Employment

Diamond Street Early Childhood Center is a medium sized nonprofit Preschool and Childcare Center. We are a ministry of the Akron Mennonite Church and strive to educate and nurture the whole child in an environment that emphasizes peaceful resolutions to conflict and Christ's love. We seek to hire individuals who are high energy and have a passion for providing children with the opportunity to reach their potential despite outside circumstances.
Qualifications                                           
  • Interns: Currently enrolled in an education program that requires an internship with young children

  • Aides: High School Diploma or currently enrolled in an Early Childhood Education program at a Tech School

  • Assistant Teachers: High School Diploma, CDA or Associate Degree in Early childhood

  • Lead Teachers: Associate Degree or Bachelors degree (preferred) in Early Childhood or related plus professional child care experience 

  • High energy and the ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents) and to foster a team environment.

  • An understanding of child development.

  • Must clear full background check and must pass health screening.

  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs. and move freely around a typical classroom in order to safely supervise the children at all times.

Benefits

We offer paid holidays and PTO after 90 days. Dental and vision insurance available after 90 days. Meals are provided at no cost. Tuition discount for children of employees. Health insurance stipend offered to eligible employees after 90 days. Higher education opportunities and staff development at no or reduced cost. Part-time employees are eligible for half time benefits.

DSECC provides opportunities to learn the best practices in Childcare and Early Childhood Education Through ongoing professional development and by working alongside staff with a proven track record of outstanding care. Our NAECY accredited, STAR 4 program is a great place to grow your career and increase your skills. Check out our Career Path for more details.

Equal Opportunity Employer 

It is the policy and commitment of Diamond Street Early Childhood Center that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, sex, national origin, physical, or mental disability, or religion.
To Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to bethany@diamondstreet.org for consideration. Please include a description of your paid and volunteer experience with children who are not your own. Or visit indeed.com and search for Diamond Street Early Childhood Center