Child Care Career Opportunities

The Child Care Council lists employment opportunities for child care professionals free of charge on this page. We do not endorse any child care programs, this page is simply to make our community aware of local employment.





A Full-time position with an excellent benefits package is available working with children from 6 weeks

to 5 years; Come join a creative and dedicated team who nurture our community's children.

Basic work schedule: Monday-Friday, 37.5 hours per week; Shift available is: 6:30am-2:30pm. Some

flexibility in work hours may be necessary as needed.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Under the ultimate direction of the Child Care Site Supervisor, the Child Care Teacher

Assistant is responsible to assist the Child Care Teacher in the planning and implementation of a program for

social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. A Child Care

Teacher Assistant is responsible for assisting in the daily provision of activities and establishing a healthy

routine for a group of children in the child care program. He or she assists in providing age appropriate daily

activities and a positive framework for a safe and enriching classroom environment.


  • Assists the Child Care Teacher with preparation, implementation and evaluation of the classroom activities
  • and curriculum as a whole as well as specific activities.
  • Cares for children’s physical needs, which may involve lifting and carrying very young children.
  • Assists in maintaining an environment that is safe, healthy, orderly and appealing.
  • Shares with the Child Care Teacher observations and insights relating to specific children in the group.
  • Alerts the Child Care Teacher to children with special needs, to problems, incidents and emergencies to
  • ensure appropriate intervention is taken.
  • Develops and maintains a cooperative working relationship with child care parents and guardians.
  • Assists in planning and implementing educational and recreational family activities that meet varying client
  • needs.
  • Reports to the Child Care Teacher the need for supplies, materials, equipment and repairs. Participates
  • effectively in supervisory conferences and staff meetings
  • Maintains self in professional manner at all times and adheres to The Neighborhood Center policy,
  • procedures and Agency Mission Statement.


     A High School Diploma / Equivalency Diploma preferred


     One (1) year experience working with children less than 13 years of age required. EOE


    Please send resume to:

    Human Resources

    The Neighborhood Center, Inc.

    624 Elizabeth St.

    Utica, NY 13501

    Fax: 315-272-2628


    The YMCA of the Greater Tri-Valley is looking for a Regional Y Care Director. This position supports the YMCA’s year-round child care programs, including school age child care and summer day camp programs throughout the calendar year.  Full job description and how to apply by clicking here. 


    Thea Bowman House is seeking applications for day care teachers, teachers assistants and teachers aides . Interested applicants should inquire to Director Jane Domingue at


    Masonic Care Community Child Care Center is hiring a full-time early childhood infant teacher.  Interested parties can contact Elizabeth Reardone at (315) 798-4748 or visit to apply. 


    Local Educators/College Students/Childcare Professionals,

    Highly motivated individuals that love working with children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years old. Reliable and ready to provide a safe, fun, and nurturing environment for our children.


    FULL TIME & PART TIME Available: Monday through Friday hours may vary. Year round.


    Genesee Street Street Children’s Center

    -2631 Genesee Street

    REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES: Associates degree (or college credits in these fields) in Early Childhood, Child Development (or in progress) or related field is a must.

    POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Head Teacher & Support Staff

    PLEASE SUBMIT: Updated Resume (list all child care experience) to Alison Mundschenk Watson at!

    To learn more about the GSCC programming andour educators visit our website at


    If you have an employment opportunity that you would like posted to this page, please email Only posts that are relevant to licensed and registered child care professionals will be posted.

    Last updated September 29, 2021