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Early childhood educators plan and organize activities for preschool and school-age children. Early childhood educator assistants provide care and guidance to preschool children under the supervision of early childhood educators. Early childhood educators and assistants lead children in activities to stimulate and develop their intellectual, physical and emotional growth. They are employed in child-care centres, kindergartens, nursery schools, agencies for exceptional children, and other environments where early childhood education services are provided, or they may be self-employed. Early childhood educators who are supervisors are included in this group.
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- Develop and implement daily activities that support and promote the development of children
- Lead children in activities by telling or reading stories, teaching songs, demonstrating the use of simple musical instruments, preparing craft materials and demonstrating their use, providing opportunities for creative expression through the media of art, dramatic play, music and physical fitness, and taking the children to local points of interest
- Guide and assist children in the development of proper eating, dressing and toilet habits
- Observe children for signs of learning disabilities or emotional problems and take appropriate action
- Assess the skills, abilities, interests and needs of children
- Discuss progress or problems of children with parents and other staff members
- Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with other community service providers working with children
- Attend meetings and workshops to develop and discuss new teaching methods
- May plan and organize activities for school-age children in child-care programs before and after regular school hours
- May supervise and co-ordinate the activities of other early childhood educators and early childhood educator assistants.
- Conduct and monitor activity programs designed for young children
- Lead children in activities by telling stories, teaching songs and preparing craft materials
- Prepare and serve snacks
- Arrange rooms and furniture for lunch and rest periods
- Assist with proper eating, dressing and toilet habits
- Submit written observations on children to supervisor
- Attend staff meetings to discuss progress and problems of children
- Assist supervisor in keeping records
- Maintain day-care equipment and assist in housekeeping duties.
Québec, Beauport, Charlesbourg, Donnacona, Saint-Raymond, Baie-Saint-Paul, Beaupré, Cap-Rouge, Château-Richer, Clermont, Donohue, Lac-Saint-Charles, La Malbaie--Pointe-au-Pic, L'Ancienne-Lorette, Loretteville, Pont-Rouge, Portneuf, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Saint-Émile, Val-Bélair, Le Moyne, Plage-Rhéaume, Sainte-Anne-Ouest, Sault-à-la-Puce
Outlook & Prospects for Early Childhood Educators and Assistants in Capitale-Nationale Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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For the 2012-2014 period, job opportunities in the Capitale-Nationale region are expected to be good for this occupation.
On the one hand, job openings will arise from moderate employment growth; on the other hand, some job openings will result from the need to fill vacancies left by people retiring. It could also be added that a certain proportion of the available positions will result from high turnover in the workforce. Moreover, as there are a large number of women in this occupation, replacing women on maternity leave could also create some job opportunities.
The main employment sector in the Quebec City region is the health and social services sector. These workers are found mostly in daycare centres and educational institutions. There is also a high percentage of self-employed workers in this occupation.
Demographic, economic and political factors affect demand for these workers. For example, government policies on the family (e.g. reduced contribution program) and improved conditions in the parental insurance plan. Demographics also have an impact. In this regard, the birth rate is increasing. This trend could increase the demand for early childhood educators and assistants. Moreover, economically speaking, daycare needs are greatly affected by the participation of women in the job market. As large numbers of women continue to participate in the job market, this should also, to a certain extent, contribute to the creation of job openings for this occupational group.
Local Labour Market News
Week of May 06 – May 10, 2013
- Thirty-some workers will be affected by the temporary shutdown of the aluminum fluoride plant in July, located in Jonquière. Furthermore, nearly a dozen sub-contracting employees will be laid off during this period. (available in French only)
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- A new hospital will be built in Baie-Saint-Paul at a cost of $376M. Construction will begin in 2015. The new establishment should be in business at the end of 2018. (available in French only)
Week of Nov 12 – Nov 16, 2012
- Four daycare centres will be built in Portneuf. Forty-some jobs will be created and added to the existing 80 positions. (available in French only)
Week of Jun 25 – Jun 29, 2012
- New health complex to be constructed in Wendake (available in French only)
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