Careers at Horizon Education Centers

Make a Difference in the Lives of Children and Have Fun While Doing it

Infant Care

Horizon Infant classrooms focus on social, emotional, and physical growth of children ages 6 weeks to 18 months. The classroom staff focuses on building a strong partnership with parents. Staff provides optimal individualization for each child with a sensory-rich environment and activities. Horizon’s classrooms provide the gentle support and encouragement needed to explore the world around them while developing new motor skills, language, and creativity. 

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Careers in Infant:

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Infant Lead Teacher

Experience in an infant classroom is required. We prefer candidates who have a Child Development Associate (CDA), or a degree in Education or a related field.  You will create lesson plans and maintain documentation to provide an educational, safe, emotionally supportive environment for the children.  Parent communication is key!

Infant Teacher Assistant

A little experience in a childcare setting preferred and working towards or having a Child Development Associate (CDA) or degree in Education or a related field.  You will work with the lead teacher to provide an educational, safe, emotionally supportive environment for the children.

Classroom Aide

Entry level or little experience needed. You are supporting the teachers in the classroom and assisting where needed. Part-time or Full-time positions. High School Diploma or Equivalent is all that is needed.

Toddler

Horizon’s Toddler classrooms focus on cognitive, language, and literacy development for children 18 months to 36 months of age. Children are encouraged to learn independent skills and build verbal & social development. Children develop their independence through fun learning experiences as they build valuable skills they need to interact with the world around them. There is also a strong focus on preschool readiness. 

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Careers in Toddler:

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Toddler Lead Teacher

Experience in a toddler classroom is required. We prefer candidates who have a Child Development Associate (CDA) or a degree in Education or a related field. You will create lesson plans and maintain documentation to provide an educational, safe, emotionally supportive environment for the children. Parent communication is key!

Toddler Teacher Assistant

A little experience in a childcare setting preferred and working toward or having a Child Development Associate (CDA) or degree in Education or a related field. You will work with the lead teacher to provide an educational, safe, emotionally supportive environment for the children.

Classroom Aide

Entry level or little experience needed. You are supporting the teachers in the classroom and assisting where needed. Part-time or Full-time positions. High School Diploma or Equivalent is all that is needed.

Preschool

Horizon’s Preschool classrooms focus on kindergarten readiness using developmental screenings, Creative Curriculum, and assessments for children 3 to 5 years of age.  The program focuses on academics and intentionally focuses on academics and teaching of social and developmental skills.  The staff work with the children in small groups on literacy skills along with numbers and letters recognition preparing the children for a Kindergarten setting. 

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Careers in Preschool:

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Contract Teacher Preschool

Experience in a preschool classroom is required along with a degree in Education or a related field. You will create lesson plans and maintain documentation to provide an educational, safe, emotionally supportive environment for the children. Parent communication is key! Fulltime Salaried with summer and breaks off!

Preschool Teacher Assistant

A little experience in a childcare setting preferred and working toward or having a Child Development Associate (CDA) or degree in Education or a related field. You will work with the lead teacher to provide an educational, safe, emotionally supportive environment for the children.

Classroom Aide

Entry level or little experience needed. You are supporting the teachers in the classroom and assisting where needed. Part-time or Full-time positions. High School Diploma or Equivalent is all that is needed.

School-Age

Horizon’s School-Age classrooms offer before and after school, and summer camp programs for children 6-12 years of age. The staff helps children with homework and provides hands-on STEAM exploration activities. Students are focused on physical, wellness, and character development. Horizon aims for children to feel comfortable in any setting by developing self-esteem and leadership skills. 

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Careers in School-Age:

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School Age Lead Teacher: 
Experience in an after-school setting preferred and willing to work toward a School Age Lead Teacher Endorsement or degree in Education or other field. You will provide homework assistance, plan lessons and maintain documentation to provide an educational, safe, emotionally supportive environment for the children. Parent communication is key!

School Age Teacher Assistant
Experience in an after-school setting is helpful. You will work toward a School Age Endorsement or degree by completing online training. You will work with the lead teacher to provide an educational, safe, emotionally supportive environment for the children. Some experience is needed.

School Age Staff Member
Experience in an after-school setting preferred and willing to work toward a School Age Lead Teacher Endorsement. You will provide homework assistance, plan lessons, and maintain documentation to provide an educational, safe, emotionally supportive environment for children.

Afternoon Tutor
Tutoring experience along with a degree required for this position. A degree in education and a current teaching license are preferred. You will work on math and reading concepts with small groups of our school-age children. Prepare and implement lessons and maintain required documentation. Part-Time afternoon position.

Summer Camp Staff
Help assist teachers with the daily curriculum and activities for educational-based learning that is fun and hands-on. Assist on field trips and help with clubs.

Support Staff

Horizon’s support staff positions offer a variety of positions at the center level. These positions include transportation services and the food service program. Transportation drivers are responsible for shuttling school-age children from the center to schools in the area. Horizon’s fleet consists of small 34 passenger buses. Horizon’s food service program offers breakfast, lunch, and snacks daily at the center for all children. These positions also offer direct support to the centers. 

