Childcare Coordinator - Encinitas

Looking to continue your career in Early Childhood Education?
Job Description

The Coordinator I – Child Care will plan, develop, and implement program directives and goals at multiple childcare sites in conjunction with YMCA of San Diego County and Community Care Licensing. Supervise and evaluate staff, and act as a contributing member of the branch and department YMCA team. The Childcare Coordinator I is responsible for maintaining staff files and compliance of standards at all sites. 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 21 or older
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • One or more of the following:
    • Completion, with passing grades, of 15-semester units in Child Development (CD) or related field including: 3 units in CD/ECE or related field, 3 units in child growth and development, 3 units in child, family and community, 3 units in program/curriculum and 3 units in Administration of Child Care Programs. AA or BA in Child Development is highly desirable
      • “Related fields” can include: Arts, Early Childhood Education, Education, Humanities, Physical Education, Psychology, Recreation, Sociology, and Theater)
      • Completion, with passing grades, of the 12 units with 3 more units of current enrollment in Administration of Child Care Programs will be considered
    • AA or higher degree in CD or ECE
    • Child Development Site Supervisor Permit or higher
  • Minimum of 1 year experience supervising school age program site required
  • Knowledge of Community Support Service resources preferred
  • Event management experience, including vendor communications and staff appreciation
  • Experience with Y branding, marketing, and Y SharePoint preferred
  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act in an emergency situation
  • Physical ability to lead activities such as sports, games, academic assistance, assemblies, transitions, and other program activities.
  • CPR/AED and First Aid, must include both Adult & Child/Infant, certified within 30 days of hire and must be from one of the following certifying organizations:
    • American Red Cross
    • American Heart Association
    • American Safety & Health Institute
Essential Functions
  • Communicate with school personnel and parents to maintain positive public relations, and ensure receipt of
    pertinent information
  • Provide leadership in establishing a positive environment in which youth and families are treated with respect
    and dignity
  • Perform frequent site visits to ensure quality, implementing necessary changes and taking corrective action
    when necessary
  • Assist in supervising and evaluating staff, youth leaders and program volunteers
  • Attend all required regional and countywide meetings, in-services and trainings
  • Promptness, dependability and professionalism during assignments
  • Remain informed on current child care programs in order to relay information to families