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Early Childhood Development Specialist I (Restricted Funds)

Mt. San Antonio College
A-79Steps 1 - 6: $5,205 - $6,643 monthly

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Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Early Childhood Development Specialist I (Restricted Funds)

Position Number: CM-078-2024
Department: Child Development
Job Category:
Time (Percent Time):
Term (months/year):
Current Work Schedule (days, hours): Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM
Salary Range: A-79
Salary: A-79Steps 1 - 6: $5,205 - $6,643 monthly
Shift Differential: Shift differential eligibility based on the current collective bargaining agreement.
Open Date: 11/01/2023
Initial Screening Date: 02/12/2024
Open Until Filled: Yes

Application Procedure:
First Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, applications submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PT) on the above listed Initial Screening Date are assured consideration.

Applicants must submit all of the following materials online, unless otherwise noted, at Mt. SAC Employment Website to be considered for this position:

  1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application.
  2. A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.
  3. A detailed résumé that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.
  4. If applicable, College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.
  5. Optional – Three letters of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation). Confidential letters of recommendation are not allowed for this position.

Health & Welfare:
Mt. San Antonio College offers a competitive and excellent benefits package to eligible employees providing medical, dental, and vision benefits for eligible employees and their dependents. Lifetime medical benefits are also available for eligible retirees.

The College contributes an annual premium up to the family coverage amount for Kaiser Permanente $15 office visit medical, DeltaCare HMO dental, VSP vision and life insurance plans for eligible employees.

The District participates in the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and National Benefit Services.

*Note: Salary and Health & Welfare Benefits are subject to change. Please visit the Mt. San Antonio College Benefits Website for further information.

Basic Function/Overview:
DEFINITION: Under general supervision, provides instruction, activities, and care for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers to promote all developmental domains, including social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development; works collaboratively with parents to identify each child's abilities, learning styles, and individual needs and develops appropriate curriculum/education plans; oversees and directs student workers and laboratory students; ensures compliance with relevant health, safety, permitting, and licensing laws and guidelines.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED & EXERCISED: Receives general supervision from the Director and Assistant Director, Child Development Center. Exercises technical and functional direction over and provides training to student workers and laboratory students.
CLASS CHARACTERISTICS:This is the first level class in the Early Childhood Development Specialist class series. This position plans, organizes, and implements a variety of instructional activities to enhance early childhood development and learning, Incumbents at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. This class is distinguished from Early Childhood Development Specialist II in that the latter performs more specialized administrative and childcare support duties and act as the administrative designee in the absence of the Director and Assistant Director, Child Development Center.

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:
1. Plans, organizes, establishes classroom policies, procedures and provides instruction, activities, and care for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers to promote all developmental domains, including social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development; models, promotes, and establishes relationships with the children based on mutual trust, consistency, and respect.
2. Prepares bottles and serves meals for children in accordance with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Care Food Program and licensing requirements.
3. Observes, assesses, and documents each child by administering the Desired Results Developmental profile.
4. Complies with relevant health, safety, accreditation standards, permitting, and licensing laws and guidelines; maintains and updates all records required by Federal, State, and local regulatory agencies.
5. Conducts parent intake interviews upon initial enrollment, reviews parent handbook guidelines, and gathers information on children’s needs; conducts parent orientation meetings to review program policies and procedures; conducts biannual parent-teacher conferences to review assessment results.
6. Provides referral information to parents for appropriate community resources, health, and public assistance agencies as needed; provides guidance to parents and families on methods of developmental learning practices, including positive reinforcement strategies.
7. Assists with administering Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS) and/or Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS) to assess classroom environment biannually; completes plan of action for ITERS and/or ECERS for individual classroom which is included in State reports.
8. Prepares and maintains documentation for National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation and the State Credit Monitoring Review (CMR).
9. Provides technical and functional direction to assigned student workers and laboratory students; gives work assignments; reviews and controls quality of work; trains student workers and laboratory students in work principles, practices, methods, policies, procedures, and applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations.
10. Communicates and interacts with parents, staff, and the public to answer questions, address concerns, and provides requested information.
11. Creates charts, documents, and displays to reflect the learning experiences of the children.
12. Maintains a neat, clean, and orderly classroom environment to promote a safe and healthy environment for children and staff.
13. Handles medical emergencies and injuries; provides pediatric first aid and/or adult and child and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation; contacts police, fire, and emergency medical services as required.
14. Maintains accurate and detailed records and child portfolios, verifies accuracy of information, researches discrepancies, and records information.
15. Plans, organizes, and participates in assigned special events, as necessary.
16. Promotes an environment of belonging as it relates to diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, anti-racism, and accessibility.
17. Provides quality customer service when interacting with the public, vendors, students, and College staff, including individuals from minoritized groups.
18. Supports and abides by federal, state, local policies, and Board Policies and Administrative Procedures.
19. Participates on committees, task forces, and special assignments, including, but not limited to Screening and Selection Committees and mandated trainings as required.
20. Prepares and delivers oral presentations related to assigned areas as required.
21. Learns and applies emerging technologies and, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.
22. Performs other related duties as assigned.
23. Models appropriate practices for lab students and assigned staff.

