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Montessori Preschool Assistant Teacher

February 23 2021
Industries Education, Training
Categories Arts, Culture, Recreation, Sports, Education, Library, Education, Training, Govt., NPO, Social & Community Work
Calgary, AB

Do you believe that children shape the future? Do you understand that a child’s earliest experiences literally shape the foundation of their brains, like building a house? Are you passionate about hands-on learning through experiences, via the teachings of Maria Montessori? If so, we are currently hiring for the position of Montessori Preschool (CASA) Assistant Teacher in Calgary, AB, and we would love to hear from you!


More about us:

Kids U is a growing Accredited Early Childhood Learning Institute in Calgary and Strathmore, AB that continues to set the standard for excellence. Our core values of Knowledge, Innovate, Development, Service and Upliftment support our vision of quality child care, preschool and kindergarten programs that build strong brains for life, nurturing infinite potential of children. These values and our common purpose shape our campus and office culture, with a focus on supporting our most valuable assets: our team.


Through natural light filled spacious rooms and learning materials, we offer an innovative and welcoming environment that is captivating and stimulating for both adults and children. In our Montessori classrooms, we invite you to create an environment “Where Work is Play” as you guide children to develop their inner teacher.

Our teachers have strong interpersonal skills and find joy in working with children and adults. They are committed to learning and teaching in emergent, project-based ways while open collaboration fosters a student-centered, inquiry based learning environment that cultivates enthusiastic and globally-minded individuals. Our directors and support office team work alongside teachers as coaches to provide the best possible programming for children and a similarly nurturing environment for staff.

Position Summary:

This position requires love, patience and respect for children. The guides will encourage the children to be independent and model for them appropriate manners and behaviors. The guide will also instruct children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth following the philosophies of Maria Montessori.


We are currently recruiting for this campus location: Centennial

Please know that you have to worry abut your own parking expenses.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following but not limited to:

  • Make a difference every day!
  • Be accountable for the delivery of an authentic Montessori program
  • Ensure that classroom practices meet Alberta Child Care Licensing Standards
  • Arrange and present the materials following Maria Montessori’s practices
  • Adapt to children’s needs and prepare different options for children to learn and grow
  • Supervise the classroom, helping the children to think creatively, to solve problems independently and respect themselves and others
  • Spark imagination, build self-esteem and help children discover new things each day
  • Guide children in self-motivated learning, helping stimulate their natural desire to learn
  • Be responsible for ensuring an educational, caring and safe environment for the children
  • Be responsible for reporting challenges, successes and competencies of each child to the Program Supervisor or to parents
  • Effective communication skills and strong organizational skills are essential


Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Montessori Certificate or Diploma and Child Care Certification
  • 1 Year Experience with Toddlers or Preschoolers
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Evidence of Criminal Record Clearance, including Vulnerable Sector Search, within past 6 months


What’s in it for you?

  • Kids U is passionate about development and knowledge, and as such, provides regular, in-house professional development courses focused around best practices in early childhood education and new, innovative ways of teaching.
  • 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
  • Annual Lead Teacher retreat focused on developing skills and rewarding our deserving team members
  • Educational grant opportunities to further your education while maintaining your career
  • Tuition discounts on all child-care services for staff members, including full-time and part-time care, online education, summer camps and extracurricular activities!
  • We offer a competitive salary and there are many opportunities for additional grants and subsidies.
  • Benefits for all full time and part time staff members, which include vision, dental, and paramedical services.


If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young children and their families, apply now!


COVID-19 Considerations:


  • Kids U is following all Alberta Health Protocols to ensure the health and safety of our children and employees.
  • This includes:
    • Frequent hand washing and sanitizer at all entrances
    • Safe distancing from other staff,
    • All adults wearing masks unless eating or drinking
    • Daily temperature checks
    • Digitized health screening questionnaire and sign in/out for ease of contact tracing
    • Frequent sanitization of high touch surfaces and classroom materials
    • Organization wide Covid-19 preparedness plan in case of a positive test


Kids U is following all Alberta Health Protocols to ensure the health and safety of our children and employees.


COVID-19 Considerations:


We follow the Provincial guidelines pertaining to COVID-19 including but not limited to hand washing, safe distancing, wearing masks and frequent sanitization of high touch surfaces.

If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young children and their families, apply now!

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.

Apply now!