Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) are teachers who specialize in working with young children, from toddlers to children of up to six years of age. Their role consists mostly on providing nursing and instruction in the most basic aspects of formal education.
Some of the topics they cover include vocabulary, basic reading and writing, and developing the foundations of social interactions. Early Childhood Educators must also create a positive environment and detect behavioural or cognitive difficulties in their students in order to apply the necessary corrections or teaching methods.
The most common place for Early Childhood Educators to work in are kindergartens and daycare centres. These are special facilities filled with the necessary personnel to provide young children with everything they need to boost their physical, mental, and emotional development. Early Childhood Educators may also work in community centres or even for companies that offer daycare services to their employers.
- LocationPort Moody, BC
- Salary$$18.00 to $20.00HOUR hourly for 40 hours per week
- Terms of employmentPermanent employment
- Start dateStarts as soon as possible
- Benefits: Other Benefits
- vacancies2 vacancies
Here’s a non-exhaustive list of common tasks Early Childhood Educators are required to complete.
- Providing a stimulating, caring, inclusive, safe, and clean environment for infants and toddlers:
- Ensuring children’s safety by identifying and preventing potential risks and health hazards; and
- maintaining a clean environment, promoting good personal hygiene and hand washing, as well as assisting in housekeeping duties (e.g. ensuring toys, furniture, and equipment are appropriately cleaned and sanitized).
- Assisting in planning, preparing, and implementing a high quality, play-based, developmentally appropriate curriculum to foster physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development:
- Developing schedules and routines to familiarize students with daily habits and necessities (e.g. washing hands), including feeding them lunch/snacks and ensuring they get proper rest;
- teaching children pre-literacy, reading and language skills (e.g. rhymes, alphabets, and numbers), motor skills, and shape and colour recognition;
- organizing activities that promote and facilitate the development of social, creative, and physical skills;
- ensuring that all activities also serve to promote and improve each child’s individual self-esteem; and
- individualizing the curriculum as required, ensuring that all activities are accessible.
- Using different teaching methods in order to adapt to each child’s individual needs:
- Instructing infants and toddlers on how to convey their ideas, feelings, and needs by establishing conversations, asking, and responding to their questions; and
- improving children’s behaviour by explaining and demonstrating good practices to them.
- Identifying any behavioural or cognitive difficulties children may present in order to apply the necessary corrections or special methods:
- Identifying and adapting to each child’s individual personality, skills, and necessities;
- devoting extra time to tend to the special needs of some children;
- tracking and reporting children’s health, safety, and well-being; and
- reporting any abusive situation to the appropriate authorities, whether the child is experiencing physical, sexual, emotional, and/or verbal abuse.
- Observing, monitoring, and tracking each child’s individual progress and development to make sure they work successfully towards achieving pre-established learning and behavioural goals:
- Complying with all recording and reporting requirements outlined by national and provincial policies and procedures (e.g. daily log, incident reports, and medication administration); and
- meeting with parents and other staff members in order to discuss behavioural and learning difficulties children may present.
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
First Aid Certificate; Early Childhood Education (ECE) Certificate
Experience an asset
- Early Childhood Educator Assistant Skills
- Discuss progress and problems of children at staff meetings; Bathe, diaper and feed infants and toddlers; Support early childhood educators in carrying out programs that promote the physical, cognitive, emotional and social development of children; Engage children in activities by telling stories, teaching songs and preparing crafts; Prepare snacks and arrange rooms or furniture for lunch and rest periods; Submit written observations on children to early childhood educators or supervisors
- Children’s Ages
- 1 year; 2 years; 3 years
- Additional Skills
- Supervise staff, trainees or volunteers; Order supplies and equipment; Maintain daycare equipment and assist in housekeeping and cooking duties; 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; Supervise and co-ordinate activities of other early childhood educators and early childhood educator assistants
- Work Setting
- Child care centre
- Security and Safety
- Criminal record check
- Personal Suitability
- Effective interpersonal skills; Excellent oral communication; Excellent written communication
- Early Childhood Educators Specific Skills
- 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
- Other Benefits
This employer promotes equal employment opportunities for all job applicants, including those self-identifying as a member of these groups: Indigenous people, Newcomers to Canada
How to apply
235 Newport drive
Port Moody , BC
Here is what you must include when submitting your application:
- Proof of the requested certifications