Infant Teacher Burlington, VT, Burlington Early Childhood Program

Infant Teacher

Full Time • Burlington, VT, Burlington Early Childhood Program
Why the Y? 
Join our inclusive, nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living, and fostering social responsibility. At the Y, you'll make a profound difference in the lives of children and families, contributing to the betterment of our society through early childhood education. 
As an Early Childhood Educator at the Y, you'll be treated as the professional you are with a robust benefits package and a competitive salary of up to $52,000.00*. Our directors are committed to fostering a collaborative and nurturing work environment, where open communication and teamwork thrive. You can rely on their guidance, mentorship, and expertise to enhance your teaching practice and address any challenges that may arise. Our team is invested in your success and is always available to provide the support you need to excel in your role. With an onsite Family Engagement Coordinator to support the needs of your children and families, you're able to focus on day-to-day curriculum. 
Our staff receive the best benefits to ensure a healthy quality of work/life balance including: 
  • 8 in-service days for professional development, mental health, team meetings, and curriculum planning.
  • 7 paid vacation days (February break and a long weekend for April break)
  • 8 paid holidays
  • 4 weeks of Paid Time Off in the first year of employment (not including holidays or vacation days) 
  • One full planning day a week for each classroom
  • Smaller classroom ratios
  • Free membership to the Y, along with program and camp discounts!
  • Medical Insurance with HRA, funded by the Y
  • Dental and Vision along with Employee Assistance, Short and Long-Term Disability
  • Retirement Plans
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness
  • Professional Development

Position Summary:
The Greater Burlington Y is hiring a full-time Early Childhood Educator to support the early learning of infants ranging from 8 weeks to one year. Our program follows an anti-bias, emergent, and play-based curriculum, fostering social-emotional development and allowing children to explore and learn through hands-on experiences. You will have the opportunity to create engaging learning experiences that promote cognitive, physical, and social development, while actively promoting a culture of inclusivity and respect.
   Essential Functions:

  • Work with co-teacher in developing and implementing a curriculum with appropriate activities for individual children’s cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development.
  • Participate in planning and implementing weekly activities and classroom routines.
  • Develop and maintain positive and professional relationships with families.
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately as needed with parents to promote an understanding of each child’s day, growth, and development.
  • Meet weekly to address classroom plans or issues.
  • Assist in the supervision of all activities to always ensure the safety of each child.
  • Work with the teachers to maintain a neat and organized classroom and assist in the maintenance of equipment and materials as needed.
  • Assist at swim lessons, gym lessons, and on field trips as necessary.
  • Communicate appropriate information to the classroom teachers and the director.
  • Communicate child concerns with classroom teacher and/or director prior to notifying parents or guardians.
  • Assist in maintaining all relevant state Child Care Licensing requirements.

  • Must be 18 years of age 
  • At least one (1) year experience working with children ages 8 weeks to 5 years
  • High School Diploma
  • Ability to pass a federal background check and state fingerprint check.
Compensation: $35,568.00 - $52,000.00 per year

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Perks and Benefits

Benefits and Perks

Free family membership for full-time staff
Free individual membership for part-time staff and dependents up to age 12
Program, camp and child care discounts and member benefits
Paid time off
Medical, Vision, and Dental Insurance with funded Health Reimbursement Account (FT Only)
Company-sponsored Life Insurance (FT Only)
Short and Long-Term Disability (FT Only)
Retirement Savings Plan and Pension Eligibility
National Training with Y of the USA
Supporting and becoming part of a strong community
Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) (FT Only)