Job Code: CC

Early Childhood Lead Teacher

Category: Child Care, Child Development

Job Type: Full-Time
Keywords: Child Care


Under the direction of the Site Director and/or Assistant Director, the Lead Teacher is responsible for carrying out the day to day classroom at the specified program.  She/he will be responsible for planning, leading program activities, assessment, snack and meal service, and communicating effectively with the children, their parents, YMCA/JCC personnel, and the center guest when needed. She/he will work cooperatively with the center director to provide day to day guidance to the Teacher Assistants.


  1. Maintain safe and secure environment for children, being aware of child activities at all times.
  2. Work as a team member with other staff.
  3. Prepares lesson plans and maintains a learning environment with developmentally appropriate activities.
  4. Provides for the care of the physical and emotional needs of the child using positive reinforcement
  5. Fostering independence, and acting as a role model for the child.
  6. Communicate effectively with children, their parents, other YMCA/JCC staff, and center guests.
  7. Report any concerns to your supervisor.
  8. Respond to emergencies according to YMCA/JCC procedures.
  9. Maintain confidentiality regarding all aspect of personal records



  1. An understanding and knowledge of children, their behavior and development.
  2. Specific knowledge in developmentally appropriate practices for the age group.
  3. Must have or enroll in CPR, First Aid, Child Abuse Prevention, and Prevention of Infectious Diseases.
  4. Warm and friendly personality and the desire to work directly with young children.
  5. Must have a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or CDA.
  6. Meet ODJFS licensing qualifications in training and background check.

Please submit resumes electronically to Alicia Schlieman at

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