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Early Childhood Educator - Casual (Digby, Shelburne & Yarmouth schools)

Date: Jul 26, 2020

Tri-County Regional Centre for Education 

The Tri-County Regional Centre for Education encompasses the three counties of Shelburne, Yarmouth, and Digby serving 5757 students in twenty-two (22) schools, composed of 13 Elementary Schools, 6 High Schools, 1 Middle School, and 2 Elementary/High Schools.


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS (mm,dd,yyyy): 12/31/2020  at 11:59pm.

Effective Dates (mm,dd,yyyy): Immediately

Position Type: Casual 




TO APPLY: Complete the online profile/resume - you can attach a resume to your profile, security checks, and reference letters if applicable . (Please note: Applications with 3 work related references listed from your immediate supervisor will be shortlisted. Failure to include your references will cause delay in processing your application.)



The Tri-County Regional Centre for Education requires that all new employees provide a satisfactory Child Abuse Register Check and Criminal Record / Vulnerable Sector Checks. These instructions and forms can be found on our Human Resources department site In the HR Form Depot and you can attach these checks to your profile / resume.


Title: Early Childhood Educator (ECE) - Casual on call basis for all programs (Digby, Shelburne & Yarmouth):


Responsible to:   Supervisor of ECE & Lead Early Childhood Educator (LECE)


Role:      The ECE will receive daily direction from 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 child/ren. 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.      


Qualifications & Experiences 

  • A Diploma in Early Childhood Education 
  • Should have 3 years of experience working with pre-school children.
  • Should have computer knowledge such as email, internet and Microsoft Office.



The Early Childhood Educator (ECE) shall perform tasks as are assigned by the Lead ECE and the school Principal.  These tasks may vary, from time to time, with the evolution of the program and may include but not be limited to the following:

  1. Create a learning environment that is inviting to all who participate in the program;
  2. Observe children on a daily basis to learn more about them as individuals;
  3. Deliver a uniquely creative curriculum that is responsive to the interests, developmental and cultural needs of the participating children;
  4. Support children’s development with materials and resources that focus on emergent literacy and numeracy skills, in particular; play based skills, social emotional skills and gross and fine motor development.
  5. Represent the interests, activities and thinking processes of the children enrolled in the program;
  6. Reflect the children’s lives in ongoing displays and celebrations throughout the year;
  7. Facilitate parent involvement and education as part of the program;
  8. Partner with community-based providers to ensure that children’s’ individual developmental needs are addressed within the context of the Early Learning Opportunities program;
  9. Assess children’s developmental progress
  10. Participate in a comprehensive, ongoing evaluation of the Early Learning Opportunities Program;
  11. Collaborate with the Early Childhood Educator Support staff person(s) to clarify job functions, classroom management and procedures that will set the stage for a positive environment and document the outcome of this collaboration;
  12. Participate in the overall program evaluation;
  13. Encourage parents to participate in the program at many levels;
  14. Welcome community-based therapists into the program and provide them with specific guidelines regarding their interactions with the children and program staff;
  15. Create a truly inclusive environment for the children and adults participating in the program; and
  16. Other related duties as required.


Only Shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


For more information about the Tri-County Regional Centre for Education visit our website at

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