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Early Childhood Educator

As part of a multi-year plan, ART is seeking an individual to fill the role of Early Childhood Educator (ECE) in their Proof of Concept phase. Upon successful completion of the Proof of Concept phase the individual who fills this role will also be offered the opportunity to continue working with ART as we expand of programming to include multiple cohorts in a larger facility as part of full-time employment. The ECE will be part of a 2-person team that includes themselves and the Director. Together they will be responsible for successful operation of the At Risk Together Co-Operative School - Licensed Childcare Centre Proof of Concept.


Term: 1 year contract

Hours: Full-Time 37.5 hrs/week

Salary: up to $17/hr

Start: January 4, 2022

Deadline Dec 17

Reporting to the Director, the Early Childhood Educator's responsibilities and duties include

  • Protecting and promoting the psychological and physical safety, health, and well-being of each child being cared for with an understanding of the risks and challenges particular to immunocompromised families

  • Developing and maintaining a warm, caring, and responsive relationship with each child

  • Assisting the Director in planning and delivering daily experiences and programming

  • Assisting the Director in preparing individual progress reports for each child and communicate with parents

  • Assisting the Director in preparing progress reports regarding the overall operations of the daycare and report to the board.

  • Attending to personal care duties as required (i.e. dressing, bathroom needs, personal hygiene matters, feeding etc.)

  • Housekeeping duties (sanitizing, sweeping/mopping, dusting, laundry etc)

  • Maintaining the grounds and premises (raking, grass, snow clearing)

Qualifications and Experience

  • ECE Level I or II Certification

  • Understanding of issues and challenges faced by immunocompromised children/families 

  • Professional written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience providing opportunities for creative expression through mediums of art, dramatic play, music

  • Experience in non-profit day care an asset

  • Experience with program evaluation an asset

  • Knowledge of licensing regulations an asset

  • Experience in a Montessori/Reggio or other discovery-based learning environment is an asset but not required

Required Additional Certifications

  • First Aid Certificate

  • CPR B or C

  • Food safe certificate

  • Valid driver's license

Required Security and Safety Documentation

  • Original criminal record check (vulnerable sector) dated within 3 months of start date

  • Due to the vulnerability of the children being cared for, the successful applicant must be fully immunized (including for  COVID-19) and prepared to provide immunization records

Some notes on the work context

  • The cohort is very small (10 children)

  • Infection control protocols including screening and testing will be in place

  • Masking indoors is required at this time

  • Outdoor learning will be a focus as maximal use of outdoors will mitigate infection risk

  • No electronic toys or screen time

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