Early Childhood Educator

Job ID: #50

Job Qualifications:

  • Must have an Early Childhood Education diploma from a recognized community college
  • Be a member in good standing of the College of Early Childhood Educators and abide by the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practices of the College and keep current with new programs and developments by the college
  • Minimum 1 year working experience with children between the ages of 2.5 yrs and 10 yrs in a childcare setting.
  • Must be a sensitive, friendly and mature individual who is able to relate well to children, parents and staff
  • Valid Infant/Child Standard First Aid and CPR certificate level C
  • Provide a clear Police Reference Check including Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Provide a clear Health Assessment
  • Knowledge of ELECT programming and documentation
  • Knowledge of Toronto Children’s Services Early Learning and Care Assessment for Quality Improvement
  • Able to function in a fast paced environment and keep up with the flow of the room
  • Excellent English language communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to be flexible, to show initiative and work independently adhering to the childcare policies
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an emphasis on team work
  • Strong leadership skills a must
  • Experience working with preschool, kindergarten and school age children

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide supervision and guidance of daily activities, field trips and enrichment planning
  • Maintain work environment in a clean and organized condition
  • Conduct and monitor activity programs designed for younger children
  • Guide children in proper eating, dressing and toileting habits
  • Prepare and serve snacks
  • Provide daily records of children’s attendance, injuries and activities
  • Ensure Toronto Children’s Services Early Learning and Care Assessment for Quality Improvement is being followed thoroughly and consistently
  • To follow the philosophy of the childcare centre along with all the policies and procedures.
  • Maintain all personal information related to the childcare personal and confidential.
  • To follow and abide by the behaviour management, anti-racism & child abuse policies of the childcare.
  • To report to the supervisor if you have any concerns about a child, parent or staff
  • To treat all children with dignity and respect.
  • To remember that the children always come first.
  • Provide supervision of the whole room. Making sure that you know what all of the children are doing.
  • Ensure that you can account for the children in your care at all times
  • Supervise the playground effectively. Follow the playground policy of the childcare to ensure the safety of the children. Always maintain proper staff/child ratios when on the playground.
  • To provide consistency by following the timetable of the age group
  • To encourage self-help skills within the children based on age appropriateness.
  • To work co-operatively with other staff members in the childcare.
  • For staff to share and maintain clear and consistent behavior management techniques, to ensure the best possible consistency in managing/decreasing behaviors in the children.
  • To work professionally in all areas of responsibility.
  • Follow all health guidelines specified by the public health department and the Child Care and Early Years Act
  • Keep rooms tidy and clean. Help the children to respect their environment by teaching them the proper methods to keep the room tidy and organized.
  • Report to supervisor if there are any safety concerns in the room or outside.
  • To discuss issues and/or concerns related to your position directly with the supervisor.
  • Establish daily contact and rapport with the parents. Greeting a child when they arrive and when they leave.
  • Enjoy the children!

Required Experience:

  • Experience working with children (2.5yrs-10yrs) in a childcare setting: 1 year

Required Education:

  • Diploma/Certificate