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Healthy Kids Programs Child Care Intern at Healthy Kids Programs in Wappingers Falls, New York

Child Care Intern at Healthy Kids Programs


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Child Care Intern

Wappingers Falls , New York , United States | Internship | Part-time

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Would you like to explore a career in childcare/teaching? With our Childcare Career Exploration Internship, we want to invest in students in your area who are interested in exploring a career in childcare.

Healthy Kids is one of the North East’s largest providers of Early Learning, Before and After School and Summer Camp Programs with over 100 locations. We are reinventing accessible and affordable child care for today’s families and creating opportunities for caregivers to do what they love (and feel valued while they’re doing it).

The Childcare Career Exploration Internship is perfect for high school and college students and will be a combination of virtual coursework and program experience.

SCHEDULE: The program will run Mid-March-June. Hours will be flexible, after school hours generally between the hours of 3-6pm.

JOB STATUS : Non‐exempt; part time


  • Assist with hands-on activities following the Healthy Kids Curriculum

  • Provide a safe, healthy, and fun environment and act as a positive role model for children in the program

  • Communicate daily with parents and family members via the Brightwheel App

  • Observe OCFS guidelines, Healthy Kids Program policies and host school policies

  • Complete virtual coursework tailored towards best practices in the childcare field


  • An assigned mentor to help them every step of the way

  • A free Chromebook

  • $1,200 stipend

  • Upon completion of the Program, there are opportunities for PAID college courses in the education field with career advancement.


  • Must pass a full background check, including fingerprinting, references, SEL & SCR through NYS Office of Children and Family Services.

  • Must be medically fit to perform all job duties, free of communicable disease including TB and provide documentation from a licensed physician within the past year.

  • Warm, friendly, caring, upbeat personality. Exceptional people skills in dealing with young children, parents and staff. Professional, reliable and prompt.

  • Must have the stamina and physical flexibility (walking, sitting, standing, bending, kneeling, pulling, running, reaching, climbing, lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.) without assistance to participate in children’s activities.

    Healthy Kid’s is dedicated to creating a workforce that promotes and supports diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

    This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Healthy Kids Programs makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time. For more information, visit: