Are you a director or board member looking for suitable candidates to join your child care center? You are in the right spot! Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R), Iowa Women’s Foundation (IWF) and IowaWORKS have partnered to bring you tips and tricks on your recruitment and retention process. Below you will find a list of resources that will assist with finding your audience, attracting child care individuals to your business, how to sell your company culture and identifying benefits to offer to keep these essential workers in the field! Utilize this information and prepare your job description to help your center. When this part is taken care of, head on over to our Job postings page to post your compelling job opportunity!
Prepare: What is the story behind your organization? What does the job entail? What benefits do you have to offer?
Are you struggling with writing a job description contact your CCR&R Child Care Consultant for assistance!
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T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Iowa Scholarship
Discounted child care for employees
Working in the same center as your children
You get to be on the top of the list for child care openings
Free number of t-shirts (uniforms)
Able to order from food service
Child's pictures (free/discounted family pictures)
Pay on inclement weather days
Free meals during work
Paid personal days (birthday or work anniversary)
Think about all the ways your center offers services to your staff, community and families! How do you serve them?
With a smile
Going out of the way to assist with everyday schedules
A fun, creative and loving career
Improve a child's future
Did you know many places offer nonprofit discounts, offer volunteer time for staff to work at nonprofits, and look to donate to nonprofits?!
1. CCR&R Online Job Postings
2. Online Job Portals
3. Social Media
4. Staffing Agency
Do you have the means to partner with a local staffing agency?
5. College or High School Students
6. Register in a local Job Fair
7. Who in your community would advertise for you?
8. Local chamber or betterment
9. Set up a candidate referral system with current staff
10. Community Clubs
Centers can post their job openings here.
Be sure to mention the job benefits, find examples above!
CCR&R hopes all Child Development Homes will take advantage of this new training curriculum, ChildNet 3.0.
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