Job Openings

As a benefit of membership, Iowa AEYC posts job openings as a resource for the early care and education profession. Postings are listed for 30 days. To post an opening, you or someone working for the employer must be an active Iowa AEYC member.

Send requests to Pat Dautremont, Iowa AEYC's Membership Specialist,

Quick links to individual job postings

Iowa AEYC - Des Moines - WAGE$ Counseling Specialist
Davis County Daycare and Preschool - Bloomfield - Full- & Part-Time
Davis County Daycare and Preschool - Bloomfield - Lead Teacher
Creative Center for Young Children - Des Moines - Lead Teacher
Greene County Early Learning Center - Jefferson
Greene County Early Learning Center - Jefferson - Cook
Grace Preschool - Des Moines - Preschool Co-Teacher
Early Head Start-Marshalltown - Lead Teachers
Kidzone Child Care Center - Ida Grove
8th and College Connections - Des Moines - VISTA
Little Panther Daycare & Preschool - Panora - Assistant Director
Hispanic Educational Resources, Inc. - Des Moines - Director


The Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children (Iowa AEYC)
Child Care WAGE$® IOWA Counseling Specialist
employment type: full-time 
non-profit organization 

The Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children is seeking a strong candidate to serve as a Counselor to support Child Care WAGE$® IOWA.

A full-time professional-level position is currently available. Occasional evenings and Saturdays and travel are required. Must be willing to relocate to Des Moines area if necessary. Position will support early childhood professionals participating in the WAGE$ program for their attainment of higher education, through financial incentives. Additionally, this position will support multiple programs at Iowa AEYC in a professional capacity. Click HERE for complete job description.  

Required:  Bachelors’ degree (or higher) in Early Childhood Education or closely related field required, and a minimum of three (3) years’ experience working in a regulated child care program with emphasis or education in mentoring/counseling required. Must be comfortable with technology and basic math.  Must have good interpersonal communication skills and be highly organized. We seek to find a strong early childhood leader with a commitment to higher education, professional development, above average attention to detail, a passion for the field of early childhood education, and the ability to be a team player.


Additional consideration will be given to those with background and experience with second language learners and minority populations.

A background check will be completed upon employment.

For more information about Child Care WAGE$® IOWA and Iowa AEYC go to

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM on August 31, 2018. Interviews will tentatively be held between September 5-12, 2018 with the position to start on or around October 1, 2018. Email professional letter of interest and resume to Dara Madigan, WAGE$ Program Manager, at or to Letter of interest should address one or more of the following: (1) What skills from your current professional position would help you to be successful in this role? (2) What piece of this role seems most attractive to you and why? (3) How do you see this position and Iowa AEYC aligning with your strengths, passion, and long-term career goals?

*Applications that do not include both a resume and a letter of interest will not be reviewed.
posted 2018.08.14

