Discover Your Future in the Classroom & Beyond as a Teacher at the YMCA

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Discover your future in the classroom & beyond AS a Teacher at The YMCA

If you are hoping for a career where you can contribute to society and make a real difference in the world, then consider the profession of early education teaching. As one of the most rewarding careers you can choose, teaching young children is all about helping them learn, explore, and grow into curious individuals. From helping students read their first words to sparking curiosity that extends beyond the classroom, early educators make a lasting impact while helping children develop their language, social, emotional, and motor skills.

-Are you patient?
-Do you have a passion for helping others?
-Can you think outside the box?
-Do you enjoy spending time with children?
-Are you organized?
-Do you have good communication skills?

If you answered “yes” to most of the questions above, a career as a teacher is a great choice for you!

The Learning Circle YMCA is currently hiring full-time early education teachers with a minimum Child Development Associate® (CDA) Credential. The position requires a professional commitment to the programs and to meeting the needs of children and families.

Located at 95 Morris Avenue in Summit, NJ, The Learning Circle YMCA is a branch of the Summit Area YMCA, with a rich history of serving the community for well over 130 years. We provide quality childcare and early education for children as young as six weeks through kindergarten. We dedicate ourselves to developing the potential of every child so they are healthy, confident, secure, and connected.

When it comes to our employees, The Summit Area YMCA strives to create a welcoming and inclusive culture in which our four core values — responsibility, honesty, caring and respect — are integral to everyday operations. Our Y empowers employees to make a direct impact in our community and to achieve their professional goals by directly supporting physical, emotional and social connections that all people need for a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle. Employees of The Learning Circle YMCA are entitled to a great benefits package including PTO, health care, retirement savings, a free Y membership and reduced childcare.

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Interested in learning more about the Child Development Associate® (CDA) Credential:

CDA Program FAQ
New Jersey CDA Training and Online Child Care Courses


Working at the Y isn't just a job--it's going to work in a supportive environment where you're part of a family. With the Summit Area YMCA, you make connections, you learn from experience, and you grow to make a difference. From childcare to teaching swim lessons, to helping someone navigate their wellness journey, to guiding the future leaders of America, a job at the Y is a job you can be proud of--a job to look forward to, a job to change not only your life, but the lives of those in your community.



The Summit Area YMCA is one of the area’s leading 501(c)(3) charitable organizations. Founded in 1886, the Summit Area YMCA has a history steeped in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income and background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Each year, we serve over 15,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the communities of Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those with demonstrated need.