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Full-Time, Year-Round Pre- Kindergarten Lead Teacher

Posted 7/14/21

Contact:  Amy Williams Costa (717) 266-6555

Sunbeam Station is a 4 STARS Facility. One of the ways we offer quality child care is through our staffing. Each classroom has a Lead Teacher and two Assistant Teachers. This allows our staff to have a less stressful work environment and gives our students richer interactions. The staff that has been with us for over a year and have earned a CDA or higher are eligible for the OCDEL Employee Retention Award. In addition, Sunbeam has a generous professional development policy that helps our staff achieve their learning goals.

We are looking for a Full-Time, year-round Pre- Kindergarten Lead Teacher. Candidates with a CDA, Associate, or Bachelor’s degree will be given preference.
Applicant must have teaching or childcare experience. Must be considered an Assistant Group Supervisor or Group Supervisor under the PA licensing laws.
I will begin interviewing immediately! First-round interviews will be done virtually. Second-round interviews will be in-person.
Job requirements:
Maintain the health and safety of each child
Supervise children at all times, including nap time, mealtime, and toilet times. A child is never left alone or left to be supervised by another child or parent.
Provide a positive, loving, and nurturing environment for children.
Plan indoor and outdoor activities appropriate for the developmental stages of each child in your assigned group.
Complete reports for attendance, meal logs, lesson plans, incident reports, and daily logs.
Train and supervise Assistant Teachers, Aides, and volunteers.
Keep classroom and equipment neat, clean, free of clutter, and in good order.
Plan and implement the Christian; Keystone STARS approved curriculum.
Learn and implement PBIS strategies in the classroom.
Be aware of inappropriate discipline, child abuse, neglect, whether it occurs at the center or suspect it occurs elsewhere. Properly report any and all occurrences.
Display respect for others, both children and adults.
Adapt to changing situations, accepts constructive feedback, and implements appropriate action.
Be flexible to the daily business demands of the Center, including scheduled working hours and room assignments.
Work with children to develop appropriate verbal communication skills.
Gather and prepare sufficient supplies and equipment in advance for each day’s planned activities.
Encourage family-style dining (age-appropriate) by modeling good manners, eating only Center prepared food with the children, providing a relaxed atmosphere, encouraging conversations, teaching by example, and assisting with cutting food and feeding when necessary.
Provide a restful atmosphere during rest time, including soothing music.
Initiate and carry out large and small group activities with children, including participating in playground activities.
Encourage the children to be imaginative and constructive when using materials and equipment.
Clean classroom, outside play area, and restrooms
Maintain Confidentiality
Assist and instruct children in personal hygiene such as toilet use, face and handwashing, and clothes changing.
Be knowledgeable and able to conduct emergency procedures
Perform other duties assigned by the Director.
An open and equitable personnel system will be established and maintained. Personnel policies, procedures, and practices will be designed to prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, or other legally protected characteristics.
Job Types: Full-time, Contract
Pay: $10.00 – $14.00 per hour

Pre-K Counts Lead Teacher

Posted 7/1/21

Contact:  Deenah Hettle (717) 843-0918 

Pre-K Counts Lead Teacher
Full-Time: 40 Hours/Week at Main Branch

Position Overview: The Early Childhood Head Teacher will provide leadership for the classroom team to maintain the quality of the JCC’s Early Childhood Program, provide excellent care and education for children and build strong collaborations with families.

Location: Gan Tamar Campus: 2000 Hollywood Drive, York, PA 17403

General Responsibilities:

Assist the Associate Director / Director in the supervision of staff members on your teaching team.
Arrange regular meetings for your teaching team.
Provide a nurturing environment in which all children feel welcomed and secure.
Meet NAEYC, Pre-K counts and Keystone STARS* standards.
Adhere to the standards outlined in the JCC Early Childhood Program Handbook for:
Following DHS regulations
Communicating with families
Care of facility and equipment
Record keeping
Health and safety procedures
Teamwork, including regular attendance of staff meetings
Other duties as needed or assigned.

B.A. degree in early childhood education, child development, elementary education, special education, psychology, or the human services field
Three to four years of teaching experience
Must be able to lift at least 30 pounds
Must be able to meet the physical demands of child caregiving
PA certified in Early Childhood Education

Questions or to submit an employment application, email Deenah Hettle at

The York JCC currently has the following Childcare positions open:

Director | Gan Rimon
Lead Teacher
Pre-K Counts Lead Teacher
Preschool Lead Teacher
Assistant Teacher
School-Age Child Care: Assistant Classroom Leader
Babysitting Room Caregiver

Questions or to submit an employment application, email Deenah Hettle at

Preschool Lead Teacher

Posted 5/26/21

Contact:  Charlotte Brady, (717) 336-4007

40 hours a week ($12.00-$14.50 an hour)

Candidates are responsible for designing and implementing the classroom curriculum as well as mentoring the assistant teaching staff. In this position the teacher is required to represent our school to community stakeholders and ensure the success in our STAR 4 programing with the State of Pennsylvania. They must be familiar with the PA Learning Standards as they document and report on student’s progress offering conferences 3 times a year. In addition to planning, successful candidates must be able to multi-task and keep families informed on a daily basis using classroom technology and email communication.

Individuals must successfully pass PA background checks before employment begins. The employer will assist with these documents and cover costs if current documents are needed.
For more information about this position please contact the office.

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