A career with the Council is a pathway to success.

Your Path Forward

Would you like to help ensure the youngest and most vulnerable of our population receive the best care possible? Are you passionate about helping the early childhood education (ECE) community succeed in nurturing ECE professionals? Do you want to feel your work is having a positive impact on the world? Then come join us.

The Council is a fantastic place to work—just ask our staff members, many of whom have been with the Council for more than 10 years. We’re the only national and international ECE credentialing organization and have issued over 1 million Child Development Associate® (CDA) credentials. We are dedicated to getting young children of all socio-economic backgrounds off to a great start in life. And, we’re committed to social equity, diversity and inclusion, ensuring women and people of color have full opportunity to serve in leadership positions.

The Council is thrilled to announce our recent recognition as the recipient of the Decision Wise 2023 Employee Engagement Top Performer award. This award honors our steadfast dedication to the continual measurement and enhancement of employee engagement across our organization.

Our Core Values

The Core Values of the Council are the bedrock of our organizational culture, guiding our behaviors, actions, connections and engagements with others. These five principles are not only integral to our distinctiveness, but also deeply embedded standards upheld by our staff on a daily basis.

  • We Are Respectful. Treating each other with dignity, valuing diverse perspectives, and fostering an inclusive environment.
  • We Communicate Effectively. Promoting open and honest communication, sharing information, and being accountable for actions.
  • We Embrace Growth. Striving for continuous improvement, high-quality work, informed decision making, and a commitment to delivering exceptional results.
  • We Have Integrity. Demonstrating honesty, ethics, and accountability in all actions and decisions.
  • We Are United. Encouraging teamwork, collaboration, and a sense of belonging to achieve shared goals.

Sampling of Benefits

The Council is dedicated to providing competitive compensation and benefits, including:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Accidental death and disability insurance
  • Thirteen paid holidays annually
  • Vacation and sick time
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Winter break – closed the last two weeks of December
  • Telework and flextime options for employees with job classifications/positions designated as eligible.

An EEO Employer

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Council provides opportunities without regard to gender, race, religion, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status or any characteristic protected by federal, state and local laws. The Council complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion and termination.

How to Apply  

Please send your resume and cover letter to with the position you are applying for in the subject line. No phone calls, please.