EEC Certified Teacher: Preschool

The WSY is looking for an EEC Certified Teacher who is enthusiastic, creative and reliable. Inclusive, welcoming and supportive environment.
Job Description

Preschool is open from 7:45 am to 5:00 pm Monday - Friday. The WSY Preschool is open year-round.

Hourly rate is $18.00-$24.00, depending on education, experience and certifications.

Generous benefit package, including 12% retirement contribution once vested.  Come join an experienced, fun and supportive team in our Preschool for Youth Development today!


This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Provides direction for the children in the classroom, and implements program curriculum. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families.


Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

  1. EEC Teacher Certificate.
  2. Minimum of 9 months supervised work experience if completed 3 college credits in Child Development coursework. OR Minimum of 3 months supervised work experience if obtained Associates’ or Bachelor’s Degree in related field.OR Minimum if 6 months of supervised work experience with a Bachelor’s in an unrelated field.
  3. At least 18 years of age.
  4. CPR, First Aid, AED certifications within 30 days of hire date.
  5. Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities.
  6. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  7. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  8. Must have the ability and proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis.
  9. Previous experience with diverse populations. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds.
  10. Understands the YMCA is a public accommodation committed to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Essential Functions
  1. Implements curriculum within the established guidelines.
  2. Creates and submits weekly curriculum plans in advance according to director’s instructions.
  3. Nurtures children through purposeful programming dedicated to building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families.
  4. Supervises the children, classroom, and all activities including ADA accommodations where appropriate. Follows all procedures and standards.
  5. Assists Lead Teacher with ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child.
  6. Cultivates positive relationships, conducts parent conferences, and maintains effective communication with parents. Engages parents as volunteers and connects them to the YMCA.
  7. Maintains program site and equipment.
  8. Assist in preparing classroom for class activities.
  9. Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities.
  10. Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds.
  11. Maintains required program records.
  12. Attends and participates in family nights, program activities, staff meetings, and staff training.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.
  14. The WSYMCA rewards dedicated employees by offering a competitive benefits package that includes paid vacation & holidays, group health with vision & drug prescription, dental & life insurance, generous contribution towards retirement once vested, YMCA membership, access to child care services, tuition reimbursement and professional development opportunities.
Required Certifications
  • EEC Teacher Certification
  • CPR & First Aid Certification
  • Required online trainings prior to first shift.