Preschool Head Teacher-La Jolla

Are you passionate about providing an inclusive Preschool environment?
Job Description

Responsible for the overall supervision and management of Preschool Program for children ages 2-5. 

  •  Ensure the supervision and safety of children at all times
  •  Comply with Community Care Licensing regulations at all times
  •  Plan, supervise and implement the program in accordance with the goals and policies of the YMCA
  •  Plan and coordinate activities that fit children’s developmental needs and interests
  •  Interact consistently and fairly with children, and treat them with dignity and respect in accordance with the YMCA Code of Conduct
  • plan and implement daily schedule and curriculum
  •  Communicate with parents effectively and create positive relationships
  •  General housekeeping of program space and food preparation
  •  Attend all mandatory staff meetings, trainings and preschool special events
  • Maintain loyalty and professionalism at all times
  • Adhere to branch dress code
  • Other duties as assigned
Essential Functions
  •  Must be 18 years of age and a high school graduate
  •  24 units in Early Childhood Education (ECE). AA or BA in Early Childhood Education is highly desirable.
  •  Minimum of 3 years working in a child care center of comparable group setting. Experience implementing emergent curriculum preferred
  •  Sincere interest in working with children ages 2-5 years old
  •  Basic computer skills required
  •  Proficiency in reading and writing English
  •  A physical and TB test within 7 days of hire
  •  Must provide proof of current Measles (MMR), Pertussis (TDap), and Influenza immunizations within 7 days of hire
  •  Pediatric CPR and Pediatric First Aid certification required within 30 days of hire, unless specified otherwise on contract, and must be from one of the following: o American Red Cross o American Heart Association o American Safety & Health Institute 
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies
  •  Must be highly dependable
  •  Has a warm and friendly personality, while having sensitivity to meet the needs of a diverse population
  •  Willingness to fulfill the job responsibilities in accordance with the with the program and branch goals
  •  Physical ability to lead and interact in active sports and games with children, monitor behavior requiring separation, and interact in curriculum activities and housekeeping responsibilities
  •  Able to relate well to both children and adults. Ability to provide leadership and stability for program continuity
  •  Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to respond in emergency situations
  •  Physical ability to lead outdoor play, games and activities
Required Certifications

Values: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Models and teaches the Y’s values.

Quality Results: Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for program participants. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.

Decision Making: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Provides others with frameworks for making decisions.