Early Childhood Education Worker

Job ID: #65

Position: Full-time

Salary: 16.50/hour

Required Education:

  • College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 3 months to less than 1 year

Required Experience:

  • 1 year to less than 2 years

Tasks:

  • Maintain daycare equipment
  • Assist in housekeeping and cooking duties
  • 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
  • Supervise and co-ordinate activities of other early childhood educators and early childhood educator assistants

Personal Suitability:

  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility
  • Team player
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Interpersonal awareness
  • Dependability
  • Judgement
  • Values and ethics
  • Reliability

Early Childhood Educators Specific Skills:

  • 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

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