Lead Preschool Teacher

Full Time, Contract

We are excited to welcome a new, Lead Preschool Teacher to our growing team at Wymbin!

As a Preschool Lead Teacher, you are a primary educator for children ages 3-5 in a supportive learning environment. Our program is based on the Reggio Emilia philosophy and incorporates outdoor learning, enquiry, play, music, the arts, yoga, movement, literacy, and more.

Your role is crucial to the direction of the program and healthy development of our smallest students. We want to encourage each child to be true to their unique selves, inspire learning and exploration, and empower each child to reach their full potential. We also want to encourage each teacher within the program to grow & flourish as an Early Childhood Educator and to feel supported in their role as a teacher.

This role works together with the owner of the studio & director of the program to follow Early Childhood Education curriculum and develop an outstanding classroom environment that fosters curiosity, learning, creativity, and play. This role also helps determine the overall operations of the program by providing feedback and communicating directly with the owner & director of the programming to resolve challenges and continually develop the program.

We are looking for individuals who are passionate about health, early childhood development & learning, and nature!

 

RESPONSIBILITIES & EXPECTATIONS

  • Lead Preschool Teacher.

  • Plans and facilitates age appropriate, meaningful, and relevant programming and activities.

  • Supports and inspires fellow teachers to create engaging & educational lesson plans and activities for students.

  • Oversees fellow teachers to ensure that day-to-day lessons support the overall direction of the program and classroom values.

  • Structure lessons, classroom environment, and general class planning based on the Reggio Emilia Philosophy.

  • Facilitates classes appropriate for age & developmental stage of children. Emphasis on engaging activities that encourage fine & gross motor skill development, physical literacy, listening, working together, and coordination.

  • Creates an on-going positive relationship with the parents/guardians to keep them involved of their child's development & progress. Documents child’s interests and integrates these concepts into the curriculum.

  • Help the children in your care feel safe, comfortable, and nurtured.

  • Participate in programming in collaboration with fellow teachers and other educators (drawing on your observations, expertise, and knowledge).

  • To prepare lesson plans in advance and in collaboration with the other team members- including objectives & purpose of activities which follow the Alberta Government Early Childhood Education Program Standards & Outline.

  • To help coordinate extra-curricular programming within the preschool classroom ex. Visits to the Calgary Reading House, visits from guest speakers, trips to the park, parent volunteer coordination etc.

  • Ensures the safety of children at all times by following ratios, ensuring that the classroom is clean & presentable, and by staying up to date with specific requirements/ allergies/ notes from each child’s file.

  • Participate in evaluating and improving centre programming.

  • Ensure that all teachers are following the direction, values & philosophy of the program.


REQUIREMENTS

  • An Early Childhood Education Level 2 (or higher certification) is required for this position.

  • CDS or CDW

  • Understanding and/or training in a Reggio Emilia Program or course.

  • Children’s & Youth Yoga Certification preferred, but not necessary. Options to participate in our Wymbin Kids & Youth Yoga Training available.

  • First Aid/ CPR Certification.

  • Current Police Clearance and Vulnerable Sector Screening (no later than the past 5 months).

  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with parents.

  • Welcoming & inclusive attitude.

  • Ability to work alongside and develop curriculum/ lesson plans with other teachers.

  • Enthusiasm for encouraging young children to learn, be curious, and explore new concepts and activities.

  • Primary staff in charge of child care, supervision of program & communication with Program Director to ensure the safety & happiness of all students and families engaged in the program.

  • Provide outstanding care for the children under your supervision, ensuring their needs are met (social, physical, intellectual, creative and emotional).

  • Plans and facilitates age appropriate programming, in addition to communicating curriculum goals & focus to the other teachers.


Contract Length: Full Year with the option to renew after 1 year.

Incentives include: Health Spending Account, Yoga Teacher Training Opportunities, subsidized programming for your family and more!

Experience:

Childcare, 1 year (Preferred)
Early Childhood Education,1 year (Preferred)

 

Work remotely: No

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to jess@wymbinyoga.com