YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

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Drop-In Childcare

Drop-In Childcare

Job ID 
Greater LaGrange
Posted Date 
1100 E. 31st St.
# Positions 
LaGrange Park
Early Learning/Child Care
Hours per Week 
Variable Schedule 

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Responsibilities & Requirements

Be a part of our mission.


The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living. We rely on the expertise, passion, commitment and energy of our staff and other team members to help us achieve our mission one child, one family, and one team member at a time.  

Our early learning create a child-centered environment that promotes learning, character development, healthy living and positive, nurturing relationships. With a commitment to meeting accreditation standards and extensive training and development in research-based practices, you’ll also learn and grow and positively impact our children, families and communities.


Job Summary:


Working under the direct supervision of the teachers, assist in the management of groups of children 6 weeks -12 years old.  


Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Assist the teacher and/or group in the implementation of the daily program, which will include activities that are developmentally appropriate.
  • Assist in planning and preparation of the creative learning environment and preparation of needed material and supplies.
  • Help with general housekeeping tasks.
  • Supervise and lead the activity areas.
  • Interact with children, treating them with respect and dignity.
  • Report any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor.
  • Follow all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children.
  • Report any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor.
  • Complete all child abuse prevention training as required.
  • Support the YMCA’s mission and center operations as needed.



  • Must have prior experience working with children.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people.