Join Our Family – Careers in Active Learning Centers – Lehigh Valley Jobs

top places to work lehigh valleyWe’re proud to have been named one of the Top Work Places of 2018 by The Morning Call. What makes working at Active Learning Centers so special? We strive to make working here not just a job, but the most rewarding career you’ll ever have. We invest in our employees, are generous with our benefits, and put an emphasis on fun and camaraderie. And you get to be around the sweetest, funniest and coolest people on the planet every single day: kids! It’s truly a joyful experience.

Many of our employees have been here from the day we opened our doors. It’s that kind of place. When you get here, you want to stay. So scroll down and send us your application for one of our open positions.

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83% Job Happiness

What makes careers in Active Learning Centers so rewarding? We’re like family!

According to Forbes, the national average of Job Happiness is 43%. We asked our staff at the end of 2015 about their happiness level at ALC. Our average score across every location was 83%!

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43% Average Nationwide

Our average wage is 126% of the national average in our industry. We believe that you “get what you pay for”, and so we pay for the best.

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26% Above National Average

In addition, we proudly offer benefits to eligible full-time employees including affordable healthcare, dental, simple IRA, accident and disability, child care discount, gym memberships and martial arts training. For those exploring careers in Active Learning Centers, rewards are many. We keep our employees happy so we can keep hiring the best in the business!

We’re hiring for all positions!

Certified Kindergarten Teacher

Breinigsville, PA
About the Job

We are seeking a fun, exciting, responsible and engaging Kindergarten Teacher! This position is to fill a DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, Certified Kindergarten Teacher position which requires applicants to have an *ACTIVE* teaching certification.

This individual will supervise our Kindergarten classroom and ensure the proper execution of any content, the supervision of children and the care and concern for the classroom throughout the close of the day. This individual will need to have an organized, academic approach to learning, have excellent communication skills and be ready to work with their team in extending the quality of care they provide to the children and families in a loving, fun and active environment at Active Learning Centers. We are focused on ensuring a family atmosphere and having fun while we work.

This opportunity is for our BRIENIGSVILLE facility and will be instrumental in establishing an updated/new Certified Kindergarten classroom in an updated facility for the upcoming, new academic year.

Responsibilities:

  • Instruct kindergarten-aged children in activities designed to promote intellectual and creative growth in an active, age appropriate way based on the content and learning standards outlined in the curriculum.
  • Create a fun and safe learning environment and design center-based opportunities for learning.
  • Ensure that the classroom schedules and routines are followed to ensure well balanced play and learning opportunities as well as routine care.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with families.
  • Communicate with parents on students’ growth and progress.
  • Maintain the health and safety of all students.
  • Complete weekly observations, assessments and quarterly report cards for all enrolled students
  • Assist with the extended care program as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in childcare, teaching, or other related fields.
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education and teacher certification for Kindergarten required

Physical, TB and Clearances – all current or able to acquire prior to first week of hire.

Toddler Teacher

Lehigh Valley, PA
About the Job

We are seeking an experienced, fun-loving and patient, Toddler Teacher to join our five-time, AWARD WINNING organization! This individual will work within their classroom to plan and present age-appropriate activities for toddlers in a loving, fun and active environment at Active Learning Centers. We are focused on ensuring a family atmosphere and having fun while we work and especially in our infant room, strive to make trusting and caring relationships with the families we serve.

Come join a team working in a program voted BEST IN THE VALLEY Child Care for five consecutive years, are all Keystone STAR 3 or 4 facilities and most recently was awarded one of The Morning Call’s Top Workplaces of 2018!

This particular opening is available at our Trexlertown or Fogelsville facility. The opportunity is full time, benefits eligible.

Responsibilities:
  • Create Lesson Plans and instruct children in activities designed to promote, physical growth (gross motor and fine motor), language, literacy and intellectual and creative growth in an active, age-appropriate way.
  • Create a fun and safe learning environment and design center-based opportunities for learning and engaging activities.
  • Follow schedules and routines in each individual classroom based on age-appropriate expectations and allowing time for play and exploration as well as instructional time and small group activities.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with families and co-workers.
  • Communicate with parents on students’ growth and progress.
  • Maintain the health and safety of all students.
  • Understand and comply with all regulations relating to child care including safe sleep practices, feeding, diapering, supervision, cleanliness and play.
Qualifications:
  • Previous experience in childcare, teaching, or other related fields.
  • Bachelors or Associates Degree in Education or Early Childhood Education Required. CDA or current enrollment in a program acceptable. Related fields in human services (psychology, etc) are applicable as well.
  • Physical, TB and Clearances – all current or easily obtainable.

About Active Learning Centers

The staff at Active Learning Centers is dedicated to creating an atmosphere that fosters learning, leadership, and fun! Children look forward to their time here and often refer to it as “camp” all year long! We get to know each child as an individual and understand what motivates them. We design activities that engage the children’s minds and bodies and teach them the value of teamwork. We respect children’s need for space and independence, and help them appreciate the differences in all people.

Part-Time Child Care Teacher

Lehigh Valley, PA – Part-Time
About the Job

Active Learning Center is looking for a part-time employee. ALC is seeking a qualified, hardworking, excited, and caring staff for the to work in our classrooms – shift start and end times vary, but range from 2:00 – 7:00.

