As a Y Certified Pre-K Teacher, you will plan, manage and supervise a classroom with a direct focus on school readiness skills by implementing a rigorous curriculum, schedules, routines and transitions. The Pre-K Teacher will partner with Teacher Assistant to lead the classroom, including support associates, while ensuring adherence to federal and state standards & regulations as well as to the Y’s philosophy and approach to early childhood education. You’ll be responsible for ensuring the health, welfare, and safety of the children in the program. You will create an environment which fosters the social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and creative development of each child in your care. As a Y Certified Pre-K Teacher, you’ll contribute to the Y and to the broader community we serve by working with our littlest participants who are economically disadvantaged and help them prepare for success in school and life.
This work is right for you if you have:
An interest in the well-being and education of young children, enthusiasm, patience, good humor, good judgment and a good spirit
The ability to clearly communicate and effectively listen to children, parents/guardians, members, and other Y associates
A degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field with a minimum of 18 credits in Early Childhood Education
Prior experience teaching preschool aged children, including supervisory experience
An active Maryland Educator Certificate in Early Childhood Education
Additional Salary Information: Full Comprehensive Benefits offered in addition to a paid membership to the YMCA
About Y in Central MD
The Y is a mission-driven, charitable organization in Central Maryland dedicated to developing the full potential of every individual through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
At the Y, we are committed to providing family-oriented, affordable, high quality programs that lead to:
every child and youth deepening positive values, their commitment to service and their motivation to learn
every family building stronger bonds, achieving greater work/life balance and becoming more engaged with their community
an enhanced quality of life in the communities in which we operate