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Co-Director/ Parent Education Instructor

SBCC - School of Extended Learning


Adjunct Instructor, Parent Education
Co-Director at the Oaks Parent-Child Workshop A cooperative preschool affiliated with SBCC

To apply please submit resume and cover letter by July 17th

Hiring Requirements: In order to be employed at the Oaks Parent-Child Workshop (the Oaks) as a Co-Director, the candidate must first be hired as a noncredit Parent Education instructor by Santa Barbara City College - School of Extended Learning (SBCC-SEL).

Salary: The salary of the Parent Education Instructor component of this position is contingent upon education and experience and is to be determined by the SBCC-SEL (Please refer to Salary Table 11). Additionally, the Oaks will offer a salary for the Co-Director component of this position at a range of $25,000 - $35,000, depending on education and experience. The Oaks will also offer a health stipend of $3,000.

Working Hours: The Adjunct Instructor will be paid to teach three 5-hour labs per week by SBCC-SEL, for a 35-week year. Additional working hours will be paid by the Oaks, including two 5-hour labs per week for a 35-week year, and additional hours for Oaks events, set-up days, etc.

Position Starting Date: Fall 2020

The Oaks Mission Statement

To create a joyful, play-based cooperative preschool, supporting diverse families in a nurturing community, preparing them to navigate the world with confidence.

Program Overview

The Oaks Parent-Child Workshop is a cooperative preschool, providing parent education, an inclusive and nurturing community, and a play-based learning environment for children 2 1⁄2 to 5 years of age. We are a parent education program affiliated with SBCC. For Fall 2020, our evening lectures will be provided on-line and the morning labs will be provided face-to-face and outdoors only. We will utilize the outdoor spaces at The Oaks as well as other outdoor locations in the Santa Barbara area.

Position Overview

There are two noncredit Parent Education instructors of SBCC-SEL who are also Executive Director and Co-Director of the Oaks; collaboration between the two individuals will be essential.

SBCC-SEL responsibilities include:

  • ●  Teaching lab classes in the morning, including planning and providing child-centered, play-based curriculum

    based on the approved course outline.

  • ●  Modeling positive guidance strategies and conflict resolution practices with children and parents.

    The Oaks responsibilities include:

  • ●  Assisting with some administrative duties, including coordination with parent board of directors, staff and

    child file management, completion of essential forms and scheduling and planning meetings and events.

  • ●  Maintaining current knowledge of child development tenets and familiarity with developmentally appropriate


  • ●  Being a lifelong learner willing to pursue on-going professional development.

  • ●  Collaborating with the Executive Director/ Parent Education instructor on the SBCC weekly evening lectures.

  • ●  Offering a curriculum rich in nature-based learning opportunities.

  • ●  Working with the Executive Director/ Parent Education instructor and parents to keep the school environment

    safe, clean and inviting.

    Minimum Qualifications/ Requirements:

Must meet minimum requirements for noncredit Parent Education Instructor at SBCC-SEL, including:
o Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Human Development, Family & Consumer Studies with a specialization in Child Development or Early Childhood Education, Education Psychology with a specialization in Child Development, Elementary Education, Psychology or Family Life Studies.
o Two years or more full-time teaching experience in an early childhood program or parent education program.

Department of Social Services - Community Care Licensing requirements must also be satisfied prior to employment, including:

o Child Development Program Director Permit or Child Development Site Supervisor Permit o TB test clearance and up-to-date immunizations
o Current Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR Certificate
o Criminal background clearance

Additional requirements of the Oaks:
o Experience with early childhood nature-based education/environmental education or garden/farm education.
o Naturalist skills and knowledge: comfort working outdoors with children and modeling curiosity and wonder about the natural world.

Preferred Qualifications/Requirements:

Bilingual in English  and Spanish
Experience participating in a cooperative workshop environment

Santa Barbara City College - School of Extended Learning & the Oaks Parent-Child Workshop do not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability.

