Child Development Center Assistant

Los Angeles Community College District - Los Angeles, CA

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) invites applications for the position of Child Development Center Assistant. A Child Development Center Assistant provides assistance with the day-to-day learning activities, supervision, and care of children of various ages in a college child development center.


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Monthly Salary: $3,527.37-$3,721.38 ($42,328.44-$44,656.56 per year)*

*Salary is based off a full-time, 12-month position.

*Salary pending ratification by the Board of Trustees on April 10, 2024.


Health Benefits: District-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance plans for employee and dependents. A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided free of charge for each employee. A Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) with $1,500 contributed by LACCD annually.


Paid Time Off: 12 full-pay days and 88 half-pay days of illness leave per year, at least 16 paid holidays per year, and accrued vacation time from 10-24 days per year depending on the position.  Other paid time off options are also available. 


Retirement: Employees become members of the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) pension. Employees are also covered by Social Security.


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Assists with organizing materials and conducting learning activities such as reading stories, painting, drawing, handicrafts, music, or games with children of varying ages.


Accompanies children to and from classroom, playground, and out-of-center activities; conducts attendance checks and head counts.


Watches children’s activities and behaviors in a variety of settings, e.g. classroom, playground, field trips, nap times, meal times; maintains appropriate behavior and comforts children as needed; prepares notes and reports concerning behaviors or events in accordance with policy and procedures.


Observes children’s health and reports any signs of illness, injury, or other distress as directed.


Organizes, sanitizes, and stores indoor and outdoor toys, books, and other equipment and materials.


Assists in preparing, setting-up, serving and feeding meals and snacks to children.


Performs housekeeping duties such as laundry, cleaning/sanitizing, post-meal/snack clean-up, dishwashing, and changing of linens.


Keeps outside areas clear of safety hazards; sweeps and cleans-up outdoor walkways, play areas, and other paved areas during school hours.


Maintains the physical cleanliness of children including washing faces and hands, changing clothes and diapers, assisting with toileting, and related duties.


Prepares children for dismissal; oversees the release of children to parents or other authorized individuals.


Assists in maintaining accurate records such as attendance, lesson plans, and student observations. May care for infants including changing, feeding, and comforting.


May help school-aged children with homework and school work.


Performs related duties as assigned.


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Part-time and full-time vacancies currently exists at Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles Mission College, Los Angeles Pierce College, Los Angles Trade Technical College, and Los Angeles Valley College. The hiring list established by this examination will also be used to fill future vacancies as they occur during the life of the list.


Our Colleges include: Los Angeles City College; East Los Angeles College; Los Angeles Harbor College; Los Angeles Mission College; Los Angeles Pierce College; Los Angeles Southwest College; Los Angeles Trade-Technical College; Los Angeles Valley College; West Los Angeles College


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Graduation from high school or its equivalent.



Six months of paid experience working directly with children in a licensed preschool or child care setting. Completion of a 4 semester unit college-level practicum in child development may be substituted for the required experience.



A valid Child Development Assistant Permit issued by the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing must be maintained throughout employment.


School-Age Emphasis Authorization may be required for some positions.


A Food Handler Certificate may be required for some positions.


A valid certificate in Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED issued by the American Heart Association or American Red Cross must be obtained within the first month of employment and maintained throughout employment.


Ability to pass fingerprint clearance through both the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), criminal record review, Child Abuse Central Index review, and/or any other requirement established by a licensing/regulatory entity or the District.


Physical Requirements:

Ability to lift and move items weighing up to 50 pounds.


Special Notes:

The Child Development Assistant Permit is issued for five years and is renewable for successive five year periods as determined by State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.


It is the responsibility of the employee to renew their permit(s) in a timely manner. Employees who fail to maintain the required permit or who become ineligible for a required permit are subject to suspension, demotion, or release from employment.


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Completed applications must be submitted through our online employment system – Please see our job board for the filing deadline.


For a listing of other job opportunities with the Los Angeles Community College District refer to our Web Page at


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The selection process may consist of one or more exam parts which may include a training and experience evaluation, written test, performance test and/or oral interview.


Selection and promotion are based on a competitive examination process. Candidates who pass all exam parts are placed on an eligibility (hiring) list based on their overall exam score. In accordance with legal requirements, hiring departments may make job offers to candidates in the top three ranks of the eligibility list.


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Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about their ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, they should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.


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Personnel Commission:

Phone: (213) 891-2129

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 4:30PM

How to Apply

Completed applications must be submitted through our online employment system – Please see our job board for the filing deadline.

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Contact Info

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Job Details

Category: Educators/Classroom

Type: FT

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Salary: 42328.44 - 44656.56

Posted On: March 28th, 2024

Agency Details



The Los Angeles Community College District is the largest community college district in the nation offering educational opportunities to students in more than 40 cities covering an area of 882 square miles serving approximately 9.8 million residents. The LACCD is composed of nine comprehensive colleges and a District Office, which together employ approximately 2,200 classified (non-teaching) employees in 315 job classifications.