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Toddler Lead Teacher is responsible for the daily operation of a designated licensed preschool child care program. This includes providing quality childcare, fostering achievement, encouraging belonging, acting as a positive role model for children and other staff, while developing and implementing thematic age appropriate activities.
Facilitates socialization, participation and interaction of all participants through active involvement in safe, fun and developmentally appropriate activities in a licensed preschool child are program; provides adaptations based on individual needs and utilizes positive behavior guidance techniques with participants.
Implements developmentally appropriate program curriculum and coordinates supplies for designated program(s).
Assures compliance with accreditation, licensing and YMCA program standards when applicable. Ensures accountability, safety, quality and consistency. Maintains proper records/department files.
Trains, provides guidance to and directs preschool assistant teachers and volunteers as needed. Reports and performance concerns or policy violations to supervisor immediately.
Performs designated first responder responsibilities as needed. Knows/reviews all safety rules and emergency procedures. Manages emergencies, unusual circumstances and behavior. Completes proper report forms and communicates all incidents requiring disciplinary action to supervisor.
Assists in ensuring program operates within budget and follows business service policies and procedures.
Knows and understands child care programs, department policies and emergency procedures and is able to clearly explain said information to members.
Increases member retention by creating personalized member experiences and positive relationships with and among members, staff, volunteers and/or guests. Creates a supportive and uplifting community environment.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Related experience as a teacher in a licensed preschool or early childhood education center preferred.
Lead Teacher classification recognized by Wisconsin State Licensing requirements.
Knowledge of general child growth and development, learning theories, and developmentally appropriate activities for children required.
Requires ability to professionally and effectively communicate with members, staff and supervisors; maintain confidentiality and exchange accurate information.
Requires ability to effectively interact with, lead, and motivate members who have a variety of abilities and needs.
Must possess reliable transportation for travel when required.
Must posses and maintain within the indicated time frame:
CPR/AED and First Aid training within 30 days of start date.
Y orientation, Child Abuse Prevention, Bloodborne Pathogens, Epi Pen, and Shaken Baby Syndrome training within 60 days of start date.
Ymca Of Dane County