Clubhouse at Cottonwoods

Early Years Physical Literacy Program Developer

Theme: Early Childhood Education
Location: Kelowna
Age Group: Early Years

Position Description

In this placement you will be immersed in daily practice alongside Early Childhood Educators. You will experience first-hand methods of guiding young children in an early learning program, and ultimately design and implement fun activities that develop fine and gross motor skills in young children. In practice, you’ll find different ways to engage a large group, redirect behaviors, comfort, and support children in their learning about the world around them.

This position would be of interest to a candidate who has a focus on physical literacy and development. Our Clubhouse at Cottonwoods playground and green spaces are undergoing a redesign to better meet the physical needs of our early learners. This provides an opportunity for an educator like you to be a part of this design and implementation.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, you will have the opportunity to attend field trips to the Treehouse Forest Classroom and the Clubhouse Farm. The group is scheduled to leave by bus at 9:00am and arrive back to the center at 12:30pm.

Expected hours Monday to Friday 8:45am to 3:00pm
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Organization Information

The Clubhouse at Cottonwoods provides a full day early learning program for children ages 2 to 5. We operate Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 5:00pm. This program is held in Cottonwoods Care Facility. Typically, we interact with the residents of Cottonwoods Care Facility, but during the pandemic, our interaction with the Grandmas and Grampas had been limited to through the windows. We visit the Clubhouse Farm or Treehouse Preschool on bi-weekly field trips. The ideal platform for early learning education promotes the emotional, social, intellectual, and physical development of each child. This development is best nurtured through play, music, stories, games, art, and access to nature. Dedicated, caring educators offer a child-centred foundation: through kind example and loving care, we emphasize appropriate behaviour and problem solving skills. Skill advancement and school readiness are achieved through these key concepts used to encourage the growth and development of all our children.

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