Early Childhood Educator

Early childhood educators plan, organize and implement programs for children between the ages of infancy and 12 years. Early childhood educator assistants provide care for infants and preschool- to school-age children under the guidance of early childhood educators.

$40,000 - $52,000+

College Diploma(s)

Moderate Demand

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Nyembezi Zviuya

Early Childhood Educator

I was born and raised in Zimbabwe. My work has always been in education. My interest has always been to promote positive educational outcomes, especially for students from marginalized populations. I am also a lifelong learner. 

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What is your educational background?

Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Certificate in Education. 
Bachelor of Social Work
Master of Social Work
Master of Arts in Early Childhood Studies 
Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Daily Roles & Responsibilities?

  • Develop and implement child-care programs that support and promote the physical, cognitive, emotional and social development of children
  • Lead activities by telling or reading stories, teaching songs, taking children to local points of interest and providing opportunities to express creativity through the media of art, dramatic play, music and physical activity
  • Plan and maintain an environment that protects the health, security and well-being of children
  • Assess the abilities, interests and needs of children and discuss progress or problems with parents and other staff members

What advice would you give the 15-18 year old version of yourself?

To grow and be an effective advocate for others, keep searching for knowledge beyond what you know.

Core Responsibilities

01.

Lead activities by telling or reading stories, teaching songs and supporting the interests of the students.

02.

Develop and implement child-care programs that support the physical, cognitive, emotional and social development of children.

03.

Submit written observations on children to other educators and supervisorts.

Typical Workplace

  • Public Schools
  • Private Education Centres
  • Daycares

 

Attributes & Abilities

Creativity Skills
Analytical and problem-solving skills
Organized & detail-oriented
Communication skills
Collaborative skills
Educational skills
Grade 11

English (ENG3C)
Mathematics: (MEL3E1/MBF3C)
Parenting (Recommended)
Cooperative Education (Recommended)

Grade 12

English (ENG4C)

Cooperative Education (Recommended)

Related Post-Secondary Programs:

 

Early Childhood Educator

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