Davis County Daycare and Preschool – Bloomfield
Full- and Part-time Position

Davis County Daycare and Preschool is a licensed child care center located in Bloomfield Iowa. The center first opened in March of 1978 and has been positively impacting children in Davis County since the day it opened.  The center participates in Iowa’s Quality Rating System with the third star already earned and presently working on the fourth star. The center also participates in the USDA’s Child Adult Care Food Program.
Davis County Daycare and Preschool has openings for individuals who are energetic to work varied hours within our center Mondays through Fridays. There are part time and full time positions available. Candidates must be at least 18 years old and great with children.
Responsibilities include interacting with children through play and activities, initiating hands-on activities, parent communication, cleaning, and completing DHS training requirements. Preferred applicants should be a team player, 18 years old, and have experience working with children. Applicants must be able to pass a background check.
Davis County Daycare and Preschool is a year round position. The center is closed most holidays but they are not paid. Join our family friendly environment with flexible scheduling and minimal late nights.
If interested please contact Karen at 641-664-3130 or by email or stop by our center at 200 North East Street in Bloomfield. Davis County Daycare and Preschool is conveniently located between the Indian Hills Community College and the Davis County Middle School/Elementary School.
posted 2018.08.16
Davis County Daycare and Preschool – Bloomfield
Lead Teacher Position
Davis County Daycare and Preschool is a licensed child care center that first opened their doors in March of 1978. For the last 40 years, the center has continued to carry on the traditions that were set all those years ago. The goal or mission of our center is to positively impact each child and encourage a love of learning through exploring. Our center participates in Iowa’s Quality Rating System in which we have earned our third star and are actively working towards our fourth star.
Davis County Daycare and Preschool now has one lead teacher position available. Hours will be Mondays through Fridays.  We are looking for an energetic person who is at least 18 years old.  Duties will include but are not limited to lesson planning, classroom set-up and organization, completing all required DHS training hours, meeting with parents and family members, assisting in organizing family events and always maintaining a positive environment. Also, a lead teacher must always be willing to learn new ways to reach each and engage every child.
Our center uses the Creative Curriculum. The most important goals of this curriculum are for the children to learn good social skills and to become enthusiastic learners. We want children to become independent, self-confident, curious learners who can work well with others. We’re teaching them to learn, not just in preschool, but also throughout their lives. We do this by creating purposeful and productive play experiences that help children grow in all areas. Our curriculum identifies goals in four areas of development.
Do you have a love of working with children to help nurture and grow their love of learning?  Are you well organized and goal oriented? Then contact Karen at the Davis County Daycare and Preschool located at 200 North East Street in Bloomfield or by email at or by calling 641-664-3130.
posted 2018.08.16
Creative Center for Young Children - Des Moines
Full-Time Lead Preschool Teacher Position (Downtown)
compensation: $11.00 - $13.00/hour 
employment type: full-time 
non-profit organization 

The Creative Center for Young Children, a fine arts focused, operating with NAEYC standards, Early Childhood Program in Downtown Des Moines is seeking an energetic and career minded lead teacher to join our program. We are seeking a professional who would like to work in a small group setting with 3 - 4 year old children. 

The hours of this position are from 7:30am - 3:30pm, Monday thru Friday, year round.

Minimum requirements: 
  • **18 years old
  • **Child Care Essentials Training 
  • **Mandatory Child Abuse Training Certificate
  • **Universal Precautions Training Certificate
  • **Pre-Employment Physical including TB test
  • **Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, BA preferred
  • **Two years of experience in group child care setting. 
Duties include but are not limited to: 
  • **Lessons planning using the Creative Curriculum
  • **Plan and execute open ended fine art activities that engage children's imagination
  • **Ongoing portfolio assessment of children using Creative Curriculum
  • **Engaging and interacting with children through direct care and supervision
  • **Directly supervising 2 teacher associates
  • **Collaborating with other lead teachers in the program
  • **Planning and accompanying class on regularly occurring field trips
  • **Setting up and maintaining room arrangement within the classroom
  • **Initiating and carrying out transition activities with children
  • **Snack and lunch prep for family style meals
  • **Attend weekly lead teacher meetings
  • **Attend monthly paid staff meetings and ongoing trainings
  • **Assisting and encouraging life skills with the children that lead to increased independence
  • **Attend annual whole center events outside of normal work hours - paid time
Preferred experience with:
  • **Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS)
  • **Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale (ECERS)
  • **National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accreditation Criteria 
  • **Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) Licensing Regulations
Benefits include: 
  • **Health and Dental Benefits. 
  • **403b 
  • **2 weeks paid vacation 
  • **Paid holidays 
  • **Paid sick days 
  • **Discounted Child Care 
  • **20 hours paid annual training 
  • **Participate in TEACH Early Childhood Program for help with tuition costs. 
  • **Direct Deposit
The pay range for this position is $11.00 - $13.00/hour based on education and experience.
If interested please either e-mail your resume attention Connie McFarlin via email to, or FAX resume to 515-282-6106, or stop by the center and apply in person.

