This is my first post! yay! I've been reading the forums for a while, and I think you guys are great! I'd really appreciate your input in my situation. I graduated with a BA degree in Elementary ED in December. Since then, I've been substitute teaching. I HATE substitute teaching. I don't like being in a different class every day. I don't like waiting for the phone to ring and never knowing when and where I'm working. I don't like not being able to form relationships with students. I've been desperately searching for a full time job. I've applied for jobs within a one hour drive and haven't even been called for an interview. The last application I dropped off in my county, the Assistant Superintendent basically told me that unless I have at least two years of experience or a Masters Degree, I'm wasting my time. Most of the subs in this area have been subbing for 6-8 years and still can't find full time jobs! SO...Last week I saw an advertisement in the newspaper for a "Childcare Learning Center" I called and spoke to the owner and he asked me to send in my resume. I mailed my resume on Tuesday and he called me on Wednesday to set up an interview. Because I already had sub jobs set up, I couldn't interview until today. So, today I went to the interview and talked with the director of the center. She seemed impressed and told me that they are going to have a summer program for 6-12 year old that I could probably be interested in. Then, they are looking for someone to help develop the curriculum for a new Pre-K program that will begin in the fall. She said it would be a lot of work to get the program set up, and asked if I'd be interested. The pay is only 2K less than public schools. ANYWAY...I guess my question is...if I take a job at this private "Childcare Learning Center", and work there until I complete my Masters, do you think a public school system would be less likely to hire me because I worked there instead of subbing?