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Early Learning Center Toddler Assistant - Whitley County Family YMCA


We put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all with values like caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. 

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The Armstrong Early Learning Center of Whitley County Family YMCA is a seeking part-time Toddler Assistant that is enthusiastic, organized, and compassionate with a strong desire to positively impact the lives of toddler children ages 12 months to 20 months old. 

Under the supervision of the Armstrong Early Learning Lead Teacher, the Toddler Assistant will help plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities for an assigned group of toddlers and be responsible for their care.

They will also help develop friendly and positive relationships among staff, volunteers, parents, and promote a healthy, emotional, social, intellectual, and physical environment of each child.

Within one year of hire, the Toddler Assistant will need to have 20 consecutive hours of training; this is an annual requirement.



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

Hours Available at the Armstrong Early Learning Center of Whitley County Family YMCA, 950 East Van Buren Street, Columbia City, IN 46725:

  • Five Days a Week 
  • Monday through Friday
  • MTThF 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.  
  • Wednesday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.



  • Minimum of 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED.
  • Reliable transportation to attend work.
  • Experience working with toddler children.
  • Organized, creative, consistent, compassionate.
  • Able to fulfill all demands in spirit, mind, and body as a toddler assistant for the Early Learning Center.
  • Promote diversity by including all students - believing diversity is an asset, rather than a burden to be tolerated.
  • Positive, service-oriented attitude serving diverse groups of students in regard to age, ethnicity, gender, race, economic status, religion, etc.
  • Team player willing to contribute to the culture, mission, and values of the YMCA



  • 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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