Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
Grade 12 academic English* minimum of 65%
Applicants must be out of high school at least one year before applying to this program due to the nature of the work and the age range of the clientele serviced by a child and youth care worker
Criminal Record Check. Students in the program will also require a Vulnerable Sector Check prior to clinical and/or practicum courses. If a Vulnerable Sector Check indicates that a record exists, the student's ability to complete the program may be affected.
A minimum of 100 hours paid work or volunteer experience with youth ages 8-18. Babysitting hours are not acceptable. Volunteer Experience Form (this is a PDF and will open in a new window)
All applicants will receive an invitation to attend a Child and Youth Care Worker program information session. It is important for you to attend the session to make sure that this program is the right fit for you.
Standard First Aid and CPR Level C from a recognized First Aid/CPR Provider
Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program
Note: Post-secondary diplomas, degrees, or psychology/sociology credits will enhance application. Hepatitis B immunizations are recommended.
If you do not meet the academic requirements, you can still apply. Contact Admissions about the Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES).
NOTE: If your first language is not English please review our English Language Requirements page.
Fees for the academic year 2020/2021. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.
First-year international students pay a $4,000 CAD student fee, second-year international students pay a $3,250 CAD student fee (2020/2021 only).
International Health Fee is an additional $750 per year.
International Student Fees are due on the first day of class.
|Tuition and Other Fees||1st Year||2nd Year|
|Tuition||$ 4,846||$ 2,845|
|Lab Fee||$ 345||$ 50|
|Student Union||$168||$ 168|
|Health Insurance Fee||$420||$ 420|
|Fitness Centre Fee||$ 80||$ 80|
|Additional Courses||$ 50|
|Graduation Fee||$ –||$ 100|
|1stinstallment due upon first day of class||$ 2,647||$ 2,988|
|2ndinstallment due January 6||$ 3,262||$ 675|
|Other Program Costs||1st Year||2nd Year|
Graduates from this program may find employment with:
Government or private agencies
Crisis assessment centres
Young offender facilities
Residential treatment programs
Various community-based, youth-oriented programs
Family preservation programs
Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.
The Child and Youth Care Worker program will prepare you for a meaningful career helping at-risk youth and their families overcome complex issues. Through courses in counselling, case management, child welfare, intervention, and program development, you will learn how to identify clients’ needs, and develop strategies to support them and their families.
This program is located in the Charlottetown Centre. Click here to take a virtual tour.
View a detailed list of courses for this program.
Early Childhood Care and Education
The 2-year Early Childhood Care and Education program is grounded in a theoretical understanding of early childhood development. You will learn how to design and implement curriculum that inspires young minds; helps children develop socially, emotionally, and physically; and promotes inclusiveness.