Are you someone who enjoys working with varying ages of children from birth to 5 years of age? Perhaps you're just beginning your career in Early Education? Maybe you want to explore the opportunities that working with different age groups brings? It could be that you're someone who simply enjoys having variety in their schedule? If so, Frog&Toad Child Care&Learning Center might be the Early Care and Education Program that is right for you to explore!
Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, have a minimum of a high school diploma/GED, and meet the expectations of the Northern Lights Career Development Center Level 1 in order to qualify as a Teaching Assistant as stated in the Vermont Early Childhood Regulations. Interested persons should be hard working, dependable, team players, and be willing to advance academically, as annual training is a state requirement. IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR QUALIFICATIONS WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO APPLY ANYWAY! WE CAN HELP YOU TO UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS, AND FOR CANDIDATES THAT SHOW GREAT POTENTIAL, WE CAN APPLY FOR VARIANCES FROM THE CHILD DEVELOPMENT DIVISION!
This full-time position pays $18.00 - $19.00 per hour (based on qualifications) paid bi-weekly on Wednesday.
For more information about our program, check us out on the web at www.frogandtoadvt.com
All of our teaching staff are responsible for upholding state and school policies as well as maintaining classroom/school cleanliness and organization. Assistant Teachers help with delivering age appropriate curriculum as directed from their Lead Teacher, and contribute to the development of age-appropriate curriculum as they are ready or interested. Assistant Teachers will have some communication with parents about their children during drop off and pick up times, and so a professional and cheerful disposition is a must. And of course, all teachers are responsible for providing loving care to the children in our school!
All candidates must meet the state requirements for each position as outlined by the Child Development Division. That being said, we are here to help! We can look at your resume with you, and review the state requirements for any position to see where your qualifications take you. If you are under qualified we are able to request a variance from the Child Development Division with a concise plan to increase your education and/or training so that you meet the qualifications within a given timeframe.
It is always nice to interview candidates that have experience working with larger groups of children as this is a very different experience than being a parent, babysitting, nannying, or any other such scenario where children are of the same family.
Vacation - each full-time staff member is entitled to one week paid vacation (5 days) after the first year of service.
Sick Time - each employee is entitled to one week paid vacation (5 days) after probationary period.
Full Vision - each full-time employee is entitled to full vision coverage after 90 days.
Full Dental - each full-time employee is entitled to full dental coverage after 90 days.
**If an employee declines vision and dental insurance after their 90 day waiting period they receive an additional $0.25 in hourly wages.**
After 2 years of service, full-time employees are eligible to participate in the company medical savings plan.
After 2 years of service, full-time employees are eligible to participate in the company simple IRA (Individual Retirement Account) program.
Holidays - each full-time staff member is entitled to eight (8) paid holidays per year. They include: New Years, Memorial, Independence, Labor, Thanksgiving, and the following Friday, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.
Professional Days - each full-time staff member will receive additional paid vacation days as per our school closing calendar.
Paid Professional Development - Each employee will receive up to 15 paid hours of professional development each year.
Paid Volunteer Time - each full-time staff member is entitled to 2 paid volunteer days each year.
Roving Holiday - Each full-time employee is entitled to one paid holiday of their choosing each year.
Cash Bonuses - At 5, 10, 15, and 20 years of service employees receive cash bonuses.
Referral Program - Each employee is entitled to $250.00 for each new client that we sign on due to their referral.
Discounted Child Care Tuition - Full-time employees with children at Frog&Toad receive a 50% discount on services (restrictions apply).
Paid Travel - For traveling that occurs outside of normal commute to and from work (ex. training held outside of Chittenden County)
Healthy Lifestyle - each full-time employee is entitled to $100.00 annually for things like (new sneakers, state park passes, fishing license, massage etc)
Frog&Toad Child Care&Learning Center, LLC is a high quality (at least 4 STARS) Early Education Program serving children birth to 5 years of age. We have been in operation since 2005, and have expanded into 2 wonderful sites in order to better serve our community. Both of our sites are ACT 166 partners, as well as sponsor sites for the TEACH program. Our staff is full of loving, creative, motivated, and dedicated teachers with a focus on child-centered curriculum. As an employer Frog&Toad puts high value on teacher health and well-being as well as community service.