Pathways to Play is hiring! Open positions are listed below. If you are interested in a position, please send a resume and cover letter to Liz Amirahmadi at emeyer@pathwaystoplay.org . Make sure to reference the specific position(s) for which you would like to be considered in the subject line of your email.

FT Toddler Teacher/Assistant Teacher

Do you have a passion for working with young children? Do you have the creativity, energy, and experience to create a positive experience for a wonderful group of young learners? We are looking for you!

Pathways to Play Early Learning Center is a play-based, educationally-focused child care center located in South St. Paul. We provide high quality education and care to children ages 6 weeks through 9 years.

Pathways to Play is currently interviewing for a full time position in our toddler program (children 16-35 months of age). The person who fills this position will be assistant teacher or teacher qualified under MN licensing law, helping the lead staff in the classroom with curriculum planning and implementation, classroom supervision, and parent communication. Although we are a large center, we employ a very closely knit group of professionals, and it is important that applicants work well in a team environment.

We serve a large population of high-needs children, and we are an independently owned center filled with educators who are mission-driven and passionate about the work they do.

This position requires a minimum of one-year post-secondary education in early childhood or a related field; an associate’s degree is preferred. A minimum of one year’s experience working in a supervised classroom setting is preferred.

Pay is based on qualifications for the position; higher levels of education and experience will place candidates higher on the pay scale. We offer competitive wages, health and dental insurance for full time employees, paid holidays and time off, and a family-friendly work environment.

We would love to have you on our team!

Substitute Teachers and Substitute Assistant Teachers

We are currently scheduling interviews for on-call substitute teachers and assistant teachers. Substitutes work a variety of hours, covering classrooms when our regular staff are absent. Some hours are available in advance (when regular staff have planned absences), and some hours are available on a day-by-day basis (when regular staff have unplanned absences). Because this does not require committing to a set schedule, this is an excellent opportunity for students, and those with other part-time or substitute positions. The center is open Monday through Friday, 6:30 am to 6:00 pm. This is a temporary, need-based position that has the potential to move into a permanent part or full-time position as opportunities become available. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a minimum of 6 months of experience working with children in a supervised setting, and have completed at least 6 semester credits in education or child development-related classes from a post-secondary institution.