Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:
Possession of a Child Development Permit (CDP) at the Associate Teacher level or above issued by the California Commission on Credentialing (CTC) prior to employment. It is the employee’s responsibility to renew and maintain the Child Development Permit during their employment with the District.
Employees must meet the requirements for Associate Teacher within the period specified in regulations and accreditation requirements.
Results of a TB test performed within 60 days of hire date.
Valid First Aid/Adult and Pediatric CPR Certificate dated within one year prior to hire date.
Current Adult and Pediatric CPR Certificate with Health & Safety Component (15 hours) if necessary.
Fingerprints, Child Abuse Index, and FBI check submitted and cleared to the Department of Justice and on file with/or reported to the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division prior to employment.
THE POSITION: Under supervision, assists and participates in planning, organizing and providing a variety of educational and socialization activities and care for infant, toddler and/or preschool-aged children in a learning laboratory classroom setting; assists in observing, monitoring and recording children’s development and behavior; interacts with children and encourages positive learning; and performs related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is meeting the minimum educational course requirements including child growth and development, or human growth and development; child family and community, or child and family; and program/curriculum, with passing grades at an accredited or approved college or university; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Additional Infant Care Qualifications:
An infant care teacher shall have completed, with passing grades, at least three postsecondary semester units or equivalent quarter units in early childhood education or child development, and three postsecondary semester units or quarter units related to the care of infants, at an accredited or approved college or university.
THE EXAMINATION: Candidates may be examined on their knowledge of:
1. Practices and methods of instruction, care and supervision of infant, toddler and/or preschool-aged children in a learning laboratory classroom setting.
2. Basic concepts of child development and behavior patterns of infant, toddler and preschool-aged children.
3. Procedures and practices for maintaining classroom and playground safety.
4. Correct English usage, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.
5. Administrative practices and procedures, including record keeping practices and procedures.