CDI College's Education Assistant program is a perfect fit if you are interested in helping children and youth who require extra support to achieve their full potential. In the program, you will learn how to assist teachers in early childhood settings or elementary and secondary schools, or help children and youth in the community. With a focus on the individual’s social and educational needs in an inclusive environment, students are prepared to change people’s lives through caring, education, and promotion of healthful, purposeful lives. Through theory and practice, case studies, specialized training, and work experience practice, graduates are well-prepared and equipped to enter the field of special education. With two practicum placements totaling 240 hours, graduates will be prepared to start work immediately in early childhood education, elementary, and secondary schools, in addition to helping in community care and youth centres, recreation programs, community support, group homes, and family service centres.