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Job Summary: To plan, organize and lead activities for preschoolers (0-5 years) and/or children (6-12 years).
Machines and Equipment Used: First aid kit, recreation and various office equipment
Season(s): Fall, Winter, Spring
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  • Plans, organizes and leads activities for preschoolers and/or children.
  • Follows the principles of Healthy Child Development (HIGH FIVE®) in the planning and delivery of programs.
  • Monitors preschoolers and childrens participation in activities and provides feedback to participants to ensue positive experience.
  • Ensures the equipment and supplies meet Health and Safety standards, and are operational and stored away after use.
  • Performs administrative tasks to support the program.
  • Takes action to deal with incidents, problems and emergencies as outlined in Divisional policies and procedures.
  • Liaises with caregivers and respond to inquiries.
  • Attends and participates in meetings and training sessions.


  • Experience leading preschool and childrens activities.
  • Skills and knowledge in a program area such as; arts & crafts, games, sports, dance.
  • You must possess certification in Parks and Recreation Ontario's Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD). Applicants who meet all other qualifications and obtain a conditional job offer will be advised of PHCD course offerings in order to meet this qualification.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid Standard First Aid - CRP C Certification including infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation as recognized by WSIB.
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