CBVRCE 2024 CUPE-0324, Casual Early Childhood Educators, Various Locations

The Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education is responsible for the administration of the public school system within the boundaries of Cape Breton and Victoria Counties, supporting approximately 12,000 students in 38 schools. 


We foster a caring, dynamic, and creative environment that provides educational opportunities, promotes a love of learning, respect for others, and challenges all persons to develop their full potential to become confident, versatile, lifelong learners and thinkers. We are committed to ensuring the success and achievement of all students within a culturally responsive, safe, and inclusive school environment. 


The CBVRCE invites applications for the above-noted position as we work together to create success for all students in our region.  Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the students we serve.  The Centre for Education welcomes applications from Indigenous People, African Canadian and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities, members of the 2SLGBTQI++ community and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, we encourage you to apply and self-identify on your application.


Application Deadline:   Applications will be accepted at any time.


 Applicants must: 
●        upload a completed resume with their application 
●        upload copies of professional licenses, accreditations and certifications supporting qualifications required for the position. You must include a copy of your related diploma/degree and/or transcript.
●       enter 3 work-related references (Managers/Supervisors are preferred)


Applications that do not provide the information required to assess qualifications will not be considered.  If you require assistance to submit your application electronically, please contact the Human Resources Department at (902)564-8293.


All successful candidates will be required to submit a clear Criminal Record Check (with Vulnerable Sector Check) and Child Abuse Registry Check dated within the last 6 months. 


HOURS OF WORK:  6 hours daily between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm (exact schedule depends on the school/location and is subject to change)

WORK TERM:   Casual on-call basis for all pre-primary programs which operate from September to June

LOCATION:  Various schools throughout the Cape Breton Victoria Regional Centre for Education

RATE OF PAY:  $20.94 per hour (Rates under review for increase)



The Casual Early Childhood Educator must meet the following requirements:

  • ECE Level 2 or 3 preferred.  ECE Level 1 but working towards an ECE Level 2 or 3 credential may be considered for casual work.
  • Recent experience with young children (birth to age six) in a Pre-Primary environment would be an asset.  



  • 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;
  • ability 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;
  • ability 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; and
  • Valid Standard First Aid.



Scope of Position:

The Early Childhood Educator (ECE) will 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 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.


The ECE will be an active member of the school team reporting to the Pre-Primary Program Manager 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. In addition, the ECE will act in the place of the LECE as necessary.


Key responsibilities:


In cooperation with the LECE, the responsibilities of the ECE include but are not limited to:

  • creating an active and dynamic learning environment that supports and includes all children;
  • working with the LECE to clarify roles and responsibilities, establish classroom routines and procedures that will set the stage for a positive learning environment;
  • delivering developmentally appropriate and engaging programming that is responsive to the interests and cultural needs of the children and community,
  • observing, assessing and documenting children’s developmental progress;
  • facilitating family, caregiver and community involvement in program;
  • welcoming and have open communication with families and caregivers regarding their children experiences and the program offered;
  • reflect children’s lives in ongoing displays and celebrations throughout the year;
  • providing timely identification of and responses to children and families in need of additional supports and services are partners with community-based providers to ensure that children’s individual developmental needs are addressed within the context of the Pre-primary Program.
  • supports the LECE in writing transition plans for children requiring additional supports in preparation for entry into primary.
  • Supporting 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.
  • demonstrating an understanding of young children’s characteristics and needs, and of the multiple interacting influences on children’s development and learning, when they are in the presence of a welcoming, inclusive early learning program;
  • understands appropriate behavior guidance strategies for young children and is able to implement them in consideration of School Board and EECD policies and procedures
  • collaborating with the LECE to ensure the pre-primary students are welcomed and a part of the school community
  • knowledge of the food and nutrition guidelines and responsible for providing nutritious snacks.
  • supporting the LECE in the day to day management of the classroom including assisting in the organizing of all daily programming, supports for students, organizing special events and extra-curricular activities.
  • Participating in a comprehensive, ongoing evaluation of the Pre-primary program via the Continuous Quality Improvement process.
  • other duties as assigned.

Please note that these positions are subject to a Collective Agreement with CUPE Local 5050 which may be accessed at: 



We thank all applicants for your interest; however, only those chosen to proceed in the hiring process will be contacted.

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