Community Progress Council
  • 25-Jul-2022 to 24-Aug-2022 (PST)
  • York, PA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Benefits include medical, dental, and vision, 401k, and accrued time off. Now through September 30, 2022, new CPC team members can earn a one-time incentive payment of $1,000 upon hire, and an additional $500 after 90 days in your role.


Community Progress Council invites you to be part of its team of dedicated professionals who work to help low-income individuals and families reach self-sufficiency. Our workforce of 240 employees is mission-driven to provide client-centered, coordinated services by building trusting relationships with those in need.

Community Progress Council is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization to serve our community. CPC works to ensure all staff have the knowledge, values, and skills to empower clients and one another - respecting and welcoming each person's unique experiences and cultural differences.

As the community action agency of York County, CPC offers services in more than 20 locations throughout the county. We provide our neighbors with opportunities in early childhood education, nutrition counseling, workforce development, housing and financial education and our Self-Sufficiency Program, all which support low-income individuals toward their goal of achieving financial stability.

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CPC's Early Childhood Education programs provide high-quality, comprehensive school readiness services to families with children from birth to 5 years old. Our early childhood education services strive to meet preschoolers' needs for intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth. This work prepares York County's young children to enter kindergarten prepared to learn.

SUMMARY To provide a successful, safe and supervised educational setting for children while they are in the Pre-K Counts environment (classroom, outdoors and field trips); To promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of Pre-K children; To develop individual goals for children, provide on-going assessment on progress and facilitate transition into kindergarten; To mentor the assistant teacher; To encourage and engage parent involvement and program volunteers in all aspects of the program.


Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with diverse individuals, including children, families, co-workers, and staff in related agencies and the general public.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the PA Early Learning Standards, child development, developmentally appropriate practices and behavior management.
  • Develop and maintain a clean, safe and positive classroom environment that facilitates respect, active learning, group management, self-expression, cultural responsibility, child-initiated learning; provide an atmosphere that promotes and reinforces parental involvement.
  • In collaboration with parents and other teaching staff, plan and prepare for developmentally appropriate learning activities for children, in accordance with the program curriculum, designed to stimulate problem-solving, language acquisition, experimentation, social development, group cooperation, self-esteem, cultural pride, independence, intellectual and physical development, aesthetic and sensory awareness, and awareness of feelings
  • Follow a consistent schedule, providing planned activities that include small and large group experiences, choice time, music and movement, large and small motor activities, outdoor experiences, skill development, meals, and effective transitions between activities; provide daily classroom activities which facilitate children's interactions with materials, with other children and with adults.
  • Prepare classroom materials prior to the children's arrival to support developmentally appropriate lesson plans; adapt and change learning centers, including rotating materials, to address and meet individual and group needs, special needs, specific interests, strengths, and concerns.
  • Conduct parent conferences to share and gain information on children's progress (assessment), needs, and interests; with parents, utilize assessment information to design and implement an individualized plan for education (IPE) for each child that includes educational goals with strategies for school and for home; facilitate parent understanding and skills in working with their child.
  • Prepare and maintain required paperwork: lesson plans, daily observations of children (anecdotal records), children's education records, attendance reports, contact sheets and other documents and records; update and maintain files, and records; review paperwork, files and records completed by Assistant Teachers for completion, accuracy and for meeting deadlines.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in Early Childhood, Child, and Family Studies or Elementary Education with a current level-1 teaching certificate.

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