Youth Development Center Mandan Preschool Teacher
Job Details
Family Wellness - Mandan, ND
Full Time


Lisa Atkinson, YDC North Site Director said, "I love working with young children, helping them learn new skills, watching when the master something new, seeing when the "light bulb" comes on for letters. I am honored to be trusted by parents to have a chance to assist them in the growth of their children. Each day brings new excitement, challenges and fun."

We offer our staff a fun, rewarding work environment, EXCELLENT benefits package, and FREE YMCA & Family Wellness Membership!

The Youth Development Center Mandan Preschool Teacher provides care and early childhood education for 3-4 year olds in a childcare & pre-school center environment. This job is located at our Family Wellness facility at 2700 46th Ave. SE in Mandan.

  • Be a role model.
  • Develop and implement classroom curriculum and weekly lesson plans appropriate to age group.
  • Supervise the children, classroom, and Teaching Assistant(s) assigned to the classroom.
  • Assure child safety by understanding and following safety and security procedures.
  • Evaluate child development, conduct parent conferences, and maintain positive relationships and effective communication with parents.
  • Maintain a clean and well-organized classroom and equipment.
  • Respond immediately and appropriately to unexpected situations and emergencies.
  • Attend and be an active participant at staff meetings

Full Time, Monday-Friday, 7:00 am-3:00 pm


We are looking for someone who displays the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Requires a minimum of a Child Development Associate (CDA) Certification or the ability to obtain certification or related degree within a specified time-frame. The YMCA offers a CDA Certification training program, including financial assistance. A Bachelor's or Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or a related field preferred. Previous experience working in an early childhood setting preferred. Must have the ability to effectively communicate with parents regarding the child's activities, behavior, eating, etc. CPR and First Aid Certification and Child Abuse prevention training within 90 days of hire date required. Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate, developmentally appropriate program activities required. 

The YMCA Youth Development Centers are high-quality, values-oriented, state-licensed childcare and pre-school education facilities for children ages newborn to pre-kindergarten with a safe atmosphere and caring staff.

The Missouri Valley Family YMCA has more than 22,000 members, serving 1 in 5 households in the Bismarck-Mandan community. The Family Wellness location opened in Mandan near Raging Rivers Waterpark in January 2017, and is home to two YMCA Preschool classrooms.

The YMCA received the Prairie Business Magazine 50 Best Places to Work award in 2018-2021 as well as the Bismarck-Mandan Young Professionals Network Top 10 Workplace award in 2019 & 2020.