Designated Early Childhood Educator

$24.35 - $32.47 hourly
  • Toronto District School Board
  • All TDSB Regions
  • May 02, 2024
Occasional/Supply/TOC Early Childhood Educator (ECE)

Job Description

These positions are casual/on-call for short term assignments.

You must be available at least 3 days per week.

Assignments are in schools located across the TDSB.


Full-Day Kindergarten and Extended Day Programs

The Designated Early Childhood Educator (DECE) partners with the Kindergarten Educators to plan and implement a full day Early learning program; within both a classroom setting and; as a part of the Extended Day Program, to provide supervision and age appropriate programming for groups of students. The DECE collaborates in the design of programs and environments which will enhance children’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional development.

  • Partnering with the classroom teacher to implement and plan developmentally appropriate large and small group activities
  • Providing supervision and age appropriate programming for groups of students as part of the Full Day and extended day program as required
  • Collaborating to implement the curriculum and to address individual student’s identified needs, stages of development, and interests
  • Communicating with parents/guardians, students, staff, and others


Special Note:  Schedules vary from school to school.  Extended day and school day – may include a running lunch.

Rate of Pay:

Supply hourly rate: $23.42

3.4% statutory holiday pay and 4% vacation pay are added to these rates

Temporary hourly rate after completing 30 days:$31.22

Rates effective September 1, 2023

3.8 % statutory holiday pay and 4% vacation pay are added to these rates

Hours of work:    6 hours per day, scheduled based on program needs

Core day: during the school day between 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Extended Day Program schedules:

Early Shift: between 7:00 am to 2:00 pm

Late Shift: between 11:45 am to 6:45 pm



  • Two-year Community College Early Childhood Education Diploma
  • Six months childcare experience in an educational setting
  • Registration with the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators


  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR B or C Certification OR
  • Current Emergency First Aid and CPR B or C Certification; AND
  • Ability to stand/walk for extended periods and move/carry equipment for program;  AND
  • Must be able to physically assist children as required (e.g., lifting)

Working at the Toronto District School Board

Our staff members are the backbone of our system. Becoming a part of the TDSB team means joining a talented community of educators and support staff dedicated to enriching the lives of all students and helping them to achieve success.

The TDSB is one of the largest and most culturally diverse school boards in Canada, with approximately 246,000 students in 584 schools and approximately 40,000 employees. We offer a dynamic, challenging work environment and unmatched career opportunities for our staff.

Please review the information provided and explore the exciting career possibilities the TDSB has to offer as we continue to establish ourselves as the leading school board of the new millennium.

The Toronto District School Board is deeply committed to promoting Truth, Reconciliation and the rights of Indigenous peoples, Human Rights, Equity and Anti-Racism, and the elimination of Oppressive Practices, in our schools, our workplace and in the communities we serve. We strongly encourage applications from all individuals including those with varied lived experiences that can contribute to the diversification of the workforce at TDSB.

We strive to meet the accommodation needs of persons with disabilities. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs for accommodation known in advance during the application process.

The TDSB follows a hybrid work structure where some employees may be able to work remotely at times, based on strategic and operational requirements.  Please refer to Policy P103, Flexible Working Arrangements for more information.


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