CDC - Pre-K Teacher (Long-term Substitute)

Position Name

Child Development Center - Pre-K Teacher (Long-term Substitute)


Birmingham, AL

YWCA Central Alabama is seeking a long-term substitute teacher for the Pre-K classroom, who will teach with emphasis on development of the whole child, to include partnership with parents and working with the entire family. Providing and maintaining a safe environment and a comprehensive program with the goal of a meaningful classroom experience; providing guidance and direction to meet the individual needs of students. This temporary position is effective April 2019 - October 2019 and reports to the Child Care Director.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of child development and especially of characteristics of students in early childhood.
  • Knowledge of the prescribed curriculum used to plan individual, whole group, and small group lessons.
  • Knowledge of Teaching Strategies GOLD student assessment. 
  • Ability to use technology to record and document student’s development. 
  • Knowledge of learning styles and skill in using varied teaching methods to address student-learning styles. 
  • Effective communication skills (hearing, verbal, speech) as required for effective interpersonal communication with families and other staff.
  • Ability to plan and implement parent and student focused activities for developmental effectiveness.
  • Ability to maintain appropriate student supervision so that students have a safe and orderly environment in which to learn.
  • Dependable and demonstrates self-discipline and effective time management.
  • Ability to work effectively with peers, administrators and others from diverse backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of effective classroom management and conscious disciple techniques.



  • Create lesson plans using curriculum tools targeting areas related student learning and development.
  • Comprehending, processing, interpreting, and carrying out instructions written in a variety of documents and references relevant to the job. Including, but not limited to NAEYC Accreditation Standards, DHR standards, and USDA documentation.
  • Helping students interact and adapt socially through activities that promote group engagement.
  • Providing appropriate, intelligible, clear and understandable documentation and/or reports.
  • Clearly and effectively, communicate learning goals and achievements to students and parents.
  • Updating parents on their child’s progress with daily recordkeeping and documentation.
  • Providing a safe and secure environment for children to feel comfortable.
  • Anticipating the needs of the children and the child development center without being asked or reminded. 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field from an accredited educational institution.
  • Physical and emotional ability and dexterity to perform required work and move about as needed in a fast-paced, high intensive work environment with a wide range of mobility including walking, running, climbing (step stool), sitting, stooping, bending, and carrying, stand or walk on uneven surfaces and climb stairs.
  • Must meet background clearance requirements as specified by Alabama Department of Human Resources Child Abuse and Neglect and Alabama Board of Education regulations.


Qualified applicants should send a resume and letter of interest to Jamekia Bies:

No phone calls please.