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Preschool & Childcare Center Serving Brunswick, Chagrin Falls, Kirtland & Mentor, OH

Competitive Salary And Reliable Benefits

Start with competitive pay and benefits for the safety net you deserve. Medical, dental, and life insurance packages give you peace of mind so you can focus on better things like laughing with your little learners.

Grow Professionally With Paid Training And Scholarships

When you grow, so do your students. Enjoy paid professional development and health training so you can stay attuned to the latest in early childhood development. Take advantage of scholarships to further your education and get certified.

Receive Parental Leave, Discounted Childcare, And 401K

When you help families, it’s only fair that yours gets the same treatment. Perks like maternity/paternity leave discounted childcare, and a retirement 401k plan help you grow personally and give you the support every family deserves.

Paid Time Off Recharges Your Batteries

Paid vacations, holidays, and bonus! –your birthday, too!– give you the much-needed downtime you need to refuel outside of the workplace. Come back refreshed and ready to jump back in the saddle, with a story or two to share.

Incentives Show You’re Appreciated

Receive incentive bonus pay for a job well-done, and paid planning time ensures you stay motivated to invest all that’s needed to create the best early learning experience parents count on.

Extra Perks Keep You Energized

Choose from flexible scheduling, so you can budget the time you need. Take advantage of on-site meals, coffee, and water to keep you energized and healthy.

Hugs And Smiles Make It A Great Day

Join a team who loves what they do, and look forward to a day filled with supportive colleagues who quickly feel like an extended family. Get the encouragement and feedback you need to do your best, and feel connected.

What Our Teachers Are Saying...

SHBD is amazing! I was a PreK teacher there for 6 years. All the teachers are dedicated & caring. The curriculum is outstanding!

Working here has showed me how much fun working with kids is, and how creative I can be. The kids are very outgoing and the people I work with are willing to always help out if it’s needed.

I highly recommend working at SHBD Learning Center! Management treats you as if you are family. They show you that you are appreciated and I would encourage anyone to check them out!

I have been employed at Small Hands Big Dreams for 17 years, worked in just about every classroom and position there is (from cook to teacher to assistant director), and I can with 100% honesty say it’s the best place to work. Everyone is like family. I have made some life long friends with staff and with families within center. Those connections are priceless to me. There is so much offered to us as employees as well. This company truly values their employees and makes them feel appreciated. I wouldn’t want to work for anyone else.

Small Hand Big Dreams is a great employer! They have a fun environment that allows for growth in the company. They offer great benefits, there is room to grow in the company and work with staff and families needs. They send out surveys to see where the company can improve and take action in those areas by adapting, changing or adding policies! All directors, management and owners are involved in all the locations!

Management communicates with staff clearly. Everyone is very friendly and works as a team. The teachers and administrators are all very passionate about the work that they do. I genuinely feel appreciated every day at work! There is a great work life balance that I feel is rare to find. I never want to work anywhere else!

This is truly the best place I have ever worked. The Director is amazing. She listens to everything you have to say and approaches everything the right way.
The owners are very involved with each of their locations and are always on top of things.
The thing I love the most about this job is everyone's passion for the well being and learning for each child. Everything is individualized for each child and classroom and I couldn't ask for a better place to work!

I have learned a great deal from this job; how do handle children with behavior problems, think outside the box, and communicate effectively with others.

Apply Now

Are you one of those people that children flock to? 

They can’t help it, right? It’s just that you’re so cheerful and positive. And it doesn’t hurt that you love to play. 

You also love teachable moments. Seeing the magic in a little one’s eyes when they grasp a new concept is truly something you hold dear. 

Have you been working in early childhood education or studying for your degree in child development, but haven’t found the right place to teach yet? 

We’re here to tell you that your search is over! We’re an award-winning group of family-owned and family-focused child care centers near you— and we’re hiring Early Childhood Educators/Teachers right now! You can apply today. 

Their ideal candidate is someone who:

  • Is a CPL3 on OCCRRA
  • Has or is working towards a CDA, AA, or BA in early childhood education or a related field 
  • Has experience working with small children 
  • Is a team player
  • Wants to make a positive, lasting impact on their students

If you fit the bill, you could be the right person for the job! In return for your talents and expertise, you’ll get:

  • A competitive pay and benefits package
  • Paid professional development opportunities and chances for advancement 
  • Bonuses, paid planning time, and performance incentives
  • Paid time off, paid holidays and birthdays off, and paid parental leave
  • A 401K so you can prepare for your future
  • Discounted child care

The right teacher in the right place makes all the difference in the world! Apply to be an Early Childhood Educator/Teacher with us today and find your new teaching home. If you’d love to break into the world of early childhood development but don’t meet all the requirements to be a lead teacher, that’s okay! We’re also looking to fill Assistant Teacher positions and it could be the opportunity you need to launch your career. 

Qualifications and Duties of Early Childhood Educators/Teachers:


  • Ideal candidates are a CPL3 on OCCRRA
  • Must have or are working on a CDA, AA, or BA in ECE or related field
  • Must have experience working with small children 
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be able to pass a comprehensive background check 
  • Be motivated and committed to promoting a sense of community 
  • Believe in the center’s mission to promote exceptional early academic, social, and emotional growth
  • Align with the center’s values of integrity, innovation, teamwork, passionate customer service, and fun 
  • Be able to understand and deliver the center’s curricula 
  • Be physically able to complete the duties that accompany caring for young children
  • Be a team player
  • Be passionate, creative, empathetic, and positive 
  • Maintain all center standards for teaching, safety, cleanliness, and security 
  • Be strong, tech-friendly verbal and written communicators

Teacher Responsibilities may include:

  • Design and implement activity plans through observations and children’s interests
  • Develop an appropriate classroom management system to help support learning goals and the developmental stage
  • Adapt the program to meet the individual needs of each child
  • Communicate children’s day with parents
  • Promote the center’s philosophy and educational objectives
  • Collaborate with parents to create individual developmental goals for their child based on screenings, assessments, and observations

Are you a compassionate, motivated person who adores children and wants to break into the field of early childhood education? We’re looking for people like you who want to begin or advance a career providing classroom support to teachers and brightening the lives of the littlest learners.

  • If you’re ready to move into a career that makes a difference, and you:    
  • Are friendly, dependable, and willing to work as an integral part of a classroom team
  • Want ECE work experience and professional development opportunities 
  • Can communicate respectfully with students, colleagues, parents, and administrators
  • Are physically able to complete the tasks necessary to care for small children, and 
  • Agree with and can deliver on our mission to provide exceptional care and learning 

then please apply today! We can’t wait to meet you. 

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