CEFA – ECE, ECEA & IT
Hello ECE Community,
I would like to start by sharing a little bit about myself. I am a Kelowna baby, born and raised. I graduated from Okanagan College from the first ECE Diploma Class in 2007. I have spent the last 16 years working in the Early Childhood Education Industry. I have worked as a fellow educator, room supervisor, assistant director, manager and college instructor. In 2016, I opened our first early learning school “CEFA Early Learning McKay Ave.” We started as a three classroom school and added two addition classrooms in 2018. In 2020, I designed, built and opened “CEFA Early Learning Spall Road”. I am very passionate about what I do and you will see that in everything I do. Since I opened CEFA Early Learning McKay Ave, my goal has been to raise the bar of Early Childhood Education in our community. I want to offer an environment where not only children and families can thrive, but where teachers can share their passions and excel as well. We have a team like culture, where everyone is professional and treats each other with respect. If you have a passion for working with children, if you like to program plan and implement fun activities and if you want to make a difference, then we are the place for you!
Available Positions at CEFA McKay:
We are currently looking for two CEFA Baby Teachers (One Year Old Classroom), one Junior Kindergarten One Teacher (Toddler Classroom) and a Junior Kindergarten Two/Three Teacher (Three and Four Year Old Classroom). All positions are Full Time (37.5 hours per week). The CEFA Baby Teacher positions are available for teachers who hold an ECE certificate or IT certificate. The Junior Kindergarten One position is available for teachers who hold an ECE certificate, ECEA certificate or IT certificate. The Junior Kindergarten Two/Three Teaching Position is available for teachers who hold an ECE certificate or ECEA certificate.
100 -590 McKay Ave
Centre’s Hours of Operation:
Right now we are still offering reduced hours because of Covid-19. We currently open at 8:15am and the centres close at 4:30pm.
Our regular operating hours are 7:45am – 5pm (CEFA Baby & JK1) & 5:30pm (JK2 & JK3)
* Competitive Wages
* Full Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision and MSP) after 6 months
* 5 Sick Days per year
* Training provided in our CEFA philosophy that count towards your ECE certificate renewal
* Daily lunch provided for teachers
* Great, positive work environment in a beautiful facility
* Professional Development Days
* 30% Tuition discount for your child(ren)
* Holidays/School Closures:
– 2 weeks over winter break
– 1 week at spring break
– 1 week at the end of the summer
Our Mission is to inspire children to learn and be knowledgeable, seek self-betterment, and contribute as individuals.
CEFA is an all day early learning program for infants and a junior kindergarten program for children up to five years old. Our enriched curriculum features a unique partnership of core subjects and fine arts. Our exclusive program is designed to present the knowledge in a playful and interactive way, without compromising children’s natural curiosity, discovery and play time. All new children go through a gradual entry program where children will work their way up to a full day when they are ready. Once they have completed gradual entry, children can attend up to 8 hours a day.
Our CEFA Baby Classrooms are dedicated for children ten months old to twenty three months old. We cap our classroom size at 12 children with three full time teachers. Our Junior Kindergarten One Classrooms are dedicated for children twenty four months old to 36 months old. We cap our classroom size at 12 children with three full time teachers.
Successful candidates for the CEFA Baby Teacher Position & the Junior Kindergarten One Position will have good leadership and organizational skills, will be creative, very loving, resourceful, and will have the ability and experience to manage a classroom of 12 children with 2 other teachers. Team work makes the dream work!
Our Junior Kindergarten Two/Three Classroom is dedicated for children three to four years of age. We cap our classroom size at 22 children with three full time teachers. This gives us roughly a 1:7 ratio.
Successful candidates for the Junior Kindergarten Two/Three Position will have good leadership and organizational skills, will be creative, very loving, resourceful, and will have the ability and experience to manage a classroom of 22 children with 2 other teachers. Team work makes the dream work!
For more information about our school, please visit our website at www.cefa.ca
If CEFA seems like a good fit for you, please submit your resume with cover letter to:
Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions. I’d be happy to answer them!Application Dates: 07/13/2021 -
Position: CEFA – ECE, ECEA & IT
Location: 100 - 590 McKay Ave