Lead Early Learning Teacher
Company: YMCA of Atlanta
Posted on: November 22, 2021
The YMCA of Metro Atlanta serves more than 300,000 individuals
with 23 full facilities and ten additional camping and childcare
locations. The Y provides financial assistance to support more than
25,000 youth, teens and families. The Y offers programs that serve
kids, adults and families at all stages of life. As the largest
provider of early learning and after-school programs in Georgia,
the Y is closing the achievement gap for Atlanta youth. During the
teen years, the Y focuses on leadership development to prepare
teens to connect to and serve their communities. A leader in
healthy living, the Y offers youth sports and wellness programs
designed to help kids and adults live healthier and be more active.
A strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids,
our health and our neighbors. We believe that to bring about
meaningful change in individuals and communities, we must be
focused and accountable. At the Y, we measure the success of our
cause by how well we engage communities in our three areas of
- YOUTH DEVELOPMENT - Nurturing the potential of every child and
- HEALTHY LIVING - Improving the nation's health and
- SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - Giving back and providing support to
Ensure School Readiness/Academic Instruction:
1. Utilize the curriculum goals and objectives to develop lesson
plans to support the early learning standards and include
educational experiences in Language/Literacy, Math, Science, Social
Studies, Creative (Music, Art and Drama), Social & Emotional, and
Physical Development .
2. Develop individual relationships with children by providing care
that is responsive attentive, consistent, comforting, supportive,
and culturally sensitive.
3. Create activities that relate to the weekly studies and extend
on what they know about each student's interest and their
4. Implement family style meals, sit and eat with children, and
engage them in conversation.
5. Maintain compliance with the Y's Way to the Creative Curriculum
goals and objectives.
6. Arrange the learning environment to support learning content
areas and ITERS and ECERS criteria.
Empower Healthy Living/Health & Safety
1. Design an environment that protects children's Health and Safety
at all times. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring that
all Physical Hazards are always inaccessible to students.
2. Create an environment that prevents challenging or disruptive
behaviors through - classroom strategies/designs, effective
transitions and engaging activities.
3. Use positive redirection to address inappropriate behaviors.
Behavior charts cannot be displayed in Pre-K classrooms. No
employee can use any form of corporal punishment as a method of
discipline. Any violation will be grounds for automatic termination
. Teachers are mandated reporters and are required by law to report
the witnessing of inappropriate discipline or knowledge of child
4. Provides adequate supervision as defined by BFTS, Quality Rated,
and the YMCA of children during all activities (indoors & outdoors)
as well as during all times when children are under their direct
care. Any lack of supervision that results in an injury of a
student can be grounds for immediate termination.
5. Must obtain First Aid/CPR & 10 hour Health & Safety Orientation
(BFTS) within 30 days of hire and maintain the certification.
6. Follows and teaches health practices relating to Hand-washing
and Basic Hygiene Practices.
7. Complete Incident Reports and to follow the required
documentation steps and protocol in reporting the incident to the
Directors and families immediately.
Assessments and Evaluations:
1. Maintain assessment records to meet GOLD guidelines. This
includes, but is not limited to, following the schools Assessment
Timeline for evaluation of each student development and
organization of student portfolios.
2. Provide updates regarding each student's development during
parent/teacher conferences. These conferences must be held at a
minimum of two times per school term and any additional
conferences, as required. These conferences shall contain positive
and developmental information rather than reports of behavior
related incidents and child's areas of concerns.
3. Conduct Brigance screenings for all students within the
Family and Volunteer Engagement:
1. Teachers use a variety of formal and informal strategies to
become acquainted with and learn from families about their family
culture and structure.
2. Teachers and families work together to plan activities for
student and teachers strongly encourage family involvement during
all branch activities and events.
3. Recruits volunteers and In-kind Contributions to support program
1. Teachers evaluate and improve their own performance based on
ongoing reflection and feedback from supervisor, peers and
families. Teachers develop a staff development plan with their
3. Utilize planning time to develop lesson plans and other task to
support the overall program goals.
4. Commit to an agreed upon work schedule and is flexible, if
needed to adjust hours with little notice .
5. Attends Pre-service, In-service and any special training
sessions required by the program.
6. Teachers must to be prepared to meet all Partnership Training
Requirements which include Rollins Center, PCA Start for Life.
7. Perform other duties as related to the delivery of a quality
- Complete daily "pre-screen" on Workday prior to arriving.
- Temperature check will be assessed at arrival, noon & departure
each shift worked.
- Masks must always be worn during the day.
- Gloves are needed when changing diapers & mealtime. Must change
gloves in between each child.
- Sanitizing all toys/chairs/door handles frequently after each
- Ensuring all children & staff are maintaining social distancing
guidelines throughout the building.
- Provide each child with their own set of materials to reduce
the spread of germs.
- Open & closing shift- all tables & counters wiped down.
- Will follow best practices set forth by BFTS, CDC and YMCA of
Metro Atlanta cleaning, sanitizing, and social distancing
1. Must be 21 years of age.
2. Must possess a CDA, AA degree in Early Childhood Education or
3. Have at least 2 years of experience working with children
younger than five in a state licensed center. NAEYC or Quality
Rated experience a plus
4. Excellent verbal/written communication skills.
5. Must submit a cleared GCIC and NCIC before working.
6. TB screening and a Physical must be submitted before working. Do
these still apply?
Ergonomic Requirements: Bending, stooping, standing, lifting up to
40 pounds, seeing, verbal communication and hearing. Annual TB and
Physical results submitted.
Under the direction of the Center Director, Assistant Director &
Education Manager the Early Learning Lead Teacher is responsible
for the delivery of a high-quality educational experience for the
children and families under his/her care. Must implement the
program based on the programs goal and objectives. All decisions
must be guided by the YMCA, Bright from the Start licensing, and
Quality Rated. Parent involvement is critical to the impact and
success of the overall program.
It's fun to work in an organization where people truly BELIEVE in
what they are
We're committed to bringing passion and people together to
communities where everyone belongs.
YMCA Paulding County Academy Associated topics: assistant preschool
teacher, associate kindergarten teacher, baby, daycare teachers,
early, early education, kindergarten, nursery education, preschool
Keywords: YMCA of Atlanta, Atlanta , Lead Early Learning Teacher, Other , Hiram, Georgia
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