Complete Application Checklist for Designated Early Childhood Educator:

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is committed to providing reasonable disability related accommodations to enable individuals to participate in the recruitment and selection process.

Please contact extension 2368 at (519) 578-3677 of your needs in advance of any part of the process

Opportunities with the Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) can be located on the WCDSB website or  through Apply to Education

In order to be considered for opportunities, applicants are required to apply directly to a posting with a complete application as identified in the job posting.  Please see individual postings for qualifications and application requirements.

The postings that require candidates to apply exclusively via Apply to Education portal are free of charge to candidates.  For Apply to Education assistance, please contact 1-877-900-5627 or

(Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 7:00 pm EST.)

We encourage applicants who are using Apply to Education to sign up for the Job Alert feature found on the Apply to Education website. This feature will notify you when the WCDSB posts opportunities on

For current opportunities, please refer to the Current Opportunities located in the Careers section of the WCDSB website.

Your application package is subject to the terms of the WCDSB Privacy Policy, APC 036, on the website under “About Us –Governance, By-Laws, Policies and Administrative Procedures”

Only those applicants with complete applications who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Online Apply to Education Application Form

  • All Applicants

Cover Letter

  • All Applicants


  • All Applicants

Diploma (Early Childhood Educator)

  • All Applicants

College of Early Childhood Educators’ Certificate of Qualification (Member Registration Number)

  • All Applicants
  • New or soon-to-be graduates’ applications will be considered complete pending the receipt of CECE membership.
  • New or soon-to-be graduates’ applications awaiting this membership will be considered for an interview,
  • but, if successful, will be added to the list as an uncertified DECE until membership is received.

Copy of Baptismal Certificate

  • All Applicants
  • Please upload to the “Pastoral Reference” Section of the Apply to Education application.
  • A copy of a Catholic confirmation certificate is sufficient ONLY if you were baptized in affiliation with a Christian denomination other than Catholic.

Diocese Pastoral Reference & Declaration of Commitment (for DECEs)

  • All Applicants
  • These documents are available on the WCDSB website (link below).
  • Please complete both and upload to the “Pastoral Reference” Section of the Apply to Education application.

Two (2) References:

  • All Applicants
  • Employed in a licensed child care centre within the last 24 months?  IF YES, one reference must be the most recent immediate supervisor.
  • Student within the last 12 months and not been employed by a licensed child care centre? IF YES, one reference must be a placement supervisor.
  • Returning to employment from a leave greater than 24 months?  IF YES, seek professional and/or academic references. In addition to professional/academic reference personal character references can be used.