Careers @ K'tonton ELC

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About K’tonton ELC:

Open since 2002, K’tonton Early Learning Center is ranked in the top 3% of Early Learning Centers in Delaware County. With a mix of independent and organized activities, education, and recreational opportunities, our program offers experiences requiring investigation, exploration and discovery, where active and enthusiastic children can develop and refine their skills and knowledge.

Open Positions

Job Description:

The Flex Teacher assists the Lead or Assistant Teacher with creating an environment that supports children’s natural desire to explore, experiment, and discover, helping them to achieve their optimal ability and ensuring a safe and healthful environment. This teacher is assigned to various classrooms, either daily or weekly, depending on the needs of the center. Think of it as a permanent substitute position with 40 hours guaranteed weekly!

What are an Flex Teacher’s skills and qualifications?

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent (Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but not required)
  • At least two (2) years or a minimum of 2,500 hours of childcare experience
  • Annual physical examination and biennial TB (Mantoux) test
  • Ability to speak, hear, read, write, and understand English
  • Ability to easily lift 50 pounds and meet the physical demands of child care over the course of an eight (8) hour work day (i.e. lifting children, squatting, pushing strollers, bending, etc.)
  • Visual acuity of at least 20/40 (with corrected lenses if needed) to supervise children individually and in groups of up to 25, maintain accurate records, read necessary program materials, verify the identification of escorts, etc.

It is the continuing policy of Federation Early Learning Services (FELS) to provide equal employment opportunity, regardless of race, creed, color, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, veteran’s status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, familial status, domestic or sexual violence victim status, or other classification as required by applicable law.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $14.40 – $14.50 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Broomall, PA 19008: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:

  • Childcare: 2 years (Required)

License/Certification:

  • CPR Certification (Preferred)
  • Child Development Associate Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Job Description:

Our Lead Teachers at Federation Early Learning Services (FELS) are instrumental in creating an environment that supports a child’s natural desire to explore, experiment, and discover. FELS has open Lead Teacher positions at our Gutman Early Learning Center in MontCo. And don’t forget to ask us about our sign-on bonus! *

As a Lead Teacher at FELS, you will:

  • Plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs and daily lesson plans
  • Serve as an interdisciplinary team member contributing to identifying positive solutions and behavioral supports.
  • Foster a safe and healthy environment for children and other staff members
  • Ensure that appropriate discipline techniques are used amongst all staff and the children’s care needs are met.
  • Work with Child Development Specialist (CDS), supervisors, parents, and co-workers in making decisions and problem-solving concerning effective behavior support plans.
  • Assist children with daily living activities, including but not limited to meals, nap time, toileting, diapering, and personal hygiene as needed.
  • Organize classroom, including maintaining bulletin boards/posters/signs with important information for parents, to support program goals and contribute to implementing daily indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Establish and maintain thorough communication with parents through conferences, email, etc., regularly on an informal daily basis. Parent conferences are conducted at least twice per year.
  • Maintain progress reports on children’s emotional, physical, social, and intellectual development.
  • Abide by all additional guidelines for childcare, child education, welfare, health, etc., as instructed by FELS.

What are a Lead Teacher’s skills and qualifications?

  • Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, or CDA Certificate
  • At least two (2) years or a minimum of 2,500 hours of childcare experience
  • Ability to supervise staff effectively
  • Ability to speak, hear, read, write, and generally understand English sufficiently to give directions and communicate with both children and adults

It is the continuing policy of Federation Early Learning Services (FELS) to provide equal employment opportunity, regardless of race, creed, color, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, veteran’s status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, familial status, domestic or sexual violence victim status, or other classification as required by applicable law.

*For more information about our sign-on bonus, please contact FELS directly.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $14.50 – $19.23 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Signing bonus

COVID-19 considerations:
Please visit our website at www.felskids.org/covid-19-response/ for the most up-to-date information on how FELS is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

License/Certification:

  • CPR Certification (Preferred)
  • Child Development Associate Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Job Description:

The Assistant Teacher assists the Lead Teacher with creating an environment that supports children’s natural desire to explore, experiment, and discover, helping them to achieve their optimal ability and ensuring a safe and healthful environment.

Don’t forget to ask us about our sign-on bonus!*

What are an Assistant Teacher’s skills and qualifications?

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent (Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but not required)
  • At least two (2) years or a minimum of 2,500 hours of childcare experience
  • Annual physical examination and biennial TB (Mantoux) test
  • Ability to speak, hear, read, write, and understand English
  • Ability to easily lift 50 pounds and meet the physical demands of child care over the course of an eight (8) hour work day (i.e. lifting children, squatting, pushing strollers, bending, etc.)
  • Visual acuity of at least 20/40 (with corrected lenses if needed) to supervise children individually and in groups of up to 25, maintain accurate records, read necessary program materials, verify the identification of escorts, etc.

It is the continuing policy of Federation Early Learning Services (FELS) to provide equal employment opportunity, regardless of race, creed, color, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, veteran’s status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, familial status, domestic or sexual violence victim status, or other classification as required by applicable law.

*For more information about our sign-on bonus please contact us directly.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: Up to $14.50 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime

Supplemental pay types:

  • Signing bonus

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Experience:

  • Early Childhood Education: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Childcare: 2 years (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Child Development Associate Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

What Our Staff Says About FELS

Benefits

For over a century, we have been known as a leader in the field of early care and education because we have been providing high quality programs to young children. At FELS, we understand that when we invest in our staff, we invest in our children. We have an excellent compensation package including*:

  • 16 Vacation Days
  • 10 Sick Days
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • Health, Vision and Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Reduced Child Care Tuition
  • Hire anniversary day off after 5 years
  • Birthday day off after 10 years
  • Participation in the TEACH program

Why work for FELS?

We love our staff at FELS and are constantly amazed by the dedication and passion our staff approaches their work every day. Our incredible teachers and support staff are the foundation of our organization. They are here for our kids, and FELS is here for them as well. To show our appreciation, FELS offers a host of benefits for our teachers and other staff members, including:

  • Paid vacation and sick time as well as paid holidays!
  • Significantly reduced childcare tuition (qualified teachers are eligible for additional child care scholarships)
  • Monthly staff recognition program
  • Health (Independence Blue Cross!), Vision, Dental, and Supplemental Insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Encouraging environment for staff to set and achieve professional and educational goals
  • Free coffee and access to a staff lounge for breaks

Opportunity

We believe that every teacher should be qualified to provide children with a high quality early education.  That means we:

  • Encourage staff to set professional goals to grow and develop;  enable staff to pursue higher education credentials, and accommodate schedule changes, to the furthest extent possible
  • Provide paid release time to participate in the T.E.A.C.H. program*
  • Encourage the pursuit of a Child Development Associate credential or Bachelor’s degree*
  • Opportunities to move up within the organization
* For full-time employees only 

Join Our Team

If you think that FELS is the right place for you check out our current employment opportunities on the next page and click to apply!

We could be the home away from home that you have been looking for.  We’d LOVE to hear from you!

Interested Applicants, please email your resume and letter of interest to hiring@felskids.org. If your qualifications match our needs, our HR team will be in touch to schedule an interview.