Leap Academy


Reference ID : 67918
Location : Madison, WI
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



Considering a career change? New to the field? We are on a mission to create the best Early Childhood Teachers the next generation has ever met. We have created a training path that provides a pathway for new Teachers from $13.00-$17.00/hour.  

We have a tight-knit team committed to excellence. Working with us is not your normal job- instead, it's an investment in your future, and in the future of children. We are creating a lifelong team. Come join us. 


  • Provide a nurturing and respectful environment in which children can grow physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually.
  • Assures that all children receive proper personal care and attention to their toileting/diapering, clothing and health needs.
  • Builds relationships with each child and is flexible and responsive to children's needs and interests.
  • Plan weekly lessons and activities based on the developmental needs of the children. Structure learning inside the classroom and outside during outdoor play.
  • Develop portfolios for each child containing, at a minimum, two portfolio sheets per month.
  • Maintain a respectful, warm, engaging learning environment, encouraging curiosity and discovery.
  • Communicate effectively and often with families to ensure consistent feedback regarding child's learning experience.


  • Qualifications as Assistant Teacher or willing to obtain qualifications within the first 90 days
  • Willingness to complete training in Abusive Head Trauma, CPR, Mandated Reporter Training, and other requirements
  • Ability to work until 5:00PM several nights per week
  • Growth mindset and calm demeanor
  • Exemplary ability to get along with others and work as a part of a team

Nice To Haves


Benefits of working full-time (30+ hours/week) at Leap Academy include the following (eligible after probationary period of 90 days):

  • Eligible to earn quarterly bonus of up to $615.
  • Time Off Package Eligible after Successful Probationary Period: Includes 40 hours PTO, 15 paid holidays, and 2 sick days per year
  • Paid professional development days each year (3 in 2023).
  • Access to Teach Scholarship through WECA for postsecondary education courses in Early Childhood
  • Access to health insurance with 55% employer contribution towards premium and dental insurance with 10% employer contribution towards premium for self
  • Simple IRA eligibility with matching 
  • Paid time and a half on your birthday when you work
  • Free meals and coffee while working
  • Eligible for overtime hours as available at 1.5 times hourly rate

Salary : $13 to $18/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : None
Location : Madison, WI

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