Under the general supervision of the Child Development Center Specialist/Director, to do a variety of duties to aid in the care, development, and instruction of children; to perform additional duties as required at the Child Development Center.


  1. Develops, writes and implements an educational program for a group of children, developing goals and objectives for individual children as appropriate.
  2. Demonstrates age-appropriate teaching techniques for aides, parents, and ECE students.
  3. Has knowledge and communication skills to interpret the Center’s goals, objectives to parents, students teaching team and community.
  4. Participates in the development and maintenance of an appropriate, safe learning environment at the center, using a team teaching approach.
  5. Assists in the coordination/supervision of field practice students, parents and teaching team volunteers working with children.
  6. Assists and maintains children’s developmental profiles, conducts intake information, parent conferences and keeps all other appropriate written records.
  7. Attends regular staff meetings; assist Specialist in team meetings, and participates in professional activities.
  8. Assists with the physical inventory of supplies and equipment each year.
  9. Responsible for open communication to maintain positive relationship with Center’s families, co-workers and the Director.
  10. Supports the Center’s philosophy in maintaining am anti-bias environment while providing culturally relevant curriculum in a diverse setting.
  11. Assists the Specialist in participation and organization of the rooms, equipment and supplies and general cleanliness/upkeep.
  12. At the request of a supervisor, performs a variety of unscheduled duties normally and traditionally performed by a Child Development Assistant.


Education and Experience:  Child Development Teacher Permit or meet qualifications/alternative qualifications as specified by the Child Development Permit Matrix (see attached); including Title 22 course requirements  (Child Growth and Development, Child/Family/Community Programs/Curriculum) and willing to apply for the above permit; two years of experience as an aide or assistant, paid or as a volunteer; minimum of one-year experience with infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds in an instructional capacity in a child development program; plus sixteen semester units of coursework in general education, including at least one course in each of the following areas:  humanities, social sciences, math and science and English.  Currently enrolled or willing to take Pediatric CPR and first aid and Infant/Toddler class.

Knowledge and Abilities:  Knowledge of the needs and behavior of infants, toddlers and two-year-old children.  Ability to get along well with children and to win their confidence; ability to communicate with parents, children, and other workers at the center; ability to understand group behavior and the feelings of individuals in the group; ability to supervise the activities of the infant and toddler program; ability to observe safety hazards and to supervise activities for the protection of all participants; ability to keep written developmental records of children.


Seeing to inspect written documents, communicate with District staff, sitting for extended periods of time, bending, kneeling and reaching to retrieve and file records, and dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a keyboard and other office equipment.

Probationary Period:  One year.

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