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Early Childhood Assistant Educator (ECA)

The Company

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 is a newly opened, 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. That’s why we pay more, offer an awesome benefits package, and give you the autonomy to help your assigned ECE successfully run their classroom (with the Whole Child in mind, of course — read more about our approach below).

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 are believers in the ‘Whole Child Approach,’ a teaching style that ensures each child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged each day. 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.)

The 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 your 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 our ECAs to be fully present while in the presence of little ones!

Then it’s over to greet parents and children at drop-off time. During COVID-19, all TLC staff will be supplied with the appropriate PPE to keep everyone healthy and safe. That said, we’re still all smiles behind our masks! (Because we know a real smile shines through in our eyes.) But this isn’t good-bye. You’ll continue to communicate with mom or dad as the day unfolds — have you ever met a parent that doesn’t love getting a photo of their happy babe in the middle of a busy work day?

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… in a socially distanced manner, of course! 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 the ECE in the creation of a development portfolio for each child in your classroom. Each portfolio will include sample arts & crafts, letter work, simple math, and any other relevant classwork that would bring a smile to a parent’s face — not to mention lifelong memories for the children to look back on with fondness.

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, encouraging proper hand hygiene, and administering medications when necessary.

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. ❤️

About you

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 in their eyes
  • Caring, compassionate and creative

… we want to hear from you!

Qualifications

Must-haves:

  • ECA certification
  • Infant/Child CPR and First Aid certification (updated yearly)
    • Criminal reference check (with clear child abuse registry)
    • Updated health check (according to public health regulations)
    • Able to lift up to 45lbs
  • Full vaccination for COVID-19

Nice-to-haves:

  • 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
  • Bilingual

Why join the TLC team

At TLC, we are firm believers in building an amazing organizational culture. From creating a collaborative work environment, to compensating our staff above the market rate, to offering a competitive benefits and vacation package, to providing training and professional growth opportunities, we make every effort to show our staff that we care. Because we genuinely do!

Opportunities for career advancement
We hold bi-annual performance reviews, where we provide feedback and discuss an ECA’s future at TLC.

Employer-paid professional development 
We ensure our staff remain experts in their field by providing them with ongoing professional development opportunities and more.

A generous benefits package
We provide an extended health care plan that includes dental coverage and medical benefits after the 3-month probation period is up.

A beautiful environment
Our facilities are brand new, and they come 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!

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Etobicoke

48 Rosemeade Ave
M8Y 3A5 Toronto Directions info@littlecampus.ca 647-372-5437

Why join the TLC team?

We believe in treating our staff with the utmost respect, and trust them to do their best work by giving them all the autonomy they need to shine.

Our objective is to make TLC the highlight of your career. How so?

  • A philosophy you can get behind

    At TLC we believe in a culture where staff, parents and children are always treated with respect and kindness.

  • Employer-paid professional development

    We ensure staff remain at the top of their game by providing them with professional development opportunities led by experts in their fields.

  • Top-of-the-market Salary and Compensation

    Because you should be compensated fairly. After all, you are moulding the future stars of the world!

  • A generous benefits package

    Because health and wellbeing should be everyone's #1 priority.

  • A beautiful environment

    We have invested heavily in making a space where staff and students can thrive.

    With plenty of natural light, high ceilings, and a calming zen ambiance, we have created the perfect environment for little ones to develop to their full potential. Our large, half-acre playground is just the cherry on top.

  • 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?

Already working at The Little Campus?

Let’s recruit together and find your next colleague.

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@littlecampus.ca
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