We are currently seeking candidates that are able to work 5 days a week. Available age groups include infants, toddlers, and preschool/pre-k! School age (K-8) opportunities may be available as well. Hours can be increased for the *right* candidate!

We are seeking staff members who are ready to join an amazing, hardworking family of child care providers and ready to jump in and get involved in our program with a wonderful group of educators. The facility has been built from scratch and is ready to be filled! These opportunities are perfect for students who are looking to gain experience in classroom settings – we can typically provide flexibility around college course schedules.

Requirements:
Our ideal candidate would be flexible, willing to take direction and work with a group of teachers to execute activities, be responsive to the children’s basic needs and routine care.

Duties:

  • Responsibilities vary based on individual age groups, however, could include maintaining appropriate sleep schedules, serving meals, bottles, or snacks, interacting with children on their level, playing with the kids both indoors and out, managing behaviors and teaching appropriate social, emotional interaction, proper assistance and health and safety procedures for diapers, pulls-ups, potty training and routine classroom maintenance.
  • Staff working with School Aged would be expected to provide guidance completing homework during the school year.
  • This person would also be responsible for daily interaction with parents and willing to build trusting relationships with our families.
  • Staff would also be required to maintain training hours and First Aid and CPR training with assistance from ALC.
Applicants, please identify your preferred age group when responding.
About Active Learning Centers

The staff at Active Learning Centers is dedicated to creating an atmosphere that fosters learning, leadership, and fun! Children look forward to their time here and often refer to it as “camp” all year long! We get to know each child as an individual and understand what motivates them. We design activities that engage the children’s minds and bodies and teach them the value of teamwork. We respect children’s need for space and independence, and help them appreciate the differences in all people.

Before & After School Program Teacher

Emmaus, PA 

About the Job

Active Learning Centers in Emmaus is looking for EXPERIENCED caregivers for our Before and After School program in many of our locations! We love what we do and love to have fun while doing it and are looking for new team members to start with us! We are a family of care providers that want to create an exciting, fun and safe after-school program for our communities children!

Year Round! Summer as well as full time or part time before/after school classroom during the school year!

Minimum 2 years experience in child care. Clearances and Physical within a year preferably current, required prior to first day. Education in ECE or currently enrolled in a program for SAC, Associates or higher required. Candidates with High School Diploma’s only will not be considered.

Job expectations include:

providing care and education to children enrolled in our program
providing homework assistance and sound enrichment experiences after school daily
maintaining a classroom of school age children and working collaboratively and leading or being a member of a collaborative teaching team
planning and executing thoughtful experiences that build on their learning skills and leadership
documenting experiences through observation and photographs
weekly classroom “news” updates, classroom newsletters and high level of communication required
Keeping kids active and engaged both indoors and outdoors
Active engagement during summer, supervising at the pool, on field trips and creating fun and exciting learning environments
Flexibility (working in conjunction with school year academic calendars)
HIGH LEVEL OF CUSTOMER SERVICE!
Personal qualifications include attention to detail, creativity, high level of customer service skills, reliable, personable and nurturing.

Candidates willing to drive children to and from school or learn and become licensed to drive one of our vehicles HIGHLY desirable!

This is a SPLIT SHIFT or PART TIME opportunity (before and after school) during the school year, full time during the summer for our Leadership Summer Camp. Shifts can include 6:15-9:00 or 3:00-6:00 or both combined. Both combined is eligible for all full time benefits.

Preschool Teacher

Easton, PA – Full-Time
About the Job

New and EXCITING opportunity for a talented, experienced Preschool Teacher!

Position is full time, benefits eligible. The program has grown and expanded and we are looking to add an additional staff to our awesome program at Palmer ALC in Easton, PA! Applicants should be experienced in teaching Preschool, have lesson planning experience, possess an understanding of DHS Regulations and Keystone STARS and ECERS OR be willing to be trained in all of the above.

Applicants MUST have an Associates or Bachelors degree in Education or a related field, possessing 12 or more credits in ECE, have a current Physical and TB Test (within the last year) as well as current clearances or the ability to attain them.

Job expectations can and may include:

  • Working collaboratively with the Director and current classroom staff.
  • Taking ownership of classroom and responsibilities within the classroom.
  • Regular weekly lesson planning.
  • Supervising meal and snack time.
  • Overseeing potty training or managing pull ups based on Health and Safety expectations (especially in preschool age rooms).
  • Actively playing and engaging with the children both indoors and outdoors.
  • Weekly observations and regular classroom maintenance.
  • Regular professional growth and development through training that meet your goals and the goals of the program.
Benefits eligible. Pay generous for the right candidates.
ALC is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
About Active Learning Centers

The staff at Active Learning Centers is dedicated to creating an atmosphere that fosters learning, leadership, and fun! Children look forward to their time here and often refer to it as “camp” all year long! We get to know each child as an individual and understand what motivates them. We design activities that engage the children’s minds and bodies and teach them the value of teamwork. We respect children’s need for space and independence, and help them appreciate the differences in all people.

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