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 allow trained physical education teachers to build flexibility, stability, and core movements so that children can extend the philosophy to their daily environments. We aim to develop positive health habits through a physical education program and as a Movement Lead Teacher you will lead classes to support the art and science of human movement.
We are currently recruiting for these campus locations: Braeside.
Lead and participate in classes focusing on the mind-body connection
Plan activities that provide development opportunities within the classroom around stability, locomotor and object manipulation goals
Build lesson plans ahead of time in line with class requirements
Spark excitement, build self-esteem and encourage children to adopt a healthy lifestyle
Use observations to expand activities and recognize the abilities of each child
Build relationships with children and parents to support brain development, overall educational goals and wellness
An education degree with experience in early elementary along with a B.Kin/B.PE
Passion, enthusiasm, and knowledge of early childhood development and executive functions
At least 5 years of teaching experience with children 0 - 6 years
Characteristics to lead and work alongside assistant teachers in a cooperative and positive way to create a team environment that enhances the learning of the students
An attitude that reflects adaptability to change, and a willingness to overcome challenges
Creativity, patience, responsibility, resourcefulness, and a good sense of humor
Must have or be willing to obtain: Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Search, First Aid & CPR Certification
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.
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.