Early Learning Professional Burlington, VT, Burlington Early Childhood Program

Early Learning Professional

Full Time • Burlington, VT, Burlington Early Childhood Program

Wanted: Adventure Guide for Little Explorers 

Step into the extraordinary world of the Otter Classroom today! Marvel at the daily feats of our incredible 18-month-old dynamos, who amaze with their boundless curiosity and rapid development.  Experience the magic of Burlington alongside these adorable adventurers, as they explore and conquer the world right before your eyes. Interested in joining the romp (group of otters)? Send in your resume today! Questions? Email Kara Simmons at KSimmons@gbymca.org 

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 $54080.00*. 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. 
Our staff receive the best benefits to ensure a healthy quality of work/life balance including: 
  • Competitive pay 
  • 8 in-service days for professional development, mental health, team meetings, and curriculum planning.
  • 7 paid vacation days (including 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

Essential Functions
  • Work with teachers to implement quality early childhood programs, reflecting the philosophy and goals of the YMCA child care.
  • Assist with lesson planning and leading assigned activities.
  • Assist in the supervision of all activities to ensure the safety of each child at all times.
  •  Work with the teachers to maintain a neat and organized classroom and assist in the maintenance of equipment and materials as needed.
  • Assist teachers 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. 
  •  Ensure professional communication and relations with parents, families and guardians.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Supervise nap time with the teachers by helping children rest if necessary and/or accomplish work within the classroom if the children are resting comfortably.
  • Assist in maintaining all relevant state Child Care Licensing requirements.
  • Maintain prompt hours, notify the teacher/director in the event of illness, maintain a neat, clean, and appropriate appearance, wear a nametag, and work cooperatively with all staff and follow personnel policies of the YMCA.
  • Must be 18 years of age with a High School Diploma or GED. 
  • Ability to pass a federal background check and state fingerprint check.
*Pay based on education and experience.

  The Greater Burlington YMCA provides a diverse organization of people of all ages joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of youth, healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. As a Y employee, you’ll be inspired to make a difference each day in a position that matters. With a strong mission and core values, we offer a cause you can participate in.
Compensation: $36,000.00 - $54,080.00 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)