Childcare Assistant EAL Curriculum

The Childcare Assistant EAL Curriculum, funded by the Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organizations (MANSO), is designed to support newcomers at CLB 3, 4, and 5 who have different levels of interest in, and experience with, early childhood education as a career.  With the support of MANSO’s Care for Newcomer Children Committee, a partnership with, and expertise from our team of three curriculum developers, the course addresses the need for key language supports, employment-focused preparation materials, and culturally appropriate themes in the field of early childhood education.

The course ensures that in-person, online, and/or hybrid programs can use the materials as there is a PDF version (available on Tutela and the MANSO website by Friday, September 2, 2022) as well as an Avenue course. The materials are aligned with the Canadian Language Benchmarks and PBLA, including learning outcome statements, a module plan, and all skill-building, skill-using, and assessment tasks. 

Aside from using the curriculum in a LINC program for newcomers who are considering an early childhood education career, the materials may also be used to strengthen language proficiency for those who are seeking a Childcare Assistant (CCA) or Early Childhood Educator (ECE) certification. Finally, newcomers already working in a Care for Newcomer Children (CNC) or other childcare program may need an opportunity to brush up their language skills and cultural awareness of early childhood education in Canada.

The four topic areas explored in the curriculum for learners at CLB levels 3, 4, and 5 will provide ample opportunities for teachers and other educators to support newcomer women in their pursuit of careers in early childhood education.

The curriculum covers the following topics: Getting a Job as a CCA, Performing Daily Tasks at a Childcare Centre, Workplace Communication, and Workplace Culture