Early Childhood Educator - East York, ON

Department: EYET’s Early Learning Center – Crescent Town School

Position Type: Permanent Full-time (35 hours/week)

Bargaining Unit Status : Included

Anticipated Start Date: February 1, 2015                        

Salary: $17.42 - $21.19 per hour plus benefits.

East York/East Toronto Family Resources Organization (EYET) is a non-profit multi-service agency providing a range of services, resources and supports to individuals, families and the community in key areas: early learning and child care, housing, outreach and community services within a community development and capacity building framework. EYET is committed to accountability, responsiveness, inclusion, innovation and collaboration.

Position summary: EYET is looking for experienced, creative, Early Childhood Educators (ECE) to work with a diverse team of early learning and care providers at EYET’s Early Learning Centre(s), which are school-based licensed childcare centres. The ECE will, with direction from the Supervisor of the Early Learning Centre will provide group care, planning and implementation of the center’s educational curriculum plans reflecting the centre’s philosophy, within all age groups of the centre; including Before and After Care. The ECE will be responsible for  implementing a complete range of activities that encourage growth and development for toddlers and preschool age groups within a stimulating and safe environment; assist in program and service evaluation; assist in maintaining all licensing requirements; follow required and legislated regulations, policies and protocols; early identification services; assist in developing and sharing resources, collaborating with staff of the Early Learning Centre(s), EYET and partner agencies, volunteers and student placements; support and maintain involvement of parents and families of clients, and work to achieve specified departmental outcomes and deliverables within the context of the EYET Mission, Values and Strategic Plan. This is a unionized position.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide group care and implementation of the centre’s educational program; including Before and After Care program
  • Interact and participate in a constructive, collaborative and cooperative manner within the staff team and other partnership teams, including ECEs, OEYC staff and kindergarten teachers;
  • Contribute to the on-going operation of the centre; participate actively in regular needs assessments and planning, implementation and evaluation of culturally competent, inclusive and developmentally appropriate programming for children aged 1.5 – 6 years old, that achieves departmental outcomes and deliverables and adheres to the Day Nurseries Act and City Operating criteria;
  • Ensure the child’s environment is healthy and safe; maintain a safe, clean and organized workspace environment and submit incident reports and serious occurrence forms according to agency protocol and legislative/funder requirements;
  • Guide children’s behaviour to promote autonomy and positive self-concept; maintain a positive early learning environment that is physically and emotionally safe and respectful for children, parents and co-workers;
  • Individualize the curriculum; identify and meet designated needs of all children as an individual and as a group;
  • Encourage and support active family involvement; provide relevant information, referrals, facilitation of workshops and development of resources for children/participants and their families/caregivers;
  • Gather and maintain accurate, data/enrolment and statistics for ELC as required by the agency and relevant funders;
  • Actively participate in team and agency-wide committee meetings, as required;


  • ECE diploma or ECE Degree or equivalent recognized as by the AECEO;
  • Must have 2 to 3 years’ experience working as an ECE within a licensed childcare environment;
  • Must be a member of the College of Early Childhood Educators;
  • Knowledge and experience maintaining standards in accordance with the Day Nursery Act and City Operating Criteria;
  • Knowledge and experience implementing Emergent Curriculum, Elect Framework and/or the Full Day Early Learning Kindergarten Curriculum
  • Proven skills in program planning, implementation, delivery and evaluation;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues facing culturally diverse relevant populations with a focus on health promotion and accessibility;
  • Experience working with diverse families and community organizations using Family Support Principals
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment;
  • Medical required - including TB, 6 months current to hiring date;
  • Current First Aid and CPR;
  • Good English language writing and verbal skills;
  • Able to work rotating shift within 7:30am and 6:00pm;
  • Good computer literacy (WORD, Word-perfect, Excel, email) and able to troubleshoot basic computer issues/problems;
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to anti-oppression principles;
  • Knowledge of a second language is an asset.

Please send your resume and cover letter with your last name and first initial in the filenames to “ECE ELC Hiring Committee” to resumes@eyetfrp.ca by 6:00PM on Friday, January 16th, 2015. Only e-mailed applications will be accepted. No telephone enquiries, please. Individuals from equity-seeking groups are encouraged to apply.  Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

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