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Become a Part of our LEEC Staff Family!

Work at Lancaster EArly Education Center

We believe every family deserves a 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.

If you’re looking for a career you love in Lancaster, PA – apply today!

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Start a Career You Love

Our staff love their jobs.

It’s not just one thing that makes LEEC special – it’s so many reasons! Our staff is fun-loving, the work we do is life-giving and something to look forward to each day, and everyone goes home every day feeling they did something rewarding. 

Voted #1 Best Places to Work

2021 Best Places to Work in Lancaster, PA

Voted Moving Up Award

2022 Best Places to Work in Lancaster, PA

Work at Lancaster Early Education Center in downtown Lancaster, PA - start an excellent career you love

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.

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Open Positions

Now hiring full-time and part-time floating teacher positions!

Click the toggles below to expand and read about each role.

Part-Time Floating Teacher

Flexible times & hours.

Teaching Responsibilities include:

  • Meeting the individual needs of the children, and 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.

LEEC offers competitive compensation and benefits based on experience and education. 

 

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.

LEEC offers competitive compensation and benefits based on experience and education. 

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.

Does that sound like you?! 

Apply Today!

Work at Lancaster Early Education Center in downtown Lancaster, PA - start an excellent career you love

What is it like to work at LEEC?

Laura Wentzel, Assistant Pre-K Counts Teacher, talks about her experience working at LEEC

Want to love your job as much as Laura? Apply today!

Don’t Just Take It From Us…

Read below how much our staff family loves working at LEEC:

Now, I can also talk about being an employee and part of LEEC’s team. I am a lead teacher for 6 years and I love LEEC because of its values and organization. The amount of training and schooling we go through is huge. We have to follow strict rules since we do work with children and we are so responsible for their security, well-being, and education. LEEC provided also a scholarship together with PACCA to help me to go back to school and further my schooling. My love and appreciation for the Staff and directors and CEO is tremendous and I cannot be happier to be part of this team.

Andressa Witek

Staff member and Parent of a child who attended LEEC

LEEC is a fantastic place to work! It provides a very welcoming environment to families and staff. The staff is extremely supportive and caring! Working here has been an absolute delight!!
Carrie Anne

Staff Member

The LEEC teachers are great. Every day when I drop off my daughter, her teacher meets us with a smile and a positive attitude. She treats them all equally and makes them feel loved. She’s the kind of teacher that treats the kids like her own. I appreciate that my child is with someone who cares.”

Angie R.

Parent of a child who attended LEEC

Let me start by saying out of all of the early education centers I’ve worked at in Lancaster (Which has been 3), Lancaster Early Education Center has hands down been the most organized and well-structured place thus far! Staff and parents are held to a standard which helps everything run smoother for the children. As a staff member and parent I have had great experiences for myself and children for almost 6yrs now. I have personally learned from and worked beside the best team in this field and my children are taught by the same team who love what we do!

Alia Thomas

Staff member and Parent of a child who attended LEEC

Lancaster Early Education Center is an amazing place to work at! They provide many different opportunities to families and their workers. The staff and admin are very supportive and go above and beyond for their staff and families enrolled!

Sianna Dominguez

Staff Member

This company is a great place to work. I feel that they really appreciate and value their employees and support them in their efforts to be great teachers. They give them the tools needed to do a good job and encourage original thoughts and ideas on how to be successful in their endeavors. If you want to be valued and appreciated at your job, come to LEEC to work. It’s not just a company, we are a family. TEAM – together everyone achieves more! ☺️

Danielle Brady

Staff Member

“There’s a lot of good things I could say about this center. After working here for a few months I decided to enroll my daughter. Nine almost ten years later, I still work here and now I’ve had two children from birth to Pre-K go through the program and off to elementary school. Now my son who is two years old will experience the same care, love, and education as his sisters. This center is nothing but incredible.”

Jslena Robertson

Staff member and Parent of a child who attended LEEC

“If you’re looking to enroll your child or children, Lancaster Early Education Center is the place to do just that! Some of the nicest, kindest, and generous co-corkers and employers I’ve ever worked with, and glad to be part of such an amazing team!

Elisabeth Bernstein

Staff Member

Having worked at LEEC for 15 years I have worked with many different staff. The team that we now have in place is made up of some of the most dedicated, loving, and conscientious people I have ever worked with. Children are treated with respect, love, and kindness and the new building is a state of the art, comfortable, and clean!
Lisa Charles

Staff Member

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If you love littles, downtown Lancaster and want a career you’re excited to be a part of, then LEEC is for you. 

Work at Lancaster Early Education Center in downtown Lancaster, PA - start an excellent career you love

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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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