Program Supervisor- Assistant Director

Kids3 Daycare - Edmonton, AB (30+ days ago)

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Job Description

Kids3 Daycare in Downtown Edmonton, approved for 108 children is a Reggio based center and believes the success is based on enthusiastic and compassionate team of employees and parents.

Kids3 Daycare is currently seeking a highly motivated person for the position of a permanent full-time Program Supervisor/ Assistant Director. Program Supervisor/ The Assistant Director will manage the child care services according to “The Child Care Act” and The Child Care Regulations.

The Program Supervisor/ Assistant Director will be responsible for ensuring all the center staff are in compliance with all daily duties including following our curriculum, leading a team and managing the facility as a whole. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of experience as a Program Supervisor/ Assistant Director or Director in a previous role.

We are looking for a Program Supervisor/ Assistant director with:

  • Demonstrated child care center management and supervisory experience.
  • Thorough understanding of child care licensing regulations and accreditation standards
  • Excellent leadership and organizational skills.
  • Strong customer service and communication skills (both written and oral).
  • Must be certified as a Child Development Supervisor(Level 3)
  • Commitment to providing high quality programming for children and a supportive work environment for staff members.
  • A high degree of initiative and dedication.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Ability to multi task while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Ability to problem solving and make decisions
  • Team building skills with an emphasis on collaboration, communication and coordination
  • Must be physically agile, highly energetic and be able to work both indoors and outdoorsAble to work any shift
  • Have own vehicle
  • Current Childcare First Aide certificate with CPR, current Criminal Record Check, and vulnerable sector check

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


Implement the center’s philosophy of early childhood education and care

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations and maintain a center that meets or exceeds the company guidelines, licensing and accreditation requirements and health and safety regulations.
  • Recruit, train and retain quality staff. Handle staff scheduling and other personnel-related matters.
  • Consults, supports, and provides guidance to child care workers in evaluating and providing excellent programming.
  • Ensures all regulatory requirements and accreditation standards are met.
  • Manage facilities, materials, supplies & equipment
  • Comply with legislation and regulatory requirements
  • Work with external resources and agencies
  • Work with schools – develop positive and supporting relationships
  • Build community awareness and mutually supportive relationships
  • Collaborate with employer - build effective relationships through ongoing communication
  • Maintain effective communication with families, staff and community
  • Implement the center’s policies consistently
  • Develop policies and procedures - make recommendations to the Operator/Owner - Participate in policy review and updating
  • Provide all required forms – attendance, accident/incident, cleaning, staff attendance, staff hours, etc.
  • Develop staff work schedules well in advance
  • Manage payroll
  • Act as an advocate for the program in the community
  • Address any concerns or complaints in an effective manner & keep a record of actions taken
  • Evaluate programs
  • Be familiar with Accreditation Standards and work towards meeting the standards
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times


Protect and respect the rights of children

  • Provide a child centered learning environment
  • Provide programming support to the staff
  • Oversee and support the child care staff in planning, implementation, and evaluation of daily experiences based on the individual developmental needs and interests of the children
  • Assist the Early Childhood Educators in planning and evaluating child centered inclusive learning environments both indoors and outdoors
  • Be a positive model for the staff and support them in the provision of a quality program
  • Ensure the children have daily scheduled opportunities for outdoor play (weather permitting)
  • Utilize community resources in the children’s program
  • Ensure the staff has the materials, equipment and supplies required to implement the program for the children
  • Be in ratio with the children when required to help with ratios and to model for the staff


Work in partnership with families

  • Welcome families to the center and act as the host to perspective clients as required
  • Display a non-judgmental attitude towards a variety of parenting and/or lifestyles, attitudes, and values
  • Register children and provide an orientation to families
  • Develop positive relationships and maintain open communication
  • Assist families with subsidy applications when required
  • Support families in locating and accessing any resources to support them in their child rearing roles
  • Support families in accessing supports for children with special needs and work collaboratively with affiliated agencies, professionals and support staff
  • Encourage parent participation in the program
  • Be a positive role model of child-adult interactions and guidance
  • Encourage family involvement in the program
  • Plan events for families


Create a safe and healthy environment and safe workplace

  • Promote healthy living for staff, children and their families
  • Stay current with research and emerging best practices in health and safety as it relates to the field of early childhood and implements best practices
  • Train the staff in implementing the health and safety policies & ensure policies and procedures are consistently implemented
  • Develop forms to record health & safety procedures (i.e. room cleaning checklists, toy cleaning checklists, indoor & outdoor safety inspections, etc.)
  • Manage illness
  • Respond to accidents and emergencies
  • Ensure children who are ill or injured are provided with medical attention as required
  • Oversee the nutrition program and menu planning – purchasing, receiving and food storage
  • Monitor food preparation
  • Oversee security and emergency response – implement security measures, prepare for emergency situations
  • Assess risk and address identified concerns immediately


Determine and manage staffing needs

  • Recruit staff
  • Screen potential employees – interview, reference checks, criminal record check & vulnerable sector search
  • Provide an orientation for new staff
  • Train the staff in the policies, procedures and practices of the center
  • Maintain staff files with all required documents
  • Promote team building, open communication and positive working relationships.
  • Communicate openly and effectively with the staff
  • Plan and conduct staff meetings, keeping accurate meeting notes
  • Review policies and procedures regularly with the staff
  • Supervise the staff and provide regular constructive feedback on performance & provide resources & training as required
  • Conduct performance appraisals and establish professional development goals with all staff
  • Support, encourage and motivate the staff
  • Address and document significant performance concerns or staff misconduct
  • Support the staff in resolving problems and conflicts
  • Ensure all necessary forms are completed accurately and in a timely fashion (i.e., time sheets, accident, incident & illness records, reports to licensing, operating authority for the van, etc.)
  • Support, mentor and guide the staff, students and volunteers


Model professionalism and exhibit ethical conduct

  • Facilitate professional development for the staff
  • Remain current on child development information and child care related issues by participating in professional development opportunities and/or continuing education
  • Conduct self-evaluations and participate in a formal performance evaluation annually and set goals for professional growth

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE), or 2-year diploma in ECE.
  • 3+ years of experience in an early childhood education setting.
  • 2+ years of experience as a Director of a licensed child care program.
  • Strong understanding of accreditation and licensing standards.
  • Experience with managing budgets

Job Type: Full-time

Wages $16-18 per hour

Health Benefits

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $16.00 to $18.00 /hour


  • Program Supervisor: 2 years (Preferred)