The Place Where Your Work Is More Than A Job, But A Calling.

Are you passionate about childcare and long to find a place where your voice is heard and your influence is felt? Look no further! At Early Steps Learning Center, we are dedicated to creating a nurturing environment for children and families, and we believe you are the missing piece to our team. 

At Early Steps, we offer more than just a job, but a place for you to:

  • Grow personally
  • Grow professionally
  • Make a difference in the lives of children
  • And more!

Just imagine leaving work everyday knowing not only are you helping children learn and grow, but your own life is flourishing. 

Take the first step towards a rewarding and fulfilling career by applying today. Together, let’s create a lasting impact on generations to come!

Please see our current openings below, including: Dietary Aid/Cook, Teachers for Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and School Age Programs. Scroll to the bottom to apply by submitting your resume!


*$500 Sign-On bonus available after first 90 days.

Please see our current openings below, including Summer Camp Counselors Teachers for Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and School Age Programs. Scroll to the bottom to apply by submitting your resume!

Teachers: Infant and Toddler Programs

Summary:  Seeking teachers who develop and nurture children; stimulate emotional, intellectual, and social growth of students; provide a safe and warm environment; encourage students’ participation; implement formalized curriculum enhanced with Spanish and Sign Language; keep parents informed through weekly communication and assessment of developmental needs; and enhance the center reputation.

Have knowledge of the Early Learning Developmental Standards, which include Social-Emotional Development, Approaches towards Learning, Cognitive Development and General KnowledgeLanguage and Literacy Development, and Physical Well-Being and Motor Development.

Job Responsibilities

  • Flexibility, energy, with an ability to multi-task, plan, organize, and problem solve
  • Strong communication and people skills; ability to work in team environment
  • Lesson planning and continuous daily interaction with children.
  • Communicate positively with students, parents and staff.
  • Participate collaboratively and professionally with other teachers and staff to promote the general well-being of the school, and collective/individual interest of its staff and student body.

Requirements, Education, and Experience

  • Must have previous experience working with children in childcare, preschool, or formal setting.
  • Lead Teacher: CDA or currently enrolled in a credential ECE program working towards degree.
  • Assistant Teacher: HS diploma and previous experience required.
  • All positions require background screening and medical clearance.
  • Must be able to lift and carry child up to 45 lbs.
  • Experience with Creative Curriculum and SUTQ a plus.

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Teachers: Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten Programs


New opportunity to become a part of ESLC’s  Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten programs for students ages 3-5 years old. Looking for lead teachers to promote and execute curriculum program focused on excellence surrounding our mission of success for all children.  Preschool assistants encouraged to apply with experience of 1 year or more.

The Lead Teacher is responsible for the academic, social-emotional growth and development of all children in their care, which may include preschool age children ages 3-5; develops partnerships with child’s parents/caregivers to engage and encourage parent participation in program. Lead Teacher is also responsible for assuring compliance with codes of all State and local governing contracting agencies; and works collegially with other staff members of company.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop weekly lesson plans and implements age appropriate curriculum to nurture and stimulate all domains of children’s development in their care.
  • Provide a developmentally appropriate classroom environment that reflects the children’s learning and growth.
  • Perform on-going developmental evaluations of children as required by funding sources and develop lesson plans and follow curriculum implementation that addresses the individual needs of each child.
  • On an on-going basis, plan, evaluate and improve the physical environment in the classroom to create opportunities to meet the changing needs of the developing child.
  • Provide responsive care to all children by adapting daily care giving routines and plans to the interests and needs of the individual child and the group.
  • Prepare developmental progress reports as needed.
  • Demonstrate cultural competency and respect for the child’s background by incorporating the cultural, linguistic and familial values and beliefs into the childcare program and lesson plans.
  • Complete child transition and orientation of the classroom with parents.
  • Ensure that each family receives an opportunity to build strong relationships and experience clear communication with teaching staff. Plan periodical parent conferences to discuss children’s developmental progress, needs and interests.
  • Participate in on-going in-service and educational development opportunities.
  • Assures a healthy, safe, clean and developmentally appropriate environment for children.
  • Assist with functioning and monitoring of nutrition and food service.
  • In accordance with our “team” philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description.

