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Early Learning Teacher

YWCA Northeastern NY
Date Posted: 12/01/2020
Salary / Wage: $12.00-15.00 an hour based on level of education and experience.
Location: Schenectady, New York
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Since its beginnings in 1888, YWCA of Schenectady, dba YWCA NorthEastern NY has served women and families in Schenectady and the surrounding region. Throughout its 130-year history, YWCA NENY has been a constant innovator in providing programs and services to meet the changing needs of the community. It is a charter member of YWCA USA, the oldest and largest women's membership organization.

YWCA NENY is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. We achieve this mission by providing comprehensive domestic violence support services, safe and affordable housing for low-income and homeless women, high quality accredited Early Learning education, economic empowerment solutions, and health and wellness classes inclusive of all community members.

YWCA NENY benefits include generous paid time off; Fully paid pension fund; Health, dental, and vision insurance options; Supplemental insurance, including life insurance; 30% discount for on-site childcare; Opportunities for professional development  

YWCA Northeastern NY is seeking an Early Learning Teacher to join our Early Learning Center team for a full-time position. We are seeking a candidate to work at our Washington Avenue and Schenectady County Community College locations. Both centers are open from 7am to 530pm. Flexible hours are available.

Job Summary/Function:

The function of the Early Learning Teacher is to foster a developmentally appropriate, nurturing and safe environment for our young children six weeks to five years old.

Essentials Duties:

  • Complete assessments and reports for each child
  • Complete assigned classroom paperwork
  • Conduct parent conferences at minimum twice a year
  • Consult with Director/Assistant Director when concerns arise
  • Implement child abuse and maltreatment mandates
  • Monitor educational supplies and equipment needs
  • Prepare and execute weekly lesson plans
  • Supervise children, assist with training new staff
  • When extra services are needed for a child or family, provide family with information or where to find information
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings as required
  • Other duties may be assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities: No



  • CDA or Associates degree in Early Education, BS/BA in Early Education /Elementary Education preferred
  • Minimum three years of experience in a licensed childcare program

Physical requirements:

  • Must be able to sit on the floor
  • Lift up to 25 pounds
  • Must be able to go for walks, use stairs and playgrounds
  • Noise level can be loud at times
  • Must be able to physically work with children
  • Must be able to chase after young children

Application Instructions:

Please apply through our website:

Additional Information:

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.