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Under the direction of the Director of the Childcare Center, the Teacher Aide will be responsible for helping facilitate the day to day operations of the program. The Teacher Aide will help the teacher monitor and ensure safety and program guidelines in their classroom, provide a safe, happy, and positive environment for all children, plan and implement all activities appropriate for children ages 0-5 years, and assist with DRDP assessments as needed.

Knowledge of:

  • Title 22 Regulations
  • Planning and implementing curriculum for children ages 0-5 years
  • Current principles and practices of early childhood education in a play-based, family centered program
  • Family inclusion and education
  • Completing observations related to the DRDP
  • Basic computer skills

Ability to:

  • Help the teacher plan, organize and facilitate overall daily routine for children ages 0-5 years.
  • Exercise tact, diplomacy and good judgment in dealing with volunteers, children, and parents
  • Promote the program’s vision, mission and goals
  • Make effective decisions and take initiative to take independent action when needed
  • Work collaboratively with staff and Director attending weekly staff meetings
  • Cooperate, respect and communicate effectively with children, families and volunteers from a variety of cultural backgrounds
  • Help the teacher complete observations and assessments by required deadlines
  • Check email daily
  • Communicate with Director in a timely manner about sick leave and/or vacation requests
  • Provide developmentally appropriate discipline and/or redirection measures for children as needed
  • Continue with ongoing training as needed for professional growth


Required Licensing & Certificates:

  • Must be 18 years of age, a high school graduate, or be currently participating in an occupational program at high school
  • Completion of 6 postsecondary semester units in early childhood education or continuation in the educational program each semester until 6 units have been completed
  • Current California driver’s license
  • TB Clearance
  • MMR, Tdap, and Flu immunizations or waiver verification
  • DOJ and FBI Fingerprint Clearance

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Assistant Teacher Permit from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • Current CPR/1st Aid Certificate
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic and socio-economic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, children, and families

Preferred Experience:

  • Working in a childcare setting under the supervision of a teacher


Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Minimum Hourly Wage: 15.00
Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes