Childcare Toddler Teacher

West Chester Area YMCA, 605 Airport Rd, West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #3480
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

We are a diverse community joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living and foster social responsibility.

With more than 60,000 members across Chester County, our programs and facilities are always based on the unique needs and interests of the communities we serve. In addition, our volunteers, staff, members and donors are all united by a deep commitment to continually strengthen Chester County.

Job Title: Childcare Toddler Teacher 
Branch: West Chester YMCA
Pay Class: Full Time/Non-Exempt
Shifts/Availability: Monday to Friday/Day
Starting Pay: $17.00-$21.00


About the YMCA of Greater Brandywine: The YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW), an association of eight YMCAs serving Chester County, is a non-profit organization committed to nurturing the potential of every child, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility through life-changing programs for all. 

Position Purpose: The West Chester YMCA is currently seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to work in our Childcare Early Learning Center as a Lead Teacher. The ideal candidate will not only possess the state requirements for the position but will also have a passion for working with young children and model the core values of the YMCA. We look forward to having you join our dynamic team!



  • Perform all Lead Teacher functions including creating and implementing lesson plans, following DHS regulations, maintaining a safe learning environment for the children 
  • Plan and implement an educational program that meets the emotional, physical, intellectual, and social needs of both the individual and the group 
  • Maintains a healthy and engaging early childhood learning environment as well as a clean and risk-free room arrangement 
  • Interact with the children to encourage development and involvement in activities 
  • Establish and maintain positive and productive relationship with families, keeping parents/guardians well informed regarding the child’s growth and development 
  • Maintains maintenance records, including, but not limited to:  accident and incident reports, sign in/out sheets, attendance records 
  • Oversee the safety and whereabouts of the children in group at all times  
  • Work with Director to hold parent conferences as specified by program 
  • Work with Director to supervise Aides and/or other Assistant Group Supervisors as needed 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor



  • Must have a high school diploma or GED and 30 credit hours of early childhood, elementary or related human services field education, or 15 college credit hours and one-year experience related to the care and development of children or high school diploma and 2,500 hours of service 
  • At least 3 years of experience preferred 
  • Must keep an up-to-date DHS file with a current physical 
  • Ability to effectively use technology for programmatic needs 




  • Making a difference in a person’s life every day 
  • Fun, fast-paced work environment  
  • Working for a diverse and inclusive community-based non-profit 
  • A comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance along with a 12% employer contribution to the retirement savings plan (after 2 years of service and must be at least 21 years of age)
  • Opportunities for training and advancement
  • Flexible hours, paid time off and holidays
  • Free Family Membership (all members of the family membership must live in the same household)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Referral bonuses
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY - The YMCA of the Greater Brandywine considers candidates for all positions on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, genetic information, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran or other protected classification and in accordance with applicable federal, state & local laws.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
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