13 Twin Cities
Area Locations

Enrolling Infants-12 Years

Imagine The Possibilities 


Outstanding Compensation and Benefits

  • Awarded Top Place to Work in 2021 by the Star Tribune
  • Nominated Best Employer & Business in Elk River
  • Exceptional Child Care Discounts
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • 401K
  • Aflac Supplemental Plans
  • Bonuses, Reward & Recognition Programs
  • Paid CDA Program
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Training hours
  • No nights or weekends
  • Mentorship, Training and Support
  • Room for Advancement
  • Great Team of Professionals!
  • We Empower Our Team Members to Learn and Grow!
  • Family Feel without the Corporate Demands

See What Staff Members Say about CKA

Ms. Amber says…

"Out of all the centers I have worked at in the past, Creative Kids Academy is truly unlike anywhere else. From the creative freedom teachers are allowed, to the dedication and support of the leadership team. CKA gives you a family and benevolent feeling, compared to...

Ms. Shawn A. says…

"I have enjoyed working for Creative Kids Academy- Orono, for the last 6 years due to the children and their families. The company gives me freedom to use my creative abilities. Each classroom in our building are quite spacious to do our activities and lessons. I...

Ms. E says…

"I have enjoyed working at Creative Kids Academy located in Orono, Minnesota for almost 5 years and it has been a lot of fun.  The center itself is unique in more ways than one and to have the history of the center up on the wall for everyone to see is amazing.  Some...

Ms. Breanna B. says…

"I like working for Creative Kids Academy because it is small enough to be personable, like family. You're also able to build the necessary connections to children and their families to help the children thrive. Being able to help children thrive and being a huge...

Ms. Kari G. says…

"CKA Orono has been an amazing place to work. Prior to working there, I was a substitute preschool teacher. While working at CKA Orono as a long term sub, I fell in love with the place. The staff were all so open and friendly, the leadership was kind and...

We have employment opportunities at each of our 13 CKA locations for qualified energetic, creative, and nurturing educators who have the passion to teach and are prepared to make a difference in children’s lives. If you are looking for a rewarding career as an educator with a company you can grow with, we are the right fit for you!

Our goal is to offer children an environment that promotes self-confidence, self-discovery, social skills, and excitement about learning. By promoting respect, understanding, and patience, we create an environment that will bring out each child’s potential.We are committed to creating a safe, secure and healthy learning environment for children, where they are nurtured by highly experienced, loving and dedicated teachers.

We accept resumes and applications year-round for all positions. Join our team today!


 Current Openings

Anoka: School Age Teacher, Toddler Teacher

Apple Valley: Pre-K/Preschool Teacher, Toddler Teacher

Elk River: Director, Cook, ET Aide/Assistant, Infant Teacher, Float Teacher

Elk River on 10: Assistant Director

Lexington: Assistant Director, School Age Teacher, Preschool/Pre-K Aide

Maplewood: Assistant Director, Cook/Custodian, Infant/Toddler Teacher, Float Aide

Minnetonka: Preschool – Any Qualification

Mounds View: Toddler Aide, Preschool Aide, Cook

Orono: Preschool Teacher or Assistant, Toddlers – Any, ET – Any

Call or message us today for career opportunities.