Careers

Rockville Day Care Association (RDCA) is seeking reliable, friendly, and energetic staff to work and grow with our organization.  We are a long-standing leader in the child care industry and have been providing early childhood and school-age child care services throughout Montgomery County since 1969.

We provide quality educational programs, using the Creative Curriculum® and promote learning through play in a safe and nurturing environment.  Our programs are STREAMLINED incorporating; Science · Technology · Relationships · Engineering Art · Math · Language · Inclusion · Nutrition · Exercise · Drama by planning and implementing engaging activities every day!

Join our diverse team of dedicated child care professionals! 

We offer:

  • Competitive Salaries – based on education and prior work experience
  • On the job training, mentoring, and support with opportunities for advancement
  • Vacation and sick leave – even for part-time staff
  • Health Insurance & Supplemental Dental & Vision for full-time staff (30 hours plus)
  • Financial Support – 401(k) plan – assistance with education-related courses
  • Set work schedule – guaranteed hours – no evenings or weekends

To Apply with us:

Complete the RDCA Online Application- RDCA Online Application

or download the application:  employmentapplicationrevised

Application Process:

  • Complete and submit the employment application
  • Submit applicable education/certification documents
  • Submit child care related training
  • Submit resume (if available)

Application and supporting documents may be sent in one of the following ways:

 Emailed to Human Resources:  maureen.bartkow@rockvilledaycare.org

 Faxed to:  (301)762-3631

 In-person or mailed to:   Rockville Day Care Association, Inc.       622 Hungerford Drive #26  Rockville, MD 20850

Current Positions:

Preschool Teacher:  full-time, 9:00 pm-6:00 pm, M-F in Bethesda

Applicants must be at least 19 years of age and have a 90-hour certification in Early Childhood Education.  AA degree or higher is required (okay if in progress). One year of group experience with this age required.

Teachers for Before & After school programs:  part-time, 2:30pm-6:00pm, M-F in Bethesda  

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have the 90-hour certification for school age.  At least 400 hours of experience with school-age children is required.

Child Care Aide:  full-time, 9:00 pm-6:00 pm, M-F in Silver Spring

Applicants must be at least 19 years of age.  Experience working with children is preferred but not necessary.

General Responsibilities:

Direct supervision of children at all times. Includes engaging with children in both indoor and outdoor environments.  Must be able to see, hear and actively participate with the children to ensure safe supervision.

  • Maintaining a clean and safe environment. Includes keeping the classroom and play areas free from safety hazards and daily routine cleaning (enhanced cleaning protocols during COVID) to prevent the spread of illness.
  • Implementing the Creative Curriculum©. Able to develop and follow lesson plans that address the intellectual, physical, social, and developmental needs of each child, and the group as a whole.   Includes proper documentation and assessment of children’s progress.
  • Adherence to State and County Regulations. Become versed in all licensing and governmental regulations to ensure the program is in compliance.
  • Communication with families. Using the Brightwheel® app, send regular updates throughout the day for each individual child.  Also includes the distribution of monthly newsletters, weekly lesson plans, and planned menus to families.
  • Team Building. Work collaboratively with classroom team, colleagues, center and corporate administrators, and families for a positive outcome for the program and children in care.

Standard Requirements:

Candidates must be able to meet the minimum requirement under the State of Maryland Department of Education (MSDE) for the position applying for https://earlychildhood.marylandpublicschools.org/system/files/filedepot/3/chart-center-staff_requirements_jan_09_revised_march_2016.pdf

  • For a teaching position, candidates will need a minimum of 45 hours of approved training in child development and 45 hours of curriculum planning for the age group they are working with. Teacher candidates must also have at least one year of experience in a group setting and/or one year of college credit.   All teachers must be over the age of 19.
  • For child care aide positions, prior education or experience is preferred but not required. All applicants must be over 16 years of age.
  • All persons employed in child care in the State of Maryland will be subject to a State and federal criminal background check. Applicants for our NIH facility will also be subject to a more extensive background based on GSA and agency requirements.
  • All persons working within our programs must have functional vision in order to see and supervise children at all times, sufficient hearing to be able to hear children at all times, be physically able to get up and down from the floor or low seating, be able to react quickly to emergent situations, be able to lift up to 40 pounds, and must possess practical use of the English language in order to understand and deliver oral and written communication.

What’s Next?

Once received, applications and supporting documents will be reviewed by HR or other RDCA admin team members.  Qualified candidates will be forwarded to the center director where the position is being hired for.

The center director will email or call the applicant to establish an interview.  During COVID – interviews will be held by phone or ZOOM meeting.

After the interview, candidates will be notified by the center director whether a job offer is being made, along with specifics about the offer.  Those not considered for the position will receive an email.  Applications will be retained for one year from the application date for future consideration.

Candidates who are offered positions will be given a specified period of time to accept or decline the offer (usually a few days).  Those accepting the offer will be sent initial new hire paperwork (including fingerprinting information, pre-employment medical) which will need to be completed prior to starting work.  Once the required paperwork is complete, a start date can be established (usually as soon as possible).  On the employee’s first day, additional employment paperwork will be completed, along with an orientation to the center.