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YMCA of Greater Seattle Lead Teacher, Early Learning (Pre-K) in Bothell, Washington


Job Summary

Be part of providing a nurturing child-centered environment through enrichment and activities while also supporting the children as they grow and learn. Child care is more than a safe place it is a place where our team strives to create an environment that allows children to reach their fullest potential. You will be responsible for the development of activities and all classroom plans, while also providing support and guidance to staff or volunteers overseeing activities and children.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is committed to paying competitive wages; we meet or exceed City of Seattle minimum wage.


  1. Plans and implements culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate activities within the curriculum in accordance with the Youth Development goals of the YMCA. Ultimately responsible for the quality and completion of all classroom plans, including lesson, behavior and event plans.

  2. Supervises a group of children to ensure their health and safety, and to provide for a positive experience for each child.

  3. Provides guidance to staff/volunteers overseeing the activities of groups of children.

  4. Professionally communicates day-to-day, confidential and evaluative information with parents/guardians including newsletters, individual parent communication and parent/teacher conferences.

  5. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.

  6. May fill-in for the Program Supervisor during short-term absences.

  7. Maintains a developmentally appropriate classroom including, appearance, d├ęcor and cleanliness of site.

  8. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.

Who are you?

If you're the right candidate for the job, you are excited to spend your time impacting the lives of children. You thrive on the energy of children and are ready to jump in and lead activities. You are always looking for ways to offer support. You are comfortable with individual youth and groups of children, can talk to and partner with parents and other adults, and have an interest in and aptitude for learning new ways to work with kids. You have an eye for quality programming and can build a sense of belonging with the groups you work with.


You should have:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

  • 2 or more years of experience withchildren kindergarten aged and younger.

  • Ability to model and demonstrate Y values; caring, respect, responsibility and honesty.

  • Experience planning and implementing group activities.

  • Prefer CDA, AA or BA or 45 credits of early childhood education.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.

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ID 2019-8191

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Northshore YMCA

Category Early Childhood Education

Address 11811 NE 195th Street