Reference ID : 34714
Location : Burlington, VT
Category : None
Job Type : Full Time



Join the Y Movement!

As a Teacher Associate, you will assist in planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate and stimulating curriculum following the philosophy and standards of the YMCA and NAEYC guidelines, participate in the development and execution of curricular programs, establish professional relationships with parents, and enrich and nurture the lives of our young children.


  • Assist the Head Teacher in developing and implementing a curriculum with appropriate activities for individual children's cognitive, physical, social and emotional development.
  • Participate in planning and implementing weekly activities and classroom routines.
  • Develop and maintain positive and professional relationships with families, identifying differences in parenting and life styles.
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately as needed with parents to promote an understanding of each child's day, growth and development.
  • Attend all program parent/child functions such as art shows and recognition events.
  • Assist the Head Teacher in maintaining records of each child's growth and development and in gathering assessment and conference information on each child.
  • Meet weekly with Head Teacher to address classroom plans or issues.
  • Lead the class in the event of an absence.
  • Assist in the supervision of all activities to ensure the safety of every child.
  • Assist to maintain a neat and organized classroom and assist in the maintenance of equipment and materials as needed.
  • Participate in swim lessons, physical education lessons, and on field trips as necessary.
  • Communicate appropriate information to the classroom teachers and the director.
  • Communicate child concerns with teaching team and/or Director prior to notifying parents or guardians.
  • Supervise nap time with by helping children rest if necessary and/or accomplish work within the classroom if the children are resting comfortably.
  • Assist in maintaining all relevant state Child Care Licensing requirements.


Applicants must be at least 20 years of age with a High School Diploma or GED and meet one of these requirements:

  • Vermont Early Childhood Career Ladder Level Three (3); or
  • Associate Degree with a major in Early Childhood, Child or Human Development, Elementary Education or Child and Family Services and at least one year of experience working with children under age 8; or
  • Certificate of Completion from the Registered Child Care Apprenticeship Program; or
  • Child Care Certificate from the Community College of Vermont and at least one year of experience working with children under age 8; or
  • Successful completion of 21 college credits with an Early Childhood or School Age focus and at least one year of experience working with children under age 8.

Nice To Haves

-A Vermont Early Childhood Career Ladder Level One (1) or Two (2) Certificate; or

-A current CDA (Child Development Associate); or

-State Board of Education approved Human Services Program Certificate that emphasizes child development or early childhood education; or

-Completion of the Fundamentals for Early Childhood Professionals course or the Vermont Afterschool Essentials Certificate; or

-Successful completion of three (3) college credit course in child or human development or school age care and education.


-Free family membership and program discounts on camps, events and classes.

-Paid time off

-Medical, Vision, and Dental Insurance with funded Health Reimbursement Account

-Company-sponsored Life Insurance

-Short and Long-Term Disability

-Retirement Savings Plan and Pension Eligibility

-National Training and Professional Development through YMCA of the USA (YUSA).

Salary : $17 to $18.50/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : None
Minimum Experience : None
Location : Burlington, VT

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