Yosemite National Park Child Care Center

Work With Wonderful Children In Yosemite National Park!

Endless opportunities to explore Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada Mountains

Yosemite, California
$13.00 / hour
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts immediately!

YNPCCC teachers provide care for children living in and near Yosemite National Park. This job is unique opportunity to live and work in a beautiful location, connect with the vibrant local community, and develop professional early education teaching skills. 

We are hiring multiple teaching positions at our El Portal and Valley locations. The position is currently open for an immediate start date or starting anytime in April or early May. We are interested in hiring for the spring/ summer season or permanent, year round employees. Training and professional development are provided by the Executive Director and Lead Teacher.

Please review the following job description. If you feel you may be a good fit for the job please email a letter of interest and resume to mmorimoto@ynpccc.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, the position will remain open until filled. 

Position Summary: 

The teacher position is responsible for the care, enrichment and learning in the classrooms, playground, and outdoors and general supervision of the children of the organization. They are responsible for maintaining and encouraging a caring and loving environment and ongoing safety of the children. While working with the Lead Teachers, teachers will also help to facilitate the planning and implementation of age appropriate activities that promote the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of each child. 


  • Fun, energetic, enthusiastic, and wonderful working with children 
  • Team player who is highly flexible and has great communication skills 
  • Ability to lead activities such as games, crafts, and songs with minimal support 
  • Ability to implement group management techniques while being kind and patient 
  • Proficient in writing, listening and oral communication skills 
  • Ability to demonstrate and maintain confidentiality, exercise wisdom, reason and patience, and make independent decisions within the scope of the position. 
  • Ability to maintain a professional, friendly, and patient demeanor with staff, children and parents. 
  • Ability to be empathetic and responsive to the concerns and needs of parents, guardians, children and staff within the scope of YNPCCC’s mission, policies, procedures, capabilities and Title 22 Health and Safety Regulations. 
  • Must be able to lift a child (up to 50 pounds) and carry (them) to safety. 
    Successful candidates must complete the California Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training, obtain a current CPR and First Aid certification, and pass a background check as per Title 22 within the first 30 days of hiring. 
  • Sing songs, read stories, play games, supervise play, and practice classroom management 
  • Take children outside every day in all weather conditions 
  • Introduce children to the components and functions of ecosystems 
  • Promote nature exploration and instill a lifelong love of the outdoors 
  • Facilitate daily routines such as free play, snack, naps, and circle time 
  • Perform cleaning and maintenance tasks such as taking inventory, restocking supplies, and basic cleaning of the facility 
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and trainings 
    The Teacher will: 
  • Adhere to all YNPCCC General Policies and Procedures, Personnel Handbook, (Parent) Handbook and Health and Safety Requirements as stated in Title 22. 
  • Will report to/ communicate with the Lead Teacher with any questions or concerns regarding the safety, health, well-being, growth, development, etc, of the children.
  • Lead and encourage teamwork, and promote consistency among children, including the full scope of learning activities, snack and lunch protocol and playtime. Help to provide balanced early learning environment that utilize auditory, visual, tactile, and oral approaches; including but not limited to: art, language, math, eye-hand activities, music and movement, science, and role-play. 
  • Lead children in modeling the best behavior and kindness to others while interacting with each other in a fun, learning environment. 
  • Help facilitate multiple transition periods during the day. 
  • Provide constant communication to fellow staff members as the status of children in the facility. 
  • Provide daily communication to parents/guardians verbally as well as Daily Reports. 
  • In collaboration with the Lead Teacher and Executive Director will report/lead actions regarding: Suspicious persons or behaviors near the grounds/facility, evacuation, suspected child abuse, severe and/or life-threatening injury to staff or children. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Housing may be available (rent and utilities are the responsibility of the tenant)
  • Teachers are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine
  • CPR course costs are covered by daycare 
  • Pay starts at $13.00/hour with increase dependent on education and experience 
  • Employees are eligible to accrue sick pay and vacation pay
  • Teachers typically work 32-40 hours per week Monday through Thursday or Monday through Friday. 
  • Professional development opportunities and training in Early Childhood Education are provided by the center

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should email a letter of interest and resume to mmorimoto@ynpccc.org

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