2-year Term with Full-time Employment Opportunity in 2022
Indigenous Early Child Educator II/III Day Care Centre


About Us Medicine Lodge Children’s Day Care – Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. is a non-profit organization, offering programs & services in Winnipeg, Manitoba which support over 48 daycare children, parents and various program opportunities for young women and their families. We are committed to delivering in person and family centered supports through individualized programs and services.

Medicine Lodge Children’s Day Care has 16 spaces, expanding to 48 spaces in 2021/2022. The curriculum is currently Play Based, Emergent and Indigenous focused. Each month a curriculum emphasis is on one of the Seven Sacred Teachings.
Our circle teachings include Cree & Ojibwe intro to language through song and drumming, the Child’s Relationship to Land; Metis Culture; Childs’s Relationship to Indigenous Ceremony & Self; Health & Wellness; & Safety in their Environment. We are blessed to have a green space we use regularly beside our Centre.


Job Description:
 The Indigenous ECE II/III daily communicates centre information to families.
 Assists staff to carry out projects which have been approved by Day Care Director and Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.
 Provides Daily Care, which includes toileting, feeding, napping in accordance to the Manitoba Child Day Care Standards Act.
 Sharing in staff rotation of Room Toy/Equipment, of Indigenous Circle Implementation, and staff rotation of Art /Craft implementation.
 The Indigenous ECEII/III position will provide Indigenous leadership and mentorship to the other Early Childhood Educators/Child Care Assistants by executing the Indigenous Curriculum in a passionate
delivery. The position involves direct interactions with the children and acts a resource for the team as they support the children in following through with their program planning.
 The ECE will smudge and drum and sing with the children.
 ECE II/III values and promotes ECE students in the workplace, the incumbent hired for this role will support, mentor, collaborate and evaluate students along with other ECEs in the centre.
 Provides daily scheduled programming experiences.
 Provides activities that will motivate the development of the children’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional growth.
 Observes, documents, plans, and incorporates new Indigenous programming making sure it is, inclusive of children with supportive requirements.
 Follows the policies of Medicine Lodge Children’s Centre and the current requirements of the Manitoba Child Day Care Standards Act.
 Has experience in using positive behavior reinforcement / redirection.
 Uses positive language with children and ECE students.
 Familiar with Manitoba’s “Best Practices” manual.
 Holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Education II or III from a Provincial College which meet the requirements under the Manitoba Early Learning and Child Care Program as a licensed E.C.E. II or III.
 Has obtained and holds a current Emergency First Aid Certificate and CPR certificate as prescribed by the Manitoba Child Day Care Standards Act.
 Able to obtain a new Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check.
 Able to provide 2 work references, can be from a Supervisor or Director at current or past employee centre.
 Ability to work with a collaborative team in a daycare environment.
 Is organized and able to work in a fast-paced Infant/Preschool Site.
 Contributes ideas to improve procedures and contribute to an environment that fosters growth, development and Centre innovation during staff meetings, is not afraid to give and receive honest, balanced feedback.
 Establishes and maintains personal positive working relationships with Humility, Honesty, Respect, Love, Truth, Wisdom and Courage with children, staff of Ka Ni Kanichihk and their registered Families.
 Physical ability to use low chairs and to lift, transfer, feed and toilet infant/preschool children.
 Physically able to wash and disinfect toys and move small furniture and child care equipment as per monthly schedule.
Additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned provided they are consistent with the qualifications identified and fall within the parameters of this Indigenous ECE job requirement.


Indigenous language is considered a wonderful asset. As a condition of employment, successful candidates will be required to bring a new Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening, Adult Abuse Registry Check, Child Abuse Registry Check and 1 or 2 prior Employee References.
Only those of Inuit, Metis, Ojibway, Anishinabe, Cree ancestry need apply.