Passionate professionals

shaping the future and taking joy in today

Passionate professionals

Passionate professionals

shaping the future and taking joy in today

Preschool & Childcare Center Serving Tilton & Hooksett, NH

We believe our team is our most vital asset

We believe our team is our most vital asset

Tuition assistance, assistance with ECE credentialing, paid CPR/First Aid certification, and regular onsite workshops are just part of our paid professional development program. We help you reach the professional goals that will place you ahead of the pack.

Competitive pay, benefits, and flexibility for you

Receive competitive pay, along with employer-matched IRA, and free on-demand telemedicine services so you can stay healthy and feel valued professionally. Take advantage of flexible work hours to meet your workload needs.
Competitive pay, benefits, and flexibility for you
Your time off is essential to staying energized

Your time off is essential to staying energized

We’re an award-winning Center because our team takes pride in delivering excellence, but they can’t do that without taking the time to recharge. That’s why we include paid holidays, paid vacations, and personal days.

Incentives keep you motivated and make you feel valued

You’ll receive credential bonuses, referral program bonuses, and annual performance bonuses because hard work at The Ark does not go unnoticed.
Incentives keep you motivated and make you feel valued
join our team, you become part of our family!

join our team, you become part of our family!

We’re all about family, and that includes yours. Enjoy discounted childcare tuition and a team that values cooperation, collaboration, and open communication. Team building events also keep us connected.
"everyone works together and helps each other out when needed"
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I enjoy working at The Ark because everyone works together and helps each other out when needed. We have "In House" trainings which makes it easy to maintain training hours without having to find them on our own. We have a great group of staff and families that makes communication easy.

- Ms. Jen, Director of our Hooksett Location
"administration is extremely helpful and take the time to listen to concerns"
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I enjoy working at The Ark because administration is extremely helpful and take the time to listen to concerns. I enjoy the team I work with, everyone works as a team.

- Ms. Jaime, Lead Teacher
"the admin team is very understanding and easy to talk to"
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I enjoy working at The Ark because the admin team is very understanding and easy to talk to. I also love the kids like they are my own and I am able to put my all into my work. The Ark is overall a great place to work at.

- Ms. Amanda, Assistant Teacher
"I came to the Ark about 6 months ago and I absolutely love what I do."
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I came to the Ark about 6 months ago and I absolutely love what I do. I couldn't be more happier. The staff feel like they are my family. I am proud to work here and I love caring for the students.

- Ms. Justina, Assistant Teacher
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The teacher is responsible for planning, organizing and implementing a developmentally appropriate pre-school program.  Duties include planning and supervising a group of children, parent communication and maintenance of the classroom.

Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate an understanding and sensitivity of young children’s needs by providing a classroom environment that is conductive to both learning and fun.
  • Provide a safe atmosphere for children to participate in.
  • Incorporate creativity and good judgment in the planning and presentation of age appropriate materials, lessons and activities, staying focused on the curriculum implemented for each classroom.
  • Prepare weekly themed lesson plans, actively lead and participate in daily activities.
  • Maintain a balance between enjoying children and adeptly handling classroom management with appropriate discipline techniques.
  • Interact with other staff members in a competent and professional manner.
  • Demonstrate warmth and diplomacy in interactions with parents.
  • Provide parents with feedback regarding their child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth by attending parent-teacher conferences.
  • Exhibit flexibility and capability to lead other classes in case of another teacher’s absence.

Facility

Ensure that the center and the classroom are clean and orderly at all times by putting away craft supplies and disinfecting and vacuuming daily.  Also make sure that room is never cluttered or disorderly.

General

  • Exercise the valuable qualities of cooperation, collaboration and effective communication that are essential as a team member.
  • Remain open to relevant feedback and critique.
  • Display patience, respect and enthusiasm in working with children.

Standards and Qualifications

  • College degree in early childhood preferred, 6 ECE credits required.
  • Experience in early childhood development/education.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Valid Infant and Child CPR and First Aid.

Salary: $12 – $15 an hour
Job Type: Full-time / Part-time
Number of hires for this role: On-going need to fill this role

Qualifications

  • Experience: childcare, 2 years (Preferred)
  • Education: High school or equivalent (Required)
  • Location: Hooksett, NH 03106 (Preferred)
  • License: NH Early Childhood Credential (Preferred)

The teacher is responsible for planning, organizing and implementing a developmentally appropriate infant/toddler or pre-school program. Duties include planning and supervising a group of children, parent communication, and maintenance and sanitization of the classroom.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Demonstrate an understanding and sensitivity of young children’s needs by providing a classroom environment that is conducive to both learning and fun.
  • Provide a safe atmosphere for children to participate in.
  • Incorporate creativity and sound judgment in the planning and presentation of age-appropriate materials, lessons, and activities, staying focused on the curriculum implemented in each classroom.
  • Prepare weekly themed lesson plans, actively lead and participate in daily activities.
  • Maintain a balance between enjoying children and adeptly handling classroom management with appropriate discipline techniques. The Ark uses the Conscious Discipline method.
  • Interact with other team members in a friendly, professional, team manner.
  • Demonstrate warmth and diplomacy in interactions with parents.
  • Provide parents with feedback regarding their child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth daily through BrightWheel, in person at pick-up/drop off, and by attending parent-teacher conferences.
  • Exhibit flexibility and capability to lead other classes in case of another teacher’s absence.

Facility

Ensure that the center and the classroom are clean and orderly at all times by putting away craft supplies and disinfecting and vacuuming/mopping daily. Also, make sure that room is never cluttered or disorderly.

Qualifications and Skills

General

  • Exercise the valuable qualities of cooperation, collaboration and effective communication that are essential as a team member.
  • Remain open to relevant feedback and critique.
  • Display patience, respect, and enthusiasm in working with children.

Standards and Qualifications

  • College degree in early childhood preferred, 9 ECE credits required for Teachers. Willingness to continue education for all support staff and Teacher Assistants.
  • Experience in early childhood development/education. Love and devotion to young children.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Valid Pediatric CPR and First Aid (must be maintained by obtaining recertification as necessary), State of NH required ProSolutions trainings completed, ability to obtain and maintain 18 professional development hours annually. Must pass criminal background check and any randomly conducted drug testing.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds regularly, prolonged periods of standing and frequent bending and sitting on the floor with children. Will be exposed to illness-causing bacteria and viruses.

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

COVID-19 considerations:

We follow the industry specific guidelines as they are always changing and updating. We do daily health screenings, follow the governor’s guidance on children staying home, and sanitize and disinfect regularly.

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented — enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • High stress tolerance — thrives in a high-pressure environment

This Job Is:

  • Open to applicants under 18 years old, provided it is legally allowed for the job and location
  • A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more
  • A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma