Early Childhood Educator

Job ID #28

Salary $14 - $16 an hour

Terms of Employment - Full-time, Permanent


Credentials - (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.) - First Aid Certificate; CPR Certificate.

Experience an asset

Work SettingKindergarten; Day care centre or nursery school; Child care centre; Before and after school programs.

Requirements :

  • Knowledge of Day Nurseries Act
  • Knowledge of licensing regulations
  • Establish guidelines for behaviour
  •  Develop and implement child-care programs that support and promote the physical, cognitive, emotional and social development of children
  • Lead activities by telling or reading stories, teaching songs and taking children to local points of interest
  • provide opportunities to express creativity through the media of art, dramatic play, music and physical activity
  • Guide and assist children in the development of proper eating, dressing and toilet habits
  •  Observe children for signs of potential learning or behavioural problems and prepare reports for parents, guardians or supervisor
  • Plan and maintain an environment that protects the health, security and well-being of children
  • Assess the abilities, interests and needs of children and discuss progress or problems with parents and other staff members
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with co-workers and community service providers working with children

Additional skills :

  • Assist early childhood educators or supervisors in keeping records
  • Attend staff meetings to discuss progress and problems of children
  •  Plan and organize activities for school-age children in child-care programs before and after regular school hours
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Interpersonal awareness
  • Dependability
  • Values and ethics
  • Reliability

Security and Safety :

  • Child welfare check
  • Medical exam
  • Immunization records
  •  Tuberculosis test
  • Criminal record check
  •  Basic security clearance

Work Site Environment

  • Outdoors
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioned .

Transportation/Travel Information :  

  • Own transportation
  •  Own vehicle
  • Valid driver's licence

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities :

  • Repetitive tasks
  • Physically demanding
  • Attention to detail
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking; Bending, crouching, kneeling .
  • Ability to Supervise