Career Opportunities

Be part of Early Development Services

It takes a special person to work with children and here at Early Development Services we have strict requirements for those interested in joining our team.

Staff of over 100
Early Development Services is supported by a staff of over 100 teachers, cooks, and administrative staff.

High Retention Rate
We are proud of our teacher retention rate and ability to grow our Lead Teachers from entry-level caregivers.

Floor Staff Pay Ranges, depending on experience, ranges from:

  • Teacher Assistant: $39,499-$46,642 per year
  • Associate Teacher: $47,884- $56,543 per year
  • Lead Teacher: $55,696- $73,389 per year

Childcare: Eligibility for this benefit is immediate based on a qualifying family need.  Enrollment of qualified dependent(s) is not guaranteed and subject to space permitting.  Enrollment requires assessment for eligibility of the subsidized childcare program.  (First child is free, second child requires employee to pay family fee [subsidized] or 25% off [private], subsequent children are full cost).

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Medical/Dental Insurance: Premium costs are shared between the company and the employee for employee as well as qualified dependent(s) coverage.  Employer Contribution is 90%/Employee Contribution is 10% for employee enrolled coverage and Employer Contribution is 50% for qualified dependents enrolled coverage/Employee Contribution is 50% for qualified dependents enrolled coverage. Medical benefits are through Blue Cross for a $5 co-pay and $200 in-network deductible plan.

401K: EDS offers a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with a company-match contribution of up to 4%. 

Paid Holidays: EDS has designated 10 paid holidays each year including New Year’s Day, MLK Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, 4th of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

Paid Winter Break: EDS is closed the week between Christmas and New Years Day.

Paid Time Off: Employees begin to accrue Paid Time Off (“PTO”) immediately which is accrued each pay cycle and calculated based on the employee’s regular hours worked and PTO claimed.  The PTO calculation excludes overtime.

Period of Service PTO Accrual / Year

PTO is accrued based on regular hours (excludes overtime)

0-5 years Up to 160 hours per year (up to 4 weeks)
5+ years Up to 200 hours per year (up to 5 weeks)

Longevity Pay: In appreciation for dedicated service, all staff in Full-Time Regular and Part-Time Regular status (regardless of position) will receive Longevity Pay.  Longevity Pay is based on an employee’s Full-Time Regular ($1000) or Part-Time Regular ($500) employment category at the time of their anniversary date.

Education Premium: EDS provides staff a monthly premium ranging from $200-$600 per month (in addition to hourly pay) for AA/AS/BA/BS degrees in relevant positions.

Early Development Services, Inc., provides equal opportunity in all employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotions and transfers, and compensation to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, medical condition as defined by state law, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, ethnic group identification, mental or physical disability, childbirth, and related medical conditions, or any other legally protected status.

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What our staff are saying about being part of the EDS Community:

“There are many reasons I like working for EDS. They are supportive of their staff and give great opportunities for personal growth within the company. The center directors and upper management actually care for the staff and their well being. They encourage and support us with our education. They also are so amazing to the children. Each center’s design and equipment ensures that the children are able to develop their skills. they also allow you to develop relationships with not only each child but their families as well.”  –Laura P. (Teacher Assistant)

“I enjoy working at EDS because it gives me the opportunity to be part of the children’s development as well as to develop myself professionally, thanks to the constant opportunities that the company offers us, such as professional training, being able to be promoted starting from teachers assistant and becoming a lead teacher.” –Monica S. (Lead Teacher)

“I enjoy working for EDS because the staff is friendly, and I feel appreciated. It’s been a joy working in such a positive work environment.” –Debora W. (Reliever)

“I enjoy working for EDS because I like to work with children and learn new things about them. I also like to work here because you feel welcomed and build friendships with your co-workers, parents and the childrens.” –Daysi C (Teacher Assistant)

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“I enjoy working for EDS because it is a very rewarding job and I value their rules and safety precautions. This is also a fun place for the children and I enjoy seeing all the kids smiling and having fun. So far, I feel like I am learning more and more about children and having patience which makes me a better person. I also enjoy that the company seems to care a lot about their staff.” –Nikki S. (Teacher Assistant)

“I enjoy working for EDS because not only is this a company that cares for children but it’s one that cares about its employees. I love coming to work knowing that I am going to be working alongside amazing people. I also love being surrounded by awesome children, and watching them grow little by little as people is such a rewarding feeling you can’t get anywhere else. Lastly, I enjoy working for EDS because of the family connection being able to provide a safe and caring environment and putting the parents at ease is a good feeling and as a soon to be mom knowing I want to put my own through this program seeing the effort and time put into these kids puts my own mind at ease seeing that eventually my own baby will be given the same time, effort, and care.” –Nicole H. (Teacher Assistant)

“It has been a great experience from Human Resources all the way into working with peers, the children and families.”- Maricela A. (Associate Teacher)

“Working for EDS is a great opportunity. A great place to work, who cares about and supports their employees. As a result, employees are often more productive, satisfied, and willing to stay with the company long term. I feel that working with professionals that can learn from and that they will push me to take on new and challenging opportunities. Thank you, EDS, for letting me be a part of this company.”- Teresa R. (Associate Teacher)

“I enjoy working for the company because I enjoy being a part of my student’s development and seeing them hit their milestones. From being “non-mobiles” to growing to walking toddlers. I enjoy working with my classroom teachers, they make the work environment an enjoyable place. I also appreciate the benefits and above minimum wage pay that the company provides its employees. I also appreciate that the company acknowledges our education and gives us a monthly premium for our Associates Degree.” –Andrea Santos, (Lead Teacher)

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Interested in joining our team? 831-393-2246
Please fill out an application and Contact Us.