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Early Childhood Educator2017-03-30T10:30:04+00:00

Early Childhood Educator

PROFESSIONAL EXPECTATIONS:

  • Abide by the Board’s Professional Standards of Ethics and adhere to all Board policies and procedures;
  • Strive for  continual improvement;
  • Have a sound knowledge of all areas of responsibility;
  • Be accountable for your actions;
  • Promote a team environment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Partner with the classroom teacher to plan and implement the early learning kindergarten program through developmentally appropriate curriculum-based activities;
  • Collaborate with the classroom teacher and special education teacher to carry out specialized activities to support learning for children requiring an Individual Education Plan (IEP);
  • Collaborate with the classroom teacher and other designated staff to support students’ identified needs, strengths, interests and stages of development;
  • Collaborate and maintain set-up of classroom (e.g. display, organization of materials etc.);
  • Collaborate with extended day team to implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum based on the FDK extended day document.
  • Observe, monitor and assess the development of pupils in JK/K and extended day program;
  • Maintain a healthy and safe physical, emotional and social learning environment for students;
  • Provide a variety of experiences to strengthen self-regulation and pro-social skills such as sharing, problem solving and cooperation
  • Provide guidance in washroom routines, dressing and lunchtime activities;
  • Maintain appropriate records for students (e.g. health, attendance, etc.) respecting confidentiality and adhering to all privacy legislation;
  • Where applicable, attend staff meetings, appropriate school-level meetings and professional development activities;
  • Perform related administrative functions as required such as attendance and billing in the extended day program;
  • Complete any duties as assigned by principal.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • A two year community college Early Childhood Education Diploma with experience in a childcare or educational setting;
  • Member in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators;
  • Knowledge of Ministry of Education full day early learning kindergarten program;
  • Experience in planning and implementing age appropriate programs;
  • Basic computer competency;
  • Knowledge of related legislation and pertinent Board policies and directives such as, but not limited to Administration of Medication and/or Special Services
  • Ability to stand/walk for extended periods and move/carry equipment for program; and must be able to physically assist children as required (e.g. lifting).
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with children, parents, staff and the general public;
  • Proven ability to follow organizational policies and procedures in an appropriate and timely manner.
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