Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario

Early Childhood Assistant - Espanola, ON

Education

College/CEGEP

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)

First Aid Certificate; CPR Certificate

Early Childhood Educator Assistant Skills

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

Experience

Experience an asset

Children's Ages

Up to 12 years

Additional Skills

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

Work Setting

Child care centre; Before and after school programs

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.

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