Child Care Teacher

YMCA of Greater Dayton
Full time Full day
Goshen, OH
Child Care Teacher - YMCA of Greater Dayton
Multiple Locations throughout Montgomery Co.
$10.00 - $14.00/Hour
Hours of operation: Center hours are Monday - Friday, 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Locations: Dayton, Eaton, Englewood, Fairborn, Germantown, Huber Heights, Kettering, Miamisburg, New Lebanon, Springboro, West Carrollton, Wilmington, and Xenia
Position Summary:
Assists in for the planning, development and implementation of all classrooms activities. The Assistant Teacher is responsible for ensuring the children’s social, physical, spiritual and mental development in the program, as well as keeping safety and the wellbeing of the children as a first priority
Our Culture:
Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you
Essential Functions:
  • Plans, develops and implements weekly lesson plans that fit the children’s needs, interests and developmental levels in the classroom.

  • Works cooperatively with Lead Teacher, Site Administrator, other staff and partners.

  • Documents attendance, absenteeism, transitions, minor disciplines and incidents for each child in the classroom.

  • Is responsible for all aspects of the appearance and management of their classroom/designated program/outside areas. Maintains the quality of supplies, materials, and equipment in the room in a neat and orderly fashion.

  • Reports any broken or unsafe toys and properly disinfects toys and equipment on a regular basis in accordance with the state regulations.

  • Conducts the program in accordance with Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) guidelines.

  • Effectively communicates verbal and written reports to the parents, and conducts parent/teacher conferences in accordance with Center guidelines.

  • Possesses working knowledge of child abuse and neglect laws and follows proper reporting procedures.

  • Handles discipline promptly and in accordance with the stated discipline policy. Documents and reports to the supervisor any special needs or problems of an individual child, staff or parent.

  • Monitors and assists in maintaining the cleanliness of the child care and program area.

  • Maintains appropriate adult/child ratio.

  • Fills in other classrooms when needed.

  • Attends parent events/family programs.

  • Attends scheduled staff meetings, staff activities and ongoing trainings.

  • Attends in-service training events as required by Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) regulations, continued professional development through community involvement, reading and/or further education.

  • Remains familiar with National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), or the National After School Association (NAA) accreditation requirements, and completes required documentation in accordance with Center requirements.

  • Conducts all required screenings and assessments within required time frame.

  • Maintains appropriate records for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) program.

  • Communicates to direct supervisor any concerns, needed repairs, or incidents that may need follow-up.

  • Possesses the ability and appropriate safe driving record to drive a vehicle, safely transporting up to 14 children.

  • Required to work summer months/Day Camp.

  • Protects confidential information regarding program participants, families and staff members.

Education and Certifications
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and possess high school diploma or GED. Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from an accredited college or university preferred.

  • Six months experience working in early childhood field strongly preferred.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
The employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk for long periods of time, to talk and hear, to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, to climb or balance, to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, occasional bending, reaching or squatting. The incumbent is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Also required is frequent hearing and talking, in person and on the telephone. More than 90% of time is spent indoors. The noise level is normal to loud within an active YMCA program environment.

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