We are hiring! KidsPark is looking for a compassionate, energetic and curious person to work in our toddler classroom with Teacher Rachel.

If you are interested in being an employee at KidsPark, please submit a letter of interest in KidsPark, a copy of your resume and be ready to provide three references by July 20, 2024. Please email application materials to: teachers@kidsparkdropin.org OR mail application materials to: KidsPark, 525 Pelham Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55104. We hope to have the position filled by August 15, 2024.

About KidsPark:

KidsPark is a Reggio Emilia influenced child care provider in the Desnoyer Park neighborhood in St. Paul. KidsPark was founded in 1988 as a cooperative child care to provide an affordable child care option for families needing less than full-time care. We are licensed as a drop-in child care center through the State of Minnesota Department of Human Services.

We believe children are capable and curious, desiring to build their competencies and meaningfully participate and contribute to their communities. We provide these opportunities in a play-based environment, concentrating on being outdoors as much as possible throughout the year. In the spring-autumn, we are frequently outside all morning, only coming inside to use the bathroom, diaper changes, wash hands and nap. In the winter, we play outside in the snow.

Desired candidates for all positions will:

  • be a curious learner themselves,
  • welcome children, families, caregivers, staff and volunteers into the KidsPark community,
  • acknowledge that children are capable and curious and guide them into deeper learning,
  • accept coworkers, children and caregivers where they are in their learning and development,
  • foster relationships, independence, growth and self-confidence in the children in our care and their families.

As a cooperative community, we have some evening and weekend events that our teachers are expected to attend, including trainings and organizational meetings. These events will be identified in advance.