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Escondido Community Child Development Center Inc. - Escondido, CA

Position Title:  Preschool Teacher (Child Development Permit)

Permit Level: Associate Teacher, Teacher Permit, Master Teacher Permit

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt      

Schedule: Fulltime 40-hours per week Monday-Friday (7am-5pm -hours may vary)           

Physical Location: Program Site

Wage/Salary Range: Hourly $17.00 - $24.00 (based on credentialing, experience, education and longevity)

Reports to:  Site Supervisor


Position Summary:           

Aligning to the Matrix of the California Department of Education, Child Development Division, the Teacher works under the supervision of the Site Supervisor to maintain a positive learning environment in the classroom, outdoors and on field trips. The Teacher may supervise other staff members including other Co-Teachers and Instructional Aides based on permit level and under the direction of the Site Supervisor.


  • Proof of a Current Associate Teacher Permit or above as issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and maintained current throughout employment as an Associate Teacher or above
  • Valid Proof of Ability to work in the United States
  • Sit and/or stand for extended periods, get up and down easily from the floor, walk, bend at the waist and knees, kneel and uses hands, arms and legs for dexterity and balance
  • Occasionally lifts, carries, and balances objects weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to hear, see, including peripheral vision and distinction of colors, read and communicate verbally and in writing frequently with a wide range of people from divergent socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and origins.
  • Must have reliable transportation to ensure timely and consistent travel to and from work site
  • Pushes and pulls such objects as file drawers and supplies, etc.  
  • 6-12 units of CHDV including the core courses as outlined in Child Development Permit Matrix
  • Bilingual (Spanish) desirable but not required
  • Able to speak, read and write English with comprehension
  • Must be willing to work at multiple site locations in Escondido upon request
  • Employee must exhibit a professional growth mindset and be committed to continuous learning and education
  • Upon Job Offer Acceptance:

v  Pre-Employment Screenings

  • Cleared drug & alcohol screening
  • Current TB clearance and Health screening
  • Immunizations required: MM; DTAP; Influenza
  • Fingerprints/LiveScan Clearance

v  Employment Required Trainings:

  • Mandated Reporter General and Childcare Training
  • Abuse Prevention Training
  • Pesticide Training
  • Anti-Harassment Training
  • CPR/First Aid Card (preferred)
  • Current Food Handler’s Card or training (preferred)

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop and implement a learning environment that is safe, fun, clean, healthy and promotes positive discipline for all children and staff.  
  • Prepares the learning environment for the classroom as it conforms to ECCDC policy, sets up the learning centers and prepare needed supplies and materials according to ECERS and ITERS.
  • Physically and visually supervise children indoors, outdoors and in the bathrooms to ensure safety and appropriate teacher/child ratios all times according to Title 5 Regulations.    
  • Help with the general housekeeping tasks and the general management of the learning environments in association with other staff in classroom.
  • Supervise and participate in the CACFP program through family style eating during all meals, reporting number of meals served and supervising and controlling the food served to the children.
  • Review and compare the menus to the meal pattern to make sure the meals are correct. 
  • Track all children in program with special dietary needs, either with doctor signature or parent preference.
  • Infant program: accurate records of food items and quantities prepared for each age group
  • Work as a team player in all aspects of classroom and site needs.
  • Accept responsibility in accordance with the school’s educational philosophy.
  • Schedule and provide written documentation for two parent-teacher conferences per year (October and February). Respond to parent’s requests for parent-teacher conferences. Interact and consult with parents about their child’s progress and daily activities on a daily/weekly basis.
  • Train other staff members in the classroom to promote the growth and wellbeing of the children and to maintain a healthy and safe working & learning environment.
  • Communicate, listen, and interact with all children on a daily basis. 
  • Maintain an “open-door” policy and welcome all visitors to the Center.
  • Keep and maintain all attendance records, portfolios, and reports, including a parent calendar of classroom events, frequent maintenance of each child’s DRDP-PS or IT developmental portfolio including anecdotal records for all children as assigned.
  • Ability to use a variety of media and resources to enhance the learning experience of the children and colleagues.
  • Attends all In-Services, trainings and staff meetings as required.
  • Maintain disaster prepared readiness by ensuring child emergency forms are up to date and kits are fully stocked with the necessary items.
  • Work in culturally mindful ways to partner with families around the care of the children.
  • Attends and participates in all Parent Advisory Committee events and training as needed.
  • Participate in professional growth and development opportunities.
  • Maintain confidentiality as it pertains to the children, families, and other staff members.
  • Supports the Policies and Procedures, Health & Safety Manuals, Parent’s Handbook and CACFP program in order to implement the Mission of ECCDC.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Site Supervisor or Management. 


Physical, Mental, and Environmental Requirements:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:
  • Sit and/or stand for extended periods, walk, bend at the waist and knees, kneel and uses hands, arms and legs for dexterity and balance frequently. Occasionally lifts, carries, and balances objects weighing up to 30 pounds.
  • Generally, performs work in a climate-controlled office or childcare center setting which may occasionally create an exposure to dust and pollens.
  • Pulls and pushes such objects as file drawers and supplies.
  • Prioritizes and multi-tasks work and projects requiring good memory, concentration, and analytical thinking.
  • Occasionally required to perform the safe operation of office equipment and machines and recognize and abate safety hazards within the workplace. Frequently is required to perform the safe operation of a vehicle and abide by all vehicular laws.
  • Must be able to hear, see, including peripheral vision and distinction of colors, read and communicate verbally and in writing frequently with a wide range of people from divergent socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and origins.
  • The noise level in the work environment ranges from quite office setting to moderate in childcare centers.

This position will interact closely with the Program Director, Site Supervisors, Assistant Site Supervisors, Teachers and Teacher Assistants, parents/guardians, and other public and private sector representatives.

By signing below, I acknowledge that I have read, understand, agree, and received a copy of the foregoing Job Description.  I further understand that my employment with Escondido Community Child Development Center is “at will” as defined in the Agency’s Employee Handbook. I further understand that this job description is not all encompassing and can be added to and modified at any time by the agency. 


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Danielle Rush

Job Details

Category: Educators/Classroom

Type: FT

Location: Escondido, CA

Salary: 17.00 - 24.00

Posted On: May 19th, 2023

Agency Details


Founded in 1974, ECCDC is a licensed non-profit preschool for children ages 4 months to kindergarten for families working, looking for work, or who are pursuing higher education that come from low-income households.  Its purpose is to provide a comprehensive, coordinated, and cost-effective child development program which includes a full range of education, supervision, health, and social services designed to assist children and their families to maximize their full potential.