Early Childhood Educator - Digby Elementary - Permanent (84880)





Tri-County Regional Centre for Education


The Tri-County Regional Centre for Education (TCRCE) encompasses the three (3) Counties of Shelburne, Yarmouth, and Digby serving approximately 6100 students in twenty-two (22) schools, composed of 13 Elementary Schools, 6 High Schools, 1 Middle School, and 2 Elementary/High Schools.


Regional Centres for Education have Employment Equity Policies and/or processes and we actively encourage applications from under-represented groups, particularly people of African descent/ancestry and Mi’kmaw/Indigenous ancestry. Please ensure that you complete the self-identification portion on the position application.


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS (mm,dd,yyyy): 07/15/2024  at 11:59pm.


Effective Dates (mm,dd,yyyy): 08/19/2024 to  


Position Type: Permanent



Position:  Early Childhood Educator (ECE) - 7 hours per day - Monday to Friday


Reports to:  Supervisor, Pre-Primary Program / School Principal


Using a team-based approach, the Early Childhood Educator (ECE) will work with the Lead Early Childhood Educator (LECE), and other team members, to plan, organize, create, implement and maintain a responsive early learning environment based on children’s prior knowledge, experiences and interests. The learning environment will be one in which children are encouraged to use play to explore and learn.  The ECE will facilitate learning and the creation of new knowledge through supporting children’s relationships with others and with the environment around. The ECE will use responsive professional judgment that uses a combination of knowledge from the children’s family and their own experiences to support the holistic development, and overall well-being of every child. Working collaboratively with the team, the ECE will be responsible in implementing the Pre-Primary Program guided by the principles, goals and practices of the Nova Scotia Early Learning Curriculum Framework, and all other policies and best practices as determined by TCRCE and EECD.       



  • A Degree or Diploma in Early Childhood Education;   

  • A minimum of 2 years of recent, relevant experience working with preschool aged children in a regulated childcare setting;

  • Possess an in-depth understanding of child growth and development and demonstrated knowledge and experience using a play-based pedagogy and child-centered, developmentally appropriate practices 

  • Experience working as a part of a team of ECEs;

  • Knowledgeable on culturally responsive and trauma-informed pedagogy;

  • Experience with developmentally appropriate observation, documentation and authentic assessment strategies;

  • Completion of WHMIS and Standard First Aid, or willingness to obtain upon hire;

  • Technology-based skills relevant to documentation and communication;

  • Proven ability to communicate and work alongside diverse cultural and racial backgrounds;

  • Adequate knowledge of the Nova Scotia Early Learning Curriculum Framework, and how to implement the Framework in the pre-primary program.

  • Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry Checks


  • Have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills;

  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team;

  • Demonstrated ability to value the voice and contribution of others while remaining open to corrective criticism;

  • Have the ability to maintain confidentiality in all issues related to the student, family and school;



  • Create and implement developmentally appropriate, culturally responsive, trauma-informed and inclusive pre-primary programs that are responsive to the interests and needs of the children, family and community; 

  • Facilitate family/caregiver and community involvement in creating and planning of the program;

  • Work with the Lead ECE (LECE) to clarify roles and responsibilities, establish classroom routines and procedures that will set the stage for a positive learning environment;

  • Carry out authentic documentation on children’s ways of being and learning; 

  • Participate in positive communication with families/caregivers and team members regarding children’s experiences, development and learning; 

  • Reflect children’s lives in ongoing displays and celebrations throughout the year;

  • Maintain collaborative relationships with co-workers and community/supportive service providers working with children;

  • Support the LECE and team members in developing transition plans for children requiring additional supports

  • Demonstrate and practice appropriate behavior guidance strategies for young children, with consideration of Regional Centre and EECD policies and procedures;

  • Work in collaboration with the LECE in guiding the day to day flow of the program, including active participation in the development of menus, organizing of outings/special events, developing curriculum, and engaging in team collaboration and reflection;

  • Participate in a comprehensive, ongoing evaluation of the Pre-primary Program as determined by TCRCE and EECD.


**First consideration will be given to qualified NSGEU Local 74 Members.



  • Complete the online profile/resume - you can attach a resume to your profile, security checks, and reference letters if applicableIn the profile ensure you fill in all areas with a red asterisk * to avoid errors even if it doesn't pertain to your application.
  • Ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certificates. 
  • Ensure to upload all post secondary education diploma/certificates. 

(Please noteThree (3) references from Immediate Supervisors required - failure to include your references will cause delay in processing your application, also you should include email addresses for your references, this will speed up the process, ensure they know to check their junk/spam folders).


Once You've Applied:

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. A notification email will be sent when the position has been filled. Ensure to check your junk/spam folders.



The Tri-County Regional Centre for Education requires that all newly hired employees provide a satisfactory Child Abuse Register Check and Criminal Record / Vulnerable Sector Checks. If you have current security checks less than 3 months old you can attach these checks to your profile / resume, otherwise, you will receive instructions once a decision has been made on your application. 


For more information about the TCRCE visit our website at https://www.tcrce.ca/

Job Segment: Curriculum, Training, Education