State Pre-K Teacher

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Child Care Branch YMCA


Wichita, KS 67202-2012

Job Description


Uphold the YMCA mission, vision and values as well as display the Character Development core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility

Ability to effectively supervise participants and maintain safety standards

Ability to work accurately at a fast pace

Ability to communicate effectively: both oral and written

Ability to handle all questions and concerns and resolve conflicts in a courteous and professional manner

Ability to demonstrate a high level of maturity, patience, dependability, sound judgment; and the desire to work with all ages, especially children


Plan and implement developmentally appropriate lessons and activities.

Plan in advance and turn into your ELC Program Director weekly lesson plans and supply needs.

Post-current lesson plans in classroom at all times.

Develop a daily schedule that provides a balance of active and quiet activities, individual and group times.

Arrange the classroom to provide for learning centers and rotate toys routinely.

Monitor children’s developmental progress through observation records, checklists, daily reports, and formal assessments.

Parent Communication

Maintain positive, open relations with all families.

Address and greet parents by name upon arrival and departure.

Reinforce daily to parent and child the successes and positive behaviors exhibited.

Visit with parents and keep record of all behavior concerns as may arise.

Communicate all concerns and provide written documentation of all concerns to ELC Program Director.

Conduct parent teacher conferences twice yearly as schedule and more often as needed.

Facilitate all classroom activities, participate, model, and observe as necessary.

Classroom Organization

Manage all classroom supplies and equipment in a safe and organized manner.

Maintain the classroom environment to support smooth transitions and the independent learning of children.

Maintain neatly all storage areas.

Follow cleaning schedule, as posted and additional items deemed necessary.

Display all postings and children’s work in a neat and orderly manner.

Maintain a safe, secure and clean environment

Lift and carry children as need.

Follow all program guidelines in regard to food service, clean up and food storage.

Complete accident / incident reports in a timely manner, following the chain of command have the report signed and provide a copy to the parent on the day of the incident.

Support and demonstrate discipline practices in accordance with the YMCA policies and KDHE regulations.

Maintain professionalism

Attend all required staff meetings and trainings.

Follow program dress code.

Maintain appropriate attendance.

Maintain eye contact and smile at parents, children, and staff during all communications.

Maintain confidentiality on a strict need to know bases with parents, staff, outside agencies, and the general community.

Plan and complete in-service hours as required by KDHE and as requested by ELC Program Director.

Meet and/or exceed all KDHE regulations and CACFP guidelines in relation to programming for children birth to six.

Represent the YMCA well to all who come into contact with you and your program.

Take concerns and complaints directly to the ELC Program Director, thus eliminating unnecessary negativity and misunderstandings.


EFFECT ON END RESULT: When a teacher does a quality job, the children will feel positive about themselves and look forward to coming to the Early Learning Center.



Current Teaching License

Bachelor’s degree in elementary education or early childhood

Maintain current CPR, First Aid, and Signs and Symptoms of Childhood Illnesses, Child Abuse Neglect, Child Development, and Safe Sleep certifications or acquire within 30 days of hire

Have record of negative TB Screen and Physical within the last 6 months

Meet all Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Regulations

Must attend New Employee Orientation within 30 days of hire

Essential Functions


Visual, auditory, and verbal ability to communicate effectively with people and monitor property and activity

Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs

Must be able to bend and squat repetitively

Must be able to stand/walk for extended periods of time

Must be able to perform light physical activity

Maintain a positive attitude and make the environment an encouraging experience for all

Maintain a neat and professional appearance at all times

How to Apply

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Resumes Accepted Until

July 31, 2021

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