Type: Full-Time
Department: Education & Child Development Team
Hours: 8:30AM - 5:00PM, Monday through Friday

CAP Child Care is seeking a full-time, Assistant Teacher who will work directly with Preschoolers. This opportunity is housed at our Star 4 Child Care Center, located in the heart of Lancaster City.  


  • Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development Associate (CDA) credential /Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential or
  • High School Diploma or GED with 2 years of experience working with preschool children and will receive CDA Credential within 2 years of initial employment
  • 2 years of preschool experience / 1 year of working with families from diverse backgrounds
  • PA Act 33 and 34 clearances; FBI clearances
  • Current driver’s license and vehicle available to travel to Head Start sites, home visits and professional development
  • Ability to work flexible hours and attend evening and out-of-town trainings
  • Ability to lift 25lbs and move 50lbs with the assistance of a wheeled cart

Skills and Experience

  • Assists with implementing Creative Curriculum, Lancaster County Head Start’s Daily Structures, and instructional strategies in accordance with program guidelines to fidelity
  • Implements Head Start initiatives including; nutrition and healthy choices, school readiness, Pyramid model/program wide positive behavior supports, dual language learners, etc

  • Assists in observation (data collection) and documents children’s development in the classroom to be used for assessment in the program database (GOLD)
  • Assists to screen all children for developmental delays following the screening and referral system
  • Implements individualized instruction for children with suspected or identified developmental delays
  • Plans and implements preventive mental health practices (Universal Practices) and teaches social emotional skills
  • Implements interventions, such as, Teacher Support Plans and Safety Plans with support from intra/inter agency teams (Program Coordinators, Early Childhood Behavior Specialists (ECBS) or Mental Health Consultants)
  • Assists the teacher in supporting the families with the child’s academic goals
  • Follows all Community Action Partnership (CAP) and Head Start policies, procedures and systems

Additional Information

CAP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, gender, disability, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, citizenship, veteran status or genetic information

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