At The Little Campus, we know that little ones need a lot of TLC. That’s why our curriculum is loaded with tender loving care.
The Little Campus, founded in 2020, is a state-of-the-art Early Learning Centre located in Etobicoke, part of Toronto’s west end. The great thing about being the new kid on the block? We get to breathe new life into the industry — and one of our top priorities is how we treat our staff.
Our founder & president began her career in education, so it probably won’t come as a surprise that she has a huge amount of respect for those in the teaching profession and a true understanding of what this job entails. So you can be confident that you’ll be a valued — no, an invaluable — part of the TLC team. Not to mention, your health and happiness is really, really important to us. Plus, we’re invested in making our campus a fun place to work… because as much as we love TGIF, we want you to LFTMT (look forward to Mondays too). 😉
Mission & Values
As caregivers and educators, TLC’s mission is to provide a safe and developmentally appropriate learning environment for all children — one that fosters a child’s natural desire to explore, discover, create and become a lifelong learner.
At TLC, we believe in the ‘Whole Child Approach,’ a teaching style that ensures each child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged daily. Our staff works together to provide a warm, nurturing atmosphere.
We know we’re repeating ourselves, but: Our experienced director, early childhood educators, and classroom assistants are valued and respected members of the TLC family. We love them as much as they adore the children in their classrooms! (And yes, loving kids is a must-have for this role.)
Let us take you through a typical day at TLC: After you arrive on campus (a little early!), you’ll take a moment to catch up with your colleagues, discuss the day’s lesson plans, and make sure the classroom is ready to go. As per TLC policies, you’ll kindly agree to store your cell phone in your locker during working hours — we don’t think it’s too much to ask to be fully present while in the presence of little ones!
Class time will be a mix of free play, outdoor time, rest, age-appropriate learning, healthy foods, and community involvement. Set your social butterfly free while helping the classroom ECE organize local excursions and seek out opportunities for children to participate in and contribute to community events… Love reading? Then you’ll love watching early readers thrive under TLC’s very own Early Literacy program.
As the day goes on, you’ll be observing and documenting children’s involvement and interactions, and helping our regular classroom staff with diverse tasks.
You’ll also be responsible for helping create a secure environment for the little ones in your care — ensuring no child is left unattended, and that all children are kept clean and safe. This includes supervising washroom routines and encouraging proper hand hygiene.
And finally, get ready to help implement our developmentally based program into the day, weaving the Whole Child Approach into each activity, and gently encouraging each child’s curiosity and participation as you go.
And you’ll do it all with tender loving care. ❤️
If you are...
- A self-motivated, highly energetic individual with a love for children
- A team player that demonstrates a high degree of professionalism in everything you do
- A lifelong learner with a passion for developmental learning
- An excellent communicator who actively listens to a parent/child’s needs and responds appropriately
- A social butterfly whose smile shines through their eyes
- Caring, compassionate and creative
… we want to hear from you!
- Previous experience in a child care centre setting
- Criminal reference check (with clear child abuse registry)
- Updated health check (according to public health regulations)
- Able to lift up to 45lbs
- Familiarity with the Whole Child Approach and/or Ontario Ministry of Education’s pedagogy, “How Does Learning Happen?”
- A ‘work hard, play hard’ approach to life
- A passion for reading/early literacy
Why join the TLC team
At TLC, we are firm believers in building an amazing organizational culture. Creating a positive and collaborative work environment is critical to us.
A beautiful environment
Our facilities are brand new, with high ceilings, large windows, natural lighting, and a clean, modern feel. Plus, students and teachers alike enjoy our half-acre of land. (Yes, we’re located in the GTA!)
So much fun!
Part of our raison d’être is to laugh a lot. We make a point of organizing fun and engaging team experiences, including team nights out, special events at work, and holiday celebrations. Because, why not?
Want to join our awesome team? Apply now!