Children's Home Society of Florida

Early Childhood Educator

Job Locations US-FL-Naples
Job ID
# of Openings
Early Childhood Education
Regular Full-Time


We’re working toward a world where all children realize their full potential…


When children and families face complex challenges, Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) is there. Founded in 1902 to provide safe, loving homes for orphans, CHS is now one of the oldest, largest and most respected nonprofit organizations in Florida. Delivering hope to more than 50,000 children and family members across the state, we continue to do more. We are leading the nation in developing and delivering solutions that transform the lives and futures of children and families.

Will you join us? Are you ready to HELP CHILDREN find–and achieve–their full potential? Are you ready to make a POSITIVE DIFFERENCE in the lives of children and their families? If so, we want to talk to YOU.

We’re seeking an Early Childhood Educator to support our growing needs for early childhood education services. You supervise an assigned group of children with the goal of helping them learn, play, and grow! This is an excellent opportunity for a positive and dedicated early childhood education professional that has a passion for children’s development and thrives in a fast-paced, never-the-same work environment.



  • Develop and maintain age-appropriate lesson plans and program materials to comply with State mandated and/or program specific requirements; may assist in this function if a Early Childhood Lead Educator has been assigned responsibility of same class.
  • Deliver program and curriculum in compliance with agency policies, COA standards, Florida Statutes, etc.
  • Supervise individual and group activities to stimulate growth in language, social, and motor skills, such as learning to listen to instructions, playing with others and using play equipment, good health habits and other self-help activities; may plan such activities
  • Recommend supplies and equipment required for the program. Report maintenance / equipment repair needs.
  • Model appropriate behavior and instruct children in activities designed to promote social, physical and intellectual growth while maintaining a positive atmosphere.
  • Monitor that all children have been signed in and maintain proper supervising ratio throughout operating hours.
  • Directly supervise children in classroom, playground and lunch/snack activities.
  • Document each child's development through observation and assessment tools and report any development areas that may need attention.
  • Participate in creating consistent, stable and supportive relationships with each child's family.
  • Maintain a clean, safe, healthy, enjoyable and respectful environment; clean classroom and sanitize toys and equipment, as required by Florida Statutes.
  • Maintain cooperative relationships with administrators, supervisors and other staff.
  • Attend program, administrative and staff meetings as designated.
  • Complete State of Florida and program-required training within required timeframes and remain current in order to meet/maintain requirements; maintain record of certifications / training completed.
  • Report incidents and accidents within required timeframes and in accordance with Children’s Home Society of Florida’s organization policy and procedure.
  • May prepare reports and maintain files and records.
  • Participate in the quality improvement process.


  • Ability to handle confidential information appropriately
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with children, parents and co-workers of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of ethnic background, national origin, race, religion, age, gender, or ability
  • Ability to learn computer skills sufficient to perform all essential functions
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment used in performing job duties
  • Knowledge of standard health and safety policies and practices in childcare
  • Ability to learn computer skills sufficient to perform all essential functions


  • Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Social Work or human services related major which complies with Florida Statutes
  • Experience in early childhood or elementary education

At CHS, we’ve created a workplace that supports what drives you personally and professionally. Competitive salaries … paid holidays … generous paid time off … flexible work schedules … and a sweet benefits suite that doesn’t just say we care about you, but truly demonstrates it!

With more than 1,900 team members, CHS is the #1 provider of children’s services in the state of Florida. We’re an employer and career path of choice for any aspiring professional committed to growth and excellence. At CHS, we do good.








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