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Preschool Director


YMCA of the Rockies
Estes Park, Colorado, 80511

Start Date: August 29, 2022

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

– Responsible for record keeping as dictated by State of Colorado Child Care Standards and the Program Director
– Responsible for meeting State of Colorado Child Care Regulations.
– Organize curriculum and instruction for students 6 weeks to 5.
– Responsible for scheduling of staff and daily student schedules.
– Responsible for communicating with the parents of students.
– Hire, train, and supervise staff of 6-10.
– Supervise children when necessary.
– Maintain facility and equipment.
– Predict, prevent, identify and respond to safety issues for children in his/her care.
– Uphold Policies and Procedures as it relates to childcare licensing, YMCA policies, and ACA guidelines.
– Must attend required trainings and meetings.
– Assist in opening or closing the preschool as assigned.
– Participate in daily cleaning of program buildings as assigned.
– Work in other departments or program areas as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

– Must possess Early Childhood Education Degree, teaching license with early childhood, or early childhood special education endorsement.
– Must meet State of Colorado qualifications for a director of a child care center.
– Must be able to work effectively with other team members and communicate to resolve issues.
– Must possess a valid, USA state issued drivers license, an acceptable driving record, and comply with YMCA driving rules.
– Must regularly lift up to 40 pounds up to four feet
– Must have basic computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.
– Must be at least 23 years old
– Must be fluent in speaking English
– Must enjoy working with kids and possess excellent customer service skills.
– Must possess current First Aid and CPR certification

Salary & Benefits

This is a full-time, year-round position paying $51,000 – $55,000/year with competitive benefits & employee perks including:
– Health, dental, and life insurance
– Generous PTO/Vacation
– Participation in YMCA Retirement Fund (an additional 12% contribution by YMCA after 2 years employment)
– Ski passes
– Access to housing
– Free or discounted gear rentals for outdoor adventures
– Discounted nights at YMCA of the Rockies lodges for friends & family
– Opportunity to live near Rocky Mountain National Park and teach on our 860-acre property
– Family membership

Application Procedures

Visit YMCA of the Rockies Career Site, to apply. Questions? Contact Susan Taylor at

Program Description

Bennett Preschool, located on the property of YMCA of the Rockies, is less than ΒΌ mile from the border of Rocky Mountain National Park. Kids ages 1-5 spend at least 50% of their day outside, hiking on property, or using our newly built outdoor classroom.

The Bennett Preschool Director is responsible for the administration of the infant, toddler, and preschool program. He/she ensures compliance with licensing, fiscal success, and curriculum implementation.

Contact Info

Susan Taylor, Program Director
970-586-3341 ext. 1108

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