Under the direction of the Early Education Director and/or Executive Director of Youth Development our Early Education Teacher, in cooperation with other staff, provides direction for the children in the classroom and implements the program curriculum. This position provides direction for the children in the classroom and implements the program curriculum. Ensuring a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on building achievement and belonging in youth, and strong relationships among youth and within families.

Essential Functions:

• Assist with implementing curriculum within the established guidelines.
• Nurtures children through purposeful programming dedicated to building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families.
• Actively engages the children, classroom, and all activities including ADA accommodations where appropriate. Follows all procedures and standards.
• Makes ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child.
• Cultivates positive relationships, assists with parent conferences, and maintains effective communication with parents. Engages parents as volunteers to connect them to the YMCA.
• Assist with maintaining the program site and equipment to ensure it is hazard-free, clean, and well organized.
• Assist with maintaining required program records and inventory of materials.
• Attends and participates in program activities, events, staff meetings, and staff training.
• Adhere to guidelines applicable to the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
• Must complete eighteen hours of Early Education training and/or course work annually in person and online.
• Performs other duties as assigned.


• At Least 18 years of age.
• Current Fingerprint Clearance Card.
• Current CPR, First Aid, AED certifications or completion within thirty days of hire.
• Proof of Health Exam and negative TB test.
• High school degree or GED.
• At least six months of teaching or administrative experience in Early Education.
• CDA, NAC, CCP, Associates degree or Bachelor’s degree in Early Education or closely related field preferred.
• Completion of assigned online training within seven days of hire.
• Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate and developmentally appropriate program activities.
• Previous experience with diverse populations and/or the ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds.
• Understands the YMCA of Southern Arizona is a public accommodation committed to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

All employees will lead by example to teach participants the importance of the YMCA’s core values: Honesty, Caring, Respect, and Responsibility. A post-offer background screening is required for this position. A flexible schedule is needed as shifts will vary within our operating hours of 6:00am – 6:00pm Monday – Friday at the Holsclaw Family Child Care Center.

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