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4510 Todd Drive, Ames, IA 50014

Providing Quality Child Care and Preschool since 1986

Looking for a career in Early Childhood Care and Education?

Want a rewarding career?

At Formative Years Growing and Learning Center, we provide high class child-care that builds the foundation for success. 

Want to make a real difference?

Every child deserves to be safe and loved all day, are you the kind and patient teacher we need?

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With Great benefits, generous time off and fantastic coworkers, there's no reason not to!

Available positions

Lead Teacher

Formative Years Growing and Learning Center has an opening for a full-time Lead Teacher beginning immediately. A degree in Early Childhood Education or related field and preschool experience preferred.
Responsibilities include:

  • Opening and closing the classroom
  • Planning and implementing the Creative Curriculum 
  • Daily parent communication
  • Ensuring the health and safety of each child
  • Providing a safe and nurturing environment 
  • Planning field trips
  • Working cooperatively with other staff in a team setting
  • Other duties as assigned

Our generous benefit package includes paid vacation, personal days, paid holidays, medical and dental insurance, bonuses, and lunch is provided everyday.

Salary is based on qualifications and experience.

Job Type: Full-time, non-exempt

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 afternoon 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

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

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