Child Care Teacher I

Job description

Child Care Teacher I

North Orange County Community College District

Position Number: FCC954

Location: Fullerton College

Department: Social Sciences (FC)

Percentage of Employment: 100%

Months of Employment: 12 Months Per Year

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Schedule and shift are subject to change in accordance with department needs.)

Job Description:

Implements programs designed to meet the individual needs of children to include activities involving music, creative arts, language arts and literature, science and math; sets up and supervises learning activities geared toward preschool children.

Observes and assesses the development of children to ensure classroom activities meet their needs; observes and provides assessments of children's development.

Provides information to parents regarding the program and communicates regularly about children's development and child rearing practices.

Ensures safety of children by observing and directing their behavior according to approved policies; educates children on health and safety practices; assists children with personal hygiene activities such as toileting and washing hands.

Maintains safe and clean environment; cooks and serves meals and snacks; performs light housekeeping and sanitizing of surfaces, bathrooms, supplies and equipment.

Prepares and maintains variety of records and reports related to the program.

Attends and participates in a variety of meetings, educational conferences, parent-teacher conferences, seminars and open houses.

Communicates and advises parents, staff and students on various child-related issues; consults with professionals regarding children's development and concerns; communicates with faculty, as applicable, on student progress and related instructional issues.

Creates and maintain records and files; assists parents in registering their children; prepares attendance records.

Orders and maintains various equipment, supplies, and materials as needed; maintains equipment as needed.

Trains and provides work direction and guidance to others as directed.

Learns and applies emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Performs services as required by grant programs, such as home visits, as needed.

Primary Purpose:
This position is responsible for planning and implementing a campus child care instructional program; providing instruction and directing activities for children; preparing instructional materials; and maintaining a variety of reports.


Working Relationships:
The Child Care Teacher I maintains frequent contact with staff and students, parents, and children enrolled at the Center.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of current concepts used in Early Childhood Education

Knowledge of District organization, operations, policies and objectives

Knowledge of applicable statutes and regulations

Knowledge of organization, policies, and rules of assigned department or program

Knowledge of basic child psychology and development

Knowledge of curriculum planning for child development programs

Knowledge of methods or observing, evaluating and recording child behavior

Knowledge of materials, tools and equipment to be used in the early childhood development

Knowledge of health and safety regulations and practices

Knowledge of record-keeping techniques

Ability to create learning environment and implement activities in accordance with established curriculum

Ability to plan and provide basic instruction and activities appropriate to students and young children

Ability to interact with children in a manner characterized by warmth, personal respect, individuality, support and responsiveness

Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work

Ability to meet schedules and time lines

Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Ability to train and provide work direction to staff and students

Special Requirements:
Certification in CPR/AED (4 hours of Pediatric CPR/AED) and First Aid (4 hours of Pediatric First Aid)


Preventative Health Practices (8 hours of Preventive Health and Safety Training)

Must meet applicable Federal and State licensing requirements

Must pass fingerprint clearance test for all appropriate agencies (such as FBI, Department of Justice, Child Abuse Index Services)

Coursework must be verifiable on a legible transcript

Minimum Qualifications:
Completion of a minimum of twelve (12) semester units of course work in early childhood education/child development (exclusive of field work) 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;


Fifty days of experience in an instructional capacity in a child care development program, working at least three hours per day within the last two years.


Alternative equivalent qualifications which meet the eligibility requirements for the Child Development Associate Teacher Permit, as specified by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.

Desirable Qualifications:
Experience and demonstration of personal and professional teaching pedagogy with the Reggio Emilia philosophy, anti-bias components and Constructivist work.

Knowledge of the importance of nature and the natural world in relationship with the child’s overall development.

Ability to collaborate with professionals in designing a child initiated curriculum that is focused on the developmental needs of each child.

Capacity to work in a collaborative teaching environment, demonstrate respect for children, animals, nature and the outdoors.

Experience in designing inspiring learning environments both indoors and outdoors to enhance children’s growth.

Extensive academic background and experience in Early Childhood Education working with children ages 2 through 6.

Undergraduate degree in related field.

Applicants will be working closely with department college students and faculty.

Child Development Associate Teacher Permit.

Working Conditions:
College or District child care center; indoor and outdoor environment; possible residential “field” environment; must be able to perform physical activities, such as, but not limited to, lifting children or heavy items (up to 50 lbs. unassisted), bending, standing, climbing or walking; subject to exposure to biological conditions which may be unhealthful or hazardous (such as bodily fluids and waste, germs, childhood diseases).

May require the use of personal automobile or District vehicle in the performance of duties.

Salary Range: $3,089 - $3,741 per Month

Number of Vacancies: 2

Commitment to Diversity:

Posting Number: 2015300P

Open Date: 12/17/2018

Close Date: 1/31/2019

Special Instructions Summary: This position is grant funded and exists based on the availability of funds. Employment is contingent upon the continuous availability of funds.

This is a classified position subject to a one-year probationary period. Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with Board Policy and is not negotiable. The applicant selected for the position will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.

The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”.

The minimum required number of references for this position is three (3).

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4821 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or coursework are required. See our website at for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

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Posted: 12/18/2018
Application Due: 1/18/2019
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