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Peninsula Family YMCA - Infant, Toddler, Preschool Teacher

Peninsula Family YMCA
Full time
Competency level: 
Reports to: 
Child Development Director
Salary range: 
$16.00 to $20.00 per hour

Careers with a Cause

The YMCA of San Francisco was named as one of the Best Places to Work by its employees as well as one of the Healthiest Employers.   Join our team and make a lasting impact every day in communities across the Bay Area.  Every day, our staff—of all ages and from diverse backgrounds and life experiences—are transforming lives through YMCA programs for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. When you work for the Y, you’ll be supported with training, mentoring and career development opportunities. Plus, we offer great benefits to help you grow stronger in spirit, mind and body, even as you’re helping others.

About the Job

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.

The Teacher must have ability to perform the essential functions for the job which include:

  • Lead and participate in active sports and games with children
  • Monitor behavior requiring physical separation
  • Plan and carry out daily, weekly and monthly curriculum and planned activities
  • Respond to critical incidents and act swiftly in an emergency situations
  • Adequately observe participants’ activities and enforce safety regulations


  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Minimum of 6 months working with young children or Familiar with Developmentally Appropriate Practices
  • Current YMCA approved first aid and CPR certification

*You may be hired with 6 ECE units, you must enroll and complete 2 units a semester until you have completed 12 ECE units to become a fully qualified teacher

** Within 90 days of employment or at first available training.


  • AA or BA in Child Development/Early Childhood Education preferred.
  • At least 2+ years of experience working with young children
  • Fluency in English and other language such as Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, etc.
  • Experienced or familiar with Reggio Emilia, NAEYC Standards and antibias curriculum


All employees working with the YMCA are considered to have supervisory or disciplinary action relationship over minors.  Job offers are conditional and contingent upon background clearance.Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Everything you need to know about us

We offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health benefits - medical and dental plans for full time employees
  • Retirement benefits – 12% employer contribution after completion of eligibility requirements
  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees
  • Commuter Benefits via pre-tax payroll deductions
  • Flexible Spending Account – Medical and Dependent Care on a pre-tax basis  
  • Use of YMCA of San Francisco Fitness facilities
  • Paid time off benefits for part time and full time employees upon completion of eligibility requirements
  • Training and staff development for all employees