Required Minimum Qualifications for Academy Director:

Associate Degree in Early Childhood or related field

A minimum of 3 years of working experience in a licensed child care facility.

SLED, FBI, and Central Registry Background Check (conducted by the company)

Health Assessment & TB Test

Additional Preferred Qualifications for Management, but not required:

A minimum of 1 year of experience in a leadership position.

Early Childhood Certification and/or Advanced Degree.

Management/leadership training will be provided by the company.

Required Minimum Qualifications for 4K First Steps Teacher:

Associate Degree in Early Care and Education or Related Field

High School Diploma/GED

SLED, FBI, and Central Registry Background Check (conducted by the company)

Health Assessment & TB Test

Additional Preferred Qualifications for Teachers:

One Year of Experience in a licensed Early Childhood Center.

Early Childhood Certification and/or Advanced Degree.

Classroom training will be provided by South Carolina First Steps and the company.

Required Minimum Qualifications for Lead Teachers:

High School Diploma/GED

SLED, FBI, and Central Registry Background Check (conducted by the company)

Health Assessment & TB Test

Additional Preferred Qualifications for Teachers:

Six Months Experience in a licensed Early Childhood Center.

Early Childhood Certification and/or Advanced Degree.

Classroom training will be provided by the company.

Required Minimum Qualifications for Assistant Teachers, Part-time Teachers, & Substitutes:

High School Diploma/GED

SLED, FBI, and Central Registry Background Check (conducted by the company)

Health Assessment & TB Test

Additional Preferred Qualifications for Teachers:

Zero – Six Months Experience in an Early Childhood Setting.

Early Childhood Certification and/or Degree

Classroom training will be provided by the company.