Early Childhood Teacher II

YMCA of Greater Charlotte
Job Description

Please apply for this position directly on our website: https://tinyurl.com/yc8vtlu8

Teacher II is responsible for facilitating the holistic growth and development of all the children in their care which may include infants, toddlers and or preschool age children: develops partnerships with parents to engage and encourage parent participation in their child’s development and the program.Teacher II is also responsible for complying all accreditation and licensing requirements; interact professionally and cordially with other staff members, administrators, prospective families, observers, partner and supporters. Teacher II is a key contributor to a work environment that exemplifies trust, respect, teamwork and cooperation


Believing that our people deserve the best, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte offers an exceptional wage and benefit package. Our comprehensive benefits package determined by your employment status includes the following: 

  • Health, Dental, Flexible Spending, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability 
  • 403B Savings Plan 
  • A Retirement Plan 
  • Paid Time-Off 
  • Membership/Program Discounts


Curriculum, Pedagogy, Assessment

  • Develops, weekly plans, and implements age appropriate curriculum to nurture and stimulate all domains of children’s development in their care.
  • Provides a developmentally appropriate classroom environment that reflects the children’s learning, growth and interest.
  • Perform ongoing developmental assessment of each child’s growth and development and utilize the assessment data to individualized learning experiences and lesson plans.
  • Design and create a safe, beautiful physical environment in the classroom to support learning, celebrate children’s creativity and address the changing needs and interest of the developing child.
  • Provide responsive care to all children by adapting daily care giving routines and plans to the interests and needs of the individual child and the group.
  • Demonstrate cultural competency and respect for the child's background by incorporating the cultural, linguistic and familial values and beliefs into the classroom activities and lesson plans.
  • Exchange information and serve as a member of a multi-disciplinary intervention/prevention team.
  • Completes child transition and orientation of the classroom with parents.
  • Maintain ongoing, open communication with parents/ caregivers.
  • Provide a classroom environment that encourages parent participation.

Parent/Family/Community Engagement

  • Create and implement opportunities for parents to engage in the classroom and support their child’s learning and development
  • Conduct regular parent conferences to discuss children's developmental progress, needs and interests.
  • Assist with transitions into and out of the classroom
  • Communicate with families on a regular basis

Health, Safety and Nutrition

  • Completes daily meal and attendance records.
  • Maintains up to date emergency forms, curriculum plans, individual child development profile and other records as needed.
  • Report all cases of suspected cases of child abuse according to the policies and procedures of the HLCDC
  • Completes daily health checks regarding hygiene, safety, and overall wellbeing of the children.
  • Creates and maintains a healthy, safe, clean and developmentally appropriate environment for children.
  • Assist with functioning and monitoring of nutrition and food service.

Professionalism, Teacher Leadership and Advocacy

  • Assist with the supervision of staff and volunteers for child care setting.
  • Ensures that the teaching team is kept updated in all matters concerning the classroom and program, i.e. Teacher Meetings, lesson plans, policies & procedures, training received.
  • Provide feedback about aides, interns and volunteers assigned to classroom
  • Provides an orientation and guidance to staff, interns, substitutes and volunteers assigned to the classroom.
  • Reports all staffing and classroom concerns to the Program Director in a timely manner.
  • Participate in all staff meetings, professional development sessions and team meetings.
  • Contribute to the evaluation of center’s goals and objectives.
  • Attend trainings and access professional development opportunities; implement skills and key concepts into classroom
  • Be an ambassador of the H.R. Levine Child Development Center



Minimum Requirements


  • Associate degree in Early Childhood Education or a BA in a related field with 24 units in Child Development or Early Childhood Education including core courses in Child/Human Growth and Development; Child, Family and Community and Program/Curriculum.The following BA related fields will be considered:
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Child Development
    • Elementary Education
    • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Five years teaching experience in early childhood education in a licensed facility (or 2 years teaching experience if BA Degree is held).
  • NC Child Care Teacher License or eligibility for it.
  • Early Child Development knowledge and experience.
  • Knowledge of Creative Curriculum, Conscious Discipline, PITC, Early Start and Head Start Program Standards, CACFP, ITERS, ECERS.
  • Good communication, problem solving, and priority setting skills as well as maintaining an overall positive and professional attitude /disposition.
  • Ability to use the computer to input developmental data.
  • Ability to effectively plan, organize and implement educational activities.
  • Ability to make decisions on behalf of children and protect their well-being.
  • Must be able to manage confidential information.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds and in case of emergency a 40-pound child.
  • Pass background check


  • Frequently walks, uses hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, and talks and hears.
  • Often required to stand and sit; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, squat or crawl.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds and in case of emergency a 40-pound child.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • May occasionally be required to drive a motor vehicle.
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