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Opening Doors for Children & Families


ABC Head Start Society is comprised of inter-related program areas that work together to achieve success in learning and life. As a member of a Head Start team you will work with families, Teachers, Early Childhood Educators, Social Workers, Home Educators, Speech Language Pathologists (SLP), Primary Health Care Nurses, pre-Kindergarten Therapists, volunteers and other supports within the school and community. The work we do at ABC Head Start Society moves us toward fulfilling our mission - Opening doors for children and families by building strong foundations in the early years..

All employees are required to have a current (within 6 months) Criminal Record Check and Intervention Record Check through Children's Services. We strongly recommend that you start this process before you apply for a job at ABC Head Start Society as it is a condition of employment.

How to Apply

    Currently, there are 5 open competitions. Please click on the link provided for more information: 

    To apply for Head Start positions, please email your résumé and a cover letter to Human Resources at hr@abcheadstart.org. Please include the position in the Subject Line of the email. Candidates who are considered for the position will be contacted.

    To appy for ELCC positions, please email your résumé and a cover letter to dmilne@abcheadstart.org. Please include the position in the Subject Line of the email. Candidates who are considered for the position will be contacted.

    We would like to thank all applicants for your expressed interest in ABC Head Start Society. Résumés submitted may be used to fill future competitions. We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.


    The Spirit of ABC Head Start


    In May 2016, we launched The Spirit of ABC Head Start, a shared commitment and accountability to the shared values and environment we wanted to create and work in together. To assist us in making this commitment a deliberate part of day to day work and interactions with each other, individual and team/group awards have been established based on the six key areas of the Spirit of ABC Head Start.

    The Spirit of ABC Head Start.pdf

    We would like to acknowledge and congratulate the 2017 Award Recipients of the Spirit of ABC Head Start. One award was presented in each of the six areas at the annual Staff Appreciation Event on June 5, 2017. 

    WE EMBRACE DIVERSITY – Laurie Nichol


    WE FOSTER STRONG RELATIONSHIPS – Maria Elena Carballo-Pineda





    Ann Babb Outstanding Service Award


    Ann Babb is a caring and compassionate woman who has a passion for education.  She is a committed and hard working woman who has given 30 years of her life to empower children and families to succeed in the face of adverse conditions.  She is a leader and a support for her friends, colleagues and co-workers and is committed to the work that she does.  Ann has dedicated her career to supporting ABC Head Start’s success in the Edmonton-area through many adversities and challenges.  She is an advocate and a champion in the area of early learning and care and her efforts have not gone unnoticed. 

    This award is in recognition of the work that Ann Babb has contributed to ABC Head Start, the staff and the families.  Her tireless work effort and her immense compassion always make those around her feel welcome and empowered. 

    Recipients will receive a bursary of $1000 to apply to continuing education (includes Professional Development that is directly related to the recipients current position).  They will also receive a commemorative award.  

    We would like to acknowledge and congratulate the Award Recipients of the Ann Babb Outstanding Service Award.

    2016 - Shannon L. Keats

    2017 - Leidia Siffledeen

    ABC Head Start Society is a registered charity which has been committed to promoting and supporting strong children, families, and communities in Edmonton for over 30 years. We know that by giving children the best possible early learning and development opportunities in life, we ensure the future well-being and prosperity of our families and communities.


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