Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher, Lealman Ymca Preschool Academy

Ymca Of Greater St. Petersburg Saint Petersburg , FL 33714

Posted 2 weeks ago


Receive up to a *$1,500 sign on bonus! $500 is payable after 60 days of employment and $1,000 is payable after 6 months of employment.

We are currently hiring for a full-time Infant/Toddler Lead Preschool Teacher to provide a safe, fun and educational environment for our early learning center participants. This is an excellent opportunity to join a mission-driven organization that offers training, development and growth potential. Ideal candidates will have a positive attitude, creative personality and excellent classroom management skills.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on the YMCA values of honesty, respect, responsibility, caring and faith.

  • Implements curriculum within the established guidelines.

  • Organizes and leads activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, and storytelling.

  • Establishes and enforces rules to promote positive behavior.

  • Attends to children's basic needs including supervising meal times, playground times and free play.

  • Conducts parent conferences, and maintains positive relationships and effective communication with parents. Engages parents as volunteers.

  • Maintains required program records.

  • Attends and participates in family nights, program activities, staff meetings, and staff training.


  • At least 18 years old

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or equivalent OR a college degree in a related field

  • Have completed DCF MODS (Introductory Child Care Training, Parts 1 2)

  • 6 months to one year pre-school teaching experience required

  • Ability to pass a drug screening

  • Ability to pass a background check

  • Ability to lift and move up to 40 lbs

  • Ability to interact with infants, toddlers, and young children for extended periods of time, both indoors and outdoors

  • Knowledge of outdoor activities and school based programming preferred

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, talk, and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, bend and reach with hands and arms. The employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Ability to plan, lead and participate in activities.

$15.00-$20.00/hr commensurate with experience.

We offer excellent benefits upon eligibility including health insurance, paid time off, now offering a 75% discount on preschool fees, FREE before and after school child care for school-age programs, free wellness center usage for household, and employer-paid retirement fund. For more information contact Christine Loder, Center Director, at

The YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg complies with non-discrimination laws covering hiring and termination practices for all employees.

  • Employment must be in good standing and continuous at the time of payout to receive each bonus. Bonus subject to applicable taxes.
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