EEC Certified Lead Teacher: Preschool

The WSY is looking for our next Lead Teacher who has an EEC Lead Teacher Certification, is enthusiastic, creative, reliable and consistent. 
Job Description

Preschool is open from 7:45 am to 5:00 pm Monday - Friday. The WSY Preschool is open year around.

Great benefits included 12% retirement contribution once vested, FREE family membership, diverse and inclusive work environment, be a changemaker working for a mission-driven organization.

$25-$30 per hour, depending on certifications, education and experience 


This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Provides direction for the children in the classroom, and implements program curriculum. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families.


Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger, beginning with you.

  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education required, Bachelor’s preferred.
  • Minimum three years previous experience working with children.
  • Child CPR, First Aid, AED certifications obtained within 30 days of hire date.
  • EEC Lead Teacher Certification.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities.
  • Understands the YMCA is a public accommodation committed to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Essential Functions
  • Develops and Implements curriculum within the established guidelines.
  • Nurtures children through purposeful programming dedicated to building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families.
  • Supervises the children, classroom, and all activities including ADA accommodations where appropriate. Follows all procedures and standards.
  • Makes ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child.
  • Cultivates positive relationships, conducts parent conferences, and maintains effective communication with parents. Engages parents as volunteers and connects them to the YMCA.
  • Maintains program site and equipment.
  • Maintains required program records.
  • Attends and participates in family nights, program activities, staff meetings, and staff training.
  • Plans and implements program activities that is culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values.
  • Adheres to YMCA and state (Early Education & Care) standards including safety and cleanliness.
  • Attends staff meetings and trainings.
  • Follows YMCA and EEC policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
  • Maintains positive relations with parents and other staff. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Certifications
  • EEC Lead Teacher Certification
  • CPR & First Aid Certification