Early Childhood Development Jobs with ELCA

ELCA is actively pursuing additional centers. As a result, additional opportunities for promotions will become available.

If you are looking for a rewarding career in early childhood development, where you can make a positive difference in the lives of young children, Early Learning Children’s Academy is the place for you. We would love to have you join our early childhood development team! ELCA offers full-time and part-time early childhood development jobs, for both teachers and for assistant teachers.

At Early Learning Children’s Academy, we pride ourselves on offering our team a great work environment, competitive salaries, benefits, and ongoing training. Additionally, our participation in Keystone STARS provides our talented staff with the opportunity for tuition assistance as they pursue the advancement of their education in early childhood development.

Contact an Early Learning Children’s Academy in your area to learn more about our available positions and to schedule an interview.

Make sure to ask us about the generous benefits, 50% discount on child care costs, that we offer along with our rewarding early childhood development jobs!

10 Internal Promotions

Since January 2022 we have promoted 3 teachers to Center Directors, and 5 more teachers to Assistant Directors.

We Promote From Within

The T.E.A.C.H. (Teacher Education And Compensation Helps) Early Childhood® Pennsylvania Scholarship Program offers early learning professionals a debt-free higher education, supporting them while they work to become stronger teachers and earn thriving wages. By building a more educated and fairly compensated workforce, T.E.A.C.H. raises the quality of care and education that Pennsylvania’s youngest children receive—setting them on a path to future learning and success.

Earn your college degree at no cost with ELCA!

ELCA is proud to work with PACCA and we encourage all of our teachers who have not obtained an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree to participate in their T.E.A.C.H. program.  As an additional incentive above and beyond what the T.E.A.C.H. program provides, ELCA also offers a pay raise of $1.00 per hour (that’s $2,080 per year before factoring in overtime) to all staff who are admitted into the T.E.A.C.H. program, remain qualified to participate in that program, and are actively pursuing their degrees.  We are proud and fortunate to have many of our teachers earn or working on earning their degrees through T.E.A.C.H.

ELCA also partners with the Learn & Earn program, which is the result of a partnership between ELCA, First Up, and local college support through the Community College of Philadelphia, Delaware County Community College, and Arcadia University. This program will allow teaching staff to obtain any of a CDA, an Associates or Bachelor’s degree in ECE for free. Participants can also receive college credits toward their degree for having a CDA, and also for working full-time at our centers. Funding for this program is generously provided through T.E.A.C.H. and Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC).

Professional Development Opportunities

ELCA is proud to offer our staff professional development opportunities. Whether through the Learn & Earn or T.E.A.C.H. programs described above, through our annual professional development day we host every October, or specific training sessions performed at the centers. To learn more about professional development opportunities within our organization, please contact: [email protected].

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Early Learning Children’s Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Employment shall be granted without regard to race, culture, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, or disability.