Île Enchantée, Carrefour de l’Isle-Saint-Jean, Charlottetown.
Île Enchantée hired their tenth worker in October, and there are two substitutes.
The centre runs a day care and a pre-school and after school program for children ages 5 to 12. It has the capacity to look after 50 children and is open 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday.
“There is a big need for substitutes and full-time employees,” says Adina Nault. “We look for applicants who have a volunteer background working with children at home, at school or in the community, whether it is in child care or tutoring.
“Every day, we plan activities and document every learning opportunity that child has had. We also look after the emotional needs of the child and daily routines like snack time and nap time.”
Adina says Île Enchantée is willing to accommodate staff’s work schedules so they can go to school during the day. The centre may also help finance their employees’ efforts to earn a two-year early childhood education diploma. “I went back for upgrading a few years ago and found it was worth it. I took what I learned in the night classes and applied it to the centre each day.”
For more information about Île Enchantée, call 902-368-1895.