Preschool Assistant Teacher

Ymca Twin Cities Saint Paul , MN 55102

Posted 2 months ago

  1. Job Summary:

The Child Care Assistant Teacher will support the teaching staff in implementing childcare programs. The incumbent will assist with carrying out the child care mission and values by providing high quality child care services to children and parents that focus on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

2.Essential Functions:

  • Assist with the implementation of daily plans and activities.

  • Assist in supervising children and participate with children in activities.

  • Maintain program site and equipment.

  • Communicate with parents on an ongoing basis and assist with parent conferences.

  • Assist with daily observations and child evaluations.

  • Provide guidance for children's behavior.

  • Maintains CACFP and Minnesota Department of Health Licensing for meals and snacks, if applicable.


The incumbent interacts regularly with children, parents, and staff members. The incumbent will assist in supervising other staff members and program volunteers. This position involves interaction with individuals from diverse backgrounds.


  • Meet Minnesota DHS Rule 3 or Wisconsin HFS 46 Assistant Teacher qualifications, including yearly in service requirements.

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • Adult and child CPR or CPR/PR, First Aid, and AED Certifications within 30 days of hire date.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.

  • A commitment to working with children in a developmental setting and a sincere desire to have a meaningful effect on their lives.

  • Able to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

5.Work Conditions:

  • Perform all physical aspects of the position, including frequently moving around, bending, reaching, and lifting up to 50 pounds at a time.

  • Ability to recognize and react calmly and effectively in hazardous/dangerous situations.

  • May provide children with assistance in dealing with issues such as personal hygiene, medical needs, toileting, diapering, lifting, writing, feeding, and getting in or out of transportation.

  • May be exposed to verbal outbursts, physical actions or bodily fluids as part of the child care environment.

6.Additional Notes:

This job description represents the major functions of the position but is not intended to be all-inclusive. The incumbent is also responsible for taking direction from branch representatives in completing projects or performing duties deemed necessary for the branch or Association success.

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