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Kids Central Instructor


  • Greet and Engage parents when they drop-off and pick-up their children.
  • Supervise the children left in their care and ensure the proper use of the Kids Central equipment and facilities.
  • Play and interact with the children to encourage social, emotional, physical and cognitive development.
  • Maintain discipline, order, and safety in accordance with Madison Area YMCA policies and guidelines.
  • Maintain a record of attendance during your shift.
  • Handle emergencies quickly and efficiently.
  • Assist Kids Central Manager, Shift Leaders and Member Services Director in all duties pertaining to Kids Central programs.
  • Maintain Kids Central, equipment and materials in an orderly and safe manner to provide an optimal environment for children’s experiences.
  • Assist with set up of Kids Central in advance of children’s arrival and clean up after children’s departure, or during appropriate times in the schedule.
  • Show a positive and encouraging attitude when conducting activities and professional enthusiasm.
  • Thoroughly clean toys, tables and equipment.
  • Maintain materials and supplies used by Kids Central.
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings and trainings.
  • Models the character development values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.


  • Prior childcare experience.
  • You must be able to respond to children's physical and emotional needs while they are in your care.
  • Enjoy, be skilled at and understand the importance of building relationships with members, staff, volunteers, donors, and community leaders.
  • Ability to effectively relate, communicate and problem-solve with children, parents, and other staff. Engaging the member every chance we get to ensure open communication.
  • Ability to confront difficult situations in a positive manner.
  • Ability to swiftly respond to safety and emergency situations.
  • Kids Central staff must be friendly and professional at all times.
  • Must maintain CPR/AED & First Aid certification for infants and children.
  • Attend Emergency Evacuation procedure training.


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