Mothercraft Ottawa is a non-profit multifaceted family support agency offering a wide array of programs for families from pregnancy to school age.


Part-time term position for a Lead Educator in the Elmdale Kindergarten & School Age Program located at Elmdale Public School (up to 5 hours per day, Monday to Friday and 7.5 hours per day on school holidays, Professional Development days, March break, and Christmas break).


September 5, 2017 up to June 29, 2018 (this opportunity carries the possibility of an extension)



Working as part of a team, the Lead Educator is responsible for ensuring that quality care and programming are provided for the children by leading the planning and implementation of a program based on the E.L.E.C.T. framework that is designed to promote cognitive, social, physical and emotional development, and How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years. The Lead Educator is responsible for a group of children as well as mentoring program educators and acting as a resource to parents and team members. Provides direction to students, volunteers and substitute staff. Develops and implements program goals.  Works with the Program Manager to ensure policies and procedures are followed.



  • Early Childhood Education diploma/degree from recognized college/university or recognized equivalent
  • Membership in good standing with College of Early Childhood Educators
  • Supervisory experience
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a licensed group child care program, including experience with working with kindergarten and/or school age children
  • Valid driver’s license and access to vehicle
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Valid First Aid and CPR, vulnerable sector police records check, and an updated immunization report are required
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to work closely with other team members
  • Sensitivity and respect for individual and cultural differences
  • Flexibility and openness to change
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Ability to articulate and implement goals and objectives
  • Adequate energy and ability to meet the physical demands of the job, both on site and on field trip outings
  • Working knowledge of the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA), Emergent Curriculum, and E.L.E.C.T. framework
  • Experience working with children with special needs





Salary:  $22.81/ hour


Benefits include 4% vacation pay and sick leave.



If interested, please submit cover letter and resumé to Susie Munro at by 3:30 pm on Friday, July 28, 2017.



Please note that while we appreciate your interest in the position, only applicants who are short listed for an interview will be contacted