Supply Designated Early Childhood Educators (Graduating ECE Students areEligible to Apply)

Full Time


The Waterloo Region District School Board is situated in Canada’s innovation heartland, where we are celebrating the gifts of each and every student by creating limitless opportunities for them to flourish, grow and become their best selves. The Board provides a comprehensive educational program for approximately 65,000 students in the Region of Waterloo. The Board is the seventh largest public school district in Ontario with 16 secondary schools, 106 elementary schools and approximately 11,000 staff members. Additional information regarding the Board is available on the Board’s website at


The Waterloo Region District School Board is currently seeking applications for ‘Supply Designated Early Childhood Educators’.

Applications will only be accepted from applicants currently registered with the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators and current Early Childhood Education students scheduled to graduate prior to August 2024. NOTE that conditional offers will be made to successful applicants until such time as registration with the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators in Good Standing is confirmed. Prior to registration, successful candidates may be deployed on an emergency basis.

The Designated Early Childhood Educator (DECE) will partner with the classroom teacher to plan and implement a full day early learning kindergarten program within a classroom setting. The DECE will also provide supervision and age appropriate learning for groups of students as part of the extended day program as required. The DECE will report to the Principal of the school.

Successful candidates for the supply positions will be working on an “on call” basis from September to June.


Hold a two year community college Early Childhood Education Diploma preferably with experience in a childcare of educational setting (or in the final year of the program)

Provide proof of registration with the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators (or in process)

Valid Standard First Aid with CPR Level C/AED

Applications and supporting documentation stating qualifications and experience, including a copy of your

Certificate of Registration with the College of Early Childhood Educators (if applicable) and proof of Standard First Aid with CPR Level C/AED must be included in your portfolio.

Please do not apply to this posting if you do not hold the appropriate qualifications.


The Successful Candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Criminal Background Check including the Vulnerable Sector, which must be received in Human Resources prior to the commencement of employment. Please note, the Board does not assume any costs associated with the Criminal Reference Check.

Social Insurance Number (SIN), date of birth, and proof of educational qualifications will be required at the time of an offer of employment.

A condition of employment requires that you pass the Board’s physical testing component. Additional information will be provided during the interview.

The Waterloo Region District School Board is committed to hiring people who believe in

our vision and mission statement and will assist us in implementing our six key strategic


Our Vision

Celebrating the gifts of each and every student by creating limitless opportunities for

them to flourish, grow and become their best selves.

Our Mission

Creating learning environments where all students excel as they become skilled, caring,

and compassionate global citizens.

Strategic Directions

? Centering students

? Support for student and staff well-being

? Equitable opportunities and outcomes

? Strengthen connections through family and community engagement

? Increase student learning through engagement

? Collaboration and compassion for transformation

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Human Resources staff will only respond to inquiries from applicants selected for an interview. No phone calls please.

Under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014, S.O. 2014, c. 11, Sched. 1 Ontario Regulation 137/15 for staff screening and police record checks;

Employees (DECEs, EAs, CYWs) working in licensed child care programs are required to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check issued by a Police Service on or before every fifth anniversary after the date of the most recent vulnerable sector check. In addition, employees are required to complete an annual offence declaration (annually recorded through the WRDSB staff portal). Educators working in Before and After School Programs are required to complete a request for VSC through your local police service (available online) and submit your original electronic copy to for review.

Employees are required to have a valid first aid and cpr certificate and or be registered to update their training within the year.

It is the responsibility of interested candidates to ensure that their application, including a resume and a copy of a current Certificate of Qualification is submitted through Apply to Education. Candidates are asked not to contact schools directly, either by phone or email. Your co-operation is appreciated.

Please note that no application packages are to be sent to the Board office. All applications will be accessed only through the Apply To Education website.

The Waterloo Region District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We are committed to fair and equitable hiring practices that allow us to hire qualified staff who reflect the diversity of the community we serve, who will foster the success and well-being of our students and who demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in the classroom.

We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:

First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;

members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;

persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities;

person who identify as women; and persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions

We will make any appropriate accommodation based on any of the human rights protected grounds, to support candidate participation in the hiring process.

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