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Blue Heron Montessori- ECE/ECEA needed for September 2021

We are a progressive Montessori environment for children ages 2.5-5 years old. We currently function with 3 educators to 16 students, providing flexibility for staff to take time off and offering more one-on-one opportunities with the children. We are expanding our program September 2021 to welcome 8 more families (4 full time and 4 part time) for a total of 24 children in a large open space. We would like to keep our ratios and have 4 staff for this number of children. 

We follow Montessori philosophies and use Montessori materials, but we have an updated approach that is in line with current best practice standards. We incorporate play-based learning experiences into our program to provide a dynamic and exciting environment. We utilize pedagogical narrations on a weekly basis to share the learning with our families. Blue Heron values active community involvement and we invite our educators to contribute their ideas and passions as much as possible. We also recognize our responsibility to honour the Truth and Reconciliation Act and work to incorporate indigenous curriculum into our program.

We are looking for a candidate that will be in line with our values and is passionate about their work with children and families. The right candidate will also be interested in Montessori, and open to learning about the materials and philosophies. Educators are encouraged to plan experiences and create materials for the children to work with. This position will be permanent and full-time, as we are looking for a long-term educator who we can welcome into our community.

We are offering $21-$24/hour with opportunity for annual increase. We offer excellent health benefits from the Chamber of Commerce Johnson group package, and we cover 50% of the costs. We offer one hour paid breaks, 10 paid sick days per school year and 4% paid vacation on each paycheck. Our school program runs from September-June, with an additional summer program based upon enrollment. We close August for maintenance. 

Job Type: Full-time

Qualifications: Early Childhood Educator certificate

JOB DESCRIPTIONS

ASSISTANT E.C.E.

Prepare snack

Welcome all families 

Classroom management (ensure all students have something to focus on in Montessori/art areas)

Assist Gathering time (contribute if possible)

Assist in bathrooms and outdoor/indoor “get ready” times

Supervise and assist during walks and outdoor playtime

Assist nap set up

Assist with daily cleaning routines of kitchen and bathrooms

*welcome to contribute further to planning and educating if desired, we encourage this

E.C.E. 

Welcome all families 

Responsible for planning and preparing invitations in “play” area

Responsible for record keeping of any lessons given

Responsible for documenting and handing in 2 learning stories per week (1 hour will be given during scheduled time at school to dedicate to this. Laptop will be provided)

Responsible for planning and preparing art experiences, including playdough and water table

Responsible for daily communication with parents

Responsible for 2 parent teacher meetings per year outside of school hours (paid for)

Responsible for keeping up with licensing requirements and knowledge (as appropriate)

Responsible for reporting incidents and writing in minor incident report book

Responsible for daily communication in regards to families and children with other staff

MONTESSORI EDUCATOR 

Welcome all families 

Responsible for planning and preparing activities for Practical Life area

Responsible for giving lessons with Montessori materials to children daily

Responsible for record keeping of any lessons given

Responsible for documenting and handing in 2 learning stories per week (1 hour will be given during scheduled time at school to dedicate to this. Laptop will be provided)

Responsible for planning and preparing art experiences, including playdough and water table

Responsible for daily communication with parents

Responsible for 2 parent teacher meetings per year outside of school hours (paid for)

Responsible for keeping up with licensing requirements and knowledge (as appropriate)

Responsible for reporting incidents and writing in minor incident report book

Responsible for daily communication in regards to families and children with other staff

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