Employment

If you want to help young learners develop, families succeed, and neighborhoods thrive with our CELC family, we want to hear from you. We are looking for motivated individuals who are passionate about early childhood education and understand the transformative power of developmentally appropriate practice in the early years.

CELC is an equal opportunity employer. All full-time staff receive paid benefits including vacation time and health insurance. Our wages are competitive and commensurate with experience.

Current Openings: We’re growing and looking for teachers of all experience levels!

Applicants must have a high school diploma and successfully complete:

  • ODJFS Medical Statement from a physician
  • BCII and FBI fingerprint background check

Although not required, we prefer candidates with experience using Conscious Discipline in a preschool setting.

All candidates must be able to regularly and frequently:

  • Work a flexible schedule during center operating hours
  • Lift children (up to 45 lbs.) and safely lift infants in and out of cribs
  • Stand, sit (on chairs and floor) and walk
  • Bend, stoop, twist, stretch, push and pull

At CELC we have opportunities for early education professionals with varying levels of experience:

Lead Teacher

Lead Teachers support our mission, values, goals, and policies as leaders of the classroom teaching team. They work to promote a mutually respectful classroom environment in which children, families, and staff work together toward success. They are responsible for the day-to-day operations of their classroom: providing high-quality responsive caregiving, intentional curriculum, and standards compliance; guiding and supporting Assistant Teachers and classroom volunteers; and working collaboratively with families to help each child learn and grow. They must be reliable and independent, always mindful of the image and reputation of the organization both internally and externally.

Qualification and Experience
  • Minimum of BA/BS in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or Related Field
  • Experience in a teaching role for two years
  • Career Pathway Level (CPL) 3 or higher
  • Familiarity with ODJFS licensing rules preferred

Assistant Teacher

With guidance and direction from the Lead Teacher, Assistant Teachers work to promote a mutually respectful classroom environment in which children, families, and staff work together toward success. They are responsible for assisting the Lead Teacher in the day-to-day operations of their classroom and preparing and implementing lesson plans. Assistant Teachers must be reliable and independent, always mindful of the image and reputation of the organization both internally and externally.

Qualification and Experience
  • Ohio’s Career Pathway Level (CPL) 2 or higher
  • Previous experience in a childcare setting preferred
  • Familiarity with ODJFS licensing rules preferred

Classroom Aide

With guidance and direction from the Lead Teacher, Classroom Aides work to promote a mutually respectful classroom environment in which children, families, and staff work together toward success. They are responsible for assisting Lead and Assistant Teachers in the day-to-day operations of their classrooms. Classroom Aides must be reliable and independent. We offer both full-time and part-time versions of this position.

Qualification and Experiences
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Previous experience in a childcare setting preferred
  • Familiarity with ODJFS licensing rules preferred

Home Visitor

Home visitors work with either our Healthy Families American or ParentChild+ programs. Home visitors build strong relationships with families, children, and in-home child care providers to provide educational outreach through visits in the home or at a convenient place for the family.

Qualification and Experiences
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Previous experience working with children and families

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