Childtime Learning Center – Why Work For Us?

More Than 40 Years of Experience Preparing Children to Love Learning

A Childtime learning center

Childtime Learning Centers offer educational child care to children age six weeks through 12 years. Founded in 1967 as a division of Gerber Products Corporation, Childtime has grown to more than 250 child care schools in more than 30 states, including a number of locations conveniently operated in hospitals, corporations, government facilities and office parks.

We offer the Powerful Beginnings curriculum for infants and toddlers and Empowered Child™ curriculum, which provides preschool-age children the guidance — and freedom — to acquire knowledge in ways most meaningful to them.

Staff and teachers are highly trained in the Reggio Emilia philosophy of teaching. Central to this philosophy is the belief that secure relationships with responsive and respectful adults provide the basis for all learning. With these relationships in place, children develop a capacity for trust, competence and independence that help them grow as students and people.

About Learning Care Group, Inc.

Childtime is a subsidiary of Learning Care Group, Inc., the second largest for-profit provider of early childhood care and education services in the United States.

Childtime is an equal opportunity provider.

Meet the Learning Care Group Executive Team

Barbara J. Beck

Chief Executive Officer

Barbara Beck

Beck joined Learning Care Group in March 2011 as Chief Executive Officer. In this position, she is focused on the company’s mission of building a customer-centric culture that is based on educational excellence, quality and innovation.








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Leigh-Ellen Louie

Chief Operating Officer

Leigh-Ellen Louie

Leigh-Ellen Louie joined Learning Care Group in May 2011. In this role, she oversees the operational activities for more than 1,000 schools in the company’s portfolio of brands. She is responsible for the development and execution of the company’s system-wide education and service delivery strategy.









Dr. Susan Canizares

Chief Academic Officer

Susan Canizares

Susan Canizares, Ph.D., joined Learning Care Group as Chief Academic Officer in October 2012. In this role, Canizares is responsible for leading all aspects of the educational mission of Learning Care Group, including refining curricula and the policies and practices that address academic achievement. Reporting directly to the CEO, she works closely with the company’s school directors and teachers to maximize support for the enhancement of innovative learning products and solutions.







Mark R. Bierley

Chief Financial Officer

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Mark R. Bierley is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Learning Care Group, a position he has held since June 2012. In this role, Bierley is responsible for leading Learning Care Group in maintaining a solid financial foundation, enabling it to continue to provide educational excellence and outstanding childcare solutions that meet ever-evolving customer needs.







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Scott W. Smith

Chief Human Resources Officer

Scott Smith

Scott W. Smith has served as Chief Human Resources Officer since 2005, having previously served as Vice President of Human Resources since 2002.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Smith was the Vice President of Human Resources for Glotel, PLC, a human capital solutions provider located in London, England, where he had responsibility for the startup of the Human Resources Department.







Ira L. Young

General Counsel

Ira Young

Ira L. Young has served as General Counsel to the Company since 2002. From 1999-2002 he served as General Counsel to Tutor Time Learning Systems, Inc. having joined that company in 1998 as Litigation Counsel. As General Counsel, Mr. Young oversees all legal affairs of the Company including governance, intellectual property, franchise compliance, franchisee relationships and employment/labor issues. He also serves as the Company’s Corporate Secretary.

A Powerful, Inspiring Career Awaits

You are a lifelong learner. You strive for excellence and believe that the most important thing you can do is to help others realize their potential. That’s what we have the chance to do every day in every one of our schools and in our division and corporate offices. We have the opportunity to influence children and help families. When you think about it, it’s a pretty awesome opportunity to build a career around something so powerful!

We’ll provide you with a fun and challenging environment. You will work with a great team in a supportive setting, and find that everyone from the van driver in a school to an accountant in our corporate office is working toward the same goal: to inspire children to be lifelong learners.

Teamwork, professionalism, innovation … they’re not just words on a plaque here. It’s what you’ll find every day.

Benefit Options*

Learning Care Group is committed to being an employer of choice and has many benefit options available to full- and part-time associates, including:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans available to eligible associates
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Child-care discount
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • CDA reimbursement may be available
  • Vacation, holiday and sick time
  • Paid training

*Benefits may vary by individual location and the average the number of hours worked.

With Learning Care Group locations throughout the United States, there are numerous transfer and advancement opportunities available. So how do you get started? Click on one of the two links below to learn more about career options and to join our team.

School Staff Positions

(Teacher, Assistant Teacher, Lead Teacher, Food Specialist, Driver)

If you are interested in a staff position in one of our schools, search for a school near youand submit your resume. We may not have an opening at every location, but we will keep your information on file for six months.

School Management and Corporate Positions

If you are interested in a management position in one of our schools or a position working in our Corporate or Division Offices, you can search for current school management and corporate openings and submit your resume.

Learning Care Group is an equal opportunity employer.

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  • Only consider this line of work if your pursuing a career in Early Childhood Development

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    Pros

    Great experience for a person pursuing Early Childhood Development degree. A great opportunity to build great relationships with children.

    Cons

    Staff is underpaid No raises Healthcare options for full time staff....mediocre! High turnover rate


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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Childtime Learning Center (Jacksonville, FL) in March 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process began the first business day after applying and taking the simple online assessment. I got a phone call that served as an initial screening, then got scheduled for an interview. The interview went great. It was only with one individual, the director, who was extremely friendly. I basically was offered the position on the spot. I took a background check and when it cleared, I was called in for a second time just to talk and receive an official job offer. The atmosphere was great, the workers were great, but the pay was unacceptable given my experience, education, and previous pay.

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    • What is the first thing you would say to an angry parent? What would you do if a child was disobeying you? How do you handle conflict between children?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I would have loved to work there, but they pay their employees pennies. The people who work there are amazing... I wish the company could see the value in them and pay them as such!

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Additional Info

Website www.learningcaregroup.com
Headquarters Novi, MI
Size 5000+ Employees
Operated By Learning Care Group
Founded 1967
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Education

Childtime Learning Centers offer educational child care to children age six weeks through 12 years. Founded in 1967 as a division of Gerber Products Corporation, Childtime has grown to more than 200 child care schools in more than 30 states, including a number of locations conveniently operated in hospitals, corporations, government facilities and office parks. We offer the Powerful Beginnings curriculum for infants and toddlers and Empowered Child™ curriculum, which provides preschool-age children the guidance — and freedom — to acquire knowledge in ways most ... More

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