The Edmonton North West Child Care Centre is a non-profit, provincially accredited program that provides inclusive early learning and child care services to children ages 1 to 5 years. The Centre is a program of Community Options – A Society for Children and Families that has provided early learning and care in Edmonton for over 40 years. Our centre is proud to be designated as an Early Learning Childcare Centre, providing wonderful opportunities for supported learning. 

The hours of work from Monday to Friday may vary between 7am and 6 pm with a one (1) hour unpaid lunch.  This position will also be required to have availability to work one evening per week as designated by the Childcare Centre until 9pm. 

Closing Date: Open until a suitable candidate is found
Location: 12823 - 116 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
Job Type: Full time

Start date:  June 1, 2018

Compensation: $19.00 per hour  in addition to the hourly rate of Accreditation wage top up as provided by the Government of Alberta. Benefits are offered with this position through a cost shared plan.

Position Summary:

  • The Early Learning & Childcare Educator (ELCE) works as part of a team to care for children in a positive, compassionate and respectful manner.
  • The ELCE is a natural nurturer, promoting wellbeing and encouraging growth and development in children.
  • This position is responsible for implementing an early learning curriculum.
  • As a team player, you share a passion for providing high quality of care and services.
  • Benefits will be a condition of employment after 90 days.
  • This position will be required to undergo training during the course of employment as follows:
    • ASaP training through GRIT
    • Hi Mama Software
    • Online courses and onsite mentoring for Play, Participation and Possibilities: An Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum Framework for Alberta.
    • Brain Story Certification.

 Qualifications: At a minimum, applicants are required to have:

  • Child Care Staff Qualification Certificate – Child Development Supervisor.
  • Completion of an Early Learning Child Care diploma.
  • Standard Childcare First Aid and CPR – applicant is responsible for this cost and must have this completion within 90 days of hire.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate Intentional Teaching and Planning methods.
  • Clear Criminal Record Check and Child Intervention Check that are dated within 90 Days prior of start date.
  • Annual membership to AECEA will be required within 90 days of hire, employee required to cover 50% membership fees annually.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and references via email to Kathy Rickett, Childcare Centre Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

The Edmonton North West Child Care Centre is a non-profit, provincially accredited program that provides inclusive early learning and child care services to children ages 1 to 5 years. The Centre is a program of Community Options – A Society for Children and Families that has provided early learning and care in Edmonton for over 40 years.

We are seeking a Summer Curriculum Coordinator funded by the Summer Temporary Employment Program, to support a number of summer projects in our childcare centre for a projected 14 week period. If you have a passion for working with children, are an independent and motivated individual with an understanding of Early Childhood Development, we would like to hear from you. This position will be working as a co-worker with the Early Learning Childcare Educators.

The length of this position will be projected to commence on May 14, 2018 and end on or before August 31, 2018.  The hours of work are Monday to Friday, 8 hours per day which includes a 30 minute unpaid break.

Closing Date: Open until a suitable candidate is found

Location: 12823 - 116 Avenue, Edmonton, AB

Job Type: STEP position – Summer Temporary Employment (This summer position is funded through the government grant and is pending Summer Temporary Employment final (STEP) approval.

Start date: May 14, 2018

Position Summary:

  • The Early Learning & Childcare Educator (ELCE) works as part of a team to care  for children in a positive, compassionate, and respectful manner.
  • The ELCE is a natural nurturer, promoting wellbeing and encouraging growth and development in children in addition to respecting each child's uniqueness and individual needs.
  • This position will plan and implement a creative, flexible program based on children's interests and sound theory and practice.
  • This position will display a sincere attitude of acceptance and respect for all children and their families and promote the philosophy, that all children have the right to be included in all community programs.
  •  Program supervision  in  an  environment  that  meets the  children’s  physical,  social,  emotional  and intellectual needs.
  • Maintain a safe and healthy environment for the children.
  • Prepare and arrange necessary equipment and materials.
  • Maintain timely communication with appropriate personnel regarding the children and the program.

Qualifications: At a minimum, applicants are required to have:

  • In addition to being a post-secondary student returning to full time studies, all applicants must meet Student eligibility requirements as per the STEP program found on www.albertacanada.com/step
  • This position will either have or obtain their Childcare Staff Qualification Certificate - minimum of Child Development Assistant level.
  • Clear Criminal Record Check and Child Intervention Check that are dated within 90 Days of the start date.
  • Standard Childcare First Aid and CPR would be an asset.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and organizational skills with the ability to work both independently and as a team player.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and references via email to Kathy Rickett, Childcare Centre Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

The Edmonton North West Out of School Care Centre located at 11515 127 street is a non-profit provincially accredited program that provides Out of School Care to children ages 5 to 12 years before school, lunchtime and after school care and full day summer programming during the summer months. The Centre is a program of Community Options – A Society for Children and Families that has provided inclusive early learning and care in Edmonton for over 40 years.

We are seeking a Summer Curriculum Coordinator funded by the Summer Temporary Employment   Program, to support a number of summer projects in our childcare centre for a projected 14 week   period. If you have a passion for working with children, are an independent and motivated individual   with an understanding of Childhood Development, we would like to hear from you.

    The length of this position will be projected to commence on May 14, 2018 and end on or before     August 31, 2018.  The hours of work are Monday to Friday, 8 hours per day which includes a 30 minute     unpaid break.

Closing Date:  open until a suitable candidate is found

Location:  11515 127 Street, Edmonton, AB

Job Type:  STEP position – Summer Temporary Employment (This summer position is funded through the government grant and is pending Summer Temporary Employment final (STEP) approval.

Start date: May 14, 2018

Position Summary:

  • The ELCE is a natural nurturer, promoting wellbeing and encouraging growth and development in children in addition to respecting each child’s uniqueness and individual needs.
  • The Summer Curriculum Coordinator will work as part of a team to care for children in a positive, compassionate and respectful manner.
  • Plan and implement a creative, flexible summer program based on children’s interests and needs.
  • This position will focus on providing quality care, plan and implement fun summer recreational activities, participate in facility maintenance, plan and deliver snacks, and distribute appropriate materials for children’s use.
  • As a team player, you share a passion for providing a high quality of care and services.
  • This position will maintain communication with appropriate personnel regarding the children and the program.
  • The Summer Curriculum Coordinator will be understanding, non-judgmental, and sensitive to all children, families and coworkers and display a sincere attitude of acceptance and respect for all children and their families.
  • Program  supervision  in  an  environment  that  meets  the  children’s  physical,  social, emotional and intellectual needs. Maintain a safe and healthy environment for the children.
  • Prepare and arrange necessary equipment and materials.

Qualifications:  At a minimum, applicants are required to have:

  • In addition to being a post-secondary student returning to full time studies, all applicants must meet Student eligibility requirements as per the STEP program found on  www.albertacanada.com/step
  • This position must have their Childcare Staff Qualification Certificate – Minimum of Child Development Assistant level.
  • Clear Criminal Record Check and Child Intervention Check that are dated within 90 Days of the start date.
  • Standard Childcare First Aid and CPR would be an asset.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and organizational skills with ability to work both independently and as a team player.
  • Comfortable working with parents and young children.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

    The Edmonton North West Child Care Centre is a non-profit, provincially accredited program that     provides inclusive early learning and child care services to children ages 1 to 5 years. The Centre is a     program of Community Options – A Society for Children and Families that has provided early learning     and care in Edmonton for over 40 years.

    This position is temporary and may extend up to 6 months. The hours of work from Monday to Friday     may vary between 7am and 6 pm with a one (1) hour unpaid lunch. This position will also be required     to have availability to work one evening per week as designated by the Childcare Centre until 9pm.

Closing Date: Open until a suitable candidate is found

Location: 12823 - 116 Avenue, Edmonton, AB

Job Type: Temporary

Start date: As soon as possible

Position Summary:

  • The Early Learning & Childcare Educator (ELCE) works as part of a team to care for children in a positive, compassionate, respectful and loving manner.
  • The ELCE is a natural nurturer, promoting wellbeing and encouraging growth and development in children.
  • This postion is responsible for implementing an early learning curriculum and supports for inclusion.   
  • As a team player you share a passion for providing high quality care and services.
  • This position may be required to undergo training during the course of employment as follows: 
    • ASaP training through Grit
    • Hi Mama Software
    • Online  courses  for  Play,  Participation  and  Possibilities:  An  Early  Learning  and  Child  Care Curriculum Framework for Alberta.

Qualifications: At a minimum, applicants are required to have:

  • Staff Qualification Certificate – Child Development Supervisor or working towards this level of certification.
  • Completion of an Early Learning Childcare diploma.
  •  Standard Childcare  First  Aid  and  CPR  –  applicant  is responsible  for  this  cost  and  must  have this completion within 90 days of hire.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate Intentional Teaching and Plannning methods.
  • Familiarity with Reggio inspired learning environment.
  • Clear Criminal Record Check and Child Intervention Check that are dated within 90 Days of the start date.
  • Annual membership to AECEA will be required within 6 months of hire, employee required to cover 50% membership fees annually.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and references via email to Kathy Rickett, Childcare Centre Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

 Educational Assistant

Community Options has been a PUF provider of inclusive education solutions focusing on early learning and intervention services in Edmonton region for the past 40 years. As a successful candidate you would have the opportunity to work within a multidisciplinary team of Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Family Liaison, Speech Language Pathologists and other Educational Assistants to provide services to children in their community program (day-care, preschool, kindergarten) and family oriented programming in the child’s home or with small group. You will encourage, educate and inspire children, parents, colleagues and donors.

