Job Opportunities

The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers in Waterville, Maine, features many experienced and dedicated staff members that have a tremendous passion for helping children and their families. Since the inception of our agency in 1899, we have made a difference in the lives of many children and families throughout the State of Maine.



Lead Teachers at The Children’s Place — $500 Sign-on Bonus!

Our nationally accredited early care and education program, The Children’s Place, has openings for two classroom lead teachers. We are looking for energetic, innovative, motivated individuals passionate about teaching young children. We want creative thinkers who are committed to making a difference in the lives of children and their families and who want to work as part of a team of child care professionals.

Some of your responsibilities will include planning & implementing a developmentally appropriate curriculum that supports the growth and development of each child socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically; directing Assistant Teachers, interns and volunteers in your classroom; overseeing and assessing children’s progress through ongoing monitoring and written observations; and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for not only your classroom but for all the classrooms.

Although we do require a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development for these positions, we will accept applications from individuals who are enrolled or considering enrollment in a Bachelors program and have at least one year of experience working in an early childhood environment.

We have an excellent benefits package offering competitive wages, health & dental insurance, company-paid life insurance, and a 403-b retirement plan. We provide 12 paid holidays, 2 weeks vacation, paid sick leave and personal time. We also offer tuition assistance and other resources to obtain your educational and professional goals.

Our teachers must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and be familiar with the use of technology. Our teachers work as a cohesive team assisting one another as needed. We are respectful of each other and of the children and families we serve. We spend time both inside and outside with the children, so be aware that you will need to be comfortable working in different environments and weather conditions.

Please send letter of interest and resume to Diana Rafuse, Director of Finance at

As the agency continues to grow, we’re interested in hearing from people with the desire to build and strengthen families and their children.

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