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Director Early Childhood Education at a revolutionary childcare center
Calgary, Alberta
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Job description Do you have strong leadership skills? Are you highly organized? Are you business oriented? Are you passionate about children and Early childhood Education? If so, Kids U is the place for you! Kids U has won the Gold Winner status for the Calgary Herald/Sun Readers' choice ‘Best Daycare & Best Preschool’ from 2017 - 2...! As we embark on a transformational journey in our growth story, we seek to onboard individuals who will lead from the front. We are looking to hire incredibly enthusiastic, child-loving, education-driven leaders to support and guide our amazing children, staff and families as part of our campus leadership teams. We are currently hiring Center Directors who have previous experience running an early childhood educator center of 100 children or more with a curriculum mindset and an operational focus. We are also open to applicants who are experienced teachers, individuals who are self-driven and motivated, collaborative, willing to learn and grow into a management position. Our Offer Competitive salary Paid time off and sick days Benefits include vision, dental, massage, acupuncture etc Extended employee benefit plan based on tenure and role Tuition discounts You will be surrounded by pedagogical leaders to share best practices and learn Our facilities offer spacious classrooms lit with natural light, beautiful on-site playground and are located near various parks and amenities Paid Professional Development Days AND non-instructional days Career growth, and promotion opportunities unparalleled in the field We pay for your continued education Annual Lead Teacher retreat focused on skills development Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP) Team building events, weeklong staff appreciation events and staff parties! Enjoy job security in a team you love! We take work/life balance seriously! Are you someone who… Multi-task oriented and do what it takes to get the job done! Desires to inspire! Desires to inspire! Believes in having fun! Thinks outside the box! Is open-minded! Willing to give their best! Can be trusted by others! Patient, calm, and professional in every situation! Desires to be a part of something larger than themselves! Works hard and plays hard! IF YOU ARE, WE INVITE YOU TO APPLY FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN OUR AWARD WINNING TEAM TODAY! What you bring to the role: Professionalism, ambition and a desire to build strong trusting relationships across a diverse team, as well as with families and children An educational background in early childhood education A deep understanding of how children learn and develop and how to create a high quality environment Experience with efficient and effective day-to-day operations at a center The ability to make informed decisions with an adaptable and flexible mindset Strong communication and interpersonal skills A focus on short-term and long-term goals A mindset and the skills to organize systems, plan work and motivate the team for excellence A growth mindset, a positive attitude, and a willingness to learn and expand your knowledge on brain development, executive functions and holistic growth for all children The adequate energy level and ability to meet the physical demands of the job Sensitivity and respect for individual and cultural differences Your own personal mission. Responsibilities: Ensuring the center is safe and effective with a caring and nurturing environment in each classroom Curriculum development - through the oversight of the overall education program, supporting classrooms and facilitating a positive and stimulating environment Overseeing the hiring and training of new staff members - selecting not just qualified candidates, but also those who fit with the philosophy, values and culture of the program. This includes evaluating candidates, conducting onsite interviews and a working classroom interview as well. Training - ensuring all staff are fully trained in their responsibilities and the policies of the program as well as keeping staff up to date on the latest research in child development, safety precautions, and developmentally appropriate practices Conflict resolution - successful mediation of any conflicts that may arise due to the nature of work or the relationships between educators and / or families Building strong family connections - creating an environment that allows for strong family relationships to develop through open and proactive communication between parents and teachers. Organizing and hosting community events for teachers and families Mentoring and career growth - understanding the team's career goals and helping them make progress towards them for career satisfaction and longevity. Qualifications: Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Alberta Childcare Licensing and Accreditation standards Early Childhood Education diploma or degree from a recognized college or University Child Development Supervisor (Level 3 required) Valid first-aid certificate (required) Current criminal record check including a vulnerable sector check (required) Ability to lift a min. of 40 lbs. especially when working with infants and toddlers Reggio/Montessori experience (an asset) _We thank all applicants for their interest. Please note that only those applicants for further consideration will be contacted. _ *Kids U is an equal opportunity workplace, and we are committed to building and fostering an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard. We believe that a strong focus and commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to truly make early childhood education an enabler for wide-reaching change. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities. * Job Type: Full-time Salary: From $40,000.0... per year Benefits: Dental care Extended health care On-site childcare On-site parking Paid time off Relocation assistance Vision care Schedule: 8 hour shift Monday to Friday Supplemental pay types: Bonus pay COVID-19 considerations: Kids U is following all Alberta Health Protocols to ensure the health and safety of our children and employees. Ability to commute/relocate: Calgary, AB: reliably commute or be willing to relocate with an employer-provided relocation package (required) Education: Bachelor's Degree (preferred) Experience: Early childhood education: 7 years (required) Leadership and Campus Operations: 5 years (preferred) Montessori & Reggio Emilia: 5 years (preferred) License/Certification: ECE Certification Level 3 (preferred) Work Location: One location


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Education level: Completion post secondary

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Location of care:
Daycare centre

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Required training

Child development assistant
Child development supervisor
Child development worker
Early childcare educator (ECE)
Registered early childhood educator (RECE)

Safety training

CPR status: Have CPR certification
First aid status: Have first aid certification

Services needed

Assistant teacher
Supply teacher

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