Growing Your Career at CHS
Before each Center opens, Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning teachers and staff begin their full-time employment with our nearly year-long* professional development program. This program offers an innovative onboarding and professional development approach, enabling staff, including leadership, teachers, and family liaisons, to fully integrate into the CHS mission and approach. Once Centers open, professional development continues, encouraging lifelong learning and career growth.
Purposeful and Dedicated Development
The professional development program is a key foundational onboarding component before each Center opens. During these first months, staff will:
- Attend this full-time program every weekday
- Receive full salary while participating
- Experience hands-on and collaborative learning
- Establish strong team dynamics
Our goal is to further expand the existing skills and knowledge of our teachers and staff while leveraging best practices in early childhood education training. The topics covered during the professional development program include CHS and early childhood education foundations, curriculum and assessment, family success, health and safety, and are delivered through various learning approaches including:
- Individual and group learning
- Keynote and guest speakers
- Off-site experiences
- Book studies
*Depending on the role, professional development training may be modified. Visit our Careers page to learn about our current employment opportunities.
Our goal is to create a supportive environment that sets you up for success at work and in your personal life. When our employees feel valued, our children and families benefit. We offer competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, and full-time employees receive generous health insurance. We also encourage career and personal growth through continuing education and leadership opportunities.
For Interested Families
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For Interested Professionals
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