Top Reasons to Apply at Little Lukes Where Love Meets Learning

Top Reasons to Apply at Little Lukes Where Love Meets Learning

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” – Dr. Seuss.


As a company that has a direct effect on the future of our community, these are the words we live by. Children who receive a quality preschool education have a higher chance of graduating high school and college. Therefore the children in our care deserve the best teachers, and the best teachers deserve the best company. Not only are we committed to the children, but we are fully committed to our staff.


Little Lukes Company Benefits


CNY’s Cleanest Classrooms

Health and wellness is very important to us. Many of our staff members and children suffer from seasonal airborne illnesses like the common cold, asthma, seasonal allergies and other issues that can cause respiratory discomfort. As a way to combat these issues we have installed Intellipure medical grade air purifiers in every Little Lukes Preschool. These systems are connected to the HVAC ductwork to ensure every room in the building receives the best breathing air possible. Little Lukes is proud to be a Clean Air Daycare


Top Rated Preschool and Daycare in the Oswego and Syracuse Area

Join the best team of teachers, therapists, and school psychologists in CNY. To ensure the children in our care are receiving the best education and care possible, all Little Lukes teachers and teacher assistants must hold their NYS Teacher Certification or NYS Teacher Assistant Certification. In addition, every Little Lukes location employs a full staff of speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and school psychologists. Little Lukes uses the best and most interactive preschool curriculum, making us the top rated preschool for Kindergarten readiness.


Competitive Pay

Potential employees are always surprised and delighted to hear the competitive salary Little Lukes offers. We only employ certified teachers and want our compensation to reflect and recognize the certifications you have worked hard to achieve.



In conjunction with our outstanding pay, we offer medical insurance, dental insurance, 401K, free life insurance, and more!


Paid Company Training and Continuing Education

Research shows that staff members are happier when they are given opportunities to continue education and training. Little Lukes has a full time company trainer to help you continue your education and knowledge in early childhood and special education. Find your forever company with Little Lukes! We offer paid training to new hires and throughout the year to all staff.


Environmentally Conscious

Little Lukes is proud to be a company that cares for the betterment of our community. We take part in many reduced waste programs, like Crayola ColorCycle. Not only do these programs help recycle and keep unnecessary waste out of our environment, they also teach the children being environmentally conscious is a positive effort.


Economically Conscious

Little Lukes has the best Preschool and Childcare centers in Oswego County and Onondaga County. However, employing a fully certified staff is costly. In order to help parents provide their child with top quality education and care, we accept and encourage qualifying parents to apply for DSS subsidy.


Certification Reimbursement

To assist our teachers and teacher assistants in renewing their certification, or to assist new graduates in gaining their certifications, we offer partial expense reimbursement. Reimbursable expenses include coursework, application, and exam expenses. For more information in certification reimbursement, visit our website


Inclusion Preschool

Every child deserves to be treated equal. Little Lukes offers an inclusion setting. This means children with developmental delays are taught in the same classrooms with typically developing children. This gives all children opportunities to interact and socialize with their peers and learn from each other.


Teachers, Special Education Teachers, and Therapists Work Together

We employ a full staff of teachers, therapists, and school psychologists; all working together for the betterment of every child. The benefit of all staff members working together under one roof or in the same classroom is that each can easily assist and communicate with each other. There is no better opportunity than that!


Cost of Living

Working and living in Upstate New York offers small city living with close proximity to large metropolitan areas. Central New York has a more affordable high standard of living than many cities in the Northeast. For example, New York City is 78% more expensive and housing in NYC is 498% more expensive than Upstate New York. Boston is 57% more expensive and housing is 322% more expensive. Arlington is 85% more expensive and housing is 600% more expensive than Upstate New York. Working and living in Upstate New York means more money left in your pocket to do the things you enjoy.


Endless Amenities

Lake Ontario, Adirondack Mountains, wine country in the Finger Lakes region, Niagara Falls, Thousand Islands, trendy and elegant dining, Destiny USA Mall, Turning Stone Casino, premium Waterloo Outlet Mall, Division I Syracuse Basketball, half day drive to cities like NYC, Boston, Montreal, and Toronto, easy access to international airports, winter sports, like snowmobiling, and more!


I’m interested. What locations does Little Lukes offer?


Little Lukes Preschool and Childcare Center is a chain of daycares in Upstate New York, with six separate locations. Looking for a fast pace lifestyle in a bustling town? Our East Syracuse location is the perfect center for you. Or perhaps you’d prefer the slower pace of an upscale neighborhood like Radisson; our Baldwinsville Center is just a 5 minute drive from the center of town. If you are looking to live in a small town with the cultural amenities of the city, Oswego or Fulton is the perfect match for you. Are you an outdoor adventurer? Pulaski and Watertown are straight shots to the Adirondack Mountains. Enjoy plenty of hiking, kayaking, snowmobiling, fishing, and more!


“Congratulations! Today is your day!” – Dr. Seuss


There is no better time than the present. Even if you are not ready to take a new position now, get in contact with our recruiter or center directors. Learn more about what Little Lukes has to offer, not only for you, but for the children and the community! Contact us, we can’t wait to meet you!


Preschool Teachers and Teacher Assistants

Connect with our center directors by emailing your resume to or apply online at


Special Education Teachers, SLPs, OTs, PTs, Therapist Assistants, and Psychologists

Connect with Darci either via email, phone (315) 326-3345, LinkedIn, or Facebook.


Or you can apply online at


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Little Lukes is a leading Syracuse and Oswego County education provider with five inclusion preschool locations. The early education program includes credentialed and caring staff that specializes in comprehensive infant, toddler and pre-kindergarten development. Additional services include pediatric speech therapy, pediatric physical therapy and pediatric occupational therapy. Preschool locations include Dewitt (East Syracuse), Baldwinsville (Radisson), Oswego, Fulton, and Pulaski.


For information about Little Lukes, please contact us at