Lead Teacher

1325 W Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
United States

Application Closing Date
From $15.20 To $16.40
Per Hour
Employment Type
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description

About the Job

Ø The Lead Teacher position reports to the Early Learning Director or Assistant Early Learning Director. The Lead Teacher is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of all classroom activities that meet the child’s social, physical, emotional, and mental growth within a developmental framework.

Some of the exciting things you will do as a Lead Teacher include but are not limited to:

Ø Plans supervises and implements the program in accordance with the goals and policies of the YMCA

Ø Effectively develops and caries out developmentally appropriate lesson plans that can be followed by any teacher, aide, or assistant

Ø Develops a substitute folder containing lesson plans, daily schedule, special schedule, schedule of children’s extracurricular activities, and emergency information

Ø Develops and implements a daily routine of activities that allow for the child to experience teacher-directed and child-directed activities

Ø Maintains responsibility for the safety of the children in the program at all times

Ø Assistants, aides, and volunteers in the classroom while modeling appropriate professional behaviors

Ø Effectively communicates verbally and in writing with parents throughout the year

Ø Maintains an attractive and clean classroom to include: sweeping, wiping spills, and cleaning in accordance with the branch, local, or NAEYC guidelines

Working Conditions:

Ø Must be able to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time

Ø Must be physically active to play games and sports with the children

Ø Must be able to pick up at least 35 pounds

Ø Must have visual acuity to observe all children

We offer the following benefits:

Ø Competitive compensation

Ø 10% employer-funded retirement plan with vesting after two years of service

Ø 403(b) savings plan

Ø High quality and affordable healthcare

Ø Short term and Long term disability

Ø Free YMCA membership for employee, spouse, and dependents

Ø Paid time off

Ø Numerous professional development opportunities

Ø Exciting and collaborative work environment

Ø Ability to work with creative, talented, and diverse individuals!

As an organization committed to improving and protecting the health of our communities, we require all new Y staff whose job involves in-person interactions with co-workers, members, or children to receive a COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.


The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. For other YMCA career opportunities visit our website at www.ymcadc.org.

Job Requirements
Qualifications and Skills:

Ø Must be at least 20 years of age

Ø CDA/AA/BA/BS in Early Childcare Education or related field

Ø Current CPR and First Aid Certification

Ø Documentation of physical examination and TB skin test

Ø Clear the local jurisdiction requirements for criminal background and/or fingerprinting

Ø Must meet the county/state licensing requirements

Ø Must have three years experience working with children plus one year as a Teacher working in a licensed center

Ø Must have the critical skill of being able to relate to parents, school staff and children and have a positive, creative attitude
Ayiana Green
1325 W Street NW
Washington DC 20009
United States
 Ayiana Green

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