The Orientation Course for Child Care Staff is a non-credit course that reviews aspects of early childhood development and the role of the caregiver. This course is funded by the Government of Alberta with no cost to the participant.

The Orientation Course consists of 18 Sessions covering a range of topics such as observations, providing for play, and guiding behavior as these ideas relate to working with young children in a child care setting.


The Government of Alberta has legislated training requirements for child care centre employees. Primary staff are required to possess a Child Development Assistant Qualification Certificate. Completion of the Orientation Course, or an equivalent 3-credit course, will satisfy this requirement.

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The Government of Alberta Brochure Funding provided by:

The Government of Alberta
The Orientation Course for
Child Care Staff is delivered by:

BaseCorp Learning Systems
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