As a Y Head Start Assistant Teacher, you will work collaboratively with classroom teachers, center administration, family advocates and family members to implement curriculum to achieve outcomes for children of all abilities as well as ensure successful operation of the program. You will be a resource to multiple classrooms in order to ensure safety, supervision, and regulatory compliance. You’ll be responsible for ensuring the health, welfare, and safety of the children in the program. You will contribute to the creation of an environment which fosters the social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and creative development of each child in your care. As a Y Head Start Assistant Teacher, you’ll contribute to the Y and to the broader community we serve by working with our littlest participants who are economically disadvantaged and help them prepare for success in school and life.
An interest in the well-being and education of young children, enthusiasm, patience, good humor, good judgment and a good spirit
Some prior early childhood experience
The ability to clearly communicate and effectively listen to children, parents/guardians, members, and other Y associates
An AA degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Services or a related field from an accredited college or university
Your Child Development Associate certification (preferred) or your 90 hour child care certification and 9 hours in communication
About Y in Central MD
The Y is a mission-driven, charitable organization in Central Maryland dedicated to developing the full potential of every individual through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
At the Y, we are committed to providing family-oriented, affordable, high quality programs that lead to:
every child and youth deepening positive values, their commitment to service and their motivation to learn
every family building stronger bonds, achieving greater work/life balance and becoming more engaged with their community
an enhanced quality of life in the communities in which we operate