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Our Staff

The The Lakeland Hills Family YMCA Preschool & Pre-K teachers are responsible for all planning and programming for the individual needs of their class.

Our Head Teachers are responsible for all planning and programming for the individual needs of their class. Our teachers possess various certifications including: Elementary Education, Group Teacher, P-3, and Child Development Associate. All Head Teachers are CPR, First Aid, and AED certified.

For our Full Day Program, after a full day of learning, the staff transitions the children to our enthusiastic PM Aides who provide the children with a unique “camp” format for the 3-6pm time. Our Aides are high school students and college students pursuing an early childhood experience for their degrees.

April Ryder (Director)

Miss April graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a degree in Elementary Education and a concentration in Special Education. She has over 20 years experience working with children from birth through elementary school. April has been at LHYMCA since 2007. She started as the Half Day Preschool Teacher and worked the summers as a head counselor in the half day camp. She then took on a new role as the Assistant Childcare Director and in August of 2011, she was promoted to the director role. She is dedicated to making the experiences of children who are in her care fun, happy and safe!