Child Care Careers

Our staff is the heart of our child care center. Our dedication and focus in caring for and educating your child is such a vital part of what makes Above and Beyond Playmate Center so special.

We’re expanding our team with positions available at our center for child care. Careers like these need qualified applicants who work well with children and have a passion for education and for having fun!

To apply or inquire about the position(s) in which you are interested, please fill out the contact form below to connect with the Above and Beyond Playmate Center.

Opportunities

Director

Job Summary: Provide a safe learning environment and quality education program for children. Responsible for effective operation of the child development center which includes recruiting and managing staff, establishing and meeting enrollment and revenue objectives, providing ongoing communication with parents, and cost management of the center.

Qualifications:

Experience as a director in a licensed child care center
Must have, or be able to obtain a commercial driver’s license, CPR/Fire Safety & any other training required by regulatory agencies
Must possess state-specific director credentials
Knowledge of child care licensing rules and regulations
Knowledge of early childhood education curriculum & appropriate developmental practices
Knowledge of sound business practices, including budgeting and strategic thinking

Assistant Director

Job Summary: Provide a safe learning environment and quality education program for children. Responsible for effective operation of the child development center in the absence of the director and/or owner which includes recruiting and managing staff, establishing and meeting enrollment and revenue objectives, providing ongoing communication with parents, and cost management of the center.

Qualifications:

Experience as an assistant director in a licensed child care center
Previous supervisory experience or experience providing work direction
Must have, or be able to obtain a commercial driver’s license, CPR/Fire Safety, and any other training required by regulatory agencies
Knowledge of child care licensing rules and regulations
Knowledge of early childhood education curriculum

Lead Teacher

Job Summary: Plans lessons and instructs children in activities according to approved curriculum designed to promote social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth and development. Establishes and maintains a safe and healthy learning environment. Promotes and participates in all center functions, communicates with, and develops positive relationships with all family members.

Qualifications:

Must meet state licensing requirements for education and experience
Knowledge of early childhood education and curriculum
Knowledge of child care licensing rules and regulations
Ability to obtain training in CPR/Fire Safety and other training required
Must have CDA/degree in ECE

Assistant Teacher

Job Summary: Assists the lead teacher with planning lessons and instructing children in activities according to an approved curriculum designed to promote social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth and development. Maintains a safe and healthy learning environment.

Qualifications:

Must meet state licensing requirements for education and experience
Knowledge of early childhood education and curriculum
Knowledge of child care licensing rules and regulations
Ability to obtain training in CPR/Fire Safety and other training required

Cook

Job Summary: Prepares meals and snacks for the children enrolled in the center. Ensures that meals and snacks are ready at scheduled times. Prepares and serves food according to the approved menu, and under proper health and safety methods. Ensures compliance to federal CACFP standards if applicable. May assist in classrooms when needed.

Qualifications:

Must meet state licensing requirements for education and experience
Ability to be trained in food service certification
Ability to be trained in CPR, Fire Safety and Nutrition

Driver

Job Summary: Safely transport children in a bus from our center to school and school to our center. (Teacher will also ride to assist with drop/pick up of children). This is a part-time position.

Qualifications:

Valid CDL license (w/”P” endorsement) and a clean driving record
Have a flexible schedule
Pass criminal background check

State Requirements:
MO Requirements (https://health.mo.gov/safety/childcare/lawsregs.php)

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