Looking for a career in Early Childhood Care and Education?



Full Time Teacher

Formative Years Growing and Learning Center is looking for a qualified Teacher to join our ever growing team of professional educators. Our all-day child care and preschool as well as our after-school programs are recognized as top programs in the community.

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning and implementing the Creative Curriculum, an age appropriate developmental curriculum
  • Providing a nurturing and educational classroom environment
  • Set an excellent example for all other staff
  • Daily parent communication verbally and with the Brightwheel app
  • Ensuring the health and safety of each child
  • Is aware and complies with all licensing standards
  • Working cooperatively as part of the educational team to develop and implement the curriculum throughout all of our programs

Requirements include:

  • 2+ years of early childhood education experience preferred
  • Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or a willingness to be trained and educated (educational assistance is available)

Our generous benefit package includes paid vacation, sick and personal days, paid holidays, medical, dental and life insurance, bonuses and educational assistance as well as a positive work environment.

Salary is based on qualifications and experience.


Job Type: Full-time

Part Time Assistant Teacher

Formative Years is looking for caring, nurturing and fun Assistant Teachers.  All hours are available Monday through Friday. Must have Tuesday and Thursday availability.
Responsibilities include:

  • Supervising children in the classroom and on the playground 
  • Interacting with children in the classroom
  • Assisting teachers during naptime
  • Greeting parents
  • Communicating with staff members
  • Sanitizing toys
  • Other duties as directed by lead teachers 

Experience working with young children in a child care setting is preferred. Wage is based on qualifications and experience.

Job type: Part-time

Apply Now

Fill out an application today

  • Complete an application
  • Email application materials, including a resume and proof of any relevant certificates you hold to enrollment@formativeyearsglc.com or send to 4510 Todd Dr. Ames, IA 50014

Employment Application (pdf)