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Early Learning Specialist

Position Title:
Company Name:Social Enterprise for Canada

Job Details

Early Learning Specialist I – RECE

An Early Learning Specialist I (ELSI) works collaboratively with partnerships to provide excellent customer service and high quality, engaging programs. Developing relationships with families and their young children is a focus in facilitating parent workshops and working with community partners. Staff must have the ability to plan, develop and implement age appropriate programs that value play and inquiry as a means to actively and intentionally support all areas of a child’s health, development and overall well-being. The successful candidate must have a solid understanding of Play and Inquiry based learning and “How does Learning Happen?” – this is the basis for program planning, implementation and parent engagement. Knowledge of community services and agencies is essential for referral process and to respond to requests for information from families and community members. ELSI must be able to work flexible hours including evening and weekends. Contract employment 12 month term, renewal contingent on funding and satisfactory performance.

Additional Information
-Flexible work schedules including evenings and weekends
-Programs are in various sites across York Region, own reliable transportation is a must
-Most programs run Monday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ELS will work in a variety of site and outreach locations throughout York Region, including evenings and weekends based on program schedule.

Education:Degree or Diploma in Early Childhood Education (RECE) or related field

Hours: Flexible schedule of 15 – 25 hours per week, $19.00 per hour (12 month contract term, renewal dependent on funding and satisfactory performance)

Location: EarlyON Child and Family Centres in York Region located in Vaughan- King- Aurora

Related Experience:
-Additional languages a strong asset
-1- 2 years’ relevant experience

-Current First Aid & CPR Level C Certification required
-Current RECE Certification required
-High Five certification is an asset

Other: Current Satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screen; up to date immunizations and 2 step TB Test; Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation required
-Will be required to attend meetings and/or trainings at various affiliated sites

All interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to the attention
of the Hiring Committee by email to: human.resources@socialenterprise.ca
Please quote File # ELSI0818 in your cover letter and subject line.

Social Enterprise for Canada is committed to providing equal opportunities to all candidates and to meeting the needs of people with disabilities. Should you be contacted regarding an employment opportunity and require an accommodation for a disability, we will be please to work with you to identify how we can best support you through the process.

Closing Date:08/24/2018

Instructions for applying: Please forward resume and cover letter to: human.resources@socialenterprise.ca

RECE – York Professional Care/Mount Albert

Become part of the York Professional Care & Education team.

We look for teachers who have training and experience in early childhood education, and who demonstrate a passion for providing the very best in care and education for the children and youth in our programs.

We are seeking an enthusiastic RECE for our before and after school program located in Mount Albert. Weekly hours 25. Must be able to work split shifts and PA days.

Qualifications and Skills

  • ECE Diploma
  • Registered with the College of ECE’s
  • Recent Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Valid Standard First Aid/CPR Certificate
  • Strong knowledge of child development
  • Strong emergent programming and communications skills
  • Up to date immunizations
  • Experience with children JK  to 12 years of age
  • Comfortable interacting with and supporting families and community members
  • Physically able to actively participate in the outdoor program in inclement weather

OCT, Child & Youth Worker candidates and ECE Graduates are welcome to apply.

Please send email resume and cover letter to Sonia at

We welcome applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection.

We thank everyone for applying, but only those of interest will be contacted. Visit us at www.ypce.com

Changes coming to Ontario Early Years Centres…

Please visit our Resources for Parents/Ontario Early Years page for a link to the full details.

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Joy of Childhood Conference Subcommittee – WE NEED YOU!

We are looking for new members!!

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AECEO York Branch Professional Book Club

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We are excited to announce the upcoming launch (October 23, 2014) of the AECEO York Branch Professional Book Club. This initiative offers AECEO members yet another accessible option for ongoing professional learning.

A Professional Book Club is not only an excellent opportunity for members to read and discuss quality books that will enhance their professional knowledge and practice, it is also a means of taking part in “planned professional discussions with colleagues” consistent with the Learning Opportunities outlined in the College of Early Childhood Educator’s Continuous Professional Learning program.

Participants will register to attend monthly two-hour sessions hosted and facilitated by York Branch member, Monica Bissett, AECEO.C, to discuss the designated book, consider strategies they can try in their classroom, and share and reflect on their experiences within a community of learners. Monica will guide the discussions and provide group activities to reflect on the core principles of the designated book. We hope to provide an atmosphere where ideas are encouraged that can be applied to our professional lives.

Books will be chosen by the AECEO Professional Learning Advisory Committee based on recommendations from book club members.  After each session, discussion notes will be posted to an online forum for participants who are not able to attend in-person.

October 23, 2014

7:00pm – 9:00pm 

Click here to join the YORK Book Club and information on our first book

Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario http://www.aeceo.ca/

Save the date…Autism Spectrum Disorder, 2nd Series

In response to the overwhelming interest in our spring training series on Autism Spectrum Disorder we are planning on offering a second series (with the same content). Please save these dates;


When: November 5, 12 and 19th in the evening

Topics: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder 

           Visuals Schedules 

           Sensory Processing

Audience: Child Care Professionals 

Cost: $30 for all 3 sessions which includes a light meal and fidget bag

More information to follow shortly

It’s Immunization Week!

Check out this new free app that will help keep your families’ vaccination information all in one place. It will even remind you when someone in your family is due for their next one! Funded by The Public Health Agency of Canada, this app is conveniently available on the iTunes store, Google Play, and Blackberry World. For more information, please visit www.immunize.ca/en/app.aspx

On behalf of the “Child & Family Collaborative”
A community collaborative focusing on the care, development and education of our future leaders