"I feel comfortable being myself and I enjoy being a member of the Small Hands Family" - November 15, 2022
Educating Children - Engaging Families - Enhancing the Community - Empowering Employees
You're invited to participate in our extensive list of benefits, incentives, and perks as you grow in your career. Embrace the opportunities for continuous professional development, annual raises and more:
Paid Time Off
Earn up to 80 hours in your first year of PTO
8 paid holidays off
Maternity & Paternity Leave
Medical, Health & Wellness
Fitness reimbursement up to $180 a year
401K match up to 4%
Planning and Professional Development
Paid training up to 20 hours per year
Classroom Activity Planning & Paperwork
2 hours paid out of the classroom a week
Reviews & Incentives
Incentive bonus pay
Our top employees earned up to $2,000 in one year
Annual meeting with Company Owner & Employee Success Manager to discuss company feedback and career desires
Biannual meetings with direct supervisors for performance reviews
Annual raise opportunity
And what else...
Open door policy with management
Refreshments, Snacks & Meals
Dress in your own professional clothing (An apron and a nametag is provided)
Company sponsored fun events and learning opportunities
Small Hands Big Dreams provides a fun, flexible, family focused atmosphere with a team who will intentionally help your professional growth. We provide a comprehensive orientation as well as continuous training. You will also receive an abundance of recognition and encouragement.
Appreciation & Recognition
Large Net of Support
When you join our team, it is more than just a job. You join a family--a group of people who support you and help you grow. You become a part of a group of coworkers who turn into friends and a team of difference makers. You will be bonded by purple!
Core Value: a belief that guides a firm's actions, unites its employees and defines its brand
Passionate Customer Focus
Do these words resonate with you?
We live our core values daily to provide the best care & atmosphere for our families and coworkers!
Join our team and let these core values drive you in your career!
Culture & Atmosphere
We asked our staff what they love about their job and about our company and this is a word cloud composed of their answers. When you join our team, you can look forward to fun-filled days with supportive colleagues who quickly feel like an extended family, while you pursue your passion of making an impact on our future!
Each year, our Owner and Employee Success Manager sit down with each employee for a one-on-one conversation to discuss:
C: their ideas and aspirations for their career
O: feedback and suggestions regarding our operations
R: creating and strengthening their relationships
E: ensuring quality of our environments
This is just one of many “extra” benefits you receive when you choose to join the SHBD family.
We strive to live our core values every day in every way. Our core values define how we work together, problem solve, make decisions, teach, and so much more. We want to also help instill these awesome character traits in our children from the very beginning--we teach our core values to our kids and help them understand what they mean.
Why are we "the Purple School"? Well, yes, you will see purple on the walls, the chairs, your apron, your t-shirt...but it goes beyond that. Our purple unites us.
It is about the relationships made within our purple walls.
It is about the experiences created during these first most important years of the children's lives.
Our families choose us for our family friendly atmosphere from the moment they walk in our doors and continue to remember us after their little ones graduate in their purple hat and gown. We value the trust, the friendships, and the privilege of being a part of these precious memories.
When you join our Small Hands Big Dreams family, you will be bonded by purple.
So, what should you expect as a teacher at Small Hands Big Dreams Learning Center?
Once you are a member of the team, you will experience a comprehensive training program to help get acclimated to the company and your classroom. This will be a mix of computer-based training as well as plenty of classroom time getting to know your co-workers and children. You will be given time for observations and interactions before you are left in ratio. This will help get you started on the path to success with Small Hands Big Dreams. You will continue to learn and grow with the support and modeling of your Training and Curriculum Coordinator.
A typical day for one of our lead teachers looks a little like this:
It is true that at the end of the day, you might feel tired-- but your heart will be filled with joy from all that you accomplished. This is what PASSIONATE CUSTOMER FOCUS is all about. Make their day...every day.
Our families that rely on us expect their teachers to not only be a great educator, but also a great resource, communicator, and top-notch caregiver they fully trust. All of this sets us apart from our competitors, in addition to the all-inclusive program offerings and access to cameras in the classroom.
When you apply with Small Hands Big Dreams, you will experience a fun, interactive process to ensure you understand the job as well as our culture.
Customer Focus & Passion
Creativity & Energy
Organization & Resourcefulness
Integrity & Excellence
A Peek Inside
Why Choose Small Hands Big Dreams Learning Center?
Why people join our team...
Our teachers have the heart and passion to be part of a team of difference makers in a fun, family friendly environment. You can feel our positive, warm atmosphere from the moment you enter our doors. Some of our teachers are even Small Hands Big Dreams Learning Center alumni who have come back to their SHBD family to help in creating bright beginnings for children like themselves. #BondedbyPurple
"When I first came in for my interview, I was impressed with how friendly and welcoming the HR team and staff were to me."
"The center was clean and presentable."
& Why they stay...
We keep in touch with our employees through an open door policy and every day communication. We also provide our employees the opportunity to give their feedback through surveys, 1-on-1 conversations, and within our communication app. The feedback we hear the most often about what our Employees love about Small Hands Big Dreams is:
Family atmosphere, Fun,
Relationships, Recognition and Appreciation
More Quotes from our Employees
We are a like family at small hands by supporting each other, working as a team, there is never a time that I don't feel welcome at small hands…
This company is passionate about quality early childhood development. The administrators truly care about their employees and want them to grow professionally.
Living the CORE values of the company gives each team member, child and family member a chance to be a part of a caring community.
This company gives more benefits and extra bonuses to staff then any other company I have worked for.
I love going to work each day knowing I am wanted, respected for the person I am, and cared for…I love the relationships that are built on trust and respect.
The teamwork I see each day is unbelievable.
I LOVE working at SHBD and plan to stay until I retire.
Small Hands is such a fun and welcoming place to work! Even in such a short amount of time you make so many friends with co-workers and build connections with kids and families!
They support you and encourage you, you can be your own silly self!
Monthly Family Engagement & Events
Staff Get Togethers
Health & Wellness Competitions
"I believed I could change the world, so I became a teacher!"