Assistant Preschool Teacher

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Job Description

We're currently looking for experienced preschool teachers to teach at our brand new Skyview Preschool Village, opening Fall 2024! Positions will begin on July 1, 2024.

GENERAL FUNCTION: Under the direction of the Preschool Director, the Preschool Teacher supervises groups of children and implements YMCA activities.

HOURS:This is a full-time position. The hours are Monday - Friday from 7:00am - 3:30pm.


(1) CONDUCTS and ORGANIZES class activities.

(2) SUPERVISES the other teachers under the direction of the Youth & Family Director.

(3) FOLLOWS specific YMCA Standard Operating Procedures. (i.e., roll call of participants, sign in/out of all children attending program, parent greetings, cleaning and straightening of supplies in the area.)

(4) INPUTS data, tracks, grades, and classifies children’s progression using the anecdotes method established by COR.

(5) CREATES and IMPLEMENTS program activities.

(6) DEVELOPS curriculum following the High Scope methodology.

(7) PROMOTES and EMBRACES Character Development in curriculum.

(8) SERVES as a positive role model for program participants.

(9) BUILDS and MAINTAINS a high standard of member service for all program participants.

(10) PROMOTES safety as an overriding objective in all programming efforts.

(11) PERFORMS all other duties as assigned


  1. Adhere to policies related to boundaries with children.
  2. Attend required abuse risk management training.
  3. Adhere to procedures related to managing high-risk activities and supervising children.
  4. Report suspicious or inappropriate behaviors and policy violations.
  5. Follow mandated abuse reporting requirements.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching or Child Development from an accredited college or a Current Child Development Associate Credential (CDA). A minimum of 6 semester hours in child development courses and a minimum of 6 semester hours of classes directly related to child psychology or the health of children. A minimum of 2 years of full time, verifiable work, in child care and/or Bachelor’s Degree in related field with a minimum of 2 years child care experience. 


  • TB test/ Sheriffs card for both Las Vegas and North Las Vegas prior to employment. American Red Cross CPR, AED and First Aid. The following courses must be completed within 30 days of hire: Blood borne Pathogens, Signs and Symptoms of Illness, Reporting and Recognizing Child Abuse & Neglect, 3 hours of Child Development, 2 hours of Health & Wellness, and apply for Nevada Registry.
  • Working with Children within 30 days of hire date
  • Staff are to attend all Preschool trainings and in-services required by Supervisor 


  • Strong skills in: communication, leadership, judgment, and creativity.
  • Working knowledge of YMCA policy and Preschool organization.
  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation.
  • Ability to adequately observe participant activities, enforce safety regulations, and apply appropriate management techniques.