Join Our Team & Do What You Love

Make A Positive Impact In The Lives
Of Our Little Leaders Every Day

Join Our Team
& Do What You Love

Make A Positive Impact In The Lives Of Our Little Leaders Every Day

Preschool & Childcare Center Careers in Kansas City, KS

A Collaborative Team Makes You Feel Welcome

Be part of a team that works together, shares, and supports each other. Passionate, positive, and professional? You’ll look forward to working every day in an environment where you fit right in.

Pursue Your Passion And Make A Difference

Put your expertise to good use every day, getting little leaders ready for tomorrow. Enjoy regular reminders that what you do matters in the form of sweet smiles and hugs from your adorable students.

Competitive Pay Promises Well Deserved Security

At $13.50 per hour with a 2-year degree and $14.00 per hour with a 4-year degree, you take home a competitive salary that reflects your skills. Plus, enjoy a $250 bonus at 8 weeks, raises every six months, and an annual loyalty bonus because we value you.

Paid Time Off To Relax & Recharge

You deserve time to rest and revitalize. Take 84 hours of paid time off annually and 12 paid days off for holidays so you can spend time with family and friends, get away, and return rejuvenated.

Supported & Covered So You Can Be Your Best

With 50% of your health insurance premiums paid, you can relax and focus on supporting your students. Plus, with dental and vision insurance available, you can genuinely take care of yourself.

Ongoing Training From Experienced Experts

Under the caring, hands-on leadership of an engaged director and two founders with a combined 50 years of experience, you have access to regular professional development and mentorship that helps you to grow in your career.

Celebrate The Wins As A Tight-Knit Team

Mark important events like birthdays, work anniversaries, and professional milestones with your co-workers. The team that plays together stays together, and celebrations bring everyone closer.

Staff Testimonials

What our Staff is Saying...

“For me, the best thing about being a part of the Little Leaders’ family is the way the directors and owners truly value their staff. They truly show by example how to be a leader and help you be the best you can be as a teacher in the classroom. The director is always willing to help and listen at any time of the day. It truly is a special work environment that I have not seen anywhere else before. All the staff work together and make coming to work fun and enjoyable!”

– Lindsey Bird

We're Hiring!

Is Early Childhood Education not just your occupation but your "occu-passion"? Are you looking for a supportive environment and opportunities to grow professionally? If so, you will love our team! We are positive, professional, and passionate about the care and education of young children.
Are you ready to make a DIFFERENCE? At Little Leaders, we touch the future by making sure every little leaders is ready for tomorrow. We are looking for someone who shares this mission and wants to join an amazing school family.

Our IDEAL Team Member:

  • has at least 1 year of experience in a licensed child care center;
  • is able to work Monday – Friday;
  • is pursuing Child Care and/or Education as a career;
  • is positive;
  • is professional;
  • is passionate about the care and education of young children.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive pay starting at $13.50/hour with a 2-Year Degree and $14.00/hour with a 4-Year Degree; A $250 bonus at 8 weeks and raises every six months;
  • 50% of health insurance premiums paid with dental and vision insurance available;
  • 84 hours of paid time off annually;
  • 12 paid days off for holidays;
  • Annual loyalty bonus;
  • A collaborative team environment;
  • Smiles and hugs from students;
  • Knowing you do work that MATTERS!

Little Leaders of KCK offers children ages 12 months to six years the opportunity to explore, create, and imagine while they develop academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. These opportunities take place in a safe, nurturing environment under the guidance of a highly qualified teaching staff that is professional, positive, and passionate about the care and education of young children. Little Leaders of KCK is located on the campus of Kansas City Kansas Community College. It is owned and operated by Christi Eaton and Kim Maples who are both former elementary teachers and reading specialists. Together they have over 40 years of experience in education. They are dedicated to providing uncompromising quality in the care and education of every little leader.

Requirements: Lead Teacher

This position requires the ability to provide a stable and consistent environment with professionalism, a positive demeanor, and a passion for working with young children and their families. The Lead Teacher needs to:

  • Be able to work well within a team environment.
  • Be able to manage small and large groups up to 21 children.
  • Be an organized person who is able to plan and implement lessons based on children's needs.
  • Be able to set limits and provide a structured environment conducive to learning.
  • Be able to incorporate music and play into learning.
  • Provide age and developmentally appropriate activities.
  • Be able to provide instruction in early literacy.
  • Understand child development.
  • Be versed in a variety of classroom managements techniques.
  • Be willing to be trained on a specific curriculum or teaching strategy.
  • Be willing to work with families to provide the best care and early education for their children.
  • Be flexible when working with children.
  • Be professional when working with staff, parents, and children.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $13.50 to $15.00 /hour ($28,080 year – $31,200/year)

Is Early Childhood Education not just your occupation but your "occu-passion"? Are you looking for a supportive environment and opportunities to grow professionally? If so, you will love our team! We are positive, professional, and passionate about the care and education of young children.

Are you ready to make a DIFFERENCE? At Little Leaders, we touch the future by making sure every little leaders is ready for tomorrow. We are looking for someone who shares this mission and wants to join an amazing school family.

Our Teacher's Assistants are a valuable part of our team. They assist in guiding activities within classrooms and build positive relationships with our little ones.

Our IDEAL Team Member:

  • has at least 1 year of experience in a licensed child care center;
  • is able to work Monday – Friday;
  • is pursuing Child Care and/or Education as a career;
  • is positive;
  • is professional;
  • is passionate about the care and education of young children.

Benefits include:

  • A collaborative team environment;
  • Competitive pay starting at $11.50/hour with raises every six months;
  • Annual loyalty bonus;
  • SIMPLE retirement plan with a 3% employer match;
  • Smiles and hugs from students;
  • Knowing you do work that MATTERS!

Little Leaders of KCK offers children ages 12 months to six years the opportunity to explore, create, and imagine while they develop academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. These opportunities take place in a safe, nurturing environment under the guidance of a highly qualified teaching staff that is professional, positive, and passionate about the care and education of young children. Little Leaders is located on the campus of Kansas City Kansas Community College. It is owned and operated by Christi Eaton and Kim Maples who are both former elementary teachers and reading specialists. Together they have over 30 years of experience in education. They are dedicated to providing uncompromising quality in the care and education of every little leader.

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Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $11.50 to $13.50 /hour

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