Preschool Teacher - Peninsula YMCA

This position is responsible for helping to maintain a safe, clean environment; ensuring a high level of program quality and working to establish a positive relationship with all program participants and their families. The teacher will provide a positive role model to children within the philosophy of YMCA standards and expectations with emphasis on character counts philosophy.

  • Must embody and demonstrate the Y's core values of honesty, respect, caring and responsibility.

  • This position is supervised and work under the direction of the Child Development Director or designee.

  • This position is responsible for preparing age and developmentally appropriate curriculum and activities to enhance children's physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional development.

  • Other responsibilities include planning and implementing all daily activities for children.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Age: Must be 18 years of age or older

  • Education: Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Must also have 12 core units in ECE*: Child Development, Child, Family and Community, Curriculum, Principles and Practices & Infant and toddler teachers must also have Infant/toddler growth and development.

    • *You may be hired with 6 ECE units, you must enroll and complete 3 units a semester until you have completed 12 ECE units to become a fully qualified teacher

  • Availability: Must be able to work in different shifts earliest starting 7:00 am to 4 pm or later shifts including 9:30 am to 6:30 pm. Flexibility in work schedule is required.

  • Related Experience: Minimum of 6 months working with young children or Familiar with Developmentally Appropriate Practices

  • Licenses & Certifications: First Aid & CPR, within 90 days of hire (YMCA can certfiy)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education: AA or BA in Child Development/Early Childhood Education preferred.

  • Experience: At least 2+ years of experience working with young children

  • Language Skills: Fluency in English and other language such as Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, etc.

  • Related Experience: Experienced or familiar with Reggio Emilia, NAEYC Standards and antibias curriculum


Gateway Child Development Center

559 Gateway Blvd.

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Pay Range:

$18-$22/hour DOE

To Apply:

Apply here.