Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE)

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Position Title: RECE

Reports to: Centre Director

Compensation Package: We offer a valuable compensation package:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Health Benefits (medical and dental).
  • Vacation and Wellness 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 off, 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. Examples include Wellness Activities, Smile Appreciation Day (in house employee appreciation), Child Care Worker Appreciation Day, Employment Anniversary Celebrations

Hours of Work: Monday – Friday, within the hours of 7 am – 6 pm

The Organization

Centres for Early Learning, fully licensed by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and Toronto Children’s Services, is made up of nine childcare centres serving communities in various high need areas of Toronto, Canada. We believe that the right learning environment supports child development. With programs for infants to children 12 years of age, our centres offer fun, educational environments that parents trust and rely on. Our Education Curriculum is designed to meet the individual developmental needs of each child, including social, physical, intellectual, creative, emotional and self-concept. We are proud to have been Enriching Lives for the past 47 years, and making a difference in lives of children, families and the communities we serve.

The Role

The RECE teacher is responsible for educating, stimulating, influencing, and caring for the children. Their principle responsibilities include: maintaining a high quality environment, assessing, observing and caring for the individual needs of every child, and maintaining open and honest lines of communication between parents and team members and always exemplifying professionalism.


  • An ECE diploma from a recognized Ontario college
  • Registered with the College of Early Childhood Educators
  • Up-to-date First Aid and CPR
  • Up-to-date Immunization and 2 tiered TB test
  • Experience with AQI, ELECT, How Does Learning Happen, and CCEYA.
  • Confident and flexible in working with all age groups (Infants to School Age).
  • Ability to manage children with challenging behaviours and communicate effectively with parents.
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Confident and flexible professionalism

Duties & Responsibilities

  • The primary responsibility of the Early Childhood Educator (ECE) is to co-ordinate and lead her/his team in planning and implementing a program and daily activities
  • Provide supervision and guidance of daily activities, field trips, and special activities.
  • Works cooperatively as a team member, encourages others to do likewise, and consistently maintains a positive attitude.
  • Incorporate the four (4) foundations of learning – Belonging, Well-being, Engagement, Expression into daily programming to ensure optimal learning and healthy development of the children
  • Communicate regularly with parents regarding development of children.
  • Report any issues or concerns that may arise in accordance with proper procedures.
  • Direct and participate with children in all planned activities.
  • Use well-developed interpersonal, and relationship-building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members, staff, and parents.
  • Attend and contribute to staff meetings and in-house professional development whether during or after regular work hours.

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!

  • 45 years of excellence is a great achievement. Congratulations! We will continue to support your growth. Together stronger!

    Kyle & Kendrick’s Family

  • Happy 45th Anniversary to the Dawes Road Center for Early Learning staff team.

    Adonias & Genet

Join Our team

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!