Be An Early Childhood Educator in Bruce County
Working as a registered Early Childhood Educator is more than a job - it's a rewarding career!
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 this fall, 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), begins 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
- Become your own boss: You could run your own home child care.
- 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?
- ECEs are urgently needed by licensed child care providers in Bruce County.
- For ongoing job postings, please visit https://jobsinbruce.ca/
- Please see https://brucecounty.on.ca/childrens-services for contact information for licensed Child Care Centres to learn more about their job openings.
- Become your own boss by opening a home daycare. Please see https://brucecounty.on.ca/childrens-services for more information
How to become an ECE?
- Are you new to the field? While you can train as an RECE at various universities and colleges, Fanshawe 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.
How to access financial support to become an ECE?
You can now apply for the ECE Education Grant, scholarships and bursaries and Fanshawe College and Georgian College, and OSAP to help cover tuition costs. There is also a Leadership Certification Grant for registered ECEs to continue their education. YouTube has a great video to help you apply for these grants.
Discover more about ECE Education Bursaries.
Ongoing Professional Development Opportunities in Bruce County
- To work as an early childhood educator in Ontario, graduates are required to register with the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators. As ECE is a regulated profession, there is a commitment to continuous professional learning.
- Bruce County offers free professional development opportunities to help ECEs grow, learn, and reflect on their practice.
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