History of KinderCare Learning Centers

Formed in 1969 in Alabama, today KinderCare boasts over 1,900+ community centers across the United States.  Each year, over 200,000+ children come to the centers to learn, as well as participate in activities.

Besides having community centers, KinderCare also has before and after school activities, employer centers, as well as more.  They are currently in more than 35 states throughout the USA.  In 2005, they were acquired by KLC (Knowledge Learning Corporation)


Hours of Operation:  Mon-Fri: 6:30am-6:00pm; Closed Saturday and Sunday

Minimum Age to Work Here:  18 years old

Positions Available:  Teacher, Early Childhood Certified Teacher, Kindergarten Teacher, PreKindergarten Assistant Teacher, Floater Teacher, Early Education Teacher, Team Leader, Toddler Teacher, Cook, Customer Relationship Specialist, Assistant Director, Center Director, Area Manager, District Manager, Employee Relations Representative, Executive Assistant, Facilities Maintenance Technician, Program Coordinator, HR Generalist

Background Check Required?  Yes

Negotiation:  Set hourly rate.  There is no room for negotiation.


Job Description / Average Wage

Lead Teacher: You’re going to be the leader of all the teachers in the group.  You will be responsible for assigning other teachers with tasks, as well as creating schedules, and more.  You will find that you will assist parents with any questions, or concerns that they may have.  The average pay is from $11 to $13 a hour.

Teacher: You will be under the lead teacher.  You will create the activities, play with the kids in the yard, as well as assist parents with questions as well.  You will help with lunches, cleaning the classroom, and more.  When parents come in, you will make sure that the child has everything before they go, as well as assist the parent with any concerns or issues taht they may have.  You’re going to report to the main, lead on the job.  The average wage is $10 to $12 a hour.

Center Director: The center director is going to run the whole kindercare.  He/she is going to be responsible for hiring, running payroll, as well as helping with assigning of tasks.  You’re going  to assist parents with account setups, as well as help them with any questions that they may have.  You’re going to also help the teachers with the children when they come to the daycare.   The average wage is $31,000 to $51,000 a year.

Benefits

  • Paid vacation
  • Holiday pay
  • You will get personal time off
  • You can get reimbursed for educational costs
  • Child care at a discounted rate
  • Health package that includes dental, medical, and more
  • 401(K) where the employer will match and more…

Atmosphere and Perks

KinderCare Learning Center workers will expect many job perks. They can enjoy the schedule flexibility; industry based pay in competitive rates, and paid on-the-job training. Qualified KinderCare associates will also receive more job benefits like paid vacation, 401(k) plans, health insurance, and more job perks. This is a right place for those who wanted to have challenging teaching career with a lot of rooms for promotions.

Interview Questions

What is your educational background?

Do you really love to work with children? Are you expecting some reward out of working with them? Why?

What do you like most about teaching or dealing with kids?

What is the most challenging aspect of working with children?

What age group you think you can easily work with?

Have you experienced a time when you had to deal with an emergency for a child.

What will you do in order to handle disruptive child?

Are you familiar with the KinderCare approach to child care?

Why do you want to work here?

Interview Tips

If you are scheduled with the company for an interview, you will expectedly pass through interviews in series. The interview process may be one-on-one or through phone. Questions in the interview will likely be about your knowledge in various subject areas, your ability to handle with people especially children, your skills on daycare operations, your educational background and your experiences related to the position you are applying for. Display a positive attitude that will impress the interviewer.  Be tactful when answering questions and show that you are indeed really sincere with the job you have applied for.

How to apply

If you’re interested in a job here, your best bet is to look for a job online.  On their career based website, you will be able to find jobs by description, as well as by your state and city.  You can start the process here.  You can also request an application in person, when the center is opened.