Associate Teacher – Early Education Center

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Associate Teacher - Early Education Center



The Merrimack Y Early Education Center provides part-time and full-time care for approximately 300 children aged six weeks to kindergarten. Full-time team members have an excellent wage and benefit package. Benefits include health and dental insurance, paid vacation, holidays, personal time and sick pay. A free family Y membership is included as well as a very generous retirement plan.


Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. Working at the Y, you’ll discover more than a job—you’ll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you.


The YMCA of Greater Nashua is a well-respected association and a leader in the region.  The city of Nashua, New Hampshire is situated 45 minutes from Boston and everything a major US city has to offer, less than an hour to the beautiful public beaches dotting the New Hampshire coastline and an hour to the White Mountains which offer many options for the outdoor enthusiast.


With the assistance of the Lead Teacher, the Early Childcare Teacher will help develop and present the Merrimack Y Early Education philosophy of quality early education of young children.

The candidate must have the ability to work creatively with young children, present a playful and compassionate spirit in the classroom and work cooperatively with a team of three teachers. The associate teacher fully participates in the development and implementation of curriculum and classroom management, maintains excellent communication skills with parents and represent the YMCA in a professional and friendly manner.  This is a full time year round position with a standard rotating schedule between the hours of 6:30AM and 6:00PM.



  • Responsible, with the Lead Teacher, for Early Childcare curriculum development.
  • Provides Early Childcare program delivery and classroom supervision.
  • Supervises or facilitates curriculum activities to provide positive learning experiences for all children.
  • Sets and maintains appropriate standards for children’s behavior, using non-punitive methods which teach self-discipline while supporting children’s self-esteem.
  • Provides careful and concentrated supervision of play areas to insure children’s safety and learning.
  • Carries out clerical, cleaning and facility maintenance duties as assigned.
  • Attends all staff meetings and training sessions.
  • Maintains a cooperative relationship with all other staff members.
  • Interacts positively with all parents and refers questions and concerns to the Lead teacher as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned and agreed upon.
  • Earns 18 continuing education hours within the first nine months of employment and maintains the 18 hours at all times thereafter



  • A minimum of 9 Early Childcare Credits.
  • Proven ability to interact with others in a positive manner.
  • A compassionate, insightful, and playful spirit; proven ability to interact with others in a positive manner.



  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Must be able to act and move fast enough to keep children safe.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.



  • Relationships: Builds rapport and relates well to others
  • Inclusion: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions and perceptions.
  • Innovation: Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience.
  • Quality Results: Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.
  • Self-Development: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance.


Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

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