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The Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School is a Nursery – Grade 6 school in downtown Toronto, committed to exemplary teaching, teacher education, and research in an intentionally diverse environment. The Laboratory School is dedicated to the exploration and dissemination of best practices.

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Established in 1925, the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto is the oldest Laboratory School in Canada.  The Laboratory School serves children from Nursery to Grade 6.  It has a threefold mandate:  exemplary education for the 200 children who attend the school, graduate teacher education, and research, all these in an intentionally diverse environment.  The School makes a noted contribution to the understanding of strong educational practices in elementary schools in Canada and around the world.

Jackman ICS teachers create a secure learning environment for their students, one that inspires exploration, creativity, curiosity, and confidence to flourish.  The school honours diversity and values a deeply interconnected community, in which all members feel known, respected, and supported as active participants.  Teachers work part of a collaborative team of educators.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Implementing indoor and outdoor daily classroom activities and lessons
  • Promoting an engaging and secure environment to foster student learning
  • Mentoring student teachers on placement in the classroom

We seek applicants with the following professional qualifications and experience:

  • Ontario College of Teachers Certification (OCT Primary/Junior) preferred for elementary classrooms
  • College of Early Childhood Educators (RECE) certification preferred for early years classrooms
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience preferred
  • Completed Additional Qualifications will be an asset
  • First Aid skills an asset

Qualified applicants are asked to submit a complete application, including CV, application letter, and two letters of reference to:

Chriss Bogert, Vice Principal

Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education |
University of Toronto

c/o: chriss.bogert@utoronto.ca 

We thank all interested applicants; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute the further diversification of ideas. All candidate are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

September 2019 to June 2020

Established in 1925, the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto is the oldest Laboratory School in Canada. The Laboratory School serves children from Nursery to Grade 6. It has a threefold mandate: exemplary education for the 200 children who attend the school; graduate teacher education, and research. The School makes a noted contribution to the understanding of strong educational practices in elementary schools in Canada and around the world. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone who is interested in gaining experience working with young children in an educational setting. The Nursery Team is looking for an individual to assist the Nursery teachers in the care of the children and the day to day running of the Nursery program.

Key Responsibilities include:
       •   Assists in the implementation of indoor and outdoor daily activities; assists with the ongoing supervision of classroom,
           playground, group and routine activities.
       •   Collaborates as a member of the Nursery teaching team in ensuring the overall health and safety of all children by
           maintaining a sanitary and safe environment.
       •   Provides assistance with arranging children’s play space to reflect the philosophy of the school and curriculum of the
           Nursery Program.
       •   Assists with the daily preparation of the playground and classroom; cleans/organizes equipment and other areas of the
           classroom as needed.
       •   Builds and maintains responsive relationships with children.
       •   Shares observations of the children with the Nursery teacher to help with overall assessment.
       •   Builds and maintains positive and professional relationships with parents; shares any relevant information communicated by
           parents with the Nursery Teacher.
       •   Participates in program development meetings once a month.
       •   Provides care-giving routines such as toileting, serving snacks, dressing children to go outside, etc.
       •   Performs other related duties as assigned.

We seek applicants with the following professional qualifications and experience:
       •   Work experience in childcare/with young children
       •   Early Childhood Assistant (ECA) qualifications an asset
       •   First Aid Certification (can be obtained after hiring)
       •   Commitment to diversity and equity

This position is part-time, as the Nursery is a morning only program, with an entry level salary. Qualified applicants are asked to submit a complete application including: a CV, 2 references and a cover letter addressing the above requirements by August 19, 2019 to:
                                                                                           Chriss Bogert, Vice Principal
                                                                 Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School
                                                              Ontario Institute for Studies in Education | University of Toronto
                                                                     c/o: Tory McCracken tory.mccracken@mail.utoronto.ca
                                                               http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/ics/Laboratory_School/index.html

We thank all interested applicants; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.