Careers

At Kids Konnect, we're a close community of teachers, assistants, parents and children that thrive in a fun environment. If you're interested in joining us, check out our job openings below and send us a note. Be sure to check out our awesome benefits and what life is like in our preschools by checking out our videos, or a What's On page, and other areas on our site like our curriculum.

Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer all employees:

  • 401(K)
  • health/dental
  • life insurance
  • paid vacation
  • sick time
  • flexibility for work/life balance

 

 Current openings 


 

> Center Director/Site Supervisor

Position Summary:

The center director is responsible for the center’s daily operations, including its compliance with all state licensing regulations. Provide a safe and caring environment for children, one that communicates respectfully with families and supports all employees’ personal well-being and professional development. Be consistently involved in the daily life of the center’s classrooms, manage the program’s finances, and maintain the program’s facility. Must be apart of the community and develop relationships that promote our program, support the community, and stay informed of the offerings in the community that may benefit the children, families and staff. Responsible for administration duties as required and requested. Must take the lead with improvement and elevation of the program.

Qualifications:

The center director must be at least 21 years of age and hold a bachelor’s or graduate degree from a state-approved college or university in early education, child development or related field, plus 6 units of administrative courses and 2 units of supervision courses.

Or

Hold a bachelor’s degree from a state-approved college or university in early childhood education, child development, or related field, that includes 18 units in child development, plus must be enrolled or have completed 6 units of administrative courses and 3 units of supervisory courses and one-year work experience in a licensed child care facility.

Or

Hold a Program Director Permit, including proof of 6 units management/administration courses

Or

Have earned a high school diploma or GED with 18 units in child development from a state-approved college or university, plus have completed or be enrolled in 6 units of administrative courses and 3 units of supervisory courses and four years work experience in a licensed child care facility.

Physical and Mental Requirements:

The program director must be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to hold this position.

  • Able to stand, walk, sit and use hands; including for keyboarding; reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, and crouch.
  • Able to lift, carry, hold, and/or move up to 40 pounds.
  • The director, at times, is required to work more than 40 hours per week.
  • Must be able to react quickly with sound judgment and problem-solving skills in complex and critical situations, such as injuries and accidents.
  • Must be able to perform the duties of any staff member and willing to step in as needed.
  • Must be able to use excellent oral and written communication skills with children and adults.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The director supervises and evaluates the performance of all teaching staff and support personnel. He/she coordinates allied professionals involved in the center (therapists, guest speakers, volunteers).

Salary Range: Commiserate with experience and education

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

General:

  • Operates the center in compliance with all state and local regulations.
  • Effectively resolves problems related to the management of the center. Seeks assistance when appropriate.
  • Maintains admin records for the center as outlined by child care licensing.
  • Ensures implementation of developmentally and culturally appropriate programming in each classroom.
  • Maintains appropriate, required records of staff and children.
  • Plans work schedules.
  • Assists in lesson planning as needed.
  • Supervises and evaluates staff.
  • Maintains good working relationships with the licensing specialist as well as the health department, fire marshal, and other regulators.
  • Is informed about activities in the center.
  • Represents the center positivity in the community.
  • Assist teachers in the morning program.

Fiscal:

  • Maintains an accurate financial accounting of the center’s operation and protects the center’s assets.
  • Ensures that classroom equipment and materials are maintained in good repair and secures replacements or repairs as appropriate.
  • Prepares accurate payroll and operations reports on time.
  • Is responsible for overseeing the collection of tuition and fees, making deposits, and managing supplies.

Duties Related to Supervising Program Staff:

  • Maintains proper child-staff ratios and group sizes at all times.
  • Models and encourages respectful and kind teacher-child and teacher-teacher interactions.
  • Ensures that each staff member receives and understands his/her job description and orientation materials, including regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintains personnel records and records of training and ensures their confidentiality.
  • Maintains a current substitute list.
  • Maintains up-to-date records for each child in care.
  • Mentors, coaches, and advises staff.
  • Conducts regular performance reviews of all staff.
  • In-service planning and execution for professional development.
  • Recognizing milestones and celebrating accomplishments.
  • Moral booster for staff.
  • Documentation of staff issues and corrective actions.

