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Child Care Teacher

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Posting Information

Posting Information

Posting Number


Posting/Functional Title

Child Care Teacher

University Pay Plan Title

Child Care Teacher


San Marcos


Child Development Center

Recruitment Type

Open to All

Job Type


Monthly Salary

$2,166 + commensurate with qualifications

Job Category


Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.

Associate’s degree in early childhood or closely related field with 2 years full time (or equivalent) paid or voluntary experience in an early childhood group setting working with ages between three months to four years old, or a current infant/toddler or current preschool Child Development Associate ( CDA ) with 2 years full time (or equivalent) paid or voluntary experience in an early childhood group setting working with ages between three months and four years old. A current CDA certificate or Associate degree transcript must be attached. Must be physically able to interact with children in a manner that meets their needs.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in child development, early childhood education or a closely related field with 12+ credit hours in early education and/or development with 1 year full time (or equivalent) paid or voluntary experience in an early childhood group setting working with ages between three months to four years old. If the degree is in a related field, a transcript showing early childhood development coursework is required. Experience working in university laboratory setting for young children. Experience working in an accredited program. Experience working with a diverse population. Experience working with children with special needs.

Job Description

Fill in for teacher on leave. Responsible for providing quality childcare by planning, developing and implementing a developmental program for children.

Job Duties

Plan and implement a developmental program for children using a DAP curriculum. Evaluate and maintain records regarding each child’s development. Utilize appropriate direct and indirect guidance strategies to guide behavior. Meets the individual emotional, physical, social, safety, and health needs of children in care through proactive planning, active engagements and by closely supervising their routines. Maintain the classroom and playground environments by changing play areas bi-monthly, cleaning toys and equipment based on class and licensing schedule, following Child Development Center guidelines for mitigating health risks, and by checking for hazards and child health concerns daily. Model and mentor university lab students on developmentally appropriate classroom practices. Maintain verbal and written communication with parents. Assist parents and other teachers in meeting the children’s physical, emotional, social and cognitive skills. Maintain a respectful, supportive, and professional demeanor. Administer first aid and compassionate care to children as needed. Complete required training and education hours. Maintain required credentials.

Additional Information to Applicants

Applicants selected for a 2nd interview will be required to demonstrate a child appropriate classroom activity and will be expected to engage with the children during a physical activity.

Job Open Date


Job Close Date (posting closes at midnight)

Open Until Filled


Normal Work Days

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Normal Work Hours Start

7:30 or 8:00AM depending on department need

Normal Work Hours End

4:30 or 5:30PM depending on department need

Posting Notices


Legal and Required Notices

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE .

Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

Why work @ Texas State?

• Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
• Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
• Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
• Great training and development opportunities: choose from a variety of classroom and online course offerings, learning resources, certifications, and employee educational support programs.
• An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
• Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions

By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you’ll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.

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Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (all in one document)
Optional Documents
  1. DD 214/DD1300
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