Child Development Practitioner (C602) (ECE Apprenticeship)

Program Description

This program is designed for people already working in the field of Early Childhood who wish to pursue formal studies and receive certification. Child Development Practitioner apprentices are required to take 22 modules of in-school training. This training is completed part-time (night classes).

The Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) delivers the Child Development Practitioner (CDP) Apprenticeship program through George Brown College’s School of Early Childhood.

The course will also enhance participant's awareness of community resources available to support them.


April, September, January

Admission Requirement(s)

You must apply for and obtain Ministry approval as an apprentice before you can register for courses. Obtaining approval is dependent upon meeting these admission requirements:

  • You must have a secondary school diploma or equivalent. 
  • You must be employed or volunteering at a Child Care Centre or a School where you regularly work or volunteer for 15 to 20 hours per week in classroom-related activity. 
  • You must have an employer who is prepared to sign your apprenticeship training agreement.

Application Process

You must attend an information session.

The course requirements and schedules are available from the School of Early Childhood department.

Have questions?

Contact the School of Early Childhood department at 416-415-5000, ext. 2310 or by email at