Creative Center for Young Children 
1001 Pleasant St.
Des Moines, IA 50309
Visit our website:
posted 2018.07.25
Greene County Early Learning Center - Jefferson
Greene County Early Learning Center has career opportunities available working with children under age 5. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age, available to work year-round and pass state and federal record check. Applicant must be available to work during all business hours.
Responsibilities include:
  • Supervision
  • Guidance
  • Communication
  • Confidentiality
  • Documentation
  • Curriculum and Routines
  • General Cleaning
Benefits include:
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Professional Development
  • Paid Holidays (full time employees)
  • No Evenings, Weekends or Holidays
  • Child Care Discount
  • Longevity Bonuses
  • Retirement
  • Uniform Allowance
  • Meals provided during work hours
Apply in person at 204 West Madison Street, Jefferson, IA 50129
posted 2018.07.24


Greene County Early Learning Center - Jefferson
Greene County Early Learning Center is seeking a year-round, full time cook. Hours are flexible for the right candidate who is dependable, organized, and task oriented. Applicant must be 18 years of age or older, able to lift up to 50 pounds, and pass FBI record check. Primary responsibilities include preparing meals for children, cleaning, purchasing, monthly inventory, and ensuring all requirements are met and documented. Applications can be obtained at 204 W Madison, Jefferson, IA 50129.
posted 2018.07.24
Grace Preschool – Des Moines
Preschool Co-Teacher
Grace Preschool invites professional applications for the position of a Part-Time or potentially Full Time Preschool Co-Teacher.  A strong Early Childhood background, a love for play and an appreciation for nature is a must. Project approach experience is a plus!
Our mission at Grace Preschool is to provide high-quality care and early childhood education in a safe, nurturing play-based environment that will encourage hands-on exploration and problem-solving.
  1. Treat children with love and respect.  Must use positive guidance techniques.
  2. Must be able to see, hear, direct, and assess the activity of the children.
  3. Must follow all policies and procedures as stated in Employee Handbooks.
  4. Assist Co-Teacher in planning and implementing the daily program utilizing Project approach and DAP theory as outlined by the Creative Curriculum.
  5. In cooperation with the Co-Teacher, maintain daily communication with parents and participate in parent/teacher conferences.
  6. Maintain knowledge of and implement the guidelines and standards set by NAEYC.
  7. Take responsibility of the class when the Co- Teacher is not present and a substitute is present.
  8. Assist in the monthly assessment of each child to ensure that programming meets the individual needs of each child.
  9. Complete child portfolios, share this information with parents and conference with parents about their child's development as requested.
  10. Implement Early Intervention strategies as outlined by relevant support staff.
  11. Maintain a professional manner in the classroom when working with colleagues, parents and children.
  12. Maintain a safe and clean environment for the children. The Co-Teacher position always maintains the safety of the children, and in the implementation of daily program.
  13. Maintain and implement knowledge of current state licensing regulations.
  14. Continue professional development (required 12 hours per year) and keep abreast of current issues by reading professional journals.
  15. Attend meetings and trainings as requested by the Director.
  16. Perform any additional duties as assigned by the Director.
  17. Complete closing/opening duties as needed.
  18. Maintain a consistent work schedule and ethic, arriving on time and working an entire shift.
  19. Demonstrate and reflect an understanding of and commitment to the mission and core values of Grace Preschool. The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
  1. Must be able to lift, carry and hold children up to 50 lbs.
  2. Must be able to actively participate in physical activities indoors and outdoors.  For example:  running on the playground, walking with the children on outdoor walks, and participating in large motor and movement activities.
  3. Must be able to physically interact with children at their eye level.
  4. Must be able to physically meet the needs of an emergency situation; must be able to supervise children and ensure the children's safety during various emergency situations such as quickly escort a group of children outside during a fire/tornado drill.
This position reports to the Grace Preschool Director.
If interested please send a resume to or 515-279-5942 ext 0
posted 2018.07.24
Early Head Start – Marshalltown
Lead Teachers
We’re looking for passionate teachers for our Early Head Start Infant and Toddler classrooms in Marshalltown. With a student to teacher ratio of 4 to 1 you can have a real impact on children ages 6 weeks to 3 years.  Help children gain the skills and confidence they need to succeed at home, school and the community. Promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of children.  Encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program.  
Two full-time, 12 month positions available, one position in the Infant Room (with children ages 6 weeks to 18 months) and one position in the Toddler Room (with children ages 18 months to 3 years).  Excellent benefit package and ongoing professional development.  $13.80 to 19.36 per hour, commensurate with education.
Will consider:
NOTE: Full-time employees may be eligible for a Federal Perkins Loan Forgiveness Program or Public Service Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program.
Visit for a full job description and to submit an online application, cover letter and resume.  Or send, fax or email cover letter and resume to: MICA, 1001 S. 18th Ave., Marshalltown, IA  50158; 641-352-5020; or complete application at above address.  Position open until filled.  EOE
posted 2018.07.18


