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Preschool Teacher (ECE)

Position Type Short Term/Supply Teaching
School Name St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School
City, State Oakville, ON 
Posted 11/01/2017

Preschool Teacher

AM Extended Day Coordinator

1 Part Time Role

LTO- November 2017 -June 22, 2018

Monday-Friday 7:15am-1:15pm

Opportunities for additional hours: between Monday & Friday 3:15pm-6pm

(Afternoon Extended Day Coverage)

Department: Junior School

Reports to: Head of Junior School
Education: Post-secondary Education, ECE; Early Childhood Education Diploma                

Working Conditions: School/Office Environment

Experience: 2+ years as an Educational Assistant in Preschool Classroom

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School

Inspired Girls. Empowered Women. St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School (SMLS) is recognized as one of the premier independent schools in the country and brings a long history of educational excellence to girls from pre-school to university entrance. For well over a century, SMLS has helped develop courageous girls who challenge and change the world.

About the Opportunity

SMLS is currently seeking a creative, part-time Preschool Teacher to join our Junior School team beginning mid November 2017 through June 22, 2017.

In this dynamic role, you will be one of three Preschool Teachers delivering creative and innovative, comprehensive classroom programming for girls ages 2.5 years to 4 years of age. This role will also supervise students in grades JK-6 in our morning Extended Care program that runs from 7:15am-8:15am.

Key duties include:

  1. Develop and implement a developmentally appropriate preschool program for young children

    • Organize the learning environment and establish routines to facilitate an active learning approach

    • Plan and implement activities to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of the children in the program

    • Establish a climate for positive social interactions

    • Utilize the Core Knowledge Curriculum as a framework/road map for working with students

  1. Supervise children in the Preschool

    • Establish routines and provide positive guidance

    • Provide a safe and secure environment for children to feel comfortable

  1. Communicate with parents and members of the community

    • Discuss children’s development with parents

    • Discuss identified problems and needs with professionals as appropriate

  1. Maintain program administration

    • Keep parents informed of program expectations, program activities and their child’s progress

    • Develop and maintain current, accurate and confidential files

    • Develop daily activity plans

    • Ensure compliance with all Ministry required expectations for Preschool classroom.

  2. Perform other related duties as required

Reporting to the Head of the Junior School, you will have experience implementing curriculum for young learners.  You have your ECE qualifications (Early Childhood Education Diploma) and registered with the College of Early Childhood Educators.  You will have experience working with diverse groups of learners.  

The successful candidate is enthusiastic, articulate and a creative educator who communicates with ease and confidence.  You offer a learning community that allows different learners to thrive and prosper.  You are comfortable engaging in innovative and diverse programming.  You are a cooperative team player and critical thinker who demonstrates initiative, integrity and attention to detail.  You are energetic, friendly and outgoing who develops a caring rapport with your young students. `

Experience, Education, and Qualifications:

  • ECE qualifications (Early Childhood Education Diploma)

  • 2+ years of teaching experience students ages 2.5 to 4 years in a Preschool setting

  • Member in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators (RECE)

  • Work experience in the Independent School environment is an asset

About the Benefits

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School provides a competitive salary for employees. SMLS is an innovative school that uses the newest technologies and puts great value in adapting to and leading independent school trends. We are a dynamic team and we understand the importance of offering you a challenging and rewarding career. Become part of the SMLS Junior School and help us build the school for its next 125 years!

If you are interested in joining the School team and playing an integral role in the development of young women, please forward your resume and cover letter ASAP to Jennifer Smith at jsmith@smls.on.ca, quoting Job “Preschool Teacher- Junior School” in the Subject line.

While we appreciate all applications only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

SMLS is an equal opportunity employer and we accommodate any needs under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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