The Learning Enrichment Foundation - Toronto, ON

Registered Early Childhood Educator at various locations in the GTA

We are looking for RECE's who share our belief that children’s experience in their early years will directly influence the vitality of communities in the decades to come, and that education should be built on building resilience, risk-taking, and a sense of the possible.

Location: Various Locations

Hours: Full Time, Regular Part Time Hours and On-Call Support



Why Work At LEF?

At LEF, each of our centres create a unique atmosphere in which you will work as part of a team of educators, supported by experienced supervisors.  We encourage our educators (many of whom have been with us for 10+ years!) to build their professional foundation around LEF's core beliefs of  Mindfulness, Values, Trusted Partnerships and Innovation.  All of these components are evident in the educators' impact on children and families in the individual centres.



As an educator in our kindergarten and school-age rooms, your primary responsibility is support children, families and the team of educators within the LEF centre. Each morning, snack is provided for children to ensure they are ready to learn. As an educator your role is to create opportunities for children to learn through planned activities and support their nature curiosity. In the afternoon, this learning continues through child-led activities, indoors and outdoors, with educators who eagerly join in their play. Educators focus on building positive relationship with children and families that support confidence and build resilience.


  • 2 educators and up to 26 children for kindergarten groups

  • 2 educators and up to 30 children from grades 1-6 (mixed ages)



In addition to the education, experience, and licensing requirements listed at the end of this posting, we are looking for RECEs with:

  • Successful completion of a Community College Diploma or Degree in Early Childhood Education

  • Experience supporting families and promoting the value of play-based learning

  • Experience working with children with special needs

  • Thorough understanding of The Child Care Early Years Act (2014)

  • Sound ability to apply the Early Learning for Every Child Today (ELECT, 2007) framework towards quality programming

  • Knowledge of Assessment for Quality Improvement (AQI)

  • Good understanding and application of Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years: How Does Learning Happen? (2014)

  • Ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with children, parents and staff

  • Ability to use tact, discretion and good judgement to solve problems and resolve conflict

  • Ability to create a comprehensive program as an equal with the teachers and external partners such as TDSB and TCDSB

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

  • Excellent written communication skills



LEF offers a progressive, innovative, and supportive culture with mentorship opportunities, and guest lecture opportunities for our ECA program. In addition, we offer:

For part-time roles

  • 3 days of personal emergency leave per year

  • 2 personal days after 1 yr of employment

  • Dental, Drug and Health Benefits

  • 2 weeks vacation per year of employment (3 weeks after 5 years)

  • Educators are eligible to enroll in pension program contribution when certain conditions are met

  • Opportunities for full-time positions as LEF grows

For full-time roles

  • 3 personal days after 1 year of employment + 15 days of personal emergency leave per year

  • 3 weeks vacation to start (4 weeks after 5 years of employment)

  • Dental, Drug and Health Benefits

  • Pension contribution matching (2% from employee and 4% from LEF)


Deadlines and Additional Information

As we are in a period of unprecedented growth, we encourage you to apply immediately for current and upcoming roles. We thank all applicants however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to attend an in-person interview at our head office. Come prepared with your portfolio, resume and 3 references.

The Learning Enrichment Foundation is committed to providing accessible service and employment to all individuals (the public and the staff) and to treat them with respect and dignity. We are committed to ensuring an inclusive interview process. We will ensure that persons with disabilities have the same opportunities to access employment and benefit from our services in the same place and in a similar way as others. We are committed to the removal of barriers that may impede full accessibility for people with disabilities. If you require accommodations at any point throughout the application or interview process, please let us know.

Required education:

  • Diploma or Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education

Required experience:

  • Minimum 1 year experience

Required licenses or certifications:

  • Registered Early Childhood Educator, in good standing with the College of ECE

  • Standard First Aid & CPR Level C

  • Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC), valid within the last 6 months


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