Duties Related to Managing the Center’s Enrollment:

  • Works to fully enroll all classrooms to ensure budgeted income.
  • Interviews parents and children before enrolling.
  • Ensures all families have received the family handbook and have completed required forms.
  • Conducts an orientation for newly enrolled families.
  • Is available to parents at their convenience – listens attentively to their concerns and takes appropriate action.
  • Keeps parents apprised of center activities.
  • Develops and implements a marketing plan that includes community events.
  • Tracks all inquiries and offe4rs tours to interested families.

Health and Safety Requirements:

  • Establishes and maintains emergency plans to keep everyone safe.
  • Orients and trains staff on center safety policy and procedures.
  • Ensures a clean, safe, and healthy environment, including a cleaning schedule.
  • Informs families if their children have been exposed to a communicative disease.
  • Conducts emergency drills in accordance with licensing requirements.
  • Maintains building, equipment, and grounds to ensure a safe environment that meets licensing safety standards.

Other Requirements: 

  • Annual Physical exam and TB Clearance
  • Criminal Background Clearance
  • Child Abuse Index Clearance
  • Current certification in CPR and First Aid
  • Adherence to the Confidentiality Agreement
  • Adherence to the Child Abuse Reporting Mandate
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to change position; to sit, stand, walk, climb or balance; to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; to bend, twist and reach with hands and arms; and to pick up children.
  • Adhere to internal policies and procedures.
  • Accountable for the health, safety and supervision of all children and families.
  • Must be physically able to use a computer with basic proficiency.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, dental and vision
  • Discounted child care
  • Holiday, Sick, and Vacation Pay
  • Education assistance and reimbursement
  • Medical/Dental/ Life insurance
  • 401(k) savings and investment plan

 

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $26.00 to $32.00 /hour
> Preschool Teacher

Preschool Teacher

Our Teachers bring warmth, patience, and understanding to the classroom every day, encouraging children to learn and grow. They inspire children to be lifelong learners by crating and implanting a curriculum that promotes social, emotional, creative, physical, verbal, and cognitive development. Our Teachers are committed to making their school successful and know that creating meaningful relationships with children, families, and their team play a crucial role in that success.

Position Summary: The Teacher must be an appropriate role model for staff, parents and children. He/She/They are responsible for exhibiting good and respectful communication, problem solving and priority setting skills as well as maintaining an overall positive attitude. He/She/They must be capable of writing clearly and maintaining current documentation for each child. The Teacher is responsible for the care and the development of children, supervising, teaching, implementing culturally relevant curriculum, and creating a developmentally appropriate classroom for children with active participation of parents and other staff.

Essential Duties: 

Curriculum

  • Create and implement a quality curriculum that meets the physical, social, emotional, intellectual, health, and nutritional needs of each child. This shall be done in accordance to the NAEYC standards.
  • Conduct developmental screenings, child assessments, and prepare and submit paperwork/reports within the deadline (e.g. 45 and 90 days, etc.).
  • Prepare individualized education plans specifying developmental goal and activities make appropriate adaptations as needed in the environment and curriculum for each child, including children with disabilities.
  • Work with the Assistant Teacher to ensure balanced child-directed and adult-directed activities are implemented daily, including individual and small group experiences for children to support skill development in literacy, language and numeracy, to encourage critical thinking, problem solving skills, creativity and concept forming according to the developmental level of each child.
  • Ensure that ALL education aspects of the health, nutrition, mental health, safety, diversity and cultural awareness are integrated into the class activities.
  • Ensure a variety of strategies to promote and support children’s learning and development using informal and formal observations, on-going assessments, documentation of progress, which are maintained in portfolios for each child.

Environment

  • Provide materials and equipment that offer varied and interesting choices, developmentally and age-appropriate to encourage learning.
  • Ensure that the environment meets safety standards established by the program and is in compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Create a well organized (e.g. children toys and staff materials are properly labeled, etc.), clean pleasant classroom, meets Head Start Performance Standards where children feel comfortable and secure.
  • Conduct transition in a consistent, timely, predictable and unrushed manner according to each child’s needs.
  • Provide an environment and curriculum that supports, and encourages acceptance and respect of gender, culture, language, ethnicity and family composition.

Outdoor Activities

  • Provide outdoor curriculum that enhances children’s physical and social development
  • Interact with and closely supervise children outdoors.
  • Able to bend and lift a child (up to 50 lbs.) when needed, as well as manage children in outdoors activities.

Promote Social and Emotional Growth

  • Provide activities and guidance to help each child learn to accept, understand and appreciate him/herself as an individual.
  • Provide experiences that encourage independence, trust as well as opportunities for success to help develop feelings of competence, self-esteem, and positive attitude towards learning.
  • Provide opportunities for each child to express, understand and control his/her own feelings.
  • Encourage and support development of self-control by setting clear, consistent limits, and having realistic expectations.
  • Provide opportunities for children to interact and cooperate with one another to promote respect, acceptance and appreciation of cultural and ethnic diversity, and promote appropriate social skills, competence, and respect for the feelings and rights of others.
  • Provide a positive daily routine with simple, consistent rules that are respectful and understood and accepted by all adults and children.
  • Model positive teacher/child and teacher/parent interactions.

Family

  • Establish mutual expectations with parents and staff about the experiences children will receive in the classroom.
  • Conduct two Parent-Teacher conferences to discuss the child’s development and plan goals and action steps for home and school.
  • Be available for all parents on a formal and informal basis.

Staff

  • Facilitate information sharing, goal setting, and action plans for each child.
  • Attend Center meetings.
  • Participate in staff development trainings and professional development opportunities.
  • Provide supervision, guidance and trainings to Assistant Teacher, Teacher Aides, Center Aides and Parent Volunteers on a daily basis and as needed.
  • Conduct weekly team meeting with teaching team.
  • Report inappropriate behavior of staff, parents and on-site consultants to the appropriate supervisor.
  • Perform other duties assigned.

Qualifications: 

  • 18 units of ECE (AA or BA preferred)
  • At least two (2) years experience working with children as a teacher in a preschool classroom setting.
  • Ability to take initiative, but also to accept direction and seek guidance appropriately.
  • Ability to maintain highest levels of Health, Safety & Supervision of children.
  • Up to date on immunizations/TB clearance
  • Must be reliable

Other Requirements: 

  • Annual Physical exam and TB Clearance
  • Criminal Background Clearance
  • Child Abuse Index Clearance
  • Current certification in CPR and First Aid
  • Adherence to the Confidentiality Agreement
  • Adherence to the Child Abuse Reporting Mandate
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to change position; to sit, stand, walk, climb or balance; to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; to bend, twist and reach with hands and arms; and to pick up children.
  • Adhere to internal policies and procedures.
  • Accountable for the health, safety and supervision of all children and families.
  • Must be physically able to use a computer with basic proficiency.

Job Type: Full-time

Compensation: $20 - $24/hr

Benefits include:

  • Medical, dental and vision
  • Discounted child care
  • Holiday, Sick, and Vacation Pay
  • Education assistance and reimbursement
  • Medical/Dental/Life insurance

401(k) savings and investment plan

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Hello from our team

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Makinya Ward, CEO

We want our teachers to come to work and feel happy in doing what they love so at Kids Konnect we stretch the budget so teachers can continue their education, have health care, vacation and sick time.

 

What others are saying about Kids Konnect Preschools

Kathy Revelo on Facebook

"5 stars."

 

Rick Johnson on Google

"As a first time dad I was nervous but the staff made us feel at home. My daughter was 3 when she started & she continues to love it. There is plenty of space & the staff are great with the kids."

 

Cheryl V on Yelp

"All the teachers are very nurturing, patient, positive... I know that my children are in good hands with them."