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West Chester Area Day Care Center is a great place to work. Are you interested in becoming part of our team?

All of our teachers must complete a criminal background check, FBI fingerprinting, and child abuse history report, and physical. See the below links to get the process started. We know it's a lot to keep track of - our application requirements help our parents rest easy that our staff is the best. To help keep you organized, use our handy pre-employment checklist.

Required Background and Physical checks

The Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) requires certain individuals to obtain clearances in order to be employed, be a resource parent (foster or adoptive), or be a volunteer with children. The purpose for requiring clearances is to provide employers and those selecting volunteers with information to use as a part of a larger decision-making process when determining whether to hire someone as an employee or select them as a volunteer.

Clearances are required for an employee or unpaid volunteer at a minimum of every 60 months from the date of the oldest clearance. Clearances may be required more frequently based on licensure or employer requirements.

Agencies and organizations must ensure that clearances are obtained in accordance with the CPSL. The required clearances include:

In addition, employees and volunteers of child day-care centers must complete the following verification:

Physical: Please have your doctor complete the Staff Physical Form.

Download the Application

Download the application and fill it out on your computer. Please return your application in person (do not email).
Download application

Please also submit two letters of reference. Letters of reference should be sent directly to the director's attention to the following address:
West Chester Area Day Care Center
501 East Nields Street
West Chester, PA 19382
ATTN: Betsy Billie

Mandatory Online Training

Two online training courses must be completed by all new employees; you must also set up your professional development record on the PD registry.
Download detailed instructions

  1. New Staff Orientation that includes Health & Safety Training
    1. Go to http://extension.psu.edu/youth/betterkidcare
    2. Click On Demand Distance Education (In the middle of the page)
    3. Click Sign in to On Demand
    4. Create a new account or sign in to your existing account
    5. To complete training, click Required Health & Safety and scroll to Get Started with Center-based Care: Building Blocks for Quality (K6.2, C1. CDA6; 10 hours) This training is free! You can leave and come back to this course as many times as you need until it’s finished.
    6. Once you complete the course and take the quiz PLEASE print the certificate. You may print the certificate here at the center also.
  2. Mandated Reporting Training Complete the online course "rrca-1089: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse." Upon completion, print the certificate and submit it to the director.
  3. Set up your Professional Development Registry profile at www.pakeys.org.

Questions? Contact us at 610-696-8447 or info@wcadaycare.org.

 

Revised January 2021