Child Development Center Teacher (2 positions)
Position:Child Development Center Teacher (2 positions) Department:Child Development Center Details:Lake Tahoe Community College announces two special job opportunities as a Teacher at the Child Development Center (CDC) in the Preschool and Toddler room. Under the supervision of the Director of Child Development Programs and with guidance from the Lead Teacher, the CDC Teacher will plan and implement a developmental curricula for the group of children assigned in either the infant/toddler or preschool classroom. The CDC Preschool Teacher will provide; care and nurturing preschoolers; a positive & clean learning environment; proper health and safety measures and parent, family connections. LTCC welcomes candidates to apply and become a part of our Child Development Center team.This part-time classified position (27.5 hrs/week) is 12 months per year round. Normal hours of work are Monday through Friday, hours to be determined at time of hire and may vary according to the needs of the department. Applicants must be eligible for the California Children Center permit. See the attached grid for details. At point of hire, CDC employees are required to pass a health screening provided by the district, and meet applicable Title 22 and Title 5 requirements.The Child Development Center at Lake Tahoe Community College is a fully licensed childcare facility located on LTCC's campus. Licensed for 46 children aged 6 weeks through kindergarten entry, the CDC is a model facility for Early Childhood Education students. The CDC provides a hands-on, developmentally appropriate curriculum that meets the needs of the children as a group and each child as an individual. The staff works closely with each family to assess the child's and the family's needs within the child care setting. At the CDC, all staff members treat each child and their family with respect and appreciation. The center is designed as a service for the child, his or her family, the college, and the community.APPLICATION PROCESS:THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED.LTCC reserves the right to return to the applicant pool at any point of the recruitment process.After reviewing applications, those applicants judged most suitable for the position will be invited to initial interviews. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. Description:
Under the supervision of the Child Development Center Director and Lead Teacher, plan and implement a developmental curricula for the group of children assigned in either the infant/toddler or preschool classroom; oversee use and maintenance of equipment, materials and the facility; facilitate parent participation in the program.Representative Duties:
- Work as a team teacher to plan curricula and conduct activities for assigned children; incorporate health and safety standards for the children into the overall program.
- Supervise parents and volunteers as they participate in daily activities within the classroom.
- Supervise area during nap periods.
- Maintain scheduled work hours; prepare and post weekly lesson plans written to support a stimulating environment for children.
- Maintain a clean and orderly physical environment conducive to the optimal growth and development of children.
- Attend and actively participate in staff and parent meetings and events.
- Conduct parent conferences in a timely manner.
- Maintain competence in the ECE field through staff in-service and a personal program of continuing education and broadening experiences.
- Actively participate in campus activities by serving on committees or representing the college at community events.
- Communicate with parents and staff members in a positive and supportive manner.
- Attend to the physical needs of the children including but not limited to diapering, feeding and comforting as needed.
- Prepare and maintain daily, weekly and monthly records and reports related to attendance, skill development, lesson plans, Needs and Services Plans, accidents and related areas.
- Assist the children if an emergency occurs and be part of the emergency readiness team.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
- Any combination equivalent to graduation from high school, plus
- 12 semester units (or equivalent quarter units) from an accredited or approved college with a major or emphasis in early childhood education or child development, which includes 3 semester units (or equivalent quarter units) in administration of early childhood programs. If hired and assigned to the infant/toddler room requires 3 semester units (or equivalent quarter units) in infant studies (or willingness to complete the required units in infant studies upon hire).
- One year work experience in a licensed child care program in the age grouping appropriate for the position.
- See matrix below.
- The role of a teacher in a Child Development Center.
- Appropriate discipline techniques.
- Appropriate child development practices.
- Normal growth and development patterns in young children.
- Materials and equipment suitable for young children.
- Pass the required physical examination and maintain required health standards.
- Maintain scheduled work hours without an unusual number of absences and be flexible in rescheduling to meet the needs of the center.
- Perform duties in a professional manner.
- Work with a minimum of supervision.
- Prepare and implement daily, weekly, and monthly lesson plans.
- Supervise aides and parent volunteers.
- Maintain and prepare records and reports.
- Relate effectively to parents, staff and children.
- Perform with courtesy and tact in a variety of public contacts both in person and on the telephone.
- Work confidentially with discretion.
- Safely lift 40 pounds.
- Pediatric CPR and First Aid.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT PERMIT MATRIX
with Alternative Qualification Options Indicated
(Option 1 for all permits)
(Applies to Option 1 Only)
(with option numbers indicated)
Option 1: 12 units ECE/CD including core courses**
50 days of 3+ hours per day within 2 years
Option 2: Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential must be earned in California
Option 1: 24 units ECE/CD including core courses** plus 16 General Education (GE) units*
175 days of 3+ hours per day within 4 years
Option 2: AA or higher in ECE or related field with 3 units supervised field experience in ECE setting
Option 1: 24 units ECE/CD including core courses**
plus 16 GE units*
plus 6 specialization units
plus 2 adult supervision units
350 days of 3+ hours per day within 4 years
Option 2: BA or higher with 12 units of ECE, plus 3 units supervised field experience in ECE setting
Option 1: AA (or 60 units) with 24 ECE/CD units including:
16 GE units*
6 administration units
2 adult units
350 days of 3+ hours per day within 4 years including at least 100 days of supervising adults
Option 2: BA or higher with 12 units of ECE, plus 3 units supervised field experience in ECE setting; or
Option 3: Admin. Credential*** with 12 units of ECE, plus 3 units supervised field experience in ECE setting; or
Option 4: Teaching credential with 12 units of ECE, plus 3 units supervised field experience in ECE setting
Option 1: BA with 24 ECE/CD units including:
6 administration units
2 adult supervision units
Site Supervisor status and one program year of Site Supervisor experience
Option 2: Admin. Credential*** with 12 units of ECE, plus 3 units supervised field experience in ECE setting; or
Option 3: Teaching credential with 12 units of ECE, plus 3 units supervised field experience in ECE setting, plus 6 units administration; or
Option 4: Master’s Degree in ECE or Child/Human Development
NOTE: All unit requirements listed above are semester units. All course work must be completed with a grade of C or better.
*One course in each of four general education categories, which are degree applicable: English/Language Arts; Math or Science; Social Sciences; Humanities and/or Fine Arts.
**Core courses include child/human growth & development; child/family/community or child and family relations; and programs/curriculum. You must have a minimum of three semester units or four quarter units in the core areas of child/human growth & development and child/family/community.
***Holders of the Administrative Services Credential may serve as a Site Supervisor or Program Director.
This matrix was prepared by the Child Development Training Consortium, www.childdevelopment.org. Call (209) 572-6080 for a permit application.Required Documents:Unofficial Transcripts Job Category:Classified