Ogden Arts
ClearField Daycare
Clearfield Arts

October 1, 2014

Jobs – Daycare Teacher

How To Apply

Please read the information below to give you a deeper look at this great opportunity so you can decide if this position is a good fit for you.  If you would like an opportunity to be invited to a group interview, please:

  1. Email your resume to jobs@utahbravo.com
  2. Include in your email 3 things that stood out to you about this position
  3. In the subject type what you are applying for ex. “Daycare Teacher Resume”

We review resumes weekly. You will receive an email response to your application. We hold interviews twice monthly.  Make sure you save our email address: jobs@utahbravo.com, so our response doesn’t go in your junk folder. If you have further questions please email us at jobs@utahbravo.com. Thank you!

Overview

Thank you for your interest in a daycare teaching position! With so many jobs to consider, we are glad you have chosen to consider working at Bravo. We hope the following information gives you a deeper look at our company so you can decide if this position is a good fit for you. Here are some questions you may have about this position: 

Do I Need A Degree?
Our daycare director and owner are degree holding and state certified so our license does not require our teachers are degree holding.  We do prefer all teachers have experience teaching children in some capacity and are willing to take part in preparing activities to enrich the learning in the classroom.  Supportive training and help will be given when needed.

If you do hold a degree (ex: CDA or NAC or 12 credit hours of early childhood classes) or have 5 or more years experience, you would be eligible to apply for the experienced daycare teacher, daycare director and assistant director positions when available.  These positions have a higher starting wage, always include management opportunities and room for much growth in our company’s future expansion.

What Are The Hours?
Our daycare is open from 5:45am to 6:30pm.  The majority of our positions are full time, but we do have some part time positions as well.  Many of our full time positions are shifts that work 4 days per week in a 10 hour shift.  All our positions include weekends and major holidays off.

What Advantages Does Your Daycare Offer The Children?
Our state of the art daycare facility is bursting with unique activity areas for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Besides academic and social growth, every child, no matter the age, will get the opportunity to participate in musical and art activities each day.  We also pride ourselves in our unique schedule that allows for small group learning and the opportunity to leave their classroom for a change of scenery.  For example half the class may go to the indoor gym to play games while the other half does their writing time, or half the class may go upstairs to the arts academy tumbling gym while the other half of the class completes circle time learning activities.

What Advantages Does Your Daycare Offer The Teachers?
Our main goal of daycare is to make sure our students are having fun while they learn. We also realize that happy teachers do a better job producing happy, educated students. We are committed to obeying all state laws and regulations, because it is an honest way to run a business and an honest way to treat our employees. Here are just some of the things we offer for our daycare staff:

1. A supportive director who will give support and teaching ideas to make you love your job
2. Class sizes will never exceed the state of Utah law
3. Many resources to make planning easier and less time consuming
4. Fabulous clean, facility with large rooms and lots of stock art supplies
5. Teachers never collect tuition, and are always paid regardless if students pay
6. Your personal information is never given out to parents, we respect your personal time
7. Discounts to classes at our school for your immediate family
8. Opportunity for pay raises three times yearly

Do I Have To Be Musical Or Artistic?
No, training will be provided. We are an arts based daycare and implement many art and music activities into lesson plans. You do have to like to sing and be willing to dance and move to the beat of the music with your students. 

Do You Hire Based On Experience? 
We base hiring on your attitude. We hire teachers who are willing to share their creative ideas. We hire teachers who see a spill and clean it up. We hire teachers who jump in to help their fellow teacher. We hire teachers who want to be part of team, and share great ideas. We hire teachers who notice a problem and come to their manager a possible solution. We hire teachers who always have a smile and wonderful things to say about everyone. If this describes you, apply today. We definitely want to meet you! We promise to give you the respect courtesy and care you deserve as we all work together to make child care a better place for children and those who work there. 

Should I Apply For Preschool Or Daycare?
Here are the main differences between a preschool and daycare teacher at Bravo:

