Early Childhood Teacher

The Summit Area YMCA is seeking childcare superheros to take our daycare and early education efforts to the next level.
Job Description

Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. Working at the Y, you’ll discover more than a job—you’ll enjoy the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you.

The Learning Circle YMCA, a branch of the Summit Area YMCA (SAY), is seeking enthusiastic early childhood teachers to take our daycare and early education efforts to the next level. The Teacher is responsible for ensuring our children’s daily physical, social, mental development and well-being while in our care. Teachers supervise children as they learn and play, provide comfort and reassurance, plan stimulating activities, and keep children clean and safe. The position requires a professional commitment to the philosophy of the YMCA’s programs and to meeting the needs of its children and families.

Positions are availible in Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, and Pre-K. 

This year-round program runs Monday- Friday, 7:30am – 6:00pm with a flex schedule, 40 hours each week.

The SAY offers generous employee benefits that include competitive salary, subsidized medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, paid time off for vacation, wellness or holidays, a free YMCA family membership, discounts on Y programs and services including child care, continued professional training and development courses, and an 12% contribution to your retirement plan upon eligibility.

At the Summit Area YMCA, we are committed to equal opportunity employment regardless of gender, age, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation. Our main purpose is to strengthen community. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone can reach their full potential and we strive to live our cause with purpose every day. No matter who you are or where you’re from, we believe we’re stronger when we come together.

  • Infant Caregivers need a minimun of a High School Deploma/ GED or equvant.; Toddler, Preschool and Pre-K Teachers must have a minimum of a CDA credential or an equavalent combination of education and experience.   
  • At least 1 year of prior classroom experience in a licensed child care center or school setting
  • Have strong leadership, communication, planning and organization skills
  • Are 18 years of age or older

You Might Be the Right Candidate if you:

  • Love working with young children and have prior classroom experience
  • Embody the meaning of patience is a virtue
  • Have strong leadership, planning and organization skills
  • Are creative and encouraging of others
  • Communicate effectively and can make anyone laugh
  • Are a people person and can connect with those of diverse social and economic backgrounds
Essential Functions
  • Planning, supervising and coordinating the program curriculum in accordance with the goals and policies of the YMCA.
  • Being responsible for the safety of the children in the program at all times.
  • Effectively developing and carrying out weekly lesson plans that fit children’s needs and interests.
  • Documenting attendance, absenteeism and incidents for each child in compliance with state licensing requirements.
  • Effectively communicating verbally and in writing with parents throughout the year.
  • Attending staff meetings and in-service training programs to meet educational and state requirements.
  • Being responsible for the appearance of the classroom and maintaining the quality of supplies, equipment and materials in the classroom.
  • Planning monthly snack menus.
  • Assume other duties as requested by and director.