Careers


Dear valued Early Childhood Educator:

We’re excited about your interest in coming to work at KLA Schools of Plainfield. Investing in early childhood development -no matter what position appeals to you or aligns best with your skills- is a rewarding career.

We are constantly seeking enthusiastic, energetic team players who are willing to meet our vision and goals and flexible enough to grow with us.

KLA Schools of Plainfield is not like traditional preschools or childcare facilities. We actively seek degreed and qualified teachers for all of our programs. We offer competitive pay, benefits, and support through weekly professional development. We also thoroughly train our teachers in the world-renowned Reggio Emilia approach.

We are a stable environment in which to work and want people who love what they do. Teaching young children is a rewarding profession and if you want to be surrounded by peers who value your contributions, we encourage you to apply.

Kindest Regards,
KLA Schools of Plainfield Leadership Team

Teacher Testimonials

  • “KLA is truly child-centered. Projections and experiences are based around the child’s interests. As a teacher we are free to create our own interest-based experiences for the children. Plans and projections are not created by someone sitting in an office. I have seen children more excited to participate and learn because what we are doing is based on their interests. It’s amazing how much we are teacher learn working alongside our children. I also love the aspect of the Reggio Emilia approach that incorporates the environment as our 3rd teacher. Our classrooms are family friendly and inviting as we have cozy areas to gather with photos of our families displayed!”

    – Tracy Swatek

  • “One thing I love about KLA is that it’s different. Here at KLA, the children and the teachers make a team, as they learn together. I enjoy working here because we are in a safe environment with beautiful surroundings!”

    — Cristina Alcala

  • “I’ve been working at child care centers and preschools for over 20 years. KLA cares about the development of their teachers so that they can be the best nurturers for the children. By allowing teachers the freedom to follow the interests of the children, the classroom is a fun and educational learning space.”

    — Heather Kostov

  • “I love to see the joy of play with students. The love of learning that happens at KLA is setting the children up for success in each future step of their education. I cannot imagine every working at another early childhood education establishment! The way we can express ourselves and interact with the children makes me feel like I am making a difference in these young people’s minds and hearts!”

    – Ronda Grigalunas

Benefits

  • Community environment – strong friendships with co-workers
  • Scholarship for child care
  • Contributions to health, dental, vision benefits
  • Contributions to 401(k) for qualifying staff
  • Contributions to supplemental insurance for qualifying staff
  • Competitive wages
  • Paid time off & paid holidays for qualifying staff
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Growth opportunities
  • Support and appreciation from leadership & team