Preschool Head Teacher

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

The Preschool teacher will assist in the supervision of children ages 3-5 years of age, plan and implement activities for participants. The YMCA of San Diego County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. We are committed to a diverse workforce. 

  • Must be 18 or older
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • 12 CORE units of Early Childhood Education (ECE) required, AA or BA in Early Childhood Education are highly desirable
    • ECE Core courses include: Child Growth & Development, Child, Family and Community and Program/Curriculum
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience working with youth in a preschool setting
  • 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 :
    • American Red Cross
    • American Heart Association
    • American Safety & Health Institute
Essential Functions
  • Ensure the safety and supervision of a group of children 2 - 5 years of age at all times
  • Provide positive behavior guidance that supports the developmental, social-emotional, and physical needs of all students
  • Assist in the planning and preparation of the creative learning environment, establishment of interest centers, and preparation of needed material and supplies
  • Effectively communicate, in a timely manner, with parents/guardians to create and foster a positive relationship
  • Record and monitor the daily activities of children in your care
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

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.