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Designated Early Childhood Educator

The Designated Early Childhood Educator (DECE) is assigned to the school and reports to the Principal. The DECE partners with the classroom teacher to plan and implement a full day early learning program supporting faith initiatives within a Catholic classroom setting and provide supervision and age appropriate Catholic programming for groups of students as part of the extended day program in the school. Catholicity is a requirement of this position and applicants must submit a pastoral reference along with their complete application.

  • Minimum requirements for Designated Early Childhood Educators are:
  • Two year Early Childhood Education Diploma and proof of registration and good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators
  • Minimum of six months childcare experience in a childcare or educational setting
  • Knowledge of Ministry of Education full day early learning program and related legislation; knowledge of SMCDSB related polices and procedures.
  • Proven ability to deal with classroom management, stressful and emergency situations.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully designing, planning and implementing age appropriate Catholic programs.
  • 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 20kg) and repetitive bending.
Interested in Applying?

We look forward to receiving your application!

If you are interested in a DECE position with our Board, please ensure that your résumé is registered with Apply To Education at as we only accept DECE applications through Apply to Education.

Paper applications for DECE positions will not be considered for employment and will not be maintained on record.

Application Requirements:

To apply for any DECE position (permanent, temporary or daily supply) a complete application consisting of the following items must be received through Apply to Education. Please note that the omission of any of these items shall constitute an incomplete application and will not be considered.
  1. Cover Letter of Introduction
  2. Résumé
  3. Proof of registration and good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators
  4. Current CPR and First Aid Certificate (photocopy of certificates required)
  5. Written pastoral reference dated within one year of the date of application. Click here for our Pastoral Reference Template.
  6. The names and contact information of three Professional References (Personal References will not be accepted).