An early childhood educator works with children aged 0 to 5 years in different types of recognized childcare settings:
The main function of the educator is to provide children, especially those with special needs or living in precarious contexts, with educational services to ensure:
The educator provides educational activities daily. For example, educators:
To be an early childhood educator, empathy and kind-heartedness is essential. One also has to know how to:
For more details, see the Référentiel de compétences des éducatrices et des éducateurs de la petite enfance (PDF 1.68 Mb) (PDF 1.68 Mb) (in French only).
Educators in educational childcare settings enjoy attractive working conditions:
Educational childcare centres (CPEs) and many subsidized daycare centres also offer the following advantages:
For more information on pension plans for educators, visit the Régime de retraite du personnel des centres de la petite enfance et des garderies du Québec website .
August 2, 2023
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