Designated Early Childhood Educator 2017/2018 (casual & Temporary)

  • 1-3 Year
  • York
  •   Posted On: May 30, 2018
  •   Skills:  Communication, Interpersonal, Teaching

Job Overview

Roles & Responsibilities

Thank you for your interest in a career as a Designated Early Childhood Educator with the York Region District School Board. We are seeking staff to add to our casual pool – these positions are an on-call, as-needed basis to cover absences of permanent employees ranging from daily occurrences up to 30 consecutive working days. 

The successful DECE candidate(s) will be responsible for collaborating with the Kindergarten teacher and other staff to implement the Full-Day Early Learning-Kindergarten Program (FDK) under the supervision of the Principal and in compliance with Board policies, procedures and Ministry of Education direction. 


Duties will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Planning for and providing education to pupils in kindergarten.
  • Observing, monitoring and assessing the development of pupils in kindergarten.
  • Maintaining a healthy physical, emotional and social learning environment.
  • Communicating with families.
  • Performing all duties assigned to them by the principal with respect to junior kindergarten, kindergarten and extended day programs
  • Provides supervision of and support to students in daily activities.
  • Guides and assists students in the development of self-help skills such as eating, dressing and toileting.
  • Attends meetings as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Secondary School Graduation Diploma with a recognized post-secondary diploma/degree (2 years) in Early Childhood Education is required
  • Registration with the College of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario is a requirement of this position
  • Minimum related experience of one year
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification in locations where there is an extended day program offered.
  • Effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills are required
  • A general working knowledge of computers and Board approved/implemented software is required.
  • Ability to physically assist children as required (e.g., lifting)


Salary Range:

  • $17.42 per hour (casual rate)
  • $20.70 per hour (temporary rate)


Please Note: On-line applications are collected centrally at The Education Centre – Aurora and are monitored by Human Resource Services. Only candidates who are selected to take part in our selection process will be contacted. All others applicants are thanked for their interest.

About York Region District School Board

Mission To advance student achievement and well-being through public education, which motivates learners, fosters inclusion, inspires innovation and builds community. Vision To be a leader in public education by empowering all students to become engaged and caring citizens of the world. Values Our School Board operates based on a set of values which guides our actions: Inclusivity We demonstrate equity and inclusivity in all that we do. We demand an environment in which all students, staff, parents and our community feel valued and have a sense of belonging. We expect empathy, mutual respect and understanding to be demonstrated in our words and actions.

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