If you are looking for an opportunity to be a part of a world-class team, consider working at Academic Advantage!  We offer full-time and part-time positions, as well as opportunities for substitute and volunteer work.  With around 100 positions throughout our centers and growing, we are always looking for talented people to join our team!

Employee Application  (Click to download our employment application)  Once filled out, please drop off your application at any of our 3 locations, or scan and email it to 

Current Employees who are interested in different positions, or different work schedules – please apply for an internal job opening through your center manager.

CURRENT JOB OPENINGS (specific pay is determined based on Experience and Education.)

  • Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher (4 & 5’s) – 56th Street Center (Candidate must be available to work until 5 or 6pm) $12-$13.50+/hr
  • Lead Toddler Teacher (18-28 months)- Full Time – Northwoods Center (Candidate must be available to work until 5 or 6pm)  $11 – $12+/hr
  • Lead Infant Teacher (12-18 months) – 56th Street Center (Candidate must be available to work until 5 or 6pm)  $11 – $12+/hr
  • Full Time Assistant Teachers – 3 Openings (Available 40 hrs during either 6:30am-4pm or 8am-6pm)  $10-$12/hr 
  • PM Teacher Assistants – 2 Openings (start work at 1-3pm and ending work at 5-6pm) $9.00-$10/hr 
  • AM Teacher Assistants – 2 Openings  (start work at 6:30-7:30 am and ending work at 9am-12pm)  $9.00 – $10/hr 
  • School Van Drivers – 1 Opening  (7-9:15 AM and/or 2 – 5 :30PM during school year only – all 3 locations)  $9.50 – $10.50/hr 
  • Substitutes / On-call – 3 Openings  (On-Call) $9.50 – $10.50/hr

AACDC BENEFITS for Full Time Staff:  Health Insurance (Currently we assist you in the Marketplace application process via our licensed agent), Simple IRA Retirement, Aflac Insurance including Dental/Vision, Life Insurance, LTD/STD, 2-4 weeks Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Paid Snow Days, Fun Family and Employee Events, Bonuses, Prizes, Awards, and MORE!

Retirement Plan: SIMPLE IRA – we match up to 3% of your annual income after your qualifying period.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION:  Annual Awards Ceremony for staff and recognition, prizes, bonuses, team goals throughout the year.

T.E.A.C.H.  PROGRAM:  After 1 year of employment, staff may apply for TEACH scholarships toward an education degree.

CDA Scholarships:  After 1 year of employment, staff may apply for scholarships to help cover the majority of the cost of their CDA credential.

Top 6 Reasons to Work at AACDC:

  • Make a difference in others’ lives EVERY DAY!
  • Help children to learn and grow
  • Education support and professional growth opportunities
  • Hugs, hugs and more hugs!
  • Feel like a family at work
  • Room to advance
  • Let your creativity come to life
  • Awards, prizes and bonuses!
  • Fun Parties and Events

AACDC Staff Resources & Trainings:

  • CPR/First Aid Classes offered on site at many times per year
  • Health and Safety Training offered on site (County and Federal)
  • Continuing Education Hours offered through our center or other no-cost options
  • Car Seat Safety / Transportation Training
  • Food Handlers Permit (Kitchen staff)
  • CACFP Nutrition Services Training
  • Early Learning Guidelines Modules training for state requirements
  • SIDS / Abuse and Neglect / Safe to Sleep classesj
  • Scholarship opportunities for CDA and/or Associates degree in ECE