Join our fun collaborative team of educators at one of our four Discovery locations!

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Our core values at Discovery focus on creating a child-centered environment within a structure of professional and knowledgable educators. Among these educators we expect the most nurturing and passionate early childhood lovers! A Discovery educator is not only knowledgable and nurturing, they are passionate and creative with their curriculum design. Discovery educators are great communicators and enjoy collaborating with their colleagues and our greater school community! We value diversity and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply!  Did you know? Research shows that women report feeling as if they need to meet all of a job’s criteria, while men typically apply if they meet only 60% of the requirements. Minorities and women are both less likely than white men to apply for a job they may be qualified for! AND, with that said, male teachers are disproportionately underrepresented in the preschool education environment. No matter your race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status; if you feel this position could be right for you, then we want to meet you!  If you LOVE early childhood education and you have a passion for creating beautiful school environments while collaborating with others, this could be the place for you!

Who we're looking for:

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Discovery Preschool and Family Center is a family owned, close knit team of passionate and friendly team players. When we’re looking for candidates to join our team, we look to find people who will bring inspiration, a sense of humor, professionalism, and kindness each day! Working here, you’ll make life-long friends and develop a support system from all of us! Bring your knowledge and be open to learn from all of us too! 

Why be a Preschool Educator at Discovery:

Once per week, meet with your team to discuss children in the program.

Be inspired four times per year during our professional development days

Family-friendly work environment; 50% employee discount for childcare, flexible schedules, paid vacations, paid holidays, sick pay and more…

Medical benefits* 50% employee cost coverage

Fun and creative work environment



If you’re looking for a move to Santa Cruz, we can help! Santa Cruz is a beautiful community fostering a rich outdoor lifestyle. From the redwoods to the surf, you’ll find everything in-between. We have the arts, theater, sports, and so much more! Some of our educators spend their time after work surfing, mountain biking, starring in theater productions, and enjoying the beautiful trails right out their back doors. Moving into a new community can be a challenge, and we’d happily help connect you with support in housing, networking, social groups and more!

Live the Santa Cruz Lifestyle:

Provide developmental care and supervision to children enrolled at Discovery; implement Reggio methods of curriculum design; establish and maintain supportive relationships with children and parents. Collaborate with colleagues to create an inspiring learning environment and maintain professional relationships with the community. 

Job Description:

Full time employees will enjoy 40 hours of vacation pay per year, Paid Federal Holidays, 24 hours of sick pay, 50% employer paid medical insurance, 50% tuition deduction for employee’s children (up to $5,000 deduction per year), professional development opportunities and more…


A minimum of 12 ECE units required 
Associate's Degree in Child Development or equivalent is preferred
Recommended is a minimum of two years preschool teaching experience

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"Having helped in several preschools while raising two boys, I have to say Discovery has created a really nice place where children can feel secure while exploring all the fun little things set out for them each day. The teachers keep the school clean and the children engaged with learning and playing."

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