Other Duties:

Knowledge Of:
1. Principles and practices of supporting a diverse, equitable, inclusive, socially just, anti-racist, and accessible academic and work environment.
2. Procedures for planning and implementing child development and age-appropriate educational programs and activities for infants, toddlers, and/or preschoolers.
3. Concepts of nutrition, health and safety, and children’s social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development.
4. Basic principles of supervision and training.
5. Safety principles and practices, including basic pediatric first aid and adult and/or child and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) methods.
6. Applicable Federal, State, local, and District policies, codes, regulations, technical processes, and procedures related to the program to which assigned.
7. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications.
8. Record keeping principles and procedures.
9. English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
10. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, students, and District staff, including individuals of various ages, disabilities, various socio-economic and ethnic groups
11. Reporting procedures for suspected Child Abuse, laws and regulations covering such abuse.

Skills and Abilities:
1. Advocate for and communicate the College’s vision and commitment to creating a diverse, equitable, inclusive, socially just, anti-racist, and accessible academic and work environment.
2. Participate in addressing gaps in diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, anti-racism, and accessibility in the recruitment and retention of staff.
3. Participate in providing resources and support towards the goal of a diverse, equitable, inclusive, socially just, anti-racist, and accessible academic and work environment.
4. Plan and coordinate child development program operations and activities.
5. Plan and prepare education plans, activity schedules for children, reports, and other related program materials.
6. Oversee activities of assigned student workers and lab students.
7. Train student workers and lab students in proper and safe work procedures.
8. Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State, local and District policies, procedures, and regulations.
9. Handle medical emergencies and injuries in a calm and effective manner, including providing pediatric first aid/CPR/AED.
10. Compose and prepare basic reports, correspondence, and other written materials independently or from brief instructions.
11. Make accurate mathematical and basic statistical computations.
12. Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record keeping, and tracking systems.
13. Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
14. Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software applications programs.
15. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
16. Understand scope of authority in making independent decisions.
17. Review situations accurately and determine appropriate course of action using judgment according to established policies and procedures.
18. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Minimum Qualifications/Education & Experience:
1. Equivalent to an Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited college with coursework in early childhood education, child development, or a related field; and
2. Three (3) years of teaching experience, with children zero (0) to five (5) years of age.
1. Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college with coursework in early childhood education, child development, or a related field; and
2. One (1) year of teaching experience, with children zero (0) to five (5) years of age.

Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications is listed in the Minimum Qualifications section.

Preferred Qualifications:

License(s) & Other Requirements:

Examination Requirements:

Working Environment:
Incumbents primarily work in a classroom with exposure to moderate to high noise levels and controlled temperature conditions. Incumbents may be exposed to blood and body fluids rendering First Aid and CPR or when tending to children’s hygiene. Employees may interact with upset staff, students, and/or the public in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. Exposure to contagious childhood diseases.

Physical Demands:
Must possess mobility to work in a classroom setting, use standard classroom equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Must possess the physical stamina to bend, stoop, kneel, reach, climb, and walk on uneven surfaces to participate in instructional and care activities; and push and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Incumbents must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials, objects, and children, typically weighing up to 50 pounds.


Conditions of Employment:
The person holding this position is required to be present on Mt. San Antonio College’s campus to perform all essential duties and responsibilities.

Official offers of employment are made by Mt. San Antonio College Human Resources and are made contingent upon Board approval. It is also required that a final offer of employment will only be made after the candidate has successfully been live-scanned and clearance for employment is authorized by Human Resources. Costs for live-scan services shall be borne by the candidate.

Notice to all prospective employees – The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Administrative Procedure 3518, titled Child Abuse Reporting, as a condition of employment.

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Mt. San Antonio Community College Annual Security Report is available here: Mt. SAC Annual Security Report.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘Responsible Employee’ under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 and is required to report to the College’s Title IX Coordinator all relevant details reported to him or her about an incident of alleged sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.

Typing Certificate Requirements:

Special Notes:
A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions have been answered and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail:

DO NOT include photographs or any personal information (e.g. D.O.B, place of birth, etc.) on your application or supporting documents.

LONG DISTANCE TRAVEL FOR INTERVIEWS: Should you be invited to an interview, please contact our office to discuss an accommodation option if attending the interview would require you to travel in excess of 150 miles one way from your residence.


Foreign Transcripts:
Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline. Accredited evaluation agencies can be found on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services Website.

Human Resources
1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399
Phone: (909) 274-4225

Selection Procedure:
A committee will evaluate applications, taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Interviews may include a writing sample, committee presentation, and/or performance test. The start date will be following Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at Mt. SAC Employment Website to complete and submit your application for this position.

EEO Policy:

Conflict of Interest:
Mt. San Antonio College employees and the Board of Trustees members shall not engage in any employment or activity that is inconsistent with, incompatible with, or in conflict with Mt. San Antonio College’s Administrative Procedures (AP 2710 Conflict of Interest, AP 2712 Conflict of Interest Codes).

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