Early Childhood Education Center Teacher

Job Title:  Early Childhood Teacher

Classification: Full Time/Hourly

Reports To:  Early Childhood Site Coordinator 

Starting Pay:  $16.45 based on experience

General Description: Provide a warm, nurturing, safe and loving environment where self-concepts are enhanced, independence encouraged, and individuality respected. Provide age-appropriate educational and/or enrichment activities to infants, toddlers, or preschoolers that promote individual development.


  • Four-year degree, CDA, or AA degree and able to be licensed as a teacher according to
    Rule 3.
  • Pass a DHS background check as required by licensing
  • Ability to handle crises, problem solve, make judgments or decisions appropriately and quickly as needed to ensure the wellbeing and safety of clients, staff, and facility.
  • Provide documentation of current CPR and First Aid certification within 90 days of employment and keep certification current thereafter. 
  • An essential understanding of and commitment to the fundamental principles of the YWCA mission.


  • Uphold and further the mission of the YWCA
  • Create and offer a program that meets the emotional, physical, intellectual, and social needs of both the individual and the group.
  • Tailor programming to meet the needs of the individual child/family, taking into consideration their interest, special needs and talents, and individual style and pace of learning.
  • Interact with children and encourage their involvement in daily activities.
  • Maintain an environment that is safe, orderly, and clean, including daily & weekly cleaning checklists.
  • Treat each child and family member with dignity and respect.
  • Know how many children are in your group, where they are at all times, and never leave a child unattended.
  • Establish and maintain good communications with guardians on a daily informal basis.
  • Continually evaluate each child’s progress and communicate these observations to the child’s guardians during formal guardian/teacher conferences offered at least twice a year.
  • Model appropriate positive behavior guidance techniques and develop a cooperative and supportive attitude within the classroom.
  • Prepare weekly lesson plans.
  • Ensure that program goals are implemented.
  • Plan and supervise age-appropriate class outings/field trips.
  • Work with other staff to create a classroom climate that is inviting, interesting, and stimulating.
  • Assist with maintaining accurate and up-to-date classroom records.
  • Participate in recommended training programs, conferences, courses, mandatory in-services, and other aspects of professional growth.


  • Act as a YWCA spokesperson when appropriate.
  • Abide by current YWCA safety regulations as defined by OSHA, Fire Department and other regulatory agencies. 
  • Support the mission of the YWCA.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to hear the conversational voice with or without a hearing aid.
  • Ability to speak and be understood under normal circumstances.
  • Ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to use arms, hands, legs and feet with or without corrective devices to accomplish the job, including evacuation of the building during emergencies.


  • Justice – Believe, and work to create, an equitable community that values the worth of all women and girls
  • Social Change – Participate in efforts that make a significant impact on societal attitudes, behaviors, policies and laws to advance economic, political and gender equity
  • Empowerment/Freedom – Believe all women and girls have the right to define themselves and their own lives as they see fit.
  • Inclusion 
  • Work towards the full participation of ALL women and girls in every level of our organization and community.
  • Collaboration – Believe that by working together we can accomplish more and have greater results.

Starting Pay: $13.17/hour 

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