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CYA Daycare

CYA Childcare Job Opportunities

CYA Daycare

Job Description: CYA Childcare Team Member (Infants to School-Aged Children)

Position: Direct Childcare Team Member
Location: Choteau, Montana
Employment Type: Part-time or Full-time
Wage: Starting Range $13-17.00/HR DOE

We are seeking compassionate and dedicated CYA Childcare Team Members to join our licensed childcare facility in Choteau, Montana. As a member of the CYA Childcare Team, you will play a crucial role in providing a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment for infants to school-aged children under our care. Your primary responsibility will be to ensure the well-being and development of the children by implementing age-appropriate activities, maintaining a clean and organized space, and supporting their emotional, social, and educational growth. The position of Direct Childcare Team Member can be part-time or full-time, depending on the needs of the childcare facility and the availability of the candidate.

About the Choteau Youth Alliance:
The Choteau Youth Alliance (CYA) is a non-profit focused on enabling the youth of Choteau to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. The CYA opened a licensed childcare operation in January 2024 on the second story above the Trinity Lutheran Preschool.

The CYA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment for all employees. We embrace diversity in all forms and encourage candidates from all backgrounds, abilities, and identities to apply. We strive to foster an environment that celebrates individual differences and promotes mutual respect, where every employee feels valued, heard, and empowered.


Supervision and Care
-Provide constant supervision and attentive care to infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children.
-Assist in feeding, diapering, and potty training as needed for younger children.
-Support and encourage independence in daily routines and activities for older children.
-Ensure safety protocols are followed at all times and respond promptly to any emergencies or accidents.

Age-Appropriate Programming
-Plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities, games, and learning experiences for children of varying age groups.
-Encourage creativity, cognitive development, and social interaction through play and guided activities.
-Incorporate educational elements into playtime and daily routines to foster a stimulating learning environment.

Emotional and Social Support
-Foster a warm and caring atmosphere that promotes emotional well-being and a sense of security for the children.
-Help children navigate social interactions and resolve conflicts in a positive manner.
-Communicate with parents and guardians to provide updates on their child's progress and address any concerns.

Cleanliness and Organization
-Maintain a clean and hygienic environment by sanitizing toys, surfaces, and equipment regularly.
-Keep childcare spaces organized and tidy to facilitate smooth operations and ensure a safe environment.

Record Keeping
-Document important information, including daily activities, incidents, and notable interactions with children, for reference and communication with parents/guardians.

-Work collaboratively with other childcare workers, teachers, and staff to maintain a cohesive and supportive team environment.

Other Duties as Assigned
-Be flexible and willing to assist with tasks and responsibilities beyond the core job description as needed.
-This may include, inter alia, supporting administrative tasks, helping with special events, attending staff meetings, or assisting with facility maintenance.

-High school diploma or equivalent (a degree in early childhood education or related field is a plus).
-Previous experience in childcare or a related field is preferred but not required.
-Familiarity with Montana state childcare regulations and guidelines.
-First Aid and CPR certification (or willingness to obtain).
-Patience, compassion, and a genuine love for working with children.
-Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
-Successful background check required.
-Additional state or organization required training (or willingness to obtain).

Those interested in joining the CYA can download an application here. Physical copies of an application can also be picked-up at the Teton County Health Department located at 905 4th ST NW, Choteau, MT 59422. All CYA employees and volunteers will require state mandated background checks and training certifications. Join our team and make a positive impact on the lives of children in our care!

If you have any questions, please send a message to

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