Job Code: 040

Preschool Lead Teacher

Category: Child Care
Location: YMCA of Rapid City

Job Type: Full-Time
Rate: 17.30 per hour


The Head Teacher is responsible to the Preschool Associate Director for excellence in the Preschool program. The Head Teacher is responsible for providing a safe preschool program planning fun age appropriate curriculum, connecting with children and their parents, maintaining a positive environment that enhances the child’s social and physical development. 


Full Time Benefits
• Health Insurance 
• Vision Insurance
• Dental Insurance
• Paid Time Off
• Short Term Disability
• Discounted Child Care
• 401(a) Retirement Plan - Once qualified, the YMCA contributes 12% of the employee’s gross pay
• 403(b) Smart Account - Employees can begin making contributions immediately
• YMCA of Rapid City Membership
• Access to a full range of YMCA activities, classes and programs free or at cost
• CPR / First Aid Certification
• Student Loan Forgiveness (30 Hours)
• Verizon Wireless Discount / Sprint Discount / AT&T Discount
• Shirt Vouchers
• Discounted Movie Tickets


This person must:

  •  Have a Child Development Credential or have a minimum of 3 years of related field experience.
  •  Be a minimum of 18 years old
  •  Be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds.
  •  Have a history of excellence in achieving qualitative and quantitative growth in programs and participants.
  •  Be passionate about the YMCA mission and vision and must personally advocate and demonstrate the core values of honesty, respect, responsibility and caring.
  •  Demonstrate solid leadership as demonstrated by a high level of loyalty and respect among those this person leads.
  •  Meet qualifications needed for South Dakota State child care licensing.
  •  Have a valid drivers license.
  •  Submit to pre-employment/random drug testing as dictated by the Department of Transportation Regulations.
  •  Have CPR and First aid certification prior to or within 60 days of hire.

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