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Job ID  2020-1192 Category  Daycare Center Min USD $17.00/Hr.
Max  USD $21.70/Hr.


Under the direction of Director of the Childcare Center, the Preschool Teacher will be responsible for facilitating the day to day operations of the Preschool Program. The Preschool Teacher will 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 3-5 year-olds, complete DRDP assessments as needed, and communicate with parents daily.

Knowledge of:

  • Title 22 Regulations
  • Planning and implementing curriculum for children ages 3-5
  • Current principles and practices of early childhood education in a play-based, family centered program
  • Current classroom supervision requirements for staff and volunteers
  • Family inclusion and education
  • Completing observations and assessments related to the DRDP
  • Preschool environmental standards related to the ECERS
  • Basic computer skills

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize and facilitate overall daily routine for 3-5 year olds
  • 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
  • Complete observations and assessments by required deadlines
  • Check email daily
  • Communicate daily with families regarding concerns and or highlights regarding their child
  • Communicate with Director in a timely manner about sick leave and/or vacation requests
  • Supervise aides and volunteers and provide feedback as needed
  • Provide developmentally appropriate discipline and/or redirection measures for children as needed
  • Continue with training as needed for professional growth
  • Become certified in CLASS


Required Licensing & Certificates:

  • 12 postsecondary semester units in early childhood education from an accredited college
  • Units specified shall include courses covering:
    • Child growth and development
    • Child, family and community
    • Program/curriculum, plus
    • 5 hours of health and safety training
  • Six months of work experience in a licensed Child Care Center or similar program
  • Current California driver’s license
  • Pediatric CPR/1st Aid Certification
  • TB Clearance
  • MMR, Tdap, and Flu immunizations or waiver verification
  • DOJ and FBI Fingerprint Clearance

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree or higher in ECE/CD or Child/Human Development
  • 3 semester units of supervised field experience in ECE setting
  • 24 units of ECE/CD including core courses + 16 GE units
  • 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:

  • Teacher Permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing or
  • Master Teacher/Site Supervisor Permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
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Additional Application:

Associates Degree, ECE CD
Minimum Hourly Wage: 17.
Maximum Hourly Wage: 21.70

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 6
Education Required: Vocational Certificate
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check