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Preschool Teacher - St. Louis, MO

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Company Name:Youth In Need
Location:St. Louis, MO
Employment Type:Full Time
Pay:$17.43 - $19.76 per hour
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Would you like a career that changes lives while working with a team built on shared values? Look no further!

At Youth In Need, we value community and relationships. We encourage courageous spaces, leaning into discomfort, and stretching your learning muscles. As a Preschool Teacher, you'll create a warm, welcoming classroom environment that helps children reach their highest potential while partnering with parents and your colleagues to help make this happen. You'll show exemplary responsive care, while demonstrating classroom management skills, lesson planning and developmentally appropriate practice.

Our Company:

Youth In Need has been around since 1974 helping to create safe places for the area's most vulnerable children. We have more than 400 full- and part-time staff who serve more than 8,000 children, teens, and families at nearly 100 locations in six counties in Eastern Missouri.

Youth In Need has been named a St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top Workplace for seven straight years. We are nationally recognized by the US Department of Health and Human Services as an exemplary program. We value social justice and are dedicated to enhancing racial equity in our organization.

Our Commitment To Racial Equity:

Racial equity, diversity and inclusion are core institutional values for Youth In Need, and we commit to developing an organization that is affirming, inclusive and equitable. Equity drives excellence. In that pursuit, we widen our focus to confront the structural inequities and systemic racism that impact our clients' well-being.

For more information on our commitment, please visit

This Position:

We are interested in Preschool Teachers with a Bachelor's or advanced degree in Early Childhood education or Child Development from an accredited college/university. A related degree will be considered with at least 36 hours in ECE/Child Development.

We're looking for someone with 3+ years' experience working in a Head Start Program or a licensed community childcare program, preferred.

Driver's License and ability to be CPR certified are required.

This is an hourly position with starting pay depending upon qualifications:

  • $17.43: Associate's Degree (must be Early Childhood or related field)
  • $19.76: Bachelor's Degree (must be Early Childhood or related field)

Why Apply?

We offer an extensive amount of competitive benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance at low cost
  • Paid Time Off including 12 Holidays, 1 Floating Holiday, 12 Sick Days and 2 Weeks Vacation (which increases with years of service)
  • 401k with 3% Employer Match
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Opportunity for growth

No phone calls, please. If you have questions, please email

Youth In Need is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal opportunities for all applicants and employees without regard to ability, age, ancestry, color, cultural background, faith/religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, income, marital status, national origin, political belief/affiliation, pregnancy, race, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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