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School Age Educator Required for program using FLIGHT + GRIT philosophies
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Early Childhood Educator Job in Calgary, Alberta
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Expanding Imaginations Child Care is an ECE owned and operated child care program that prides itself on being dynamic, inclusive, and child focused. We are looking for an experienced and passionate early childhood educator to lead our small School Age program of 24 children. We believe in attachment-based practices with the children in our care, using co-regulation to help children calm down, and to build long lasting and trusting relationships with families. We are an emergent curriculum, FLIGHT-focused program, and we are recent alumni in the GRIT/ASaP program. We are inclusive to all children and families, and support each other to ensure each child's success. We work together as a team to make sure that children have a great place to learn and spend their days. We have a leadership team that works collaboratively with educators to build responsive environments that are unique to the children in the room. Children are our top priority and we know that we are only as good as our educators. We respect ECE's and the challenging job they do. This position requires Alberta ECE 2 or 3 certification and experience working with school age children. We emphasis time outdoors in all types of weather and this position includes walking up to 3 km and going up 7 flights of stairs to pick up children from school. You must also: Have a clear criminal record and vulnerable sector search less than 6 months old and valid first aid certification Be comfortable communicating professionally and empathetically (verbal and written) with parents and co-workers Be able to use computer software, as we utilize Timesavr, HiMama, HomeBase, and Storypark Have knowledge of FLIGHT Curriculum Framework Show readiness to incorporate the pyramid model through the GRIT/ASaP program Compensation: $17 - $18 hourly before wage enhancement ($19.14 - ... hourly after wage enhancement) Paid programming time Health/dental benefits Starting at 10 paid vacation days each year Six paid sick days each year Treats in the staff room on a regular basis :) Hours: FULLTIME: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm - float with child care program between hours Application Process: 1. Learn about us - check out our website and our Facebook page. Ensure you know our location 2. If you think we are a good fit, send us your resume with a cover letter telling us why you want to join our team 3. If your cover letter and resume are in line with our beliefs and philosophy, we will set up an interview (in person or over Zoom) 4. If, after an interview, we think that you will fit in with our current team, and your knowledge and experience will make us better, we will send you an offer letter 5. Once you accept, we will do a happy dance knowing that our team just got a little better with you on it!
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CPR status: Willing to obtain CPR certification
First aid status: Willing to obtain first aid certification
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