Early Childhood Educator (full-time)

Bright Lights Child Care CentreFull TimeCalgary, AB

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Start Date: asap

Closing Date: when a suitable candidate is found

Our Vision: Where Igniting Children’s Potential is Our Passion

Kids@ Churchill Park is a non-profit child care and family support agency providing quality child care and early learning opportunities to Calgary families. We have been both pioneers and leaders in this field for fifty years. Our 7 programs include 6 group child care centres, 1 out of school child care centres, and approximately forty Calgary family day homes (actual numbers can vary). We serve the child care needs of children from young infants to school age. As a non-profit charitable agency it is our mandate to support family life, healthy child development, and early learning. Within each licensed centre and approved Day Home, Kids@ Churchill Park works hard to exceed provincial standards in all areas. We invest in quality programs and services that enhance a child’s development, and promote a child’s well-being through program services and an emergent curriculum that builds upon the imagination and potential of each child. Kids@ Churchill Park teams are deeply committed to their own professional learning so that they can continue to offer the best in Calgary child care. For additional information about Kids@ Churchill Park, please go to our website at https://www.churchillpark.ca/

Profile of Kids@ Churchill Park - Bright Lights Child Care Centre:

  • 72 children enrolled ages 12 months to 6 years – 6 classrooms (growing enrollment)
  • Total of 17 staff
  • Program runs 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. - Monday to Friday
  • 7.5 hour shift with a 1 hour unpaid lunch break
  • Location: 141 50 Avenue SE, Calgary AB, T2G 4S7 - ENMAX Place; FREE PARKING for all day care staff

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide a warm, nurturing and inclusive environment to all the children in the facility
  • Meeting the emotional, social, physical, intellectual needs of the children
  • Implementing open-ended art activities to encourage the use of their imagination which makes them confident in sharing their own unique ideas
  • Arranging the classroom environment to meet the program’s vision and objectives
  • Continually observing and assessing children in the group and creating individual portfolios to document each child’s growth and development
  • Maintaining confidentiality
  • Keeping all relevant records, checklists, attendance and timesheets updated
  • Attending staff meetings, internal and external workshops
  • Assuring that all licensing regulations are understood and met

Qualifications, Skills and Professional Attributes

  • Alberta Certified Child Development Supervisor or Child Development Worker
  • Valid First Aid Certificate and Security Check including Vulnerable Sector Search
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current best practices and work standards in Early Learning and Childhood Care and Education
  • Experience in observing, documenting and planning an emergent program
  • Knowledge of Alberta’s Curriculum model FLIGHT an asset
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Alberta Child Care Licensing Regulation
  • Effective communication, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Ability to build positive relationships with families and colleagues
  • Demonstrate teamwork abilities and flexibility
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Willing to learn, open to feedback and shared leadership
  • Willing to participate in professional development opportunities

Wages and Benefits

  • Competitive wages plus Government Wage Top-Up Funding
  • After successful completion of probation:

- Recognition of your birthdate with a paid day off

- 2 weeks vacation

- 12 flex days a year (prorated accordingly)

- 25% child care discount

  • Comprehensive Health Benefits through Co-Operators after 6 months of employment

Kids@ Churchill Park is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants must have legal authorization to work in Canada by way of Canadian Citizenship, permanent residency or a valid work permit.