YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.
  • Child Care
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Full Time

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Teacher creates positive, nurturing relationships with children while building cooperative relationships with parents/caregivers. Promotes and supports the potential of all youth in programs and facilitates peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall program experience. Provides direction for the children in the classroom, and implements program curriculum. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families.

Hours and Salary


Full -Time 40 Hours per week (Salary Range is $14.00 to $15.00 per hour)

Our child care program is open Mon-Fri; 7:45 am. To 4:30 pm. You may also be required to attend Saturday trainings, meetings and events in addition to your regular work schedule.


  • AGE: Eighteen years or older
  • EDUCATION: high school diploma or equivalent
  • ECE/CD UNITS: Current Child Development Teacher Permit. Renew every 5 years with 105 hours of professional growth.
  • RELATED EXPERIENCE: At least 175 days of experience in an instructional capacity in a child care and development program, working at least 3 hours per day within the last 4 years. Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities. Previous experience with diverse populations preferred. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds
  • SPECIALIZED SKILLS: Strong character values; communication skills; emotional maturity
  • IMMUNIZATION AND PHYSICAL: Current TB, influenza (limited exceptions), pertussis, and measles vaccination and physical exam.
  • LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS: Current First Aid; Adult, Infant and Child CPR Certifications (preferred) 





  1. Warmly greet children and parents; creating a welcoming and nurturing environment for all participants and guests.
  2. Prepare and implement a well-rounded calendar and curriculum for your group that is child-centered, asset based and achieves YMCA goals with children and families.
  3. Help children manage behavior using a positive approach, including redirection and using constructive discipline with natural and logical consequences.
  4. Maintain an exceptionally clean and safe environment in the child care facility.
  5. Work with the site director in providing continuous program feedback to parents regarding their child/children's participation and behavior in the program.
  6. Maintain daily progress portfolio for each child; Conduct parent conferences for each child two times per year.
  7. Oversee and provide guidance to assigned Teacher Aide, when necessary.
  8. Step in to address issues concerning management of the site in the absence of the Site Director.
  9. Provide support to Site Director and assist with ECERS/SACERS assessment as required.
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