Be a part of our mission
The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living. We rely on the expertise, passion, commitment and energy of our Teachers and other team members to help us achieve our mission one child, one family, and one team member at a time.
Our early learning programs create a child-centered environment that promotes learning, character development, healthy living and positive, nurturing relationships. With a commitment to meeting accreditation standards and extensive training and development in research-based practices, you’ll also learn and grow and positively impact our children, families and communities.
Position Purpose: Provide a safe, structured, and nurturing learning environment for each enrolled child. Provide supervision and direction to Assistant Teachers assigned to the classroom.
Scope of Responsibilities:
Plan and implement weekly lesson plans based on an identified child-centered curriculum and consistent with developmentally appropriate early childhood principles and practices. Evaluate and report on each child's progress through observation recordings, early childhood screenings, and developmental assessments; maintain educational records on each child as required. Encourage and support parent development through classroom volunteerism, home centered activities, home visits, parent/teacher conferences, and participation in parent development activities and meetings. Maintain professionalism in attire and demeanor; observe and respect issues of confidentiality, ethics and best practices of the Early Childhood profession, and mandatory reporting guidelines of the Abuse and Neglect Child Reporting Act. Maintain required program records in conformance with YMCA procedures, funding source and program performance standards, and applicable licensing and accreditation.
Must have a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field with Type 04 Certification
Must have 1 year of leadership experience
Must have at least 2 years of experience working in child care setting w/children 6 weeks - 5 years; some knowledge of Creative Curriculum.
Contact: Michelle Smith