Kidzone Child Care Center - Ida Grove
Kidzone Child Care Center, a nonprofit child care center in Ida Grove, IA,
has an immediate opening for the position of center director. The daycare’s director is
responsible for all aspects of the center’s operation including, but not limited to:
Successful candidates will be evaluated by these desired qualifications:
Ida Grove is located in Ida county, a western Iowa rural community. 
The county has 2 excellent school districts, a critical-access hospital, 
several manufacturing companies, indoor and outdoor recreation, 
and tons of rural Iowa friendliness and charm! 
Interested candidates, please send a résumé and cover letter to:
Attn: Jeanette Todd
c/o Kidzone Child Care Center
481 Pin Oak Drive
Ida Grove, IA 51445
posted 2018.07.18


8th and College Connections - Des Moines
8th and College Connections (8CC), a non-profit organization in Des Moines, Iowa, seeks a VISTA to support our English language learners program and expand 8CC's community reach. While the organization is small, our objectives are big - to assist a community of immigrants and language learners - and expand our services to everyone in our neighborhood.
8CC is located in the city U.S. News and World Report ranks as the country's fourth-most livable city, in the absolute most livable state. Though we're seeking only one VISTA, w're connected to an organization that sponsors eleven VISTAs - so there's an opportunity for 8CC's VISTA to be part of a fun, caring community within a great community.
Job requirements are minimal. We seek a self-starter college graduate with an interest in community activity and fund raising - two staples of the non-profit world. The benefits include a living allowance, training, assistance with health insurance, childcare and relocation, and an end-of-service stipend or educational award (VIUSTA benefits are explained at
The starding date is flexible, but August 1 is best. For a more detailed job description, visit:
If the position interests you, please contact Scott Galenbeck (; 515.633.7317)
posted 2018.07.18


Little Panther Daycare & Preschool - Panora
Childcare Center Assistant Director
Responsible for scheduling; submitting monthly CACFP claims; maintaining all CACFP documents and rules/regulations; assisting the director of the center including supervising staff, and administering programs efficiently to ensure the highest quality of care for the children enrolled.  
Must meet the Iowa DHS guidelines for licensed center assistant director and pass state/federal background checks. Early childhood degree is not required but preferred.

Submit resume with cover letter by July 27, 2018 to or mail to Little Panther Daycare & Preschool, PO Box 567, Panora, IA 50216
posted 2018.07.18


Hispanic Educational Resources, Inc. - Des Moines
Director Job Description
General Statement of Duties:
Hispanic Education Resources, Inc. seeks a Director for the Conmigo Early Education Center. The Director is responsible for day-to-day operation of the Early Education Center, a year-round preschool offering full-day care and education for infants to 5 years old. We are looking for an experienced professional that is able to cultivate and strengthen relationships with the families we serve, our staff and the community organizations that help us meet our vision: To be leaders in our community by promoting success and empowerment through learning and achievement.
Supervision Received: Reports to HER Board of Directors.
Supervision Exercised: All center team members, including: Early Education Center preschool teachers.
Minimum Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty to the satisfaction of the board of directors. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Certifications in CPR, First Aid, Universal Precautions and Mandatory Reporting are required within 60 days of employment. A successful background check must come back clear before any offer of employment can be made.
Deadline to Apply: Application deadline is July 30, 2018.
Application Instructions:
Please apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Paper applications will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received
Submit application materials via email to: HER Board President: Andrea Petrovich
posted 2018.07.18