Ascension Childcare, Inc

Infant Educator - $1000 Sign On Bonus!

Reference ID : 94738
Location : Shelburne, VT
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



Eligible for sign on bonus of $1000 total - $500 paid out after 30 days of employment and an additional $500 paid out after 3 months of employment

Ascension Childcare, Inc is seeking a full time teacher to join and complement our experienced, diverse, and dedicated teaching team in our Infant 2 classroom, comprised of 12-18 month olds. We are an established, NAEYC accredited, 5 STAR, SEED & Sew certified early education program in Shelburne that currently serves 55 children. We implement emergent curriculum, building experiences and exploration opportunities for children based on their curiosities about the world around them! We promote anti-bias education, ensuring we honor and value each child, their family, and each staff member.

Are you an educator who values child-led, play-based learning? We implement an emergent curriculum, where teachers use observation and assessment to offer a variety of child-led, play-based experiences for all children in our program.

Do you value diversity, equity, and inclusion? We value and integrate anti-bias education into our every day rhythms. We honor and celebrate each child, each family, and each staff member.

Do you want to join a staff of life-long learners, committed to offering high quality education and interactions? We foster a supportive, collaborative, and fun work environment for all staff.


Teacher will provide nurturing care, compassionate social/emotional coaching, a variety of learning opportunities, and guidance to our older infants. This Educator will work as a team with one of our seasoned Infant Teachers.

Infant Educators take care of our tiniest friends, which requires extra care and softness. Care for young babies is individualized, and therefore requires educators to be flexible, to be able to multitask, and to keep calm in moments of unrest. Infant Educators work closely with families to meet the needs of each child.


Candidate MUST meet the qualifications of "Teacher Associate" as stated by rule in the Center Based Childcare Regulations handbook. A teacher associate is at least twenty (20) years of age, is a high school graduate or has completed a GED, and meets one (1) of the following qualifications:

  • At least a Vermont Early Childhood Career Ladder Level Three (3) Certificate; or
  • At least an associate degree from an accredited college with a major or concentration in Early Childhood, Child or Human Development, Elementary Education, or Child and Family Services and at least twelve (12) months experience working with groups of children from grade three (3) or younger; or
  • At least a Certificate of Completion from the Registered Child Care Apprenticeship Program; or
  • At least a Child Care Certificate from the Community College of Vermont and at least twelve (12) months experience working with groups of children from grade three (3) or younger; or
  • At least successful completion of twenty-one (21) college credits with an early childhood or school age focus and at least twelve (12) months experience working with groups of children from grade three (3) or younger.

Individual must have experience in early education settings with Infants to be considered for this position. We are seeking a demonstrated commitment to quality learning environments and success in engaging children. Excellent organizational skills, a willingness to learn and be flexible, patience of steel, and kindness are a must. We expect all Ascension staff to use positive, encouraging language with children. Individual must have experience with or a willingness to learn about anti-bias education.

Must be able to lift 50lbs

Nice To Haves

A sense of humor!

Early Childhood Teaching License

Seed & Sew Certification


In addition to a supportive, collaborative, and fun work environment, we offer a suite of benefits.

-New Staff are eligible for a Sign On Bonus after the first 30 days of employment

-Competitive pay (our minimum wage is $17.50/hr), with a guaranteed cost of living annual salary increase

-Regular schedules with guaranteed lunch breaks

-Paid training and professional development opportunities

-Generous time off (Vacation, Sick, Holiday)

-$2500 annual health benefit stipend

-Vision and Dental coverage

-Short term disability, with options to opt into additional coverage

-Mental health support, legal counseling, and financial management counseling

-An administration that values work/life balance and actively promotes self-care and personal wellness for each staff

-A beautiful work environment - well stocked resource room for classroom materials, an indoor gross motor space, an expansive outdoor play area, and staff resource/break room

-We encourage leadership and personal growth in the profession and support that through coaching, mentoring, and educational opportunities.

Salary : $19.50 to $24/Hr
Minimum Education : Associate
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : Shelburne, VT

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