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We believe every family deserves quality education and care for their young children. Our staff is filled with loving fun people who find joy in providing that care to families in downtown Lancaster, PA!

Read our requirements below and fill out the following form to apply to work at LEEC. We look forward to hearing from you and meeting another fun-loving adult!

Lancaster Early Education Center formerly Lancaster Day Care Center Quality early care & education since 1915. in Downtown Lancaster, PA
Work at LEEC

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Lancaster Early Education Center is a Keystone STAR 4 (Pennsylvania’s highest quality rating), NAEYC Accredited, non-profit organization dedicated to delivering the highest quality child care and early childhood education experience to our students.

LEEC offers competitive compensation and benefits based on experience and education. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

General Employment Requirements:

  • A minimum of 18 years of age
  • A high school diploma or higher educational degree, or a CDA (Child Development Associate certification)
  • Two years of prior childcare experience that can be documented with references
  • FBI Fingerprint, PA Criminal Background Check, NSOR Clearance and PA Child Abuse Background Check
  • Health Assessment with a negative TB test
  • Valid government-issued photo identification

 

Along with the above requirements…

You will need

  • The ability to sing in tune is not necessary, however, the ability to sing out of tune in front of a crowd is essential.
    Some knowledge of Baby Shark, Frozen, Minions, Spiderman, Ariel, Peppa Pig, Octonauts, Thomas the Tank Engine, and Sofia the First would be advantageous.
  • A high level of multitasking is essential. If something would normally take 5 minutes to achieve, you must be comfortable with it taking 15 minutes or longer.
  • The skills required to rapidly count the heads of numerous moving small people is of utmost importance.
  • To be comfortable entering public places on the way home from work with unknown substances on your clothing.
  • A high level of comfort around talking about bodily functions. You must also have a strong sense of smell to enable you to respond swiftly to said bodily functions.
  • To not have an aversion to an environment that at times resembles the aftermath of a tornado.
  • To remain focused in environments with high noise levels.
  • The ability to remember the names of 40+ children, their parents, siblings, grandparents, pets, and special soft toys is a key component of this job. Again, this is something that will develop over time.
  • To feel comfortable sitting on furniture that does not contain all of your behind.
  • A high level of comfort with being asked personal questions by children is essential.
    • You will regularly be asked questions regarding what you are having for lunch, whether you are willing to share said lunch, whether or not you are married, and if not, why you are not married, where you are going (as you walk into the toilet), and what you did in there (the toilet).
  • An understanding that the small people you have a strong relationship with during the week, may completely and utterly refuse to talk to or acknowledge you when they see you at the local store. Your feelings must not be easily hurt.
  • The ability to read a ten-page fairytale with at least one interruption per page.
  • To have a lot of fun in the workplace. Laughter is something you can expect to engage in for a large part of your working day.
  • Finally, you must be prepared to feel loved, special, and important to many young children and their families. There is simply no other job quite like this one.

Open Positions

Full-Time Floating Teacher

Typical Hours: Monday-Friday between the hours of 6:30am and 5:30pm.

Daily Teaching Responsibilities include:

  • Meeting the individual needs of the children, interacting with our students to support play, exploration, and learning.
  • Assist with planning and implementation of activities that develop self-esteem and social skills.
  • Communicate professionally with parents and fellow staff.
  • Build teamwork.
  • Use assessment tools.
  • Provide the highest quality child care and early education.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in a licensed preschool or early learning center.
  • Early Childhood CDA.
  • Two-year degree in Early Childhood Education.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Special Education, Elementary Education, or other related field.
  • Two years documented prior childcare or teaching experience, strongly preferred.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma (equivalent GED) required. CDA Preferred.
  • Complies with all state education and licensing standards, and maintains validation of credentials for the position.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

Lancaster Early Education Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Part-Time Floating Teacher

Flexible times & hours.

Teaching Responsibilities include:

  • Meeting the individual needs of the children, interacting with our students to support play, exploration, and learning.
  • Assist with planning and implementation of activities that develop self-esteem and social skills.
  • Communicate professionally with parents and fellow staff.
  • Build teamwork.
  • Use assessment tools.
  • Provide the highest quality child care and early education.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in a licensed preschool or early learning center.
  • Early Childhood CDA.
  • Two-year degree in Early Childhood Education.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Special Education, Elementary Education, or other related field.
  • Two years documented prior childcare or teaching experience, strongly preferred.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma (equivalent GED) required. CDA Preferred.
  • Complies with all state education and licensing standards, and maintains validation of credentials for the position.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

Lancaster Early Education Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Lancaster Early Education Center formerly Lancaster Day Care Center Quality early care & education since 1915.
Sound like you?

Apply below!

Apply to Work at LEEC

We love to meet people who meet our above requirements! Fill out the application below to apply. Once complete, e-mail your resume to info@leec.org and we will contact you to follow up on your application. Thank you!

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Please, e-mail your resume to info@leec.org as well and we will contact you to follow up on your application.

Thank you!

If you’d like to 

Volunteer…

Looking for a fun & meaningful way to give back?

Consider volunteering at the LEEC! We need volunteers who would love to:

  • Rock and play with babies.
  • Sing and dance with toddlers.
  • Read and build with preschoolers.
  • Share your talent and love.
  • Front desk/clerical.

    Reach out to let us know you’re interested in volunteering at the LEEC!

    Lancaster Early Education Center formerly Lancaster Day Care Center Quality early care & education since 1915.
    What Happens Next?

    We will contact qualified candidates to schedule an interview once your volunteer application in complete. We want to ensure we match your interests and skills with the available volunteer opportunities.

    Prior to starting your volunteer experience, we require the following:
    How to obtain your clearances:

    The Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) requires certain individuals to obtain clearances in order to be employed, be a resource parent (foster or adoptive), or be a volunteer with children. The purpose for requiring clearances is to provide employers and those selecting volunteers with information to use as a part of a larger decision-making process when determining whether to hire someone as an employee or select them as a volunteer.

    Clearances are required for an employee or unpaid volunteer at a minimum of every 60 months from the date of the oldest clearance. Clearances may be required more frequently based on licensure or employer requirements.

    Agencies and organizations must ensure that clearances are obtained in accordance with the CPSL. The required clearances include:

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