Child Care Careers

Careers That Make A Difference! 

A job in early childhood education can be one of the most rewarding career choices ever! It’s one of the few jobs where you get the chance to teach and influence children on a daily basis. At Kaleidoscope Kids, we love our work and it shows. Director Meghan has created an amazing workplace culture where teachers love to be!

We are a happy and enthusiastic team committed to providing high-quality, customized education to infants – early school age children. A job at Kaleidoscope Kids is an amazing opportunity to work with a group of caring, talented child care professionals. We are all building careers together around a passion we believe is highly influential!  Early childhood education is a rewarding career choice when you realize you are laying the foundation for children’s future success.

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A little bit more about Kaleidoscope Kids Child Care:

*Our programs facilitate children’s growth by matching them with other kids so they can learn and teach each other.

*Our dedicated and supportive teachers create small classroom sizes with the lowest teacher to child ratios, in order to pay close attention to children’s needs and development.

*Our center is the only center in Connecticut with a huge grassy playscape!

*Our programs highlight outdoor playtime and learning with many seasonal events. From sledding in the winter, to fall petting zoos and “Water Day Wednesday’s” in the summer!

*Our team of staff members and teachers create a culture that radiate positivity and love, leaving children inspired and excited to come to school.

*Our program includes daily check-ins and reports for parents with Brightwheel; keeping them updated and involved in your children’s success and progress.

*Our program values strong community involvement by donating time, money and supplies to areas in need.

Does this sound like something you would love to do? You could be the perfect fit for our team! We are looking to fill a variety of positions as we grow our top-rated school. Check out our lead teacher, teacher, and support teacher positions to see if one could be right for you and apply today. Now is the perfect time! We are also always looking to fill our roster of substitutes so feel free to apply for this position also.

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TEACHERS & SUPPORT TEACHERS

Teachers get the chance to have hands-on classroom experiences in the rewarding field of early childhood education. They take responsibility for ensuring children’s safety indoors and outdoors and provide a loving, safe and nurturing environment. They guide children to positive interactions and get the chance to supervise and guide activities. These teachers help coordinate, plan and carry out the daily program goals in line with the philosophy and goals of Kaleidoscope Kids School. They also keep classroom supplies, daily records, and child information, organized and stocked. They’ll get the chance to implement curriculum in a way that is consistent with the unique needs of each child, while using developmentally appropriate teaching methods. We have fun adapting teaching styles as needed for each child (and following the CTELDS curriculum standards.) Part of why we love what we do is also ensuring that Kaleidoscope Kids is providing a safe and nurturing environment that enhances self-image, encourages independence and respects the individuality and uniqueness of each child across all developmental domains. If this sounds like something you’d love, apply now!

Teacher Qualifications:

Required:
• High School Diploma or equivalent
• Must meet CT education criteria for an OEC teacher certification
• Speak, read, and write English fluently
• CPR and 1st Aid Certifications, or willing to obtain
• Provide evidence of MMR’s and good health physical

Preferred:
• 1+ year Early Childhood Education Experience
• Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education

Support Teacher Qualifications:

Required:
• High School Diploma or equivalent
• Must meet state’s education criteria
• Speak, read, and write English fluently
• CPR and 1st Aid Certifications, or willing to obtain
• Provide evidence of MMR’s and good health physical

Preferred:
• Some early childhood education experience
• Have or willing to obtain Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential

LEAD TEACHERS

Ready to take your career to the next level? We are seeking to grow our team of lead teachers! If you thrive in the position of a coach, mentor, and leader then this position is for you! Lead teachers act as the “principal” of a classroom. They set a good example and make decisions that support both teachers and children. They are a role model for less experienced teachers and get a chance to mentor while sharing knowledge about teaching and best practices with teachers. They will also coach and train teachers to problem solve, gain confidence, and learn through modeling, feedback, recognition and other means. Lead teachers must be able to adapt and excel in a continuously changing, fast-paced environment, and make the children’s needs their primary focus.

What else do lead teachers get to do at Kaleidoscope Kids?

They guide teachers on how to implement curriculum to its fullest extent. They model instructional best practices including how to use developmentally appropriate methods and how to adapt instruction to individual learner while creating unique learning spaces that support and enhance curriculum activities.

Lead teachers love being an active participant in the community. They actively share children’s milestones with their families. They communicate regularly with parents to build meaningful relationships and lead parent conferences.

Qualifications:

Required:
• Demonstrates ability to partner with Center Director
• Demonstrates effective communication skills
• Participates in recommended training programs, conferences, courses or other professional growth opportunities
• Must meet CT education criteria for an EEC lead teacher certification
• CPR and 1st Aid Certifications, or willing to obtain
• Speak, read, and write English fluently
• Basic technology skills (e.g. email, needed application)

Preferred:
• 3+ year Early Childhood Education Experience
• Head Teachers Certification, Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education

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If you’d like to start or continue your career in early childhood education fill out the form below and we will send you more information. We hope to hear from you soon! In addition, you can send a resume to Meghan at kksteamlead@gmail.com or give us a call at 203-403-7271.

FILL OUT THIS FORM FOR MORE INFO ON POSITIONS AND TO APPLY!