Job ID:  26294353

Company:  Missouri Valley Family YMCA

Application Type:  Seeking Full-time (post graduate opportunities)

Job Title:  Youth Development Center (Preschool) Kindergarten Readiness Teacher

Description:  CHANGE LIVES. INCLUDING YOURS. Lisa Atkinson, YDC North Site Director said, "I love working with young children, helping them learn new skills, watching when the master something new, seeing when the "light bulb" comes on for letters. I am honored to be trusted by parents to have a chance to assist them in the growth of their children. Each day brings new excitement, challenges and fun." We offer our staff a fun, rewarding work environment, EXCELLENT benefits package, and FREE YMCA Membership! The Youth Development Center Kindergarten Readiness Teacher provides care and early childhood education for 4-5 year olds in a childcare & pre-school center environment. This job is located at our main location at 1608 N. Washington St. in Bismarck. Be a role model. Develop and implement classroom curriculum and weekly lesson plans appropriate to age group, helping children build a foundation for school readiness. Supervise the children, classroom, and Teaching Assistants assigned to the classroom. Conduct parent conferences, and maintain positive relationships and effective communication with parents. Maintain a clean and well-organized classroom and equipment. Respond immediately and appropriately to unexpected situations and emergencies. Attend and be an active participant at staff meetings Full Time, Year-Round, Monday-Friday, 7:30 am-3:30 pm We are looking for someone who displays the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Requires a minimum of a CDA Certification, a 4 year Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or a related field. CPR and First Aid Certification and Child Abuse prevention training within 90 days of hire date required. Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities required. Previous experience working in an early childhood or educational setting preferred. Must have the ability to handle competing demands. Must have the ability to effectively communicate with parents regarding the child's activities, behavior, eating, etc. YMCA Youth Development Center is a high-quality, values-oriented, state-licensed childcare and pre-school education facility for children ages newborn to pre-kindergarten with a safe atmosphere and a caring staff.

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