Child Development Inc. Preschool - Assistant Teacher in Costa Mesa, California

Job Description:

Exciting things are happening at Continuing Development Inc. and Child Development Centers (CDI / CDC). We are an innovative non-profit child care provider who is growing and expanding at a great pace. Our organization strives to provide the very best experience in Preschool and Before- and After- school programs that parents, children and communities have loved for over 45 years. We are able to do this thanks to our remarkable people. We seek out the best in child care talent, those who have the same vision for supporting the growth and development of children as we do. If you see yourself as one who has a passion for providing the best in early childhood education, we invite you to apply today.

Children ages three to five are growing rapidly in every area of development: socially, physically, intellectually and emotionally. Our centers balance child initiated and teacher initiated activities. Centers are a welcome place for families and all children, respecting their home language, cultural values and traditions. Our High/Scope framework enables children to plan, participate and review their daily experiences. The center is an inclusive environment that supports the individual and special needs of all children.

As part of our teaching team, you will plan developmentally appropriate activities based on children’s interests and needs. Teaching staff complete developmental assessments (DRDP) within the first 60 days of enrollment plus a follow up assessment to measure each child’s growth over a year and two parent conferences annually. Teaching staff build relationships which support ongoing communication and partnership with families. Teaching staff observe and document children’s emerging interests and progress through anecdotal notes, weekly lesson plans and through the portfolio of individual work. Teaching staff follow Licensing guidelines for supervision, children’s personal rights, and health and safety.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education: 6 units in child development, early childhood development or related field (be able to provide transcripts). Child Development permit required depending on center funding.

  • Experience: prior childcare experience in a preschool setting; 1 year preferred. Prepare lesson plans, anecdotal notes, portfolios, assessments.

  • Work Hours: position is needed for the following hours: 12-5:45; some flexibility to work alternate hours as center needs require

  • Strong teamwork and customer service skills

  • Initiative, problem-solving, and time management skills

  • Interact with children in a manner consistent with CDI/CDC philosophy

  • Bilingual Spanish preferred We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace.

Department: Lindbergh#10155

Job Type: Part-Time

Location: CA, Costa Mesa

Post Date: 07/17/2017