  • Curriculum: The daycare teacher uses the same great Bravo curriculum as the preschool teacher.  Both teachers focus on education.  The difference is that the daycare teacher also provides the child eating, napping and care activities because the child is there 8-10 hours per day, Monday-Friday.  The preschool child is only at Bravo 2.25 hours per day, 2-3x per week. 
  • Hours:  The main difference in hours is daycare is year round while preschool is closed in the summer.
    • Daycare Hours: In daycare we have full time and part time positions.  Most shifts are 8-10 hours per day. Full time positions work 4-5 full days per week while part time work 2-3 full days per week.  The part time schedule works well if you are in school as you could take classes on Monday/Wednesday and work at Bravo Tuesday/Friday. We only have 2 positions that are half days. All our positions include weekends and major holidays off.
    • Preschool Hours:  The preschool positions are all part time.  Classes begin at 9am, 11:30am and 2pm.  The class may meet 2 or 3 days per week.  You will be off in the summer.
  • Prep Time: The daycare teacher has paid prep time as the curriculum specialist and during nap time whereas the preschool teacher is paid a salary amount per class and does prep in addition to the teaching time at home or before/after classes.
  • Classroom:  The daycare teacher usually has another teacher in the classroom with them, the preschool teacher has their own classroom. 
  • Food:  The daycare teacher gets to eat breakfast, lunch and snack with their children (modeling is important) while the preschool teacher does not feed their students meals, so food is not provided for preschool teachers.
  • Discounts:  Both daycare and preschool teachers get discounts to Bravo classes and childcare.  The more hours the employee works, the bigger the discount.  The maximum discount for childcare is 50% for children 2 and under and 70% for children 3 and older.  If the employee is eligible for state assistance for childcare, the employee may use this amount towards their portion and may not have to pay anything out of pocket. This example is for a full time employee.
  • Experience:  Preschool teachers are required to have some teaching experience as they are alone in their classroom
  • Pay:  Beginning pay for daycare teachers is $7.50 (no experience, $200 bonus after 6 months) and higher for experienced, degree holding teachers.   Beginning preschool teachers, experience required, are paid $21 per class (higher for teachers with degrees or extensive experience) with some additional outside prep work being required. As you can see experience does give an opportunity for a higher starting pay, but every person is paid more the longer they work at Bravo.  The job that will “pay” you the most, is the one that fits your life the best.  Preschool teachers: Work mid-August to the beginning of June with two unpaid weeks off during the Christmas holiday. It is not year round.  Daycare teachers get year round hours. The daycare is only closed 7 days yearly.

General Company Information

Company Values
Bravo’s values guide the beliefs and actions of our employees on a daily basis. This makes Bravo a unique place for employees and customers alike – in fact it’s the reason we love our job! View our company values (downloads as PDF) to see your values align with the company.  

Personal Grooming Standards
Our employees understand the importance of presenting a modest and conservative image to our students and their families. We would like to inform you of a few policies in our handbook:

  • No multiple visible tattoos.  You can have one small tattoo (quarter size diameter max), no more can be visible.
  • No facial/tongue piercings or excessive piercings.
  • No overgrown facial hair.
  • No smoking on property, including electronic cigarettes.  No smelling like smoke.

6 Month Commitment
We ask our daycare employees to commit to being at Bravo for a minimum of six months. We require this this to give our students the best experience possible. It makes students more successful when they do not have to adjust to a new teacher or a new face at the front desk. Please do not apply if you will be moving soon or are looking for temporary or seasonal work. View our daycare employee contract.

Summer Seasonal Work
We do hire a few daycare teachers to work for the summer months with our school age students. We prefer that these teachers are 21 years or older and have a valid Utah driver’s license. Utah law requires this so teachers can transport students to field trips. These teachers may be offered a permanent position after summer if they are exceptional. 

Background Checks
We run background check on all employees. Please only apply if you are able to pass a background check that will show that you are suited to work in a facility with children.  It will go back to the the date you were born. 

Age Requirements

  • Daycare & Preschool: Utah law requires these teachers to be 18 years or older.
  • All Other Programs: We will hire applicants that are 16-17 years old, that are able to commit and sign a contract to be at Bravo for the specified time listed in the contract. However, we have found that a lot of these high school age applicants are more comfortable being on our substitute list.

Interview Process
 We want to be sure this position is the right fit for you and for Bravo. Below is our three step interview process:

1. Group Interview: Our preliminary interviews begin with a thirty minute group presentation and then short individual interviews, this will last approximately 60-90 minutes.  We hold these two times each month.

2. Working Interview: Our working interviews are a chance for us to see you in action and for you to get a taste of the job.  Our working interviews are a half day (5 hours) and set during a time when you can see the majority of the activities we do each day.  You will be asked to prepare a 30 minute activity where we will get to see you teach.  For example you could read a book to the children and then do a learning activity followed by a game.

3. Director Interview: Our director interviews are 20-30 minutes and allow us to really get to know you.  The goal is to ensure that both you and the director feel this job will help you reach your personal goals.   We want Bravo to give you much more than a paycheck.  When you join Bravo, you join a team who is working together to make a difference.  We look forward to all you will bring to your team.

What Is Your Staff Saying?

“I have worked at the Bravo for years and love every minute! I feel like I get paid to come and play! I also love how everyone is here for the benefit of the students, they all want to make a difference in the life of every child!” -Ms. Taylor

“Teachers play a very important role in the lives of children. Bravo is a great place for teachers to do that. The fun and creative staff are given a positive working environment that makes work a place you enjoy being. Everyday is full of new experiences, challenges and opportunities. Bravo is a great place for anyone who likes fun and variety in the work place.” -Ms. Hill 

“Bravo is a wonderful organization. The program is exceptional and it is very rewarding watching the students learn and grow. It is a privilege being a part of such a great place that has nothing but the student’s best interest in mind.” -Ms. Woolley

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