Career Path

Join Our Team

Our teachers are carefully selected, trained, and regularly evaluated. We support the professional development of our staff. We believe every child needs confident adults who can lead, guide and direct.

If you would like more information about GraceAChildUSA, please give us a call at one of our Facilities:

Christiansburg Location: 540-382-9591

Radford Location: 540-831-7223

love kids? We want you

If you are ready for a great place to work for, apply today!

What we offer

  • -Flexible schedules
  • -Paid Holidays
  • -Paid vacation
  • -Personal days
  • -Childcare discount
  • -Competitive Pay
  • -Free training
  • -Medical, Dental and vision assistance
  • -Positive teamwork family environment

Our staff

The staff at each Grace-A-Child USA Academy is extremely dedicated to providing your child with the guidance and quality education they deserve. We cannot forget that they are young children and it is impossible to teach a child that does not feel safe and loved in their classroom. Our teachers create stimulating and nurturing environments fit for all children to excel in their early years of education.

We require our Teachers to undergo:

  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Completed Background Checks with Criminal History and Finger Print Search
  • 10 hour Virginia Pre-service Training
  • Child Abuse & Department of Social Services Training
  • Over 24 hours of classroom and development training annually
  • Food Handling Certification
  • Complete training over the Virginia State Child Care Minimum Standards
  • Minimum of Two years of classroom experience or CDEA/Early Childhood Education Degrees prior to joining Grace-A-Child USA Academy
  • A developed spiritual life
  • Attend a church regularly

“Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.” 

Proverbs 22:6

In my eight years of child care experience, this verse has been a constant throughout. 

I am steadfast in the belief that effectively educating and nurturing children when they are young will positively translate into their developing futures.

I have pursued various educational endeavors throughout my career to ensure I can consistently provide the most effective and up-to-date techniques to my students, their families, and my staff. Among those educational experiences are the completion of an Associate’s Degree from New River Community College and the completion of numerous special education and early childhood education courses from Radford University. I plan to continue furthering my education through regular training and the continued pursuit of a bachelor’s degree during my tenure with Grace-A-Child.

My goal as Director is to provide the highest quality of childcare by treating every child like my own and every family like a friend in the hopes that we can create one very large, very happy community in our beloved city of Radford.

Meaghan Eaton-Spangler

Radford Academy Director

“Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.” Psalm 127:3

My name is Ashley Shockley, and I’m the assistant director here at GAC. I have been in the childcare career for 11 years in various settings. I have worked in Head Start, several childcare centers, and as a director for two years. I earned my associate’s degree in 2012 and plan to pursue my bachelor’s in early childhood education very soon.

With all my accomplishments, my most fulfilling is my son, Brayden. Being a mom has given me a whole new view of what we do here at GAC—it has given me the knowledge to know how important it is for you as a parent to trust your children in our care. My focus is to foster relationships with both families and staff to ensure the safety, happiness, and learning opportunities for the children that come through our doors. I want your children to leave us with love for both the Lord and learning.

Ashley Shockley

Christiansburg Academy Director

“It has and continues to be a pleasure to work for Grace-A-Child USA Academy. Since the beginning when my two children attended, I have watched this ministry blossom and expand.

Both facilities are beautiful and they are staffed with some of the most incredible caring people.

Our teachers come to us with experience and undergo training annually so children are always receiving the best possible education. Grace-A-Child creates a nurturing and stimulating environment where your child can feel comfortable and can easily engage in activities. Their enthusiasm about education will give your little ones a lifelong love of learning!”

Casey Roberts Gutierrez

Graphic Designer, Production Artist, & Webmaster