Child Development Careers–Meet Sarah

Stories and Videos
November 2, 2021

Sarah Allen’s career with the Treasure Valley Family YMCA began more than 15 years ago! She says she has been encouraged to advance and reach her full potential.

“The Y developed me into a self-confident person. And I think I’m a better parent…I’ve become a better person, I’ve become a better community member, and I’m more educated.

One of my very favorite things about the Y is that if you want more responsibility and more opportunities, they will find them for you.”  

–Sarah Allen

Your local YMCA offers a fun work environment, competitive salary, flexible schedules, training to advance your career, complimentary membership, and competitive benefits packages for qualifying staff, including a generous paid-time-off package, medical, and dental insurance.✨⁠

Listen to Sarah’s inspirational Treasure Valley YMCA career story!

For a limited time, the Y is also covering costs for childcare licensing, CPR/First Aid certifications, as well as providing an additional $300 monthly stipend from the Idaho Dept. of Health & Welfare.

We have positions open for full-time Early Childhood Teachers and part-time Before & Afterschool Teachers, Bus Drivers, and more at various sites in:

  • Boise
  • Caldwell
  • Eagle
  • Nampa
  • Meridian


When you work at a Treasure Valley Family YMCA Child Development Center, your contributions positively impact the lives of children in your community. The values and skills learned early in life are vital building blocks for successful adulthood, and we believe all kids deserve a strong start and a safe environment to develop. We believe that every child is a promise and we are committed to nurturing their potential!