Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning

Reggio-Inspired Preschool Educator

Facility: Vancouver Child Study Centre
City: Vancouver
Type of Child Care Preschool
Qualifications Basic ECE

Additional Qualifications:

  • Current First Aid and CPR Certification
  • Criminal record check

Required Experience:

We are searching for experienced, confident and creative Educators who would be interested in our preschool (3 & 4 year old) and toddler (2-year old) programs. The Vancouver Child Study Centre (VCSC) is a well-established and well-regarded play-based preschool, inspired by and dedicated to the Reggio philosophy. Our unique offering for two-year-olds and their parents is also based in the Reggio-inspired philosophy. 

The ideal candidate will: 

  • Have a genuine curiosity and love for life, a strong commitment to personal growth, and if not experience, an interest in learning and developing in the Reggio philosophy
  • Be able to offer open-ended learning experiences as an invitation to wonder, explore, and create in as many ways as possible to the children of our preschool
  • Cultivate an environment where joy, kindness and creativity leads the emotional, spiritual, intellectual and cognitive development of the children
  • Be flexible, hard-working, patient, empathetic and highly motivated

Key Responsibilities:

  • We strongly believe in the environment as the third teacher. This means you should be able to assess, maintain and constantly adapt the physical environment; changing materials, provocations and set-ups prepared weekly as part of the unfolding curriculum.
  • We use observations to expand project work. Documentation is regularly used as a communication tool at our centre. You should feel confident with writing observations, reflecting on personal practice and engaging in passionate and respectful pedagogical dialogues within the team.
  • All teachers share responsibility for daily classroom set-up, snack preparation, and clean-up. Administration is also shared among the teachers.
  • The team plans and attends events that foster and enrich the preschool community, such as the Fall welcome back event, annual open house and parent-teacher interviews.

Working hours are as follows:

  • Preschool program: Monday-Thursday 8:00am-12:30pm
  • Toddler program: Fridays 8:00am-2:30pm 
  • Note: there is an opportunity for full-time / increased hours with inceasing student enrollment

Salary & Benefits:

  • A competitive salary/wage based on experience, plus benefits, medical/dental
  • 4 weeks paid vacation during Winter Break (2 weeks) and Spring Break (2 weeks) aligning with the Vancouver School Board calendar (pro-rated for part-time)
  • Paid professional development and sick days

Additional Notes:

For more information about VCSC and our programs, visit  www.vancouverchildstudycentre.ca. 

Basic Details

Position Start Date:
September 3rd, 2019
Employment Type:
Part Time
Employment Term:
Hours Per Week:

Contact Information

Contact Name:
Jannel Shute
Phone Number:
3525 West 24th Avenue Vancouver, BC V6S 1L5

Application Information

Application Instructions:
Email Application
Other Application Instructions:

Please send your resume and cover letter to Jannel Shute: jannelshute@gmail.com.

Please specify if you are interested in applying for the Preschool position (Monday-Thursday), Toddler program position (Friday's only) or both.  

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