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Early Learning Center Preschool Assistant Teacher Morning Opener - Whitley County Family YMCA


We strive to live out our values and mission every day as the YMCA. 

Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. 

The YMCA staff works hard to serve our members and strengthen the community with values like:

Caring. We show a genuine interest in others, putting them first, and engaging everyone with a positive attitude.
Honesty. We do the right thing, even when no one is looking.
Respect. We accept differences and meet people where they are at, honoring others with thoughtfulness and courage.
Responsibility. We do what we say we’re going to do, taking ownership of our decisions and being good stewards of our resources.

Join us as we transform lives through our loving, caring and serving as employees of the Y.



The Early Learning Center of Whitley County Family YMCA is seeking an enthusiastic and compassionate part-time Assistant Preschool Teacher to join our team as the Morning Opener.

Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Assistant Preschool Teacher will be responsible for a YMCA preschool program that provides diverse participants with age-appropriate activities to promote a safe, fun, nurturing learning environment and memorable experiences with the YMCA. As the morning opener, they are also responsible for making and distributing breakfast each day

Successful instruction in this position is defined as growth in student participation and quality enrichment, sound adherence to defined safety and educational standards by the staff, and positive feedback from parents.



Starting pay range: $9.25 to $9.75 depending on experience

Hours Available at the Early Learning Center Whitley County Family YMCA:

  • 5 days a week
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • 6:45 a.m. - 10 a.m.  



  • At least 18 years old with at least a high school diploma or GED.
  • Experience working in an early learning center or preschool preferred.
  • Reliable transportation to attend work in the morning.
  • Welcoming and inclusive, supportive of a diverse membership.
  • Able to fulfill all demands in spirit, mind, and body as an assistant preschool teacher.
  • Positive, service-oriented attitude with diverse groups of people in regard to age, abilities, ethnicity, gender, race, economic status, religion, etc.
  • A team player committed to contributing to the culture, mission, and values of the Y.



  • Free individual membership at all YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne facilities (Allen, Whitley, Wells counties); part-time staff have the opportunity for a small cost to add additional eligible members.
  • Voluntary 403b Retirement Savings Account
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