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 centers 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 locations: Centennial
To Set up the classroom based on children’s interests
Monthly/Weekly curriculum planning and lesson planning in place. Following children interests
Provide the children an inspirational environment (a classroom as a 3rd teacher) which includes making materials to support the individual needs within the classroom
Plan individual and group activities to stimulate growth of the executive functions skills - cognitive flexibility, working memory and inhibitory control. ( based on projects)
Interact with children and initiate proper social behavior, grace and courtesy
Supervise the children at all times, ensuring a safe environment inside the classroom and outdoor programming
Daily reporting and record-keeping - attendance, allergy, medication, communication logs
Maintain up-to-date emergency cards, attendance, and health and safety checks
Participate and interact in team meetings and workshops
Perform other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time
Diploma in early childhood education or a related field
Passion, enthusiasm, and knowledge of early childhood development and executive functions
At least 5 years of teaching experience with children 0 - 6 years
Knowledge and embodiment of the Reggio-inspired approach
Adaptability, creativity, patience, responsibility, resourcefulness, and a good sense of humor
Home classroom setup: must have the space requirements to create an inviting creative area
Technology requirements: computer, reliable internet connection, microphone, camera, and understanding of video conferencing.
Must have or be willing to obtain: Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector, First Aid
Ability to lift a min. of 40 lbs especially when working with infants and toddlers
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.