At Appletree Kids, Inc, each day brings something new. As a child care director at AKI, you will have a chance to inspire passion in your teachers, have a moment of pure connection with a child or parent, embrace an unexpected challenge that evolves into an opportunity to apply your intelligence, share your compassion and character in creating a solution, and everyday you’ll find your business focus balanced by a unique and very real sense of fulfillment.
We are the best early childhood program in the area and we only hire the best. We currently have two locations with a combined 130 child capacity and we are actively seeking new growth opportunities. We serve children 6 weeks to 12 years of age, specializing in an after school/summer camp program.
We are searching for a Center Director with 1 or more years of early childhood education experience in a quality child care environment. Don’t even respond to this ad unless you are an overachiever and can prove it. Negative people, gossipers, and whiners need not apply. Must be an outstanding communicator and rapport-builder with parents.
Apply now to join the AKI team. You will play a key role in refining the center’s culture by supporting teachers in their development and building an environment where the children, families, and staff thrive.
As a center director at AKI, you will:• grow your team by hiring, training, supervising, and inspiring a team of passionate, committed teachers• collaborate with families to support and share the educational needs of their children• nurture your career aspirations and personal growth through ongoing training and support• inspire each child’s potential through personalized curriculum, inclusive environment, and strong family partnerships• play an integral role in continuing the AKI commitment to quality• enjoy the support of a corporate team dedicated to help you manage the daily operations of the center
At AKI, we support our employees in their lives both at home and at work. We create a fun, loving work environment in which each employee is respected, rewarded, and celebrated.
At AKI, the benefits for center directors are:• competitive salary based on experience and education• 50% child care discount; 100% discount for one child after one year of employment• paid holidays• vacation pay• paid training• paid professional conferences• incentives, bonuses, and rewards based off of job performance
AKI follows the Louisiana Early Learning Center Licensing Regulations for a Type III Center:A. The director/director designee shall be at least 21 years of age.B. The director/director designee shall have documentation of at least one of the following upon date of hire as director or director designee:1. a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with at least 12 credit hours of child development or early childhood education or elementary education or a related field, and one year of experience in a licensed early learning center or comparable setting, subject to approval by the Licensing Division;2. an associate of arts degree in child development or a closely related area, and one year of experience in a licensed early learning center, or comparable setting, subject to approval by the Licensing Division;3. a national administrator credential and one year experience in a licensed early learning center, or comparable setting, plus 6 credit hours in child care, child development or early childhood or 90 clock hours of training in child care, child development or early childhood, subject to approval by the Licensing Division;4. a child development associate credential (CDA) and one year of experience in a licensed early learning center, or comparable setting, subject to approval by the Licensing Division;5. a diploma from a post-secondary technical early childhood education training program approved by the Board of Regents or correspondence course approved by the Licensing Division and one year of experience in a licensed early learning center, or comparable setting, subject to approval by the Licensing Division; or6. three years of experience as a director or staff in a licensed early learning center, or comparable setting, subject to approval by the Licensing Division; plus 6 credit hours in child care, child development or early childhood education, or 90 clock hours of training approved by the Licensing Division. Up to 3 credit hours or 45 clock hours may be in management/administration education.
Interested in Joining the AKI family?
Email your Cover Letter and Resume to Jennifer@appletreekidsinc.com
We will respond to qualified applicants only!
Please list which Louisiana Early Learning Center Licensing Regulation you qualify under.
Qualified applicants will be emailed a questionnaire to begin the interview process.