Diploma in Live-in Caregiver

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.

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What Will Students Learn With the Live-in Caregiver Program?

In the Childcare Program at SELC College, students receive a comprehensive education focused on child caregiving. The program uniquely combines theoretical knowledge with practical skills, essential for professional caregiving roles. Key areas of study include Human Growth & Development, providing an in-depth understanding of children’s developmental stages, and Health & Safety, where students learn to create safe and nurturing environments, including first aid and child CPR training. The curriculum also emphasizes Cultural & Diversity Awareness, preparing students to respect and adapt to the diverse cultural backgrounds in Canada. Additionally, the Health & Nutrition component equips students with knowledge about children’s dietary needs and healthy eating habits. This blend of child development, safety, cultural competence, and nutrition knowledge makes the program a transformative experience for those aiming to excel in the caregiving profession.

  • Medical Terminology
  • Human growth & development
  • Health & safety
  • Proper nutrition for children
  • Cultural & diversity awareness
  • Working with disabilities
  • Home management & professional practice


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Courses in Live-in Caregiver Diploma

This course will assist in introducing medical terms and abbreviations with corresponding definitions, spelling, and pronunciation using a body system approach. Basic anatomy and physiology are incorporated to understand the structure and function of organs and systems in the human body.

The goal of the course is to improve the knowledge, confidence, and skill of caregivers and support workers. It helps develop insight and confidence in the approach and skills as a caregiver for Children.

This course introduces the student to theoretical concepts that support the foundation of their work as Early Childhood Educators. Students will learn how developmental theory guides their work with children, families, and communities. The student will explore how children grow and develop from pre-birth to adolescence. An emphasis will be placed on the early years, birth to five years old. The student will gain a clear understanding of developmental domains. The student will learn how to provide an optimal learning environment for children in early years programs.

This course is developed to offer the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a role as a caretaker to children and adults.

This course aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to establish, implement, and maintain healthy and safe environments in home settings. In this course, students will examine the overall health and safety needs and apply that information to the role of the Caregiver. Emphasis will be placed on creating practices to promote health and well-being while helping them establish positive habits and attitudes toward health and safety for children with additional support needs in an inclusive home environment.

This course covers health, safety, and nutrition in early childhood education settings. Students will learn policies and procedures used in early learning and child care programs. Students will learn about health related symptoms and characteristics. Students will consider the importance and implementation of safety policies and procedures. Students will learn about nutrition and individual needs and preferences for children. Students will reflect on their personal wellness and the impact it has on the students’ work in early learning and child care environments.

This course focuses on the practical use of positive guidance approaches in early learning and child care environments. Students will learn how child development, environment, and relationships impact children’s behaviour.

This course focuses on the importance of culturally competent care and develops essential tools required for assessing the cultural environment to increase awareness, acceptance, and understanding of the role of culture and diversity on Care provider perceptions.

This course explains the impact a developmental disorder or disability can have on a child and their family. This course emphasizes maintaining health and wellness and describes the importance of practice in support work when working with children and adults with illness and disability. The student will also learn how to work with children dealing with challenges and developmental disorders by implementing behavioural and support strategies to develop therapeutic relationships.

This course focuses on what it means to be a professional caregiver and practices associated with professionalism. It focuses on the significance of professionalism when working with children and families. This course also elaborates the caregiver's role in managing the home to create a safe environment for the children.

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Graduates of the Live/in Childcare are equipped for various roles in the caregiver sector, including:

  • Home Child Care Provider
  • Babysitter
  • Foster Parent

    Average salary for 

    a Home Child Care Provider

    $34,560/ a year

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    Start dates at students’ convenience

    Start Dates for the Program 

    Students who would like to study Live-in Childcare Co-op Diploma can decide on any date to start the program. Program start dates are subject to change. Our team will assist you in finding the best available date regarding your study plans in Canada.

    Start Dates in 2024
    May 21st 2024
    Jul 2nd 2024
    Jul 29th 2024
    Aug 26th 2024
    Sep 23rd 2024
    Oct 21st 2024
    Nov 18th 2024
    Dec 2nd 2024