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JOB TITLE: Child Development Teacher (19)

WORK YEAR: Full-time/ 10 Months/ 186 Days (prorated based on date of hire) Plus approximately an additional 20 extra duty days in June/7.5 hours per day

START DATE: As soon as possible after interview

AREA OF ASSIGNMENT: Chico, CA Mariposa Children’s Center

SALARY: Salary Schedule 04H Range 2/ $19.00 to $22.31 per hour, placement dependent on experience. Stipend pay for Master’s $1,200 or Doctorate $2,000.00 per year.

BENEFITS: Generous benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision for employee and dependents. Sick leave accrued. This position qualifies for CalSTRS retirement. Employer-paid life insurance.


DEADLINE: This position is open until filled; to receive full consideration, please apply by: Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 4:00 pm

POSITION DESCRIPTION – California State Preschool Children’s Centers:
Under the direction of the Direct Service Coordinator and supervision of the Child Development Site Supervisor, the Child Development Teacher is responsible for the implementation of a high quality, comprehensive and developmentally appropriate program to meet the individual needs of children and their families. The Child Development Teacher will interact with children as a positive model and a facilitator of learning, develop and implement curriculum and daily activities and an effective learning environment, supervise and interact with young children and participate in child assessment processes. The Teacher will promote positive growth and development, the high quality children’s program, and support parents toward family health and stability.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: [May include, but not limited to the following.]
1. Implement elements of the high quality early childhood education program to meet the developmental needs of individual children.
2. Engage children through instructional strategies to facilitate learning and optimal progress across the domains of development.
3. Participate in curriculum development and implementation, to provide a quality children’s program including group time, transitions, and learning activities.
4. Conduct child observation, record keeping and assessment process to track children’s progress and learning including the Desired Results Developmental Profile system.
5. Interact with parents and participate in parent conferences.
6. Implement elements of the nutrition program.
7. Supervise assigned support staff and volunteers.
8. Promote a safe and healthy environment.
9. Embrace and participate in supplementary support service programs.

QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of/Ability to:
1. Apply principles and practices supporting child development and high quality early childhood education.
2. Implement development based curriculum, including activities and experiences with integrated multi-cultural and anti-bias elements, using effective instructional strategies.
3. Work and interact effectively with children and families from diverse populations, cultures and backgrounds.
4. Communicate and work cooperatively, effectively and collaboratively with all staff.
5. Demonstrate reliable, punctual, and stable working style in performance of assignments.
6. Display stability, tact, flexibility, respect, and support in interactions with children, parents, staff and the community.
7. How to insure children’s success and learning.
8. Principles of confidentiality, collaboration and professionalism.
9. Understanding of diverse families and their needs and ways to support them.
10. Work productively with independent initiative.
11. Support families in their effort toward success and stability.
12. Participate as an integral member of Child Development Programs and Services.

Certification, Experience and Training:
1. Child Development Teacher Permit or
2. Qualify for a Child Development Teacher Permit by meeting attached Permit criteria.
3. Experience working directly with preschool age children preferred.
4. Pediatric First Aide and CPR certified (Required within 90 days of hire)

Primarily works in indoor school or playground environment with furniture and equipment built to accommodate 3 year old and 4 year old preschool children.

Rarely (5%)
Ability to lift 40 pounds
Occasional ( less than 25%)
Ability to stand for extended periods of time
Often (25 – 50%)
Ability to bend and twist, stoop, kneel, run and crawl
Ability to carry 25 pounds
Ability to work at a desk, conference table, or in meetings of various configurations
Very Frequent (76%)
Ability to see for purposes of reading printed matter and observing students
Ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels
Ability to operate office equipment

NOTE: This list of essential functions and physical requirements is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary in accordance with the requirements of the job.

A Child Development Teacher Permit authorizes the holder to provide service in the care, development, and instruction of children in a child development program, and supervise a Child Development Permit Associate Teacher, a Child Development Permit Assistant, and an aide.

Option 1 [All of (a), (b) and (c) below]
a) Completion of twenty-four semester units of course work in early childhood education/child development including at least one course in each of the following core areas:
• child/human growth and development;
• child, family and community, or child and family relations;
• programs/curriculum

Either of the following may be used to partially meet the twenty-four semester unit requirement:
1. A two- or three-semester unit supervised field work course, including both the field and course work components, may be used toward the required twenty-four early childhood education/child development semester units, but the same field work course may not be used to meet the experience requirement, OR
2. Successful completion of the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, which may be used for nine semester units of credit toward the required twenty-four semester units. (For information about the CDA Credential contact the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition at 1-800-424-4310)
b) Completion of 175 days of experience in an instruction capacity in a child care and development program, working at least three hours per day within the last four years. (Experience may include paid and/or volunteer work.)
c) Sixteen diversified semester units in general education (i.e., at least one course in each of the following areas:
• Humanities and/or Fine Arts
• Social Sciences
• Math and /or Science
• English/Language Arts).

Option 2
Completion of an Associate of Arts degree or higher in early childhood education or child development or a related field, with a three semester unit supervised field experience in an early childhood education setting.

The Child Development Teacher Permit is issued for five years and is renewable for successive five-year periods. Renewal requires completion of 105 hours of professional growth.

1. To comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new employees must provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States.
3. Upon offer of employment, proof of immunizations for influenza, measles and whooping cough will need to be provided or obtained as part of the onboarding process unless one of the qualifying exemptions applies.” Information regarding exemptions can be obtained at the following website:
4. Pediatric 1st Aide/CPR certificates required within 90 days of employment

TO APPLY: Visit:
Online applications only; no paper copies will be accepted. All online applications must be accompanied by the following attachments; (incomplete applications will not be accepted):
• Cover Letter
• Resume – be sure to include all experience in child care and development programs within the past four years
• Three letters of recommendation required, current letters preferred
• Evidence of appropriate permit authorization by one of the following:
o Copy of Child Development Permit – Teacher or higher level permit, OR
o Copies of all transcripts with ECE/CD coursework to show eligibility for required permit and willingness to obtain (copies of degrees are not sufficient; please attach all relevant transcripts or grade reports only)

(See permit information website below)
For permit information visit:


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Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 1
Education Required: Associate's
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Background Checks
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: $19.00
    Maximum Hourly Wage: $22.31