Preschool Teacher

Come join us in inspiring the minds of littles. 
Job Description

The Teacher II will be responsible for directing all aspects of the assigned classroom program for the YMCA Preschool Program, including but not limited to, executing the curriculum, assisting with Preschool Program events, communicating with parents and volunteers and working with the Preschool department team to provide a safe and nurturing program for children.

Qualifications

Must be 21 years of age or older and obtain at least a CDA or higher. 

Essential Functions
KNOW HOW
  • Must be at least 21 years old and have a minimum 3-4 years experience in early childhood education or have completed requirements for the CDA certification with one year experience in early childhood education.
  • Must have a knowledge of children ages 2-6 and an understanding of their needs and development.
  • Specific knowledge in preschool curriculum, specifically age-appropriate crafts, music, literature and group activities.
  • Must have experience in supervising children, staff and handling conflict situations with parents and staff.
  • Must be capable of establishing and maintaining positive relationships with staff, parents, program participants, and with the general public.
  • Must be able to work as a team member and possess the core values that meet the YMCA mission.
  • Maintain current certifications in CPR AED, First Aid, Child Abuse Prevention, Safety & Risk management and other training required for YMCA Preschool employees within 60-90 days of employment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding personal information on children, family and YMCA staff.