• Full-time and Part-time, 12- month work year.
  • Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required
  • Employment, responsibilities, compensation, or any other factor may be affected by changes