Explore your passion for childhood education with us!

Founded in 1988, Child Development Schools is headquartered in Austin, TX operating over 260 childcare centers in 11 states. Our three early childhood education brands are Childcare Network, Sunrise Preschools, and My Small Wonders. We proudly provide quality care and developmental education to over 30,000 children aged six weeks to twelve years.

Childcare Network invites you to join us and build a big career with little learners in a fun, nurturing environment where children are encouraged and guided to thrive. Find fulfillment by nurturing a new generation and join our mission to give every child a great start in life!

The Cook will play an integral role in the success of our center by serving as a positive role model as well as creating meaningful relationships and being a supportive resource for our students, families and their team.


  • Prepare food served to children in accordance with the meal patterns required by the child care food program
  • Prepare all required paperwork for the food program including but not limited to daily meal counts, meal food production records, and infant meal records
  • Work with the School Director to place the food orders to maintain the items needed for all meals to be served
  • Maintain a high level of cleanliness in the kitchen and storage area to comply with the standards set by the division of environmental health. Ensure equipment is maintained and any issues are brought to the attention of the School Director
  • Interact positively with the children verbally and physically
  • Always meet and maintain all state licensing requirements/qualifications and comply with company policies and procedures. This includes meeting all training requirements by the state and the company
  • Participate in ways to maintain a cooperative atmosphere in the school by exhibiting a pleasant and cooperative attitude

Our Benefits Provide:

  • Discounts up to 50% off childcare tuition
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance plans
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Leave
  • Free access to online training
  • Education assistance to pursue your degree
  • 401K plan savings and investment plan with employer contribution


  • HS Diploma or GED required
  • Experience in meal planning and preparation
  • Basic Math problem solving skills
  • Must attend or have attended a Food Handler's Workshop
  • Must pass a criminal background check

Want to learn more about Child Development Schools? We're always looking for nurturing, innovative, and dedicated individuals to join us and explore their passion for child care and early education. Please click to join our Talent Network so we can keep in touch about other current and future opportunities!

Child Development Schools provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.