Childcare Teacher

Oceanside, CA
Part Time
Entry Level

Childcare Teacher – Shaping Bright Future!

Status: Non-Exempt, Part-Time   

Reports to: Childcare Director

Salary: $17.14-$20.59 per hour 

Location: Oceanside, CA

This role is based in Southern California, specifically in Oceanside, CA (North San Diego County). It is located inside a miliary base installation. Base access is provided to civilian employees.


Welcome to the world of child care with a smile! Dive into a dynamic role that requires both creativity and diligence. Revel in the rewarding experience of positively shaping the lives of young minds.

Who you are:

Imagine a vibrant role as a Child Care Teacher at an hourly care center, where each day is filled with exciting activities and laughter. As part of our dynamic team, you'll help plan, lead, and immerse children in engaging group and individual programs. Your creativity will come alive as you set up indoor and outdoor activity spaces and materials, ensuring every day is a delightful adventure. Embrace the guidance of your supervisor as you independently bring joy and learning to the children we care for.

What will you do:

You’ll be the Curriculum Wizard!

Bring curriculum to life with a sprinkle of creativity! You'll be the curriculum wizard, turning learning into an enchanting experience. You'll interact with children using enchanting child guidance and youth development techniques, all while ensuring their safety and well-being.

Let Your Creativity Soar!

Get ready to be the mastermind behind daily lesson and activity plans. You'll lead exciting activities and make sure every child's unique needs are met, with input from parents and guidance from your supervisor.

Be the Captain of Fun and Safety!

You'll be the guardian of the kids, ensuring their safety during indoor and outdoor adventures. Safety is your middle name, and you're not afraid to speak up if you see any concerns.

Your eagle eyes never miss a beat!

Make a positive impact by maintaining ongoing observations and evaluations of each child, contributing to program enhancements. Your dedication to professionalism extends to interacting with parents, participating in conferences, and fostering strong relationships through effective communication.

Embrace teamwork!

Collaborate seamlessly with your team and maintain a well-equipped program site. Keep records up to date and participate eagerly in family nights, program activities, staff meetings, and training sessions, representing our organization with pride and enthusiasm.

What experience and skills you will need to be successful: 

Your Superhero Traits

You must be at least 18 years old and possess one year of prior experience working with children, youth, or teens in a daycare setting.

Ready to soar?

Complete all required training within established timeframes and demonstrate competencies to maintain employment status. This includes orientation, Heart Saver Pediatric First Aid and CPR training, Redwoods annual trainings, and approved Marine Corps Standardized Module Training.

Be the beacon of health and positivity!

Meet current health and sanitation requirements and successfully pass random drug testing, a criminal background check, driving record check, and employment reference background check.

Physical and Mental Prowess

Revel in the excitement of being on the move!

From sitting and standing to walking, bending, kneeling, and climbing stairs, you'll stay active and engaged throughout the day.

Flex your muscles!

Occasionally lift and carry objects weighing up to 40 pounds and prioritize and multitask your work and projects with a keen memory and analytical thinking.

Energize your spirit!

Display sufficient strength, agility, and mobility to supervise children's activities safely, ensuring a world of wonder and play.

Embrace your well-being!

Show your good physical and mental health through annual health screenings, up-to-date immunizations, and tests as required, ensuring you're ready to make each day a delightful adventure.

Join the Movement:

Armed Services YMCA is not just a workplace; it’s a community committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Discrimination and harassment have no place here. If you're ready to spark change and make a lasting impact, apply today. Every age and background are celebrated here. Be part of something extraordinary!

Who we are:

The oldest military support organization in the U.S., the Armed Services YMCA is an independent, national non-profit and Association of the YMCA of the USA, specifically dedicated to serving active-duty military service members and their families of all six Armed Forces: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force and Coast Guard.  Go to to learn more about how we accomplish this important mission.   

Armed Services YMCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. ASYMCA is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. ASYMCA encourages applicants of all ages.


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