Visiting LEF Location? If you are going to be entering one of our locations, please continue to screen for COVID-19 every day before entering the child care or location premises using either the TPH screening tools or the provincial COVID-19 school and child care screening tool.
At LEF, we have moved forward cautiously with reopening during the pandemic. The safety and well-being of our community members remains our top priority.
LEF will be no longer be screening staff, families, and individuals at any of our locations. We ask anyone coming into an LEF location to do a self-assessment and stay at home if they have symptoms.
As of July 4th, masks are no longer required to be worn outside on LEF property. KN95 and N95 remain the preferred masks at LEF as they protect you and others. 3-Ply Surgical masks can be worn for relief, but they are only effective at protecting others
We have recently been experiencing a high number of service interruptions and site downtime on LEF’s parent portal. If you experience issues with loading the portal page, visit this direct link to see if that fixes the problem: https://lef.microsoftcrmportals.com
Should you need additional technical assistance with logging in or using the portal, please email LEF's Digital Communications Team at the following email address: email@example.com.
We appreciate your patience in advance as we troubleshoot and fix the portal's issues.
Director of Digital Communications
The Learning Enrichment Foundation
How can I receive a fee subsidy to attend an LEF centre?
The Learning Enrichment Foundation has a purchase of service with the City of Toronto that supports families in need of financial assistance to participate. Please visit the Toronto.ca website, where you fill find the most up to date information on fee subsidies and how to apply.
Additional information can be found here.
What kind of snacks/lunches do you provide?
Our menu is approved by a dietitian and is reviewed and updated annually. When visiting a centre, the supervisor will share the menu with you. Also, there is always extra fruit, bread or cheese available for children should an extra snack be requested.
Can my child bring their own food?
Due to children with food allergies and/or dietary restrictions, we ask families to not bring food from home to the centres. Special accommodations may be considered, please follow up directly with your centre supervisor.
What qualifications do Educators have?
Our educators are second-to-none in the sector! Every room has at least one educator who is a registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE). Other educators in a room may have accreditation as an Early Childhood Assistant (ECA), a Child & Youth Worker (CYW) or experience as a provider of recreation programming. All have current First Aid and CPR certifications. Centre supervisors are all RECEs, many with supporting academic accreditation including teaching certificates or early education degrees and all have a minimum of two years experience in the child care sector.
The Education Savings Incentive (ESI) program offers hope for a child’s financial future and helps them to reach their goal.
You may be eligible to participate in education savings programs including the Registered Education Savings Plan, the Canada Learning Bond and the Canada Education Savings Grant.
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We are looking for
- Will plan and implement developmentally appropriate play-based curriculum based on the observed interests of children
- Has an interest in the outdoors and nature
- Will build strong relationships with children, families, and team members through excellent communication
- Has a membership in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators
- Is looking to grow and learn and have fun!
How to Apply
Apply as a Childcare Professional with LEF
As we’re in a period of unprecedented growth, we encourage you to apply immediately for current and upcoming roles. Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to attend an in-person interview at the head office. Come prepared with your portfolio, resume and 3 references.