Child Development Assistant

The Child Development Assistant will:

  • Perform duties in accordance with the philosophy, mission statement and core values of Maple Leaf Daycare, Preschool & Education Centre.
  • Demonstrate professionalism by adhering to provincial regulations and Maple Leaf Daycare, Preschool & Education Centre policies and procedures.
  • Provide high quality early learning and child care in a group setting that responds to diverse needs and promotes the optimum physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and creative development of the children in our care.
  • Work as a member of an early learning and child care team to develop and implement programs that meet the developmental needs of the children within the Maple Leaf Daycare, Preschool & Education Centre setting as determined by the age of the group and stages of development.
  • Work as a member of an early learning and child care team, applying sound child care knowledge and practice ensuring the needs of all the children are met and that the child care team is functioning effectively.
  • Engage and support each child’s full participation in the development of program plans and activities.
  • Recognize, promote and support the overall learning and development of children. Use a variety of teaching and instruction strategies to support learning through play and small-group activities.
  • Develop a trusting relationship with each child; teach respect of self, feeling of security, self-awareness and feelings of belonging.
  • Collaborate with colleagues, to follow through on recommendations from outside agencies regarding children with exceptional needs and help implement a plan appropriate for that child.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.


  • Certified by Alberta Human Services; Child Development Branch, Child Care Staff Qualifications, as a Child Development Assistant;
  • Current Child Care First Aid Certification; acceptable to the director.
  • Satisfactory recent Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Record Check.
  • At least 1-2 years experience at a daycare centre.

Positions Available

Maple Leaf Daycare, Preschool & Education centre offers endless possibilities for growth and advancement, please apply: