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Early Childhood Assistant Supply

About this Role


  • Early Childhood Assistant will be hired as an on-call supply staff. 

  • Must be flexible to work between 7:30-6:00 when required. 

  • Attendance at afterhours staff meetings strongly recommended (to be paid). 


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • ECA supply will take on the role of the staff they are replacing, ECA or RECE. 

  • Supervise and provide a daily balance of active/quiet, indoor/outdoor, and individual/group activities that incorporates child-directed activities and learning, positive and supportive routines and transition times.  

  • Use a variety of teaching techniques including modeling, observing, questioning, demonstrating and redirecting that is age and developmentally appropriate.  

  • Provide a welcoming environment that helps the children build confidence, encourages creativity, sharing, cooperation, respect for others and independence.  

  • Creates an environment that supports and respects a variety of diverse cultures and family systems.  

  • Communicate with the Supervisor regarding any areas of concern regarding the development of children.  

  • Monitor indoor and outdoor environment, including play equipment and toys, and report any hazards to the Supervisor.  

  • Ensure that policies, procedures and requirements regulated by Toronto Public Health and the Ministry of Education are adhered to.  

  • Ensure that classrooms are appealing to the eye and demonstrate the happenings in the class and will change materials in the class to demonstrate the philosophy of Learn Through Play.  

  • Assist children in washing, dressing, toileting, diapering, eating, etc. to develop self-help skills.  

  • Administer medication as authorized by physicians and maintain records of all medications administered. 

  • Have a constant awareness of children’s allergies and special health conditions and Anaphylaxis and Emergency Medical Plans.  

  • Ensure the children's health, safety and well-being needs are met.  

  • Perform additional administrative duties including maintenance of children’s records - emergency forms, illness and incident reports, daily attendance, communication books, daily children’s logs for meals/diapering/naps. 

  • Other duties as assigned. 


Qualifications and Requirements: 

  • Must be able to legally work in Canada in a child care setting. 

  • Proficient in the English language with speaking, reading and writing. 

  • Must have a clear vulnerable sector screening (done within 6 months of start date with us). 

  • Current Standard First Aid & CPR-C recognized by the Canadian Red Cross, to be renewed every 3 years. 

  • Able to provide references. 

  • Up-to-date medical including Tuberculosis test and immunization history. 


Main Competencies: 

  • Previous experience with children ages 18 months-12 years 

  • Experience working with children with varied abilities  

  • Early Childhood Assistant certificate of completion is an asset 

  • Knowledge of Child Care and Early Years Act and licensing regulations.  

  • Familiarity with Learn Through Play/Elect learning models.  

  • Will adhere to the “Privacy Act” and not relay any personal information of families to others and understands the importance of centre issues remaining within the privacy of the centre.  

  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.  

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively and professionally.  

  • Able to adapt to change and be flexible.  

  • Possess effective time management, organization and problem-solving skills; and be able to multitask.  


Salary and Benefits: 

  • Starting salary $16.55/hour, plus Provincial Wage Enhancement Grant when eligible. 

  • Employee membership to the MNjcc fitness centre, as well as discounts on most programs.  

  • An employee assistance and wellness program. 


We are currently looking to expand our supply staff list. We are seeking a dynamic ECA who is looking to join a great team of educators in our Toddler, Preschool, JK and School Age programs at a wonderful community centre.

Supply staff will cover our regular staff absences or provide additional support for our classrooms. This position may lead to full-time hours if required based on the needs of our programs.

Permanent, On-call

Applications may be emailed to with subject matter of Resume Supply Staff Position.

To Apply

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