Child Development Center Teacher (40hr/11mth)
Kern Community College District
$15.56 - $21.98 Hourly
Child Development Center
Under supervision, provide for the care, development, and
instruction of preschool children and infants years in a child
Plan and coordinate activities and instruction; develop and
maintain a developmentally appropriate, safe environment in both
indoor and outdoor settings.
Directs the activities of Associate Teachers and CDC Assistants,
students, and volunteers assigned to the classroom.
Supervise and directly interact with children in a warm and
Prepare age and developmentally appropriate lesson outlines and
plans and other activities for science, math, music, art, language,
social, emotional and physical development of the children; review
plans prepared by Associate Teachers.
Conduct demonstrations and learning activities for children.
Serve as primary caregiver for an assigned group of children;
perform initial and periodic state required evaluations; review
similar work by Associate Teachers.
Conduct conferences with parents to discuss child status, progress,
Develop and implement conflict management and problem solving
strategies with children.
Follow center policies and procedures including those for health
Provide information to employees, volunteers, students, and
families on health, safety, and other policies.
Oversee groups of children in various indoor and outdoor
activities; set up and disassemble playground equipment; assure
safe indoor and outdoor play.
Supervise the use of the restrooms; change and launder wet or
soiled clothes; change diapers; assist in toilet training.
Prepare and serve nutritional snacks and lunches; prepare bottles,
formulas, and infant meals; assist in preparing and revising basic
menus; supervise snack and meal times.
Administer basic First Aid as needed; teach and encourage good
health and safety habits.
Perform light housekeeping duties including washing dishes,
clearing lunch tables, sweeping floors, and emptying waste
receptacles; maintain the classroom in a safe, sanitary, and
Operate a variety of classroom equipment and appliances including a
copier, laminator, paper cutter, computer, vacuum cleaner, washer,
dryer, and microwave; assure proper food storage; sterilize kitchen
area; maintain food production worksheets.
Identify special needs of children and/or families.
Involve families in classroom and Center activities; invite and
encourage family participation in children's activities.
Develop and facilitate parent programs and events.
Maintain appropriate records.
Oversee and evaluate laboratory students and the supervision of
Perform related duties as assigned.
Any combination equivalent to:
degree from an accredited college in early childhood education work
or a related field and one year of experience working with children
in an organized setting.
Possession of, or eligibility to obtain and maintain, a
Child Development Teacher Permit
issued by the
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Maintain satisfactory level of progress toward and successful
completion of the professional development requirement for
Completion of pediatric CPR and first aid training through an
accredited or approved program.
Possession of a current pediatric CPR and first aid
Satisfactory completion of a pre-employment physical
Satisfactory completion of pre-employment drug testing.
Clear criminal record check including fingerprint.
Knowledge and Abilities
Early childhood education programs, practices and techniques.
Knowledge of current best practices for inclusive early childhood
Instructional and tutorial techniques.
Requirements of maintaining a children's center in a safe, clean,
and orderly condition.
Policies and objectives of assigned program and activities.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
Health and safety regulations.
Principles and practices of personal hygiene.
Sanitation practices related to handling and serving food.
Basic First Aid techniques.
Plan and direct the activities of a child development center indoor
and outdoor environments.
Oversee and direct the work of Associate Teachers, CDC Assistants,
volunteers, students, and interns.
Develop age and developmentally appropriate lesson plans and
Effectively conduct activities for children.
Monitor the behavior of young children and oversee
Maintain a children's center in a safe, clean, and orderly
Apply basic principles and practices of nutrition.
Administer basic First Aid.
Understand and follow oral and written directions.
Prepare and serve food in accordance with health and safety
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working
relationships with others.
Observe health and safety regulations.
$ 15.56 -
Entry Level Salary: $16.35 hourly
Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will
be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by
October 11, 2021
are assured consideration. The College
reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the
recruitment/selection process at any point.
Completed application packet must include:
- Completed Online Application for Employment form
- Current resume
- Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
- Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
- List of five (5) professional references - Listed on
It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any
personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This
includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of
Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges
or universities outside of the United States must have their
coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member
of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services
(NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI).
A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line
Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate
in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the
necessary arrangements. EEO Plan 2021-2024
The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity
and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District
encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate
on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender
identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical
condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation,
marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or
because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing
characteristics, or based on association with a person or group
with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or
any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law,
in any of its policies, procedures or practices.
Discrimination Free Work Environment
The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to
work in the United States. Work authorization should be established
at the time of application submission.
All applicants must apply online at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/kccd/jobs/3247105/child-development-center-teacher-40hr-11mth
Emails will not be accepted.