Lead ECE - Dundas Ontario

About Us

At Dundas Valley Co-operative Preschool (DVCP), we provide a nurturing environment that encourages meaningful interaction and play-based learning for toddlers and preschool-aged children. Under the caring attention of our ECE accredited teacher, our program encourages physical, social, emotional and language development. As a Co-operative Preschool, our program runs with the help of parent volunteers and is overseen by a Parent Executive Committee.

In September 2017, Dundas Valley Co-operative Preschool moved into a beautiful new purpose-built classroom at Yorkview Public School, located in the heart of Dundas, Ontario. As a result of increased enrolment, the parent executive has decided to expand the program from 3 to 5 half days per week. Licensed by the Ontario Ministry of Education, the preschool operates in accordance with the Child Care and Early Years Act.

The Opportunity

DVCP is seeking a caring, creative and energetic Lead Early Childhood Educator (ECE) to supervise our morning play-based learning program for both toddlers and preschool children. The Lead ECE is responsible for the supervision and management of the classroom in accordance with the philosophy of the Co-Operative Preschool.


Reporting to the Parent Executive, the Lead ECE/Supervisor will be responsible for:

  • Planning and facilitating a creative, age-appropriate play based learning program founded on the Early Years Curriculum for both toddlers and preschool children
  • Creating a safe, high quality and nurturing environment
  • Appropriately responding to the needs of each and every individual child 
  • Planning and coordinating the daily flow of classroom activities
  • Coordinating daily routines as well as field trips and special events
  • Supporting and maintaining communication with the parents and caregivers of the children through emails and documentation
  • Liaising and coordinating with Yorkview Public School staff
  • Liaising with the Parent Executive
  • Keeping up to date with records for the city of Hamilton, the Board of Education and the Ministry.


  • Minimum 3 years of experience as an ECE
  • Registered Early Childhood Educator in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Education
  • Knowledge of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
  • A Current Vulnerable Sector Police Check
  • Doctor Certified Health Assessment and up to date in immunization, TB Test
  • Current First Aid and CPR C
  • Experience in working with both toddlers and preschoolers
  • Passionate about working with children and contributing to their early experiences in education
  • Highly self-motivated, demonstrates initiative and the ability to drive the program under the guidance of the parent executive.
  • Understanding of the ‘Co-operative” spirit and willingness to participate in executive meetings, fundraising events and other initiatives that help drive the program forward

DVCP offers competitive compensation and our program runs Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm from September to June.


If you are interested in exploring this opportunity, please send your cover letter and resume to the attention of the Hiring Committee: info@dundasvalleypreschool.com

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