• Welcome to Human Resources
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Employment Requirements
  • Employee Benefits

We have five centers located in the Mat-Su Valley and Chugiak with a variety of jobs. For a list of employment opportunities, click on the orange tab above. CCS Early Learning has many different career paths for individuals interested in careers that contribute to the work we do to help make a difference in our communities. We have full-time, part-time, and on-call, employment opportunities in several areas including:    Early Childhood Education, Family Services, Nutrition, Advocacy, and Management & Business                                                         
Transfers and promotions are encouraged within the agency allowing for career growth and employee satisfaction. See our Career Tracks for a detailed look at our the types of jobs here at CCS and career advancement opportunities.  We give a hiring preference to qualified current and past Head Start parents and are proud of the fact that 38% of our current staff are past parents who often start as volunteers to learn and enhance their knowledge and skills then continue on to employment with our agency..

We offer excellent benefits for regular employees including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, training and professional development opportunities, advancement opportunities, paid leave, holidays, retirement plan 403(b) with up to 3% matching contribution.

Our Human Resource Department is located in our administrative office at 2060 E. Industrial Drive, Wasilla, Alaska 99654.
For more information, please come by, call us at 373-7000, or email Cathy Gruver, Human Resource Director or Laura Wheeler, Human Resource Assistant.

For more information on our current employment opportunities, benefits, or how to apply, please select one of the above tabs.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, disability, genetics, veteran status or any other status or classification protected under applicable state or federal law. For assistance in the recruitment process please contact us.


We are accepting applications for the following positions. Thank you for your interest, if you have questions please contact our Human Resources department, 373-7000.

Preschool Teacher at our Meadow Lakes Center - Head Start. Salary - $15.50-$17.50 with an Associates degree and $17.50 - $19.50 with a Bachelors degree and great benefits. Position is part year - mid-August - mid-May with summers off as well as Christmas and Spring break. Requires a degree in Early Childhood or related degree with experience teaching preschool. See Vacancy Announcement for more information.

Preschool Program Aide, Part-time (20+ hours) at our Meadow Lakes Center - Head Start. Salary - $11-$12 per hour. Requires 6 months experience with preschool age children preferably in a classroom environment. Position is part-year end of August - mid-May with Christmas and Spring break off as well. See Vacancy Announcement for more information.

Substitute - On Call - All Centers and All Programs, training opportunities, $8-10/hr DOE/E


How to Apply - Complete and email electronic application (Word format) or (Adobe PDF format) or a paper application sent to:

CCS Early Learning, Attn: Human Resources ------ WE HAVE MOVED!!
2060 E Industrial Drive
Wasilla, Alaska 99654

or faxed to: 907.373-7020 or email to Cathy Gruver or Laura Wheeler Questions? Call us at 907.373-7000

Pre-Employment Requirements

  • Criminal Record Check - State of Alaska
  • Clear State Barrier Crimes review for Palmer, Wasilla, Meadow Lakes
  • Fingerprints for Federal Criminal Records Clearance
  • Current TB Test
  • Health Physical
  • Policy Council Approval for Head Start positions
  • Three positive professional references
  • Copies of transcripts if a degree is required
  • Copies of any certificates or credentials required by a position

Post- and Continued Employment Requirements

  • CPR / First Aid Certification (for some positions)
  • Food Worker Card (for some positions).
  • Health Physical – Annual Health Reporting
  • A minimum of 20 hours of annual training
  • I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Employee Statement with two forms of identification required by the immigration reform and control act to ensure individuals are authorized to accept employment in this country
  • Driving Record Release form
  • Proof of current Auto insurance
  • Other In-house forms and requirements

Education Requirements:

  • Head Start teaching positions require a degree in Early Childhood (or related area)
  • Early Head Start teaching positions require a minimum of a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.
  • Each position has additional education and experience requirements as well as requirements for specific knowledge, skills and abilities that are listed on the job description and vacancy announcement.


CCS Early Learning offers competitive wages, job advancement opportunities and an exceptional benefits plan. We offer medical, dental, vision, and life insurance programs to qualified employees. Educational reimbursements, paid leave, paid holidays, a health and wellness program, a flexible benefits program, Health Savings Account contributions, and a 403(b) tax deferred annuity with up to a 3% match.

Most of our Head Start positions are seasonal with staff working from approximately mid-August to mid-May with most school holidays and breaks off as well. Early Head Start positions are full year (49 weeks), there is a 2 week layoff at Christmas and one wee in July. Check Vacancy Announcements in our Employment Opportunities tab for more information about current openings.

For more information about our benefits program, download our Summary Benefits Description.