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14 Sep 2022

Full-Time Child Care Lead Teacher – Clover Park

ymcapkc – Posted by ymcapkc Lakewood, Washington, United States

Job Description

We are looking for a Child Care Lead Teacher to join our team! All YMCA Child Care team members receive benefits and perks – including free child care!

As the nation’s leading Child Care Program, we believe children should have a place to explore their interests and talents. We serve 1325 children in 9 school districts at 40 locations. Our state-licensed program reaches 58 elementary schools and 1 Pre-K program in Pierce and Kitsap counties.

As a Child Care Lead Teacher, you will support the YMCA Child Care Program year-round to serve our community with a variety of activity options to explore and develop interests and talents of the youth with a focus on safety, health, social growth, and academic enhancement for children to have fun and thrive in our care. You will help in providing balanced recreation, education, and character development through enriched activities full of fun and friendship.
In this position, you will be able to use your skills for:

  • Come alongside school personnel to support academic goals and plans for children and the school.
  • Conduct parent conferences, and maintain positive relationships and effective communication with parents.
  • Ensure program remains in conformance with all YMCA policies and procedures as well as the Washington Administrative Code.
  • Promote a positive environment that fosters fun, safety, and our YMCA values which includes implementation of proximity praise, specific action compliments, and our 8 Points of Leadership.
  • Provide guidance, mentoring, and leadership to new site staff  and create follow-up plans throughout the school year.
  • Plan and develop a daily schedule of classroom routines and activities.
  • Provide an integrated, child-centered, comprehensive curriculum and multicultural environment, which meets the needs of every child, including those with disabilities.

Are you a good fit?

  • You are at least 21 years old.
  • You have two years of full-time management experience.
  • You have 30 or more college quarter credits in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, and Elementary Education or the equivalent educational background in courses relating to early learning or child development.
  • You have completed STARS trainings (i.e. Ongoing 10 hours, 20/30 Hour Basic).
  • You have previous experience working with children in a child care setting and knowledge of school-aged child development.
  • You enjoy working with school-aged children and diverse populations.
  • You have or commit to obtaining CPR, Basic First Aid, Food Handlers, and TB cards.
  • You have a Washington State Driver’s license (when applicable) and can obtain a current copy of your driving record.
  • You are able and willing to complete online Child Abuse Prevention training on your first day, and other online and in-person training as required.
  • You want to have fun at work!

Starting Wage: $20.00+ per hour, depending on qualifications

Hours:  Full-Time, 40 hours per week

Location:  Clover Park School District

Benefits: As a full-time employee, you and your family will be supported with a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Below you can view some of the highlighted perks of working with the Y!

  • All YMCA Child Care employees receive Free YMCA Child Care
  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Family YMCA Membership
  • 20% YMCA program and merchandise discounts
  • Retirements Savings Plan
  • Discounted Phone Plans
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)

Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, individuals that work in an educational setting must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption is received and approved. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. If you need to request a medical or religious exemption please contact

How to Apply

Please apply directly via the hyperlink to our application page!

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 11 days.

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