Early Years Coordinator

Job Details

JOB POSTING #:  2024-0005

POSTING PERIOD:  Friday, January 12, 2024 at 8:30 AM to Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 4:30 PM

DEPARTMENT:  Housing & Children’s Services

UNION:  Non-Union


POSITION STATUS:  Temporary Full-Time



RATE OF PAY:   $83,395.00 to $101,367.77 Annually



  • Reporting to the Manager, Children’s Services or designate, this position will provide strategic oversight of work related to the Early Years and Child Care Policy Framework, particularly the workload associated with provincial and federal government initiatives; administer and oversee the delivery of provincial Early Years and Child Care programs across Windsor and Essex county, ensuring that programs and services are administered in accordance with established legislation, provincial regulations and local policy and procedures;
  • Liaise with representatives of all three levels of government, local partners, and community agencies, undertake public and stakeholder consultation;
  • Directly responsible for the development and management of service plans for the community and the direct allocation of public funds;
  • Assist with data collection and reporting requirements from stakeholders, government, and partners in an accurate and timely manner, in accordance with agreement specifications;
  • Support meaningful measurement for quality improvement and best practices as outlined by the Ministry of Education;
  • Supervisory responsibility, including recruitment, development and monitoring of employees who deliver Early Years and Child Care services;
  • Act as ongoing resource for staff and as a subject matter expert to address issues with program delivery and compliance, and act as a local business expert to address issues various computer systems – OneHSN, OCCMS, ERAM, and SAMS as required;
  • Address concerns, complaints and issues with clients and service providers; perform duties as required under the Occupational Health & Safety Act.


  • Must have a University Degree in Early Childhood Education or Ontario Ministry of Education equivalency and a minimum of one (1) year progressive responsibility in an early years/child care setting.
  • OR Must have a post-secondary school Community College Diploma in Early Childhood Education or Ontario Ministry of Education equivalency and a minimum of two (2) years progressive responsibility in an early years/child care setting.
  • Must have current registration and in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators;
  • Must have demonstrated up to date knowledge and understanding of the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA); Ontario’s Renewed Early Years and Child Care Policy Framework; Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years- How Does Learning Happen?;  as well as other applicable Ministry of Education resources (ELECT; Think, Feel, Act, etc);
  • Must have demonstrated planning, organizational and implementation skills;
  • Must have computer literacy in Windows environment and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint;
  • Must possess excellent written, analytical and oral communication skills;
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge in areas of program delivery and implementation;
  • Must have strong problem-solving, mediation, negotiating and planning skills;
  • Must have knowledge of the municipal role, functions and challenges in children’s services program delivery;
  • Must have the ability to interpret data, legislation, program material and analyze issues;
  • Experience working with children with special needs would be considered an asset;
  • Extensive experience in all areas of a child care and/or an early years program/setting would be considered an asset;
  • Should have knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act, its regulations and knowledge of the hazards associated with the work;
  • Will be required to complete and remain current as per the requirements of the Corporation’s Management Certificate Program.
  • Progression through the Art of Supervision Program Certificate or a supervisory program of a similar nature is considered an asset.
  • Given that this job is a new position a Physical Demands analysis will be completed with the incumbent after approximately six months of occupying the position.


  • Only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged
  • We offer a smoke-free office environment
  • Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, c. 25 as amended, and will be used to determine eligibility for employment.
  • The Corporation of the City of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Windsor will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform the City of Windsor Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.