Early Learning and Child Care Instructor – Continuous Appointment (Probationary)

Red Deer College

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March 20, 2020
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Job Type
Annual Salary


The School of Education is seeking a Full-time, Probationary Continuous, Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Instructor for the 2020-2021 academic year. The position entails teaching adult learners in both on campus and online delivery modes. The successful candidate will be an integral member of the ELCC program team who is committed to the professional and academic success of early childhood educators.

The instructor will draw upon a variety of resources and experiences to teach adult learners in the Early Learning and Child Care Program. This work will occur on RDC’s main campus and in an online environment.


Faculty at Red Deer College:
★ Are passionate about teaching, learning, and student success.
★ Pursue professional learning to continually enhance their practice and their discipline.
★ Are recognized for their contributions to both local and global communities.

Role Description
Red Deer College transitioning to Red Deer University has high expectations of our amazing faculty, but we do recognize that new hires may not have all of the skills and experiences when applying. RDC wants you to know that there is some flexibility to develop your talents over time. The initial focus for new faculty will be on teaching and student success with lots of opportunity for professional development, growth and collaboration. RDC is committed to all faculty acquiring the identified Key Attributes over time.

The faculty member combines discipline expertise with evidence based teaching to facilitate effective and varied learning experiences.

Student Success
The faculty member encourages student success in an engaging, supportive environment by being responsive to student needs and ideas.

Professional Development
The faculty member engages in the continuous pursuit of knowledge to maintain currency in their discipline and their teaching practice.

Research, Scholarly and Creative Pursuits
The faculty member has the opportunity to pursue impactful scholarly and creative activities and disseminates knowledge that advances the discipline, enhances the reputation of Red Deer College, and improves communities.

Community Contributions
The faculty member values engagement, contributing knowledge and their own expertise to the betterment of Red Deer College and local communities, as well as discipline-based, national, and global communities.

For More Information: Faculty Profile



Knowledge and Skills

Combination of:

  • Graduate degree in related field
  • Post-Secondary teaching experience
  • Experience teaching in an online environment
  • Familiarity using Blackboard for course instruction
  • Experience and training related to teaching adult English language learners

Duties and Responsibilities

Candidates should provide evidence of capacity to teach any of the following courses:

Early Learning and Child Care Certificate
ELCC 201 – Foundations of Early Learning & Child Care
ELCC 206 – Introduction to Special Needs
ELCC 210 – Practicum I
ELCC 211 – Child Development
ELCC 212 – Play and Documentation
ELCC 213 – Interpersonal Relations
ELCC 215 – Literacies and Dramatic Play
ELCC 217 – Guiding Behavior
ELCC 218 – Responsive Experiences
ELCC 220 – Practicum II

Early Learning and Child Care Diploma
ELCC 305 – School Age Care Studies
ELCC 308 – Family Support
ELCC 310 – Practicum III
ELCC 313 – Interpersonal Relations II
ELCC 315 – Program Administration
ELCC 317 – Creative Play Perspectives
ELCC 320 – Practicum IV
ELCC 323 – Responsive STEM Environments
ELCC 325 – Designing for Special Needs

Instructional times are dependent on assigned workload.

Previous Course Outlines

The School of Education at Red Deer College is a growing and learner-centred community whose mission is to foster leadership and collaboration enabling learners to develop a foundation of knowledge and skills for meaningful engagement in their communities. The School is home to a variety of programs including:

For further information contact:
School of Education
Phone: (403) 342-3334
Email: education@rdc.ab.ca


  • Undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education or a related discipline
  • Minimum five (5) years of full-time experience working in a variety of early childhood program environments for children (birth to age 8), such as a day care, preschool, or school-age care
  • Experience in Early Learning Program Administration
  • Experience teaching adult learners
  • Demonstrated awareness/knowledge of the document: "Flight: Alberta’s Early Learning Framework

How to Apply

Note: Red Deer College will only accept applications for this job through the original job posting found on our Employment website. To view the original job posting and to apply today, please visit: http://employment.rdc.ab.ca/postings/2554