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Early Childhood Educator - Leader

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Diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to our mission to educate students. We are committed to education that places strong emphasis on global citizenship, social justice and equity. We live this value through the strength and richness that diversity brings to our workforce and welcome contributors from equity groups including: Indigenous Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, Lesbian Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer persons.

Title Early Childhood Educator - Leader
Competition Number 19-S-162
Campus/Site Centennial Child Care Centre
Position Summary

School of Community and Health Studies

Centennial College Childcare Centre

(This position is initially open to full-time, bargaining unit employees of the college)



The Early Childhood Educator - Leader, under the direction of the Supervisor/Manager, undertakes all duties pertaining to the care and education of the childhood enrolled in the Early Childhood Laboratory Centre. The incumbent also models skills and provides feedback to the Early Childhood Educator and Early Childhood Assistant students to support their theoretical training. He/she is required to document the student’s performance and behaviour which assists the faculty in the evaluation of the student. The incumbent develops and maintains a professional relationship with families demonstrating genuine appreciation and respect for diverse family systems and practices.

  • To plan developmental appropriate curriculum for children between 6 weeks and  6 years old that is congruent with the department Program Statement and How Does Learning Happen
  • Providing behaviour guidance and ongoing supervision of playroom, playground, group, individual and routine activities
  • Facilitating daily learning opportunities to enhance language, motor skills, independence and problem-solving through music, science, art, dramatic play, etc.
  • Setting up both indoor and outdoor activities for children according to the weekly program plan and selecting developmentally-appropriate materials for the age group
  • Establishing positive interactions and rapport while guiding children in all areas of development in accordance with the program statement and How Does Learning Happen.
  • Ensuring overall health and safety of children enrolled in the program by maintaining a sanitary and safe environment as well as identifying children who are unwell.
  • Adapting and maintaining an environment which addresses the diverse individual and group needs of children and their families.
  • Support and communicate with parents, faculty and community.
  • Supporting students in the ECE / ECA program by providing ongoing observations; daily informal verbal feedback and formal weekly verbal feedback to students
  • Current Member in good standing with the College or Early Childhood Educators
  • A minimum of 3 years age group related experience in a licensed child care setting obtained after completion of ECE diploma
  • Current certification in Standard First Aid and CPR
  • Up to date medical including TB test and immunizations
  • Clear Vulnerable Sector Police Check issued within six months of date of hire
  • Knowledge and Experience in implementing in the following: 
    • The Assessment of Quality Improvement.
    • Ontario Early Years Act
    • Public Health Regulations for Child Care
    • How Does Learning Happen
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills in a child care setting working with infants or toddlers and pre-school children from a diverse background
  • Proven flexibility, cooperation and willingness to share ideas and information to enhance team building with staff.
  • Experience, knowledge and understanding of working effectively in a diverse environment
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to lift up to 45 lbs.
Classification Permanent - Support
Hours of Work 35 Hours
Additional Information as Applicable 35 hours (Monday to Friday) A variety of shifts between the hours of 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Posting Date 10/4/2019
Closing Date 10/11/2019
Application Info

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Proof of credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post-secondary institutions and/or their foreign equivalents will be required at the time of job offer.


When applying, your cover letter and résumé must include examples that reflect all of the requested skills and qualifications and must be submitted online by October 11, 2019.  Please quote Competition #19-S-162. Misrepresentation of applicant information will be grounds for your exclusion from the competition or for dismissal should you subsequently be hired for the position.  We regret we cannot accept phone calls.  We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


We are committed to providing persons with disabilities equal opportunities regarding all employment activities, including access to jobs and accommodations during employment as required, in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Salary Range $31.37- $36.42 per hour (Payband H)
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