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Director of Child Care Service

Date Posted: 4/17/2019
Last updated: 4/17/2019 10:50:51 AM


Montessori School of Cambridge, is a well-established, vibrant school that has been
providing consistent and quality early childhood programs to the families of Cambridge
for 44 years. We are a not-for-profit CCMA accredited school that is overseen by a
board of directors. At MSC our goal is to provide quality education within a safe and
sound learning environment, affording every child equal opportunity to thrive and
achieve, in order to reach his/her full potential.

CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Director of Child Care Service

MSC is currently looking for an experienced leader that is highly motivated and
committed to embracing the school’s mission, value and sense of community. We are
looking for an individual who is able to collaborate with staff, liaise with parents and
build strong external partnerships in order to help develop our students into life long
learners.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

*Oversee the implementation all of educational programs and ensure they meet the high standards of an authentic Montessori program
*Establish a caring, nurturing environment in which all children will flourish
*Effectively manage the school’s staff by recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling and supporting individuals in various roles
*Plan and lead staff meetings
*Conduct staff performance appraisals and coach on best practices
*Coordinate CCMA school accreditation process
*maintain our service agreement with the Region of Waterloo
*Ensure that standards and regulations are met for annual licensing of the school under the CCEYA
*Maintain a sound physical environment and develop policies to conform to government standards of safety, cleanliness and health
*Establish and maintain open communication with parents, staff and the community
*Maintain the waitlist for spaces and coordinate tours and registration
*Collaborate with the Business Manager to create a budget and provide operational oversight and strategic planning
*Consult with community agencies, make referrals when required and apply for enhanced staffing when needed
*Attend conferences and networking sessions
*Report monthly to the board of directors

REQUIREMENTS:

*minimum of 5 years experience in an administrative/director role at a licensed child care centre
*Montessori training and experience as a CASA teacher and/or Early Childhood Education Diploma (Member in good standing with the College of Early Childhood
Educators RECE)
*valid standard first aid and child CPR
*valid safe food handlers certificate
*valid vulnerable sector check
*knowledge of administrative policies and procedures including the Child Care Early Years Act
*strong work ethic and excellent leadership skills

WHY MSC?

Montessori School of Cambridge offers a competitive compensation package with
room to grow. On a daily basis, the school operates efficiently within a consistent
welcoming, friendly and supportive environment. The word 'team' is a key integral
component to the success of MSC. Tradition and pride play vital roles in the school's
leadership position for our students, staff and the community. Interested candidates
for the key position of Director, Child Care Services should submit their applications
and resumes to montessoribofd@gmail.com


Principal / Head of School - Cambridge, ON

Montessori Teacher Trained At 2.5 – 6 Level for Casa Class

Date Posted: 6/4/2018
Last updated: 6/4/2018 6:27:34 PM


Job Posting:  Montessori Teacher Trained At 2.5 – 6 Level for Casa Class

Montessori School of Cambridge, a not-for-profit and registered charity, is celebrating 46 years of service to the children of Cambridge.  We are a CCMA Accredited School that is licensed under the Child Care and Early Years Act.  Midway between Toronto and London, Cambridge is a beautiful heritage river community which offers small town advantages while being part of Canada’s technology triangle.

We require for September, 2018 a Montessori teacher trained at the 2.5 – 6 level with MACTE, AMI or AMS certification to join our staff.  We offer the support of a Montessori-trained Principal.  Our school offers programs for toddler through age six for 85 students!  Our preschool program serving children from 2.5 to 6 years of age began in 1972.  Programs are: half-day mornings or half-day afternoons, “school day” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for JK/SK age children and an integrated full day with maximum attendance from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for 2.5 to 6 year-olds.  Our school has 3 well-developed and completely equipped casa classrooms and a beautiful Toddler environment.  We are licensed under CCEY Act with the Ministry of Education and our teacher to pupil ratio is 1:8 for preschool and 1:5 for Toddler.  Our preschool classes are generally mixed-ages from 2.5 to 6; 22 -24 children with 2 trained teachers and an Aide.

The Montessori-trained teacher will be working with another Montessori teacher and be part of a cohesive team.  Hours of work are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a one hour lunch break.  Paid hours are 37.5 hours per week.  Ideal candidates value and understand the preschool child; demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly with children, teaching partners and parents; are able to adapt and change to solve problems and to plan and work in a collaborative manner.  Contract period is 44 weeks (10 months), September to June.  Optional work for July may be available.  Individual salary is dependent upon education and experience.  One week before the start of classes and one week following the end of classes is under contract to be used for planning, preparation, cleaning, in-service, meeting with parents or children etc.  There are three weeks paid holidays- two weeks at Christmas plus one week at March Break. 

The school offers a flexible benefits amount per full time employee.  This amount may be applied to the costs of extended health, drug and dental insurance.  Alternatively, the employee may choose to apply the amount to offset a child’s tuition fees or request that the amount be deposited in a Group RRSP if she/he has a spousal benefits plan.  Mandatory Benefits Package includes: Life Insurance, Long term disability and A.D.D.  Flexible Benefits include:   Extended Health and Drug Plan, Dental Plan

A full-time employee is eligible for up to 10 paid days for absence because of sickness per school year.  We support professional development through tuition paid conferences and release time.  Annually two school-wide Professional Development Days are scheduled.  Also, two days are set aside twice per year, in December and in June, for Parent-Teacher Conferences. 

Please forward resumes by June 15, 2018 to:
Cheryl Faria, Principal
Montessori School of Cambridge,
Fax: 519-622-4801     Email: Principal.montessori@execulink.com  


Teacher - Casa / Early Childhood - Cambridge, ON


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