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Childhood Education Doodles

The Growing Place is Hiring


If you are at least 18, have a high school diploma and two years of experience working with children, please click above to view our job openings and apply online, or Click here to download the application. You can email your completed application to Linda Barney at .


Coaching, tutoring, babysitting, and some volunteer positions count as experience with children; it does not have to be in group care. 

All positions are Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:45 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. No nights or weekends.  Pay for Assistant Teachers starts at $10.50/hour and is higher with college credits in ECE or more experience. 


Available shifts include 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and we are happy to consider part time workers. We are also looking for qualified substitutes and may be able to work with your college schedule.  

Lead teachers must have at least an Associate's degree and the pay range is also based on experience and education; starting hourly rates are between $15.65 and $18.00.  

Preschool Teacher & Preschoolers in Class
Early Learning Course for Kids

If you are unable to complete the application electronically, you can print and complete it by hand. Please print legibly. You may contact Linda at 570-992-6206 with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

Four clearances are required to work in a licensed child care in Pennsylvania.  They are PA Criminal Records, PA Child Abuse, FBI, and National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR).  You must have the results before you can start working, so we encourage anyone interested in working with children to get started on them!  The NSOR is free, so we recommend at least getting that one. You can access the form HERE.  Criminal Records and Child Abuse must be for "Employment"; we are not able to accept "Volunteer" clearances.  

If you have lived outside of PA within the last five years, you must also get clearances from your previous state or states.  

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