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Early Childhood Manager in Training


This opportunity is available in the West Metro Area (Minnetonka, Plymouth, Maple Grove, etc.) and the North Metro Area (Coon Rapids, Andover, Blaine, Fridley, etc.)

New Horizon Academy is a leader in Early Childhood Development profession. We have over 80 locations in 5 states, and we are growing! Our growth will generate leadership opportunities in various locations. Our Early Childhood Managerial Training (ECMT) program is a great opportunity to launch your leadership career!

We are seeking professionals who have experience in childcare or a similar industry who would like to engage in a formal training program geared toward a management role at one of our centers. The ECMT program includes rotations at our centers and at our corporate office with a variety of mentors/trainers so that the ECMT’s receive training on key areas such as curriculum execution, licensing, ProCare (enrollment/ tuition program), parent/customer relations and other key skills that Directors must possess. Upon completion of the program ECMT candidates are given priority consideration for management opportunities such as Curriculum Coordinator, Assistant Director and Director roles.

All employees are expected to provide a warm, nurturing, safe, and loving environment where self-concepts are enhanced, independence encouraged, and individuality respected. Candidates must be organized, detailed orientated, self-motivated, reliable and able to lead in a diverse environment. 


Required Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a licensed early childhood setting.
  • AA Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field is preferred. 
  • Meet Program Administrator qualifications for NAEYC accreditation.
  • Knowledge of Rule 3, NAEYC, SEEDS Ez-Write and Creative Curriculum


Love Making a Difference? You’ll fit right in!

You’ll love teaching with us, just as our children will love learning with you! If you want to inspire, encourage, and celebrate a child’s love of learning every day, come join our team!


As a New Horizon Academy educator, you will…

  •  Delight in our beautifully equipped classrooms.
  •  Have support and encouragement from our knowledgeable support staff.
  •  Be a brain-builder who will help shape the leaders of tomorrow!


What makes New Horizon Academy different…

  • For over fifty years, New Horizon Academy has been the leader in early care and education.
  • Our company fosters a culture of continuous improvement, which means that every decision we make is based on what’s best for children and our staff.
  • We are passionate advocates for additional childhood resources at the national, state, and local level.
  • There are opportunities for growth and development through scholarships and tuition reimbursement.
  • Research shows that a child’s first five years are the most important for social and emotional brain development, which is why the work we do is so essential!


We are looking for someone who. . .

  •  Meets or exceeds state qualifications for the listed position.
  •  Has previous experience in Early Childhood Education or related field of work.
  •  Must meet position qualification requirements as outlined by the state department guidelines.
  •  Can satisfy the Applicant Background Study required by state regulations.
  •  Can provide proof of identity and eligibility to legally work in the United States.
  •  Has the physical abilities to perform the required job duties with or without accommodations.


We are proud to offer a complete benefits package, which includes…

  •  Company sponsored health insurance
  •  401K with company match
  •  Company scholarships that cover 100% for CDA and AA in ECE
  •  Tuition Reimbursement
  •  Paid time off
  •  Ongoing, FREE professional development
  •  Generously discounted childcare
  •  And much, much more




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