

Identify causes of early childhood deaths from injury.

Completion Requirements

Students must achieve a minimum of 60% grade in all courses and complete their Work Experience.

Students must achieve a minimum pass rate of 60% on all Final Exams.

Students must also maintain a minimum of 80% attendance throughout each course in the program.

Students are expected to complete all course exams, quizzes and assignments, and participate in all discussions and activities.

Students must complete the assigned co-op report to be submitted one week after completing their co-op placement and achieving a Satisfactory Grade (S) to receive their formal Diploma.


A passing grade of 60% consisting of Final Exam, Midterm Project, Group Presentation, Quizzes and Assignments
The program has been reviewed and approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.
Skip to content