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Careers in Support Staff:

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Food Service Specialist

Experience with food service preferred, high school diploma or equivalent required. You will receive meals from the caterer and be responsible for prep, documentation, cleanliness, and food safety for breakfast, lunch, and snack meal service. Horizon will help you attain the ServeSafe Certification.

School Age Driver

Professional driving experience preferred, along with a high school diploma or equivalent. Must be willing and able to drive a 14-passenger school bus or 6-passenger minivan. No CDL is required. Must be 21 years of age to drive Horizon vehicles. You will be trained to safely transport children to and from local schools or field trips in the summer.

AmeriCorps Service Member

AmeriCorps Service Member:  Must be 18 years of age and have a High School Diploma or GED.  Some college in education, social work, or a related field preferred.  Service members will work with preschool and school-aged children and their families on obesity prevention.

Administrative

Administration positions provide and ensure efficient operational support to the company as a whole. These positions are held at or report to the administrative headquarters in North Olmsted. These positions are responsible for planning, directing, and overseeing operations of the centers; they include Maintenance Specialists, Operations Management, Human Resources, Americorps Members, Finance Department, Site Coordinator, Marketing Department, and District Managers.

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Careers in Administrative:

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Center Director

Experience in a child care center is required. You will oversee the operations of the center. You will manage your team, ultimately providing the highest quality of care and education. You must have an understanding of licensing and Step Up to Quality requirements and maintain or improve the star rating. You will manage payroll, scheduling, and retention as well as other job duties.  We require a Center Director to have 3 years of administrative experience in an ODJFS center along with a minimum of an Associate's Degree in ECE or a Bachelor's degree in education or a related field. This is a full-time salaried position.

 Business Coordinator

Experience in a childcare or office setting preferred. You will oversee the business operations of the child care center, reporting to the Center Director. A few of the responsibilities you will have would be collecting tuition, reviewing attendance, and the subsidized care system. Enroll and register new families and maintain children's files.  This is a full-time salaried position.

Site Coordinator

Apply for Horizon Education Centers!

We’re always on the lookout for talented and passionate individuals who share our values and are eager to make a positive impact on the lives of the children we serve. If you’re interested in joining our team and taking your career in early childhood education to the next level, please fill out the form below. One of our recruiters will be in touch with you soon to discuss our latest career opportunities! 

Healthcare Benefits

Healthcare Benefits

We offer medical insurance to all employees working at least 30 hours per week. In addition, supplemental insurance is offered to all employees working at least 20 hours per week.

Tuition Reimbursement

Tuition Reimbursement

If eligible upon hire, tuition reimbursement can be used for one class per semester. Full-time employees receive 100% reimbursement. Part-time employees receive 50% reimbursement.

Retirement Plan

403 B Retirement Plan

The plan is offered through TIAA-CREF and is eligible for personal contribution upon hire. Horizon matches a percentage of contributions after the first year of employment.

Employement Screenings

Paid Pre-Employment Screenings

Horizon covers the cost of background checks, a physical, and vaccination boosters (if necessary).

Paid Time

Holidays & Paid Time Off

Horizon employees enjoy a minimum of seven paid holidays each year, PTO accrual, a personal day, Bereavement Pay, and Civic Duty Pay.

Discounted Childcare

Discounted Childcare

Full-Time Employees (those working more than 20 hours per week) are eligible for a 75% discount on infant care. All other age bands are free with a $20 Family Administration Fee per pay period.

In addition, Grandparents and part-time employees (those working less than 20 hours per week) are eligible for a 50% discount on child care.

Teaching From Experience

There's a saying that goes "You can teach from experience, but you can't teach experience." Gloria Chavalia talks about how rewarding it can be for older adults to work at Horizon Education Centers.

Mentoring Young Minds

Cheyenne is embracing his duties as a role model, mentor, and teacher at Horizon. He explains how men play a critical part in the development of a child — both in and out of the classroom.

A Mom and Teacher, Too

Kim is a career-focused parent who's taking advantage of many of the benefits Horizon offers (like discounted daycare) to reach her goals.  

Climbing the Career Ladder

Teria Bivins explains how she took advantage of Horizon's tuition reimbursement program to climb the corporate ladder. She grew from an entry-level position to a Director, with Horizon's staff supporting her every step of the way.

A Fun Place To Work

Teachers at Horizon Education Centers can't help but have fun at work. Breanna Enderby can attest. She says her positive work environment, corporate events, and work outings always leave her feeling appreciated and valued.

Careers for Parents

We understand what it’s like to be a busy, working parent. At Horizon, receive discounted childcare and be able to work where your children receives care every day.

Careers for Veterans

We honor and recognize the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces, and our Executive Directive Dave Smith served as a career military service member himself. Horizon offers discounted childcare to former service members who are employed with us.

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