Kindergarten/ Pre- K Teacher

The Summit Area YMCA is seeking a childcare superhero 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 is seeking a childcare superhero to take our daycare and early education efforts to the next level. The Kindergarten/ Pre-K Teacher is responsible for ensuring our children’s daily physical, social, mental development and well-being while in our care. Assistant 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.

This position is full-time, 40 hours a week with a flex schedule.  

The Summit Area YMCA offers a full range of employee benefits, 8% retirement upon eligibility, PTO, free family YMCA membership and subsidized child care

Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree education or a related field is required.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience teaching  Kindergarten or Prekindergarten in an early childhood center, private or public school.
  • Must possess planning and organizational skills, computer skills and leadership skills. 
Essential Functions
  • Prepare, develop, and implement developmentally appropriate Kindergarten classroom program in accordance with the YMCA’s philosophy and curriculum. 
  • Organize weekly curriculum along with the kindergarten staff for the Kindergarten Program.
  • Responsible to ensure classroom has the resources needed to implement these plans, making recommendations for ordering supplies. 
  • Work alongside Kindergarten staff assigned to the classroom, giving daily instruction to meet the children’s daily educational needs, counting in ratio for the program. 
  • Responsible for responding to parents’ concerns and questions, keeping families informed regarding their children’s progress.
  • Responsible for children’s safety, ensuring constant active supervision of the group assigned, keeping epi-pens and first aid supplies on hand and administering first aid when necessary.
  • Responsible for monitoring and documenting health and safety concerns in the assigned program including reporting injuries and making safety needs known to the team and Director.
  • Responsible for monitoring/maintaining assigned program equipment materials, making recommendations for ordering supplies.