About Willowbrae Child Care Academy: Where children come to grow.
We implement a How Does Learning Happen curriculum where our trained professionals develop and adapt individual programs by observing and listening to your child. Willowbrae Academy’s curriculum is the heart of what we provide for our children. It is made up of six learning areas: Social Skills & Diversity, Emotional Skills, Cognitive Abilities, Communication, Language & Literacy, Physical Health, and Imagination & Creativity. The curriculum has been developed based on three proven methods of learning: Montessori, High Scope and Emergent.
The teaching staff at Willowbrae Academy® are responsible for the daily care, instruction and supervision of a group of children 4 months to 12 years of age, under the direct supervision of the Director. The teaching staff is responsible for the daily planning, implementation, and evaluation of the program.
An Early Childhood Education teacher employed at Willowbrae should have a strong educational background in early childhood education, successful work experience in an early childhood setting, appropriate communication skills, the ability to design and implement relevant programs and activities, a willingness to adhere to the academy's stated philosophy, and a demonstrated commitment to professional development.
Typically, the successful applicant will have a recognized university degree in Early Childhood Education or equivalent, and related work experience. A valid First Aid and Infant CPR certification are also required as well as a clear child abuse registry and criminal record check. Successful applicants may be required to complete additional courses if they do not meet all the established minimum qualifications. The selection committee reserves the right to choose an applicant who meets all or most of the above mentioned criteria. The selection committee will use both the interview and outside references in choosing the most appropriate applicant.
Required Attributes and Skills:
- Good physical strength.
- Tolerance and perseverance in dealing with the problems of children.
- A ready ability to warmly relate easily to the children.
- Ability to work closely and in harmony with supervisors and peers.
- Judgement and initiative in the early identification of program deficiencies.
- An ability to evaluate own performance and take the necessary corrective measures to fulfill their objectives.
- Strong sense of responsibility and dependability.
- Ability to handle praise or criticism and adaptability to change.
- Comfortable working with individual or groups of children.
- Caring and respectful attitude toward all persons.
- Demonstrates good judgement.
- Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability.
- Demonstrates a strong sense of ethics when dealing with children, parents, students and fellow staff, other professionals and all persons related to the academy.
Teachers are expected to perform appropriate activities and tasks in the following areas:
- Program, and Program Management
- Health and Safety
- Guidance and Behaviour Management
- Student Supervision
- Children’s programming, development and progress
- Ensure requested data and metrics are provided accurately and timely
- welcome the family and integrate each child into the group upon arrival.
- plan for and implement daily a balance of active/ quiet, indoor/ outdoor, free structured, individual and group activities that will encourage physical, social, intellectual, emotional and sensory development at the appropriate level for each child.
- in rotation with other staff members, plan and implement weekly circle themes and related activities in which all the children can participate.
- organize and implement a variety of optional activities for various sized groups of children encompassing sensory stimulation, creative art, music and movement, science exploration and field trips in the community.
- plan and implement techniques and activities which stimulate children's curiosity, inventiveness, problem-solving and communication skills.
- organize space, equipment, and materials prior to activities.
- guide, demonstrate, and encourage children's activities throughout the day.
- provide daily for each child's need for privacy and solitary play.
- assist children in expressing themselves by listening and responding with questions, comments, or clarification.
- continually provides experiences which teach good health practices: physical, mental, dental, and nutritional.
- plan and provide experiences which broaden the child's sense of community to enhance learning opportunities.
- plan and provides daily activities which facilitate an understanding of other people's cultures and value systems.
- encourage and assist children daily to practice self-help skills.
- continually encourage parent involvement in the ongoing activities of the academy.
- praise and encourage each child's efforts daily by displaying work and providing meaningful commentary.
- ensure all areas of the academy are properly supervised.
- plan and implement daily an effective program, incorporating such areas as routine and transition times.
- plan and implement appropriate programs for children using observations and documentation of their progress
- notify director/ supervisor of program needs.
- continually participate as a member of the team with others in the academy, including director, teacher's aides, substitutes, students, volunteers and parents; respect each individuals ideas, opinions, and suggestions.
- ongoing reporting of any information that is relevant to the child's program
Job Type: Full-time
- Registered Early Childhood Educator (Preferred)