Assistant Teacher


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Wheeler Regional Family YMCA
149 Farmington Avenue
Child Care
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Under the direction of the Head Teacher, the Infant/Toddler Assistant Teacher works for the YMCA of Greater Hartford and will assist the Head Teacher in the preparation and delivery of daily activities by completing assigned task.


  1. Ensure the health, safety and well-being of children in the program by providing close supervision of all activities.
  2. Provide staff support concerning appropriate early childhood practices on an informal, formal, and ongoing basis.
  3. Work with parents to promote understanding growth and development of their child.
  4. Effectively communicate with parents, verbally and in writing, throughout the session/year.
  5. Maintain a clean and safe classroom environment by reporting and/or removing all dangerous materials.
  6. Create stimulating lesson plans promoting exploration, creativity, and discovery, following the CT Preschool Frameworks.
  7. Maintain accurate program documentation (incident, accident and behavior reports, attendance, development and growth, areas of concerns, and sign-in / sign-out sheets).
  8. Actively participate in all training sessions, designated meetings and special events.


  • Must posses a high school diploma as well as 1-2 years’ experience working with infants/toddlers in a verifiable paid or volunteer setting.
  • Associates Degree in Child Development or ECE OR has at least 12 credits in Early Childhood Education.
  • Child Development Credentials (CDA) preferred but not required.
  • Certification in CPR and/or First Aid required within six months of employment.
  • Bring to this position maturity, responsibility, and a sincere interest in working with children
  • Have very strong interpersonal and organization skills.
  • Be creative with lots of energy and can inspire children to learn and grow.