YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.
  • 14-Jan-2022 to 15-Mar-2022 (PST)
  • Child Care
  • Culver City, CA, USA
  • $15.75
  • Hourly
  • Part Time (< 30 hours)

Benefits include YMCA gym membership for employee, spouse and dependent children under the age of 18, etc. . Additionally, a Y Retirement Employee funded plan, 403b Retirement funded by employee plan available after employment eligibility is met.

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Preschool 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. This is a part-time, 20-29 hours, per week.


  • AGE: Eighteen years or older
  • EDUCATION: high school diploma or equivalent
  • ECE/CD UNITS: 12 semester units in ECE of CD or current Child Development Associate Teacher, Teacher, or Master Teacher Permit or Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and 6 months experience.
  • RELATED EXPERIENCE: 6 months previous experience working with children in a group setting. 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 (respect, responsibility, honesty, caring); strong communication skills; emotional maturity
  • LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS: Current approved EMSA First Aid; Adult, Infant and Child CPR Certifications (8 hours) or completed within the first 60 days of hire (this course is provided by the YMCA free-of-charge). Completion of child abuse prevention training prior to first day in program. 9 Hour course in Preventative Health Practices (PHP).
  • IMMUNIZATION & PHYSICAL: Current TB, influenza (limited exceptions), pertussis, and measles vaccination and physical exam.


  1. Nurtures children through purposeful programming dedicated to building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families.
  2. Full understanding of licensing regulations (Title 22) and responsible for ensuring assigned location operates in full compliance at all times. Steps in as individual in charge when Site Director is not present during program hours as assigned.
  3. Maintains close visual supervision of a group of assigned children, following ratios based on specific program. Provide oversight and guidance to Teacher Aide as assigned.
  4. No child is left unsupervised or staff alone with a child at any time.
  5. Help children manage behavior using a positive approach, including proactive strategies, redirection and using constructive discipline with natural and logical consequences.
  6. Actively supports the YMCA is committed to inclusion and compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) where appropriate.
  7. Planning and implementing program curriculum and activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate, consistent with the YMCA values, and established guidelines.
  8. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards, maintains site and equipment, and maintains required program records in accordance with Title 22 regulations, funding terms and conditions, and YMCA expectations.
  9. Makes ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child. Communicates with supervisor regarding child's development.
  10. Cultivates positive relationships and maintains effective communication with parents.
    Engages parents as volunteers and connects them to the YMCA.
  11. Attends and participates in family events, program activities, staff meetings and trainings.
  12. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies. Follows reporting procedures and proactively responds to situations to ensure a safe environment for all involved.
  13. Understands and complies with current federal, state, local regulations, and YMCA policies and procedures at all times.
  14. Maintains positive relationship with parents, other YMCA team members and community partners. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions.
  15. All other duties as assigned by your supervisor.
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