The Learning Enrichment Foundation (LEF) is a not-for-profit (with a social enterprise mindset) that provides a multidisciplinary and holistic set of supports for members of our community including those who are: in transition, new to Canada, out of the workforce, and a host of other individual circumstances. We currently knit together Settlement Services, Child Care, Employment Supports, Skills Training, and Language Training. If you want to join us, you need to understand that it is the little things that often have the most impact; it is through supporting and empowering individuals and families, (indeed the community as a whole) that we achieve our goals.
Those who have joined LEF have found that there is value in the little things as they can have the most impact. For over 40 years, it is through supporting and empowering individuals and families, (indeed the community as a whole) that we achieve our goals.
LEF is a continuously growing organization and as such, any candidate hired into this position should find opportunities for a rewarding career with opportunities for personal and professional growth. Within LEF, we value ongoing learning for our teams. All members are provided professional learning opportunities to build and foster skills, promoting leadership skills in each individual. For more information about the Learning Enrichment Foundation, please visit our website at www.lefca.org
We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package which includes:
- Paid sick and personal days
- A generous vacation package
- Health and dental coverage
- Pension plan - optional
- $4.00 Split shift premium applied on days working a split shift
Our partners who help us to create and learn about inclusive, outdoor and collaborative play are:
- Right to Play
- Evergreen Brickworks
- Diane Kashin
- Hopi Martin
We are actively seeking Permanent Part-time RECE’s for various locations in split shift capacity. We are looking for educators that are:
- Passionate and dedicated to planning and developing holistic child-centred programs for the communities we serve;
- Able to work in a before and after school program, meaning a few hours in the morning, head home, then return for the last hours of the programming day;
- Able to continuously aim to enrich play-based learning, and translate their expertise through thoughtful programming that reflects the Ministry of Education guidelines;
- Determined to surpass all AQI expectations.
LEF programs focus on the benefits of outdoor experiences for children and educators; building resiliency within each community we serve.
J.R. Wilcox Child Care Centre
Immaculate Child Care Centre
Other various locations -TBD upon hire
- To ensure that the health, welfare, and safety of the children remain the first priority of the centre.
- Ensure curriculum and pedagogy reflect How Does Learning Happen? and our program statement
- To be active in curriculum development and its purposeful implementation.
- Maintain ongoing positive communication with families and team members.
- To be actively involved and contribute to the day-to-day operations of the centre, while working in collaboration with colleagues to plan and facilitate appropriate experiences based on observed interests and abilities of the children.
- To understand and support current Health and Safety policies and guidelines.
- Other duties as assigned based on the needs and development of the centre.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Two-year Early Childhood Education Diploma or Degree or approved equivalent
- Preferred 2 years of experience working in a licensed Childcare with children from infancy to 12 years, as well as children with varied abilities
- Demonstrated ability to plan and implement developmentally appropriate play-based curriculum based on the observed interests of children
- An interest in the outdoors and nature is essential
- Thorough understanding of Child Care and Early Years Act 2014 and Toronto Operating Criteria
- Thorough knowledge of Assessment for Quality Improvement (AQI)
- Knowledge of: How Does Learning Happen?
- Experience working with families
- Ability to interpret and implement LEF policies and procedures
- Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship-building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with children, families and team members
- Demonstrated ability to exercise initiative, flexibility and judgment when handling unpredictable situations
- Ability to work independently as well as contributes as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team
- Working understanding of technology and how to use it
- Must have membership in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators,
- Current in Standard First Aid/CPR (Level C), up to date record of immunizations and Tuberculin Screening, proof of COVID Vaccine, and a Vulnerable Sector Criminal Reference Check
- A valid driver’s license with access to a vehicle is an asset
- Ability to lift approximately 50 pounds.