Santa Barbara, CA 93105 2020-06-25 View
Preschool Director



Position:  Preschool Director

Organization:  Westwood Presbyterian Church Preschool

Location:  10822 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA  90024 (


Organization Background:

Westwood Presbyterian Church Preschool welcomes children of all abilities, backgrounds, faiths, and cultures. Our program serves kids from 2 years 6 months to 5 years of age and currently enrolls 78 children. The new director will be joining the preschool at a very exciting time as it plans for a new building and an expanded program that will include an infant and toddler center. 


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) with a specialty in Early Childhood Education or Child Development or equivalent experience and State of California requirements for supervising an early childhood program
  • Minimum three years teaching in a licensed child development facility; at least two of those years working in a supervisory capacity strongly preferred
  • Experience in administration
  • Experience in recruiting, supervising, and evaluating performance of staff
  • Experience in budgeting and finance including moderate fundraising
  • Experience working with children from infants to 5 years of age
  • Ability to develop and cultivate the overall quality of the educational programs within WPC Preschool’s core philosophies
  • Ability to work closely with parents to provide support for children with different needs
  • Ability to establish constructive and supportive relationships with both children and adults
  • Ability to promote positive relationships with community groups and others
  • Capacity to adapt to changing position demands
  • Capacity for forward thinking and ability to do long-term vision planning/plan implementation for the preschool including a new infant and toddler program
  • Ability to oversee the transition to a new building
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with the Pastor, Session (governing board) and Preschool Committee of the church
  • Willingness to work within and to affirm the mission and practices of the Presbyterian tradition



We are committed to paying a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include health insurance, paid vacation and a 403B retirement plan.


To apply:  

Submit a cover letter and resume via email to:

Los Angeles, CA 90024 2020-06-09 View
ECC Director

Director, Early Childhood Center

Shir Hadash Early Childhood Center (ECC)

The Director, Early Childhood Center is a full-time professional position and is part of the leadership team at Congregation Shir Hadash.  The Director, Early Childhood Center is responsible for the overall daily operation of the Early Childhood Center (ECC), including the educational policies and procedures, supervision of all school staff and students, and school finance and operations.   This role will be responsible to run both the Reggio-Inspired school program and the affiliated Summer program.  Shir Hadash is a Reform Judaism congregation and the ECC incorporates Reform Judaism into its curriculum. 

The Shir Hadash Early Childhood Center is a fully-licensed program for ages 2-5 with full or half-day, and partial-week enrollment options. The school is licensed for 79 students and with a current teaching staff of 12 and a part-time administrative assistant.The Center is open to all families in the community, whether Jewish or non-Jewish.

Position Responsibilities 

  • Program and Curriculum Development & Implementation
  • Recruit, Develop & Maintain ECC Staff
  • Ensure adherence to all California State Licensing requirements 
  • School and Summer Program Registration / Enrollment including marketing, program/facility tours and follow up with interested families
  • Communication to Families, Staff and Community including the ECC Online Presence
  • Facilities Management including classrooms and outdoor play areas
  • Fiscal Responsibilities including budget development/management, tuition and financial reconciliations
  • Congregation Shir Hadash Professional staff responsibilities include staff meetings, event attendance that involve young children and collaborating with other professional staff.


Position Requirements

  • State Requirements:
    Meet the current requirements of the California regulations of Child Care Licensing including:
    • 12 semester units in Child Development/ECE/Family, Child and Community 
    • 3 semester units in administration or staff relations 
    • Infant and Child CPR and First Aid certification
    • 8 hour Health and Safety course
  • Education Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, elementary education or child development
    • Preferred: Masters degree in related childhood education and development fields
  • Experience:
    • Teaching in an early childhood classroom
    • Preferred: Director of an Early Childhood Center or Preschool
    • Run a 12-month program including both school and summer program
    • Understanding of a range of early childhood philosophies and methods
    • Preferred: An understanding and appreciation for Reform Judaism

Compensation & Benefits

Benefits include:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Pension
  • Long term disability
  • Paid sick and personal leave
  • Many secular and Jewish holidays.

Contact Information

If interested, please contact us for a detailed job description and outline of all responsibilities of the ECC Director position by emailing


Los Gatos, CA 95032 2020-06-02 View
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