Early Childhood Educator

Job ID #45

Salary - $16.50 Hourly for 30 hours per week

Terms of Employment - Permanent, Full-Time, On call, Day

Education - Completion of college/CEGEP/vocational or technical training

Credentials - (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.): Early Childhood Education Diploma or Degree, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate, First Aid Certificate

Experience - 1 to less than 7 months

Early Childhood Education Skills:

  • Plan and develop child care and nursery school programs
  • Provide supervision and guidance of daily activities
  •  field trips and special activities
  • Provide opportunity for creative expression through the mediums of art, dramatic play and music
  •  Assess the developmental level of children
  • Prepare progress reports and discuss with parents and other staff members
  • Knowledge of Day Nurseries Act
  • Knowledge of licensing regulations
  • Establish guidelines for behaviour

Early Childhood  Educator Assistant Skills:

  • Conduct and monitor activity programs designed for young children
  • Prepare craft materials and assist children to use them
  • Guide children in development of proper eating, dressing and toilet habits
  •  Arrange transition periods such as lunch and rest for children
  •  Observe children and report on observations to supervisor
  •  Discuss progress and problems of children at staff meetings

Additional Skills:

  • Supervise staff
  • Trainees or volunteers
  • Order supplies and equipment
  • Assist in maintaining records of children
  • Maintain day care supplies and equipment
  • Assist in housekeeping duties
  • Leadership skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Light cleaning duties

Security and Safety - Criminal record check, Immunization records, Tuberculosis test

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Physically demanding, Attention to detail, Combination of sitting, standing, walking, Bending, crouching, kneeling

Transportation/Travel Information: Own transportation, Public transportation is available

Work Site Environment: Outdoors, Noisy, Non-smoking, Air conditioned. Ability to Supervise: 5-10 people

Essential Skills:

  •  Communication
  •  Working with others
  •  Problem solving
  •  Decision making,
  • Critical thinking,
  • Job task planning and organizing,
  •  Finding information and Continuous learning