The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Early Childhood Educator (ECE) in Canada is C$15.28.
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Job Description for Early Childhood Educator (ECE)
Children who receive the proper attention early on in life will do better during their educational years. That’s what early childhood educators do; they provide all the important skills a child needs to be successful. Studies have shown that children between ages 3-6 who receive social activities, educational concepts and creative skills are better prepared for their school years. Interaction with parents, caregivers and teachers are the first step to a well-rounded child. Educators who focus on…Read more
Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Tasks
- Plan and lead educational activities and lessons like story time, making music, or crafts.
- Write reports on students for supervisors and document behavioral or learning concerns.
- Communicate with parents about programs, problems, lessons, and student progress.
- Maintain safe, clean facilities, and teach children rules of safe conduct.
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Popular Skills for Early Childhood Educator (ECE)
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Skills in Oral / Verbal Communication and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Curriculum Planning, Activities for Children and Childhood Education.
Pay by Experience Level for Early Childhood Educator (ECE)
An early career Early Childhood Educator (ECE) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$16.08 based on 1,623 salaries. A mid-career Early Childhood Educator (ECE) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$17.44 based on 898 salaries. An experienced Early Childhood Educator (ECE) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$18.20 based on 665 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$20.
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Employees with Early Childhood Educator (ECE) in their job title in Scarborough, Ontario earn an average of 8.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Ottawa, Ontario (4.8% more) and Toronto, Ontario (4.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Halifax, Nova Scotia (14.8% less), Montréal, Québec (7.7% less) and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (7.5% less).
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