Location:   Edmonton and Surrounding Area

Hours:    Monday to Friday, follows 2017/2018 school hours and calendar

Job Type:  Hourly-Contract - 2017/2018 Academic School year (ending mid to end of June 2018)

Start date:   August 30, 2017 until mid or end of June 2018

Skills and Qualifications:  At a minimum, applicants are required to have:

  • Experience and/or training in both Special education and early childhood education
  • Child Care Certification minimum Level 1 within 90 days of hire
  • Experience with pre-schoolers is preferred
  • Champion of inclusive philosophy
  • Child Intervention and a Criminal Record Check is required for employment (6 months or more recent)
  • Standard Child Care First Aid & CPR (to be completed within 3 months of employment)
  • Vehicle (travel from site to site is reimbursed )
  • Driver’s Abstract and 2 million dollar liability (if applicable)

Please see further information on this posting and position responsibilities and requirements on our Community Options website on our Career page:  http://www.communityoptions.ab.ca/about/careers

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Lori Roby, EA Coordinator – by email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Community Options, #200, 15824 -131 Ave, Edmonton, Alberta, T5V 1J4

We thank all applicants but only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT POSITION DESCRIPTION

OVERVIEW

The position of Educational Assistant is a term position with Community Options – A Society for Children and Families. Educational Assistant positions are attached to the Community Preschool Education Program (CPE).  All Educational Assistants are members of a trans-disciplinary team, which provides assessment, consultation, and educational supports and services for children experiencing difficulties in social, developmental, communication, physical, play, and overall preschool skills development. Educational Assistant reports directly to the Coordinating Teacher.

PHILOSOPHICAL BACKGROUND AND PROTOCOLS

Services must always be provided in the least intrusive manner that does not draw unnecessary attention to the child being served, or to the child's disability.  Educational Assistants work within the organizational philosophy that all families have a right to options for their children, have a right to quality care for their children, and have the right to choose their level of involvement with their child’s program, and with Community Options for Children and Families.  

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Educational Assistants will implement the program for the child in accordance with the guidelines stated in the Individual Program Plan as developed by the child’s parents and consulting team (which includes the educational assistant.
  • Educational Assistants will include all children in activities, and actively promote the inclusion of all children.
  • Educational Assistants promote child to child interactions and model and respond equally to the needs of all children in the program.
  • Educational Assistants will work together as a team, to ensure the child’s individual goals and objectives are being met.
  • Educational Assistants meets with the Coordinating Teacher, community program staff, therapists, and other appropriate individuals involved with the child.
  • Educational Assistants integrates feedback, suggestions or recommendations made by consulting team into daily activities with children.
  • Educational Assistants will communicate with parents on a regular basis and will respect the confidentiality of family information.
  • Educational Assistants will attend monthly training sessions.
  • Educational Assistants will document the child’s progress in a Program Binder.
  • The Educational Assistant ensures that information placed in the Program Binder is treated in such a manner as to ensure secure confidentiality.
  • This binder’s contents are the property of the parent, and must be accessible at all times to parents, Community Options personnel, and Government Consultants upon request.  The Binder must contain the following:

                A.            Individual Program Plan, weekly planning of activities and reports;          

   B.            Notes and recommendations from the Teacher or Therapists and contact notes from all   communication received or sent regarding the child;

   C.            Assessments and reports from Therapists;

  D.            History (eg. letters)

  • The Educational Assistant may have other responsibilities assigned from time to time, including participation in activities, workshops and events.
  • Timesheets will be submitted in a timely manner on a semi-monthly basis in accordance with the annual payroll schedule, accurately reflecting all hours worked, and will be signed by both employee and site supervisor prior to submitting to EA Coordinator.
  • The Educational Assistant submits documentation of expenses, hours of work, and other records as required or requested by the CPE Program Manager or Accountant, within the 1st week of the following month the expense was incurred (with the exception of June of each year. All expenses in June need to be submitted by the end of the month).
  • Educational Assistants will fax or email to EA Coordinator the Child’s Monthly Attendance Sheet.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A positive, friendly manner and customer service approach that enables the successful candidate to deal with challenging situations with empathy and sincerity.
  • Self-motivated team player with a positive attitude
  • Reliable and dependable.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills, with an ability to work well under minimal supervision..
  • Enjoy multi-tasking.
  • Ability to work in a noisy and busy environment with regular interruptions requiring the ability to change priorities as needed and tolerate stress.
  • Regular outdoor work is required, including during inclement weather.
  • Required to meet physical demands of the position, including potential frequent kneeling and squatting up to 75% of the shift.
  • Occasional lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Duties depend on the specific needs of the children they are working with.
  • Child Care Certification minimum Level 1 within 90 days of hire
  • Standard Child Care First Aid within 90 days of hire.
  • Recent Child Intervention Record Check (6 months or more recent)
  • Recent Police Record Check (6 months or more recent)
  • Recent Driver’s Abstract and 2 million dollar liability (when applicable if transporting child).