Early Childhood Assistant – CFEL Sandalwood, Infant and Preschool Rooms

CFEL is currently seeking an Assistant to support as a float between their Infant and Preschool rooms at our Sandalwood location. This is a permanent part-time position averaging 3 to 6 hours per day.

CFEL Sandalwood is located at: 1825 Finch Ave W. (Jane and Finch), North York, ON M3N 1M7.

CFEL offers a well-rounded Compensation Package:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Wellness and Vacation days
  • Focused Training and Development – CFEL focuses on creating a fun and creative environment to inspire our educators to grow and excel. We go above and beyond the average child care centre! (i.e., annual in-house Learning conference – paid time, advancement opportunities with on-the-job training)
  • Staff Recognition and Culture – We love our employees and make sure to take time to let them know we value and appreciate their efforts and initiative. (i.e., Wellness Activities, Smile Appreciation Day (in house employee appreciation), Child Care Worker Appreciation Day, Employment Anniversary Celebrations)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the implementation of program plans and daily activities.
  • Provide supervision and guidance of daily activities, field trips, and special activities.
  • Perform observations, transitions, and daily documentation.
  • Assist in leading small and large groups of children.
  • Communicate regularly with the RECE in the room regarding your observations of the children in your care.
  • Report any issues or concerns that may arise in accordance with proper procedures.
  • Be aware of the 4 foundations of learning – Belonging, Well-being, Engagement, Expression – and implement the programming to ensure optimal learning and healthy development of the children.

What You Bring to the Role:

  • An Early Childhood Assistant (ECA) certificate or 2+ years of experience working as an assistant in a licensed child care centre.
  • Confident and flexible in working with all age groups (Infants to School Age)
  • Minimum of one year caring for children within a child care centre.
  • Minimum of one year working with children with special needs and behavioural needs.
  • Flexible availability from Monday to Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and an openness to feedback.
  • A caring, nurturing, positive and energetic personality

Centres for Early Learning is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to employment equity and the provision of fair and accessible employment practices under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for job applicants, where needed and upon request, to support their full participation in all aspects of the recruitment process. We encourage candidates requiring any support or accommodation to notify us at the time of application to ensure the provision of equal opportunities.

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  • My son started daycare at 1 year of age, spending the first year of his life at home during the lockdown.  It wasn’t easy as many other kids, however, staffs at Dawes Road CEL were so helpful and caring he eventually got it easy within the first 3 weeks. The staff members were very supportive and kept me updated with his progress. Especially the himama app helped me be informed of all his activities throughout the day.

    I would like to convey my heartfelt gratitude to the staff and management of the center for taking care of my son.


  • The last two and a half years have been wonderful for Asharib. I still remember the 1st day when I dropped him at daycare and how scared we both were. But he had learned so much in the past 2 years & I am glad that I decided to send him to Lori Gardens. Special thanks to all of Asharib’s teachers for taking such good care of him teaching him manners and always trying to make his day fun & exciting. Thank you so much for everything!

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    Kyle & Kendrick’s Family

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Centres for Early Learning operates 9 different locations across the GTA, offering subsidized and full fee spaces child care programs for children from infancy to school age. For 44 years, we have been providing high quality care to countless families, many of whom have returned to us with younger siblings, has been both successful and fulfilling. We hope to continue to enrich the lives of children with you!