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Be An Early Childhood Educator in Bruce County

A career as an Early Childhood Educator (ECE) in Bruce County offers a range of career opportunities and the ability to make a positive, lasting impact in a child’s life.

Working as a registered Early Childhood Educator is more than a job - it's a rewarding career!
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Early Childhood Education Diploma Program Starting This Fall in Bruce County

There is an early childhood education job waiting for you in Bruce County and Fanshawe College’s part-time, accelerated Early Childhood Education program, offered locally in Port Elgin, will give you the skills and hands-on experience to secure an in-demand career shaping and nurturing young minds.

The part-time program, delivered at Fanshawe’s Huron/Bruce Regional Site (NII Building, 620 Tomlinson Drive, Port Elgin, ON), began on September 5, 2023.

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Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECE) have diverse career pathways, such as Early Years Educator, Developmental Support Worker, Educational Assistant, Child Care Supervisor, and Director. 

RECE’s enjoy a range of flexibility and benefits such as:

  • Flexible hours: Weekdays, options for evenings, Before and After School programs.
  • Outdoor experiences with physical activity in natural settings and learning through play every day.
  • The opportunity to collaborate with other professionals creating engaging environments and experiences to foster children’s learning and development.


Where can I work in Bruce County as an ECE?


How to become an ECE?

  • Are you new to the field? While you can train as an RECE at various universities and collegesFanshawe College and Georgian College offer the Early Childhood Education diploma program in Bruce County. Both colleges work together with local employers for your ECE work placement.
  • If you are currently attending high school, please ensure you discuss dual credit opportunities with your guidance counsellor.


How to access financial support to become an ECE?


Ongoing Professional Development Opportunities in Bruce County

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