Position title
Pre-K Assistant Teacher

Tender Years is seeking a Pre-K Assistant teacher at our Mechanicsburg center to work alongside our Pre-K Lead Teacher.

Do you have a heartfelt passion for childcare and early childhood education? Are you looking for a work environment where your contributions matter, and where you know you're appreciated? If so, we should talk!

Established in 1984, Tender Years, Inc. is a family-owned and operated business with early childhood development & childcare centers in Camp Hill, Hershey and Mechanicsburg. Tender Years has been recognized by Central Penn Parent, Harrisburg Magazine, Susquehanna Style, The Sentinel, and Central Penn Business Journal for the quality of our programs and for our leadership in the communities we serve.


As a Assistant Teacher at Tender Years, you’ll support our teachers and students as you…

  • Promote the health and wellbeing of your students by maintaining a safe, clean and organized classroom that meets their needs (based on guidelines from ECERS/SACERS).
  • Fill your students’ days with fun and learning when you implement a daily schedule that includes daily care routines, active physical play, free play (centers), and developmentally appropriate activities.
  • Prepare your students for success as you implement lessons (based on PA Early Learning Standards and individual child observations) that meet the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical needs of each individual as well as your class as a whole.
  • Develop a positive relationship with each of your students by interacting thoughtfully, encouraging their involvement in activities, and supporting their individual needs.
  • Ensure the safety of your students by supervising them at all times, and during all aspects of the day.
  • Help to keep your students healthy by addressing healthcare concerns such as observing/monitoring symptoms of illness, administering of first aid, filling out Incident Reports, giving medications as directed on the Medication Log, and immediately reporting illness/injury to the director.
  • Maintain an orderly classroom environment that’s conducive to learning and development by practicing fair, consistent, and age appropriate methods of discipline.

Distinguished candidates will possess the following qualifications…

• High school diploma
• A Child Development Associate (CDA) 
• 2+ years prior childcare center experience preferred


• Fluent in the English language.
• Must be 18 years of age and authorized to work in the U.S.
• Ability to obtain required childcare clearances.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• Some schedule flexibility.

Job Benefits
  • Highly Competitive Pay
  • 401k
  • On-Site Paid Training
  • Educational Support
  • Ongoing Professional Development (CDA Programs & PQAS)
  • Paid Time Off
  • 6 Paid Holidays
  • Medical & Dental Benefit Plans
  • Discounted Childcare Options
Additional Information

Tender Years, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Employment Type
Job Location
201 Bryant Street, Mechanicsburg, PA, Pennsylvania, 17050, United States
Working Hours
Monday - Friday 7:00am - 5:30pm
Base Salary
$12.00-$14.00 Per hour
Date posted
November 10, 2021
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