Job Openings

We are looking for curious, committed, kid-friendly folk, with interest and/or experience in early childhood education.

Executive Director Position Posting

Job Location: Leland, Michigan

Job Title and Function: The Leelanau Children's Center Board of Directors is launching an open search for the Executive Director position.

Primary Responsibilities: Candidates should be skilled in creating a culture of philanthropy, building sustainable revenue streams, evolved board governance, community relations and sound fiscal stewardship.

Minimum Experience Required: Minimum Requirement of a Bachelor's Degree in a related field.

Preferred: Minimum of 5 years professional experience in nonprofit management, senior leadership, transformational fundraising. Master's or Doctorate Degree in a related field of study; experience with an annual budget of $750,00+. Direct exposure to volunteer-driven organizations a plus.

Review of applicants begins January 3. To apply, send an email with a cover letter detailing your qualifications, and resume to

Read the full job description here: LCC Executive Director


GSRP Lead Teacher

Leelanau Children's Center in Northport is looking for a Great Start to Readiness preschool teacher. High-quality play and relationship-based program in a beautiful, natural setting.

Job Location: Northport, MI 

Compensation: $15/hour


  • Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, or Child Development with a specialization in preschool teaching OR a valid Michigan teaching certificate with ZA endorsement, or an Early Childhood - General and Special Education (ZS) endorsement.

  • Child-centered, fluent in child development and best practice.

  • Tech-savvy, able to use software to track children's progress, and use as a communication tool.

  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.

Read the full job description here: Northport GSRP Preschool Teacher

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to LCC Northport Program Director, Heather Bardenhagen:




We welcome your involvement as a volunteer! click here for volunteer opportunities

What to expect at Leelanau Children's Center

Coaching and support from experienced, high-functioning staff, beautiful woodland and village setting with play/nature based, constructivist focus influenced by Reggio, Montessori and Waldorf models.

LCC Leland (231) 256-7841  /  LCC Northport (231) 386-5144  /  Email:  /  Locations & Maps
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