Early Childhood Educators & Assistants (4214)

Early childhood educators plan, organize and implement programs for children between the ages of infancy and 12 years. Early childhood educator assistants provide care for infants and preschool- to school-age children under the guidance of early childhood educators. Early childhood educators and assistants lead children in activities to stimulate and develop their intellectual, physical and emotional growth and ensure their security and well-being. They are employed in child-care centres, daycare centres, kindergartens, agencies for exceptional children and other settings where early childhood education services are provided. Supervisors of early childhood educators and assistants are included in this unit group.

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Date modified: April 2017

The University of Manitoba does not offer specialized training for Early Childhood Education. The links below have more information on the occuaption and training opportunities in Manitoba.

To learn more about a career in Kindergarten & Early Years Education, please click the link on the right hand side of the page.

Links to Sites

- Academic Calendar

- National Occupational Classification

-Working in Canada - Winnipeg Report

-Alberta Learning Information Service -OCCinfo

-Occupational Video: Early Childhood Educator - from the Alberta Learning Information Service-

-Occupational Video: Early Childhood Assistant - from the Alberta Learning Information Service

-Occupational Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S. (on Education, Training and Library Occupations)

-O*NET -detailed occupational information (U.S.)

-A Day in the Life of a Child Care Worker- Princeton Review

-Canadian Childcare Federation

-Early Childhood Education and the School System

-Healthy Child Manitoba

-Manitoba Child Care Association

-Government of Manitoba: Information on the Classification of Early Childhood Educators and Child Care Assistants (pdf)

-Topics in Early Childhood Education - Blog by John Funk, Adjunct Professor University of Utah

-MenTeach - information about men teaching

-Early Childhood News

-Early Childhood Education Program - Red River College

-The Canadian Association for Young Children

-The Centre on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning

Updated: March 30, 2017