Kids U is a growing Accredited Early Childhood Learning Institute in Calgary and Strathmore guided by our Core Values of Knowledge, Innovate, Development, Service and Upliftment. For children in the ages zero to six, we offer best-in-class child care as well as preschool and kindergarten programs that build experiences and influence the development of executive functions. Our curriculum is backed by scientific research and this approach prioritizes how a child learns instead of what they learn.
Our classrooms are inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy. The image of a child views children as strong, capable, competent, and full of potential according to the founder of this approach Loris Malaguzzi. We offer an inspirational classroom that works as a third teacher with different learning centres that are setting up in a beautiful way to invite children to work on their imagination that help them create and express their thoughts and feelings working on the executive function. As a lead teacher you will be part of this amazing process becoming a researcher, an observer, a great inspirational role model, and a good communicator working on document children’s work
We are currently recruiting for these campus location: Strathmore
Please know that this is a three month Contract role.
Shifts are: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm - Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following but are not limited to:
Encourage children through role modeling and guidance to respect themselves and others
Spark imagination, build self-esteem and encourage children to enrich their every day experiences using the environment as the third teacher
Collaborate with classroom teams for planning and implementation of weekly lesson plans
Ensure that classroom practices meet Alberta Childcare Licensing and Accreditation Standards
Provide an educational, caring and safe environment
Utilize effective communication and strong organizational skills
Assist children with self care (ie. dressing/diapering)
Support an environment of independent learning
Plan open ended activities
Create engaging learning opportunities based on the learning objectives of the classroom
Early Childhood Certification or related field
Alberta Childcare Certification Level 2 or higher
Current first aid certificate (may be obtained upon hire)
Criminal record Check/vulnerable sector check, within past 6 months (may be obtained upon hire)
Previous supervisory experience an asset.
Ability to lift a min. of 40 lbs especially when working with infants and toddlers
At least two years experience working with preschool children in a Reggio inspired practice / Emergent curriculum
You will be surrounded by the best-in-class educators and pedagogical leaders to share best practices and learn so as to enhance your class environment
Professional Development Days focused around best practices in early childhood education and new, innovative ways of teaching and learning
Annual Lead Teacher retreat focused on skills development
Compensation based on education and experience
Benefits include vision, dental, and paramedical services
Tuition discounts on all child-care services for staff members, including full-time and part-time care, online education, summer camps and extracurricular activities
Staff social committee focused on opportunities to make connections with other like-minded individuals and passionate educators through regular social functions, including an annual staff BBQ and Christmas party
Kids U is following all Alberta Health Protocols to ensure the health and safety of our children and employees.
Frequent hand washing and sanitizer at all entrances
Safe distancing from other staff,
All adults wearing masks unless eating or drinking
Daily temperature checks
Digitized health screening questionnaire and sign in/out for ease of contact tracing
Frequent sanitization of high touch surfaces and classroom materials
Organization wide Covid-19 preparedness plan in case of a positive test
If you are passionate about teaching children, and are driven by a desire to enhance early childhood education, Kids U is the place for you!
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.