Duluth Area Family YMCA

Little Treasures Early Childhood Teacher - Duluth

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Active since 04-08-2017 Job category Education / Coaching / Trainers
Location Duluth Level Entry level / Graduate
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type -
Hours 0 Salary 11.50
YMCA Little Treasures Childcare Center is searching for a Preschool Teacher! If you have a passion for education and literacy, and love working with children, please contact us to see how you can become part of the Y and make a difference in the lives of children. To apply for this position in our successful and growing 4 star Parent Aware rated Preschool program, please attach your letter of interest, resume that includes previous experience with early childhood, and three letters of recommendation. This full-time, year round teaching position does require that applicants are DHS qualified. The YMCA offers a competitive salary as well as benefits, training and membership. This position is open until filled.


To provide a warm, nurturing, safe, and loving environment where self-concepts are enhanced, independence encouraged, and individuality respected.
To provide developmentally appropriate educational activities to children in the classroom that promote developmental progress for each child.
To maintain friendly communication with parents and other caregivers.

1. To create and offer a program, including curriculum, that meets the emotional, physical, intellectual and social needs of both individual children and those of the group.
2. To play and interact with children, and to assist them in regulating their emotions and growing socially/emotionally.
3. To treat all children, staff, and families with dignity and respect.
4. To keep consistent daily routines and interactions with children.
5. To gear the program to the needs of the individual child/family, with concern for their interest, special needs and talents, background, and individual style and pace of learning.
6. To interact with the children on their level and to encourage their involvement in activities.
7. To maintain an environment that is safe, orderly, clean, and developmentally stimulating.
8. To treat each child and caregiver with dignity and respect.
9. To know how many children are in your group, where they are at all times and to be able to see and hear each child.
10. To establish and maintain good communications with parents on a daily informal basis and keep them informed of their child’s day and developmental progress.
11. To continually evaluate each child’s progress using Ounce or Work Sampling, and to communicate these observations to the child’s parents/caregivers during formal parent/teacher conferences offered at least twice a year.
12. To identify developmental concerns of individual children and discuss with other professionals and parents when necessary.
13. To model appropriate, positive behavior guidance techniques and develop a cooperating and supportive attitude within the room with staff, children, and families.
14. To direct other staff and volunteers in classroom and keep them informed of regulations and individual plans for children.
15. To follow Little Treasures’ Behavior Guidance Policies and other procedures/plans in place when working with children.
16. To prepare weekly, developmentally appropriate lesson plans.
17. To maintain the confidentiality of children, parents, staff, and the program.
18. To ensure that program goals are implemented.
19. To plan and supervise class outings/field trips that are developmentally appropriate.
20. To work cooperatively with families, consultants and others to create individual plans for children when necessary.
21. To work with other staff to create a room arrangement that is inviting, interesting, and conducive to learning, and to update classroom environment regularly.
22. To assist in record keeping for the classroom, including the Food Program.
23. Abide by current Little Treasures’ safety regulations as defined by OSHA, Fire Department, Rule 3, Head Start, and other regulatory agencies.
24. To participate in recommended training programs, conferences, courses and other aspects of professional growth and to meet minimum training hours for each year.
25. To direct and assist with the daily operations of a classroom, including completing children’s Daily Reports, Accident Reports, diaper changes, minimal food prep, and various cleaning duties.
26. To abide by the legal statutes regarding Mandatory Reporting in situations of abuse.
27. To promote the Little Treasures’ philosophy and mission.

Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Y’s values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.

Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance and support.

Operational Effectiveness: Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.

Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

 High School Diploma/GED,CDA, AA or BA in Education degree - with experience in Early Childhood. (Call the center for more information)
 Complete a background check as required by licensing rules
 Meet minimum training hours for each year as defined by Rule 3
 Ability to handle crises, problem solve, make judgments or decisions appropriately and quickly as needed to ensure the well-being and safety of clients, staff, and facility.
 Ability to work independently and in cooperation with other staff.
 An essential understanding of and commitment to the fundamental principles of Little Treasures’ mission and goals.
 Employment and daily staffing is subject to enrollment.
 Experience tracking and organizing data.
 CPR-1st Aid Certified (Infant, Child and Adult) within 90 days of hire.


• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to: climb stairs, bend, stoop, kneel, twist, reach with hands, sit, stand for an extended period of time, walk, shovel snow, lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, have finger dexterity, grasp, perform repetitive motions, talk, hear and have visual acuity.

The Duluth Area Family YMCA (the Y) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the Y complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absences, compensation and training.


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This listing is a full-time job

Job category Education / Coaching / Trainers
Industry / Industries Government / Non-profit
Region United States
Keywords early childhood, teacher, education

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Name Heather Klingsporn