YMCA of Greater Seattle

Early Education Teacher

Job Locations US-WA-Woodinville | US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 1 week ago(1/6/2022 4:38 PM)
Regular Full-Time
# of Openings
Woodinville Early Education Center & Preschool
Early Childhood Education
13205 NE 175th Street
Minimum compensation
USD $17.27/Hr.


*YGS is currently offering a "New Hire $600 Sign-On Cash Incentive!"
As of October 6th new Full-time and Part-time employees will receive a $600 bonus, which will be paid in one lump sum, after working 120 hours.


Our Commitment to Equity
The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.


Job Summary

We are seeking Early Education professionals who are passionate and dedicated to providing children and their families with an excellent educational experience. This opportunity is fantastic for somebody who is eager to grow in an environment that values your contributions and communication skills. You will work in a supportive and caring environment with a responsive leadership team and phenomenal resources and materials.


This position works alongside the Lead Teacher in implementing engaging activities for groups of children, supervising children while following program and state requirements.


Position Type/Location

Shifts will be within our operating hours of Monday-Friday, 6:30am-6:00pm. We are looking to hire both full- and part-time staff at these locations:

  • Woodinville
  • West Seattle
  • North Seattle (Linden Ave N)
  • Auburn
  • South Park (Seattle)


What you'll get from working at The Y

  • Membership to the YMCA of Greater Seattle for you and your household
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance
  • Retirement with generous employer contributions
  • Free access to mental health resources
  • Rapidly-accruing paid time off (PTO) available immediately upon hire
  • Discounts on qualifying YMCA of Greater Seattle childcare and day camp programs

*Some benefits only available to full-time staff


YMCA of Greater Seattle will comply with all WA state mandates regarding COVID vaccinations. All YGS staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID regardless of work location. Religious and Medical Exemptions will be considered at time of hire.


What you'll be doing

  1. Implements culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate activities with the curriculum in accordance with the Youth Development goals of the YMCA.
  2. Coordinates activities which fit the children's individual developmental needs. Activities are designed to enhance the whole child’s development to include social, intellectual, and physical growth.
  3. Supervises a group of children to ensure their health and safety, and to provide for a positive experience for each child.
  4. Completes individual child observations alongside lead teacher for child assessments.
  5. Professionally communicates with and maintains positive relationships with families. May participate in conferences.
  6. Keep family communicate sheets up to date, this includes daily record of activities, meals and family information notes.
  7. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.
  8. Provides assistance to Lead teacher and may fill-in during temporary absences.
  9. Maintains ordered arrangement, appearance, decor, cleanliness, and learning environment of classroom.
  10. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.


What we're looking for in an applicant

  1. 18 years of age or older.
  2. Experience in working with children the same age as those to be supervised.
  3. Completion of minimum STARS required training*
  4. High school diploma or equivalent.
  5. Knowledge of culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate practices.
  6. Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.
  7. Cleared Portable Background Check in the statewide registry MERIT.**

*At hire, or earliest possible training (but no later than 60 days after employment).

**At hire, or during onboarding for position.


You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you:

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment
  • Are very adaptable
  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic
  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet
  • Truly enjoy being of service to people
  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together
  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment. 

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. 


“YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law.


We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on the results of a background check and (on applicable jobs) drug screening, including screening for marijuana.  We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.


If you need assistance of any kind with the application process, reach out to recruiting@seattleymca.org or the HR department at 206.382.5082.”



Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.



  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Caring
  • Passion for Excellence

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