Program Director

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  • Post Date: March 29, 2018
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Job Overview

Program Director

EarlyOn Child and Family Center
Location: Renfrew, Ontario
EarlyOn Child and Family Center is centrally located in Renfrew. We are a non-profit resource center center supporting families with free drop-in programs for caregivers and children from birth to 6 years old. We offer free drop in programs to play and learn with your child, fun activities, information sessions and opportunities to meet new people, professional advice, and information to community resources.

We are currently recruiting for a Program Director. This is a full-time, contract position.


The Program Director is responsible for the development and delivery of core program services, managing the center, and other duties including but not limited to:

  • Discussions and information sharing about early learning, child development, parenting (including pre-and post-natal), nutrition, play and inquiry-based learning, and other topics that support their role.
  • Assisting families in building connections with outside community resources and supports through information-sharing.
  • Facilitating programs and services that build responsive adult-child relationships and encourage children’s development, exploration, play and inquiry as supported by How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years.
  • Responding to parent and caregiver concerns about their child’s development through conversations, observations, and education.
  • Being responsible for overseeing the daily management of the center, administrative duties, office maintenance, preparing monthly reports, responding to inquiries, supervising employees.
  • Reporting to the Board of Directors, and ensuring center is complying ministry standards.
  • Promoting a positive image of the center within the community
  • Early Childhood diploma and in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators (RECE).
  • Previous work experience in a licensed childcare or community/family resource setting and office experience is preferred.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and Saturdays.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work as a multi-disciplinary team member is required.
  • Knowledge and commitment to the principals of best practices in the field of early learning is essential.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of guiding documents such as: How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years, Think Feel Act, etc.
  • Previous experience working with children with special needs is preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English (French an asset).
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is required (occasional travel required).
  • Current immunization records.
  • Experience within the non-profit sector is an asset.
  • Strong leadership skills.
Additional Information
If you wish to become a member of our team, please submit your resume with cover letter in a Word or PDF document, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications.  Please include your daytime contact number and email address.

We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Successful candidates will be required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (current within 6 months) and a vulnerable sector screening.

By applying, you authorize us to store your information in order to contact you about future opportunities.

Contact Information
Patricia Turner
EarlyOn Child and Family Center
Renfrew, Ontario


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