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AVRCE Casual Early Childhood Educator September 2019

Date: Sep 23, 2019



Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education

Casual Early Childhood Educator





Casual Early Childhood Educators (ECE's) are required on an “as needed” basis to work at various schools.


Reporting to the Pre-Primary Facilitator, the Casual Early Childhood Educator (ECE) will collaboratively work with and support the Lead Early Childhood Educator (LECE) within the Pre-primary Program Team, to ensure a supportive and secure environment for young children attending the Pre-primary Program. The ECE will work collaboratively with the LECE and support him/her to create and maintain an engaging learning environment, one in which children are encouraged to explore and create new knowledge through their experiences and social interactions with others. The ECE will support the use of evidenced-based practices and professional judgement to ensure the environment is focused on the holistic development and overall well-being of the children. Working cooperatively with the LECE, the ECE will be responsible to support the implementation of the Pre-primary Program using the Nova Scotia Early Learning Curriculum Framework.  The ECE will be an active member of the school team and will work cooperatively with the LECE to support the consistent delivery and assessment of a high quality early learning experience for children attending the Pre-primary Program.




The Early Childhood Educator (ECE) will require a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and a minimum of six months recent experience working with preschool aged children.


  • In-depth understanding of child growth and development and demonstrated knowledge and experience using a play-based pedagogy and child-centered, developmentally appropriate practices.
  • Able to translate theory and best practices into action in early childhood settings.
  • Experience with developmentally appropriate observation, documentation and authentic assessment strategies.
  • Experience working with children and families with diverse cultural backgrounds, experiences, and developmental needs.
  • Able to create inclusive and responsive early learning environments that support the diverse and special needs of all children.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Computer skills suitable for report writing and internet research/applications.
  • Valid Standard First Aid.
  • Valid Food Handlers Course.
  • Successful completion of the Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry Checks.


For questions specific to this position please contact Deanna Hamilton, Pre-Primary Facilitator (


To request a job description for this position, please contact Dawn Laffin at 538-4609 or

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