Joyful Care Children's Academy

Young Toddler (9:00am-6:00pm)

Reference ID : 48150
Location : Suffolk, VA
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



The Young Toddler Teacher supports the Teachers and the Director by helping to create a caring and safe environment for the children and assisting in activities to improve the overall care and quality of education. S/he must be able to communicate, listen and work well with others in a team environment. Implementing a quality educational program and developing positive relationships with the children and their parents, the teacher observes and documents children's interests and progress, and relays that information back to parents and staff. Assistant teachers are responsible for implementing developmentally appropriate activities based on children's interests and needs under the direction of the Teacher and the Director.


  • Assist in the implementation of curricula activities and encourage participation by children.
  • Actively engage in activities; manage cleanliness, order, and availability of classroom materials.
  • Maintain frequent communications with parents through informal discussions and progress reports.
  • Encourage self-help and good hygiene through behavior modeling.
  • Help ensure smooth, daily transition from home to the child care center.
  • Follow all center policies and state regulations.
  • Maintain a personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • High energy.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills.
  • A strong understanding of child development.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must clear full background check & TB Test.
  • Must pass a health screening.
  • Be dependable, reliable, flexible, with a positive personality
  • Have child care experience in a classroom setting
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Begin immediately

Nice To Haves


What We Offer:

-      Competitive compensation

-      Full-Time employee benefits after 60 Days

-      Annual pay increase

-      Longevity bonus- $500 after 5 years, $1000 after 10 years

-      Center offered meals

-      Health insurance offered

-      Dental and vision insurance offered (employer pays 50%)

-      10 Paid Federal Holidays

a.  New Year's Day

b.  Martin Luther King Jr. Day

c.  George Washington's Birthday

d.  Memorial Day

e.  Independence Day

f.    Labor Day

g.  Columbus Day

h.   Veterans Day

i.     Thanksgiving Day

j.     Christmas Day

-      2 Weeks' vacation time annually (Full-Time Employees only)

-      Vacation time for part-time is based on hrs. worked (0.002 accrue rate)

-      7 paid sick days

-      Vacation longevity- 3 weeks' vacation after 5 years and 2 weeks sick time

-      Regular Day Off (RDO) offered once probation period is met and feasible

-      Teacher to children ratios followed

-      Discount programs for employees (

-      Leave donation program offered

-      Breastfeeding area on site for nursing mothers  

-      Continued focus on your professional development

-      Child Developmental Associate Credential (CDA) program paid for

-      Paid staff training/staff meetings

-      2 paid on-site professional development days

-      Center closed on staff professional development days

-      School entry is limited to personnel and enrolled children only

-      School is deep cleaned daily

-      Health screening of faculty and children in attendance is conducted daily

-      Full support from our directors and resources to be successful in the classroom

-      Your health and safety are our priority! We have protocols more stringent than state requirements to ensure the safety of all our faculty and students

-      Your health and safety are our top concerns. We have implemented stringent COVID-19 health and safety procedures, including the following:

a.  Personal protective equipment (PPE) procedures followed per CDC recommendations

b.  Hand Washing and sanitation procedures have been adapted to meet applicable CDC recommendations

Salary : $13.60 to $14.25/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 2 Yrs
Location : Suffolk, VA

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