Job for the future Early Childhood Educators

Average hourly wage

$22.00

Job description

These individuals accompany young children in their learning. They design, organize, and lead activities that stimulate their intellectual, physical, and emotional development. They also ensure their safety and well-being. This group includes supervisors. They work for:

  • Early childhood centres (CPE)
  • Daycare centres
  • Kindergartens
  • Organizations for children in difficulty
  • Maisons de la famille (service centres for family issues)

Personality profiles (RIASEC)

Social
People with this profile prefer to be in contact with others, in particular to entertain, help or teach them.
Artistic
People with this profile prefer to express their emotions and thoughts through various art forms. They like to use their imagination.
Investigative
People with this profile prefer relying on theoretical knowledge before acting. They like observation, analysis and problem solving.

Main tasks

Early Childhood Educators

  • Develop education programs that promote the overall development of children.
  • Lead children in various activities (art, music, physical activity, culture, etc.).
  • Organize activities for school-aged children who use the before and after-school child care service.
  • Plan and maintain an environment that ensures the health, safety, and well-being of children.
  • Assess children’s abilities, skills, interests, and needs and prepare reports.
  • Discuss children’s progress or problems with their parents/guardians and other staff.
  • Help children develop good eating, toileting, and dressing habits.
  • Collaborate with service providers.
  • Supervise and coordinate staff.

Early Childhood Educator Assistants

  • Support educators in implementing programs aimed at the overall development of children.
  • Facilitate various activities (e.g. storytelling).
  • Prepare and serve snacks
  • Set up rooms and furniture for dinner and naps.
  • Help children develop good eating, toileting, and dressing habits.
  • Record observations about the children and give them to the educators.
  • Maintain daycare equipment and assist with household chores and cooking.
  • Discuss the children’s progress and difficulties with other staff members.
  • Assist staff and supervisors with record keeping, as required.

Formation

Most training programs are offered in French only.

Secondary

College

DCS in early Childhood Education This hyperlink will open in a new window.

Code : 322A0

Placement rate: 66.2%

28.2% of graduates pursue further studies

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ACS in early Childhood Education This hyperlink will open in a new window.

Code : JEE0K

Placement rate: 83.4%

6.8% of graduates pursue further studies

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DCS in special Care Counselling This hyperlink will open in a new window.

Code : 351A0

Placement rate: 80%

17.2% of graduates pursue further studies

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ACS in techniques d'éducation à l'enfance This hyperlink will open in a new window.

Code : JEE0S

Placement rate: 89.1%

1.8% of graduates pursue further studies

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Targeted regions

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent
  • Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Capitale-Nationale
  • Mauricie
  • Estrie
  • Montréal
  • Outaouais
  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Côte-Nord
  • Nord-du-Québec
  • Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
  • Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Laval
  • Lanaudière
  • Laurentides
  • Centre-du-Québec
  • All regions/national
  • Montérégie

Last update: July 4, 2022