Requirements, Education, and Experience

  • Lead Teachers:  CDA, Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Family Studies or related field. At least 1 year of experience preferred. Experience with Creative Curriculum and Step Up to Quality a plus

    Teacher Assistants: Previous experience required or current students majoring in ECE or related field.

    Opportunity to advance career with TEACH scholarship for candidate interested in ECE. Experience with Creative Curriculum and Step up to Quality a plus

Teachers for School Age ‘Before & After School Care’

Summary: Working as an Early Childhood Teacher for children ages 5 to 12 years old will give you the chance to spread your creativity and have lots of fun!  Part time or full time available.  Early Steps Learning Centers are committed to encouraging and supporting your professional development. We want teachers who want to become educators in the industry by helping children reach their potential.
  • Lead Teachers are responsible for lesson planning, curriculum implementation, Homework tutoring and daily written parent communication.
  • Teacher Assistants are responsible for assisting with daily programming and direct supervision of children.
Requirements, Education, and Experience

  • Must have previous experience working with children in childcare, preschool, or formal setting.
  • Lead Teacher: CDA or currently enrolled in a credential ECE program working towards degree a plus.
  • Assistant Teacher: HS diploma and previous experience required.  Current students majoring in ECE or related field a plus.
  • All positions require background screening and medical clearance.
  • Experience with Creative Curriculum and SUTQ a plus.

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Dietary Aid/Cook - Richmond Heights


Seeking individuals who would love to be a part of the daily duty of providing nutritional meals to children in a fun exciting environment. We currently have locations in the Richmond Heights and Wickliffe area. We are seeking a Dietary Aide to provide meal service to students at our Richmond Hts location. The successful candidate will ensure full compliance with nutritional standards, internal procedures and government regulations while preparing and serving foods and beverages to all students.

Requirements, Education, and Experience

  • High school diploma/GED required
  • Food service experience preferred, previous school or child care a plus
  • Preparing meals, ensuring food safety and hygiene
  • Culinary and/or food service experience in a healthcare facility an asset
  • Able to read and interpret common recipes
  • Willing and able to work well within a team environment
  • Taking inventory of kitchen supplies and food items and ordering stock as needed
  • Able to work quickly and efficiently
  • Able to stand for extended periods of time and lift 30+ pounds
  • Food transportation to other school locations (valid driver’s license)
  • Criminal Background check and health physical required

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Summer Camp Counselors

Summary: Expanding company seeking Summer Counselors for Camps serving ages 4-12 years old.  Located in Richmond Heights and Wickliffe, Ohio.  We are looking for individuals who are smart, caring, hard-working, enthusiastic, and responsible- and most critically, are experienced in working with young children. Individuals must be able to commit to the full 10 weeks of camp (June 3-August 9.)

Assistant Director position now open. Will send over job description


  • Lead a group of 10-15 campers in daily activities, including sports and games, creative arts, and Weekly theme based curriculum
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Help children learn to think creatively, to solve problems independently, and to respect themselves and others.
  • Perform Other duties as assigned by Director or management staff

Experience and Qualifications

Must be at least 18 years old; high school graduate or equivalent; one year or more of college preferred. Previous experience working with children, preferably in a day camp setting. Strong communication and organizational skills. Genuine passion and enthusiasm for and desire to work with children


At Early Steps Learning Center we take great pride in our staff.  Our dedicated, passionate and fun staff are what makes our Center a “home away from home” for our children.  It is our priority to treat our staff with the respect, care and compensation they deserve.  We offer a great benefits package for full time employees including:

  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Tuition assistance
  • Vacation
  • Paid Training
  • Paid holidays
  • 401k
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Join our Team!

Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability or national origin.

You can submit your resume and cover letter (including the position that you are interested in) by fax at (440)944-5933, email at, or by our contact form below.

We encourage you to enter your contact information, select the position(s) in which you are interested, attach your cover letter (optional), and attach resume (required) below. Our Management Team will review and contact you if they are interested in an interview. Thank you for your interest in ESLC!

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