ECE – Calgary South

ECE/Toddler Teacher Position

We are looking for an exceptional, engaged, excited and dedicated ECE Teacher who has a passion for working with young children. This position will be in a Toddler Classroom with children aged 18 months – 3.5 years. The successful teacher shall be knowledgeable in early childhood learning theories, teaching strategies and have training in classroom management and guidance.

Successful candidates will bring to our classrooms the enthusiasm and the creativity that children need to develop, along with great disposition, great communication and organizational skills.  The ideal candidate possesses creativity, resourcefulness and a loving nature.

About Us:

The CEFA educational system at Core Educational & Fine Arts (CEFA) Junior Kindergarten is one of today’s leading approaches to educating young children.  Its rich academic content is designed to stimulate the child in many different ways, to optimize the natural development of the child’s brain.  This wonderful approach facilitates learning experiences for children in areas such as mathematics, reading, writing, drama, science, visual arts, music, yoga and many more.  It is based on the belief that children must be given the opportunity to learn and exercise their intellect in various forms, such as the expression of their creativity, reasoning, and sequential thinking.  In the CEFA environment, children have ample time to learn, play and express themselves in creative ways.  Our full day early learning and junior kindergarten programs at our schools are far beyond the typical childcare programs found throughout Canada.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a high-quality program, in line with the CEFA curriculum, that supports and promotes the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development of all children.
  • Demonstrate and promote a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, outcome, and values of CEFA.
  • Plan and maintain a high-quality environment that respects the health, security, and well-being of children.
  • Assess the abilities, interests, and needs of children and discuss progress or problems with parents and other staff members.
  • Communicate in a thorough, clear, and timely manner both written and oral.
  • Be genuine, supportive, engaged, and a productive team member who is open to and implements feedback and guidance.
  • Support children in the development of their self-help skills and independence.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with co-workers, management, and families.
  • Attend staff meetings, and any professional development opportunities as required.
  • Work in partnership to maintain cleanliness and organization of classroom materials.
  • To maintain regular attendance, punctuality and to be appropriately dressed and professional at all times.

Qualifications:

  • Early Childhood Education (ECE) Certificate Licence (Level, 2 or 3 preferred) (minimum level 1 required)
  • Experience with Toddlers or Infants:  2 years preferred
  • CEFA teacher training (preferred)
  • First Aid/CPR Certificate (required)
  • Vulnerable Check -Criminal Record Check (required)
  • Familiar with current Alberta Licensing and Health Regulations
  • Knowledge of the Montessori and Reggio Emilia methodology (preferred)
  • Ability to prioritize and to exercise time management

Work conditions and physical capabilities:

  • Repetitive tasks, physically demanding, (ability to lift and move 50lbs)
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching and kneeling, lifting.
  • Manual dexterity
  • Indoor and Outdoor environment
  • Attention to detail.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary: $15.00-$18.00 + Alberta Childcare Wage Top Up. Negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

Expected started date: Immediately

Job Type: Full-time/Permanent

Schedule: Shifts vary in length depending on the teacher requirements and school needs between 7:00am – 5:30pm Monday – Friday.

Benefits:

  • CEFA Methodology Training
  • Ongoing development through workshops led by external resources, coaching and mentoring
  • Spring break and winter break off as well as professional days
  • Daily am snack, lunch, and afternoon snacks provided
  • Full medical benefits after 6 months (single premiums covered by CEFA)

Application Form:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the form below and upload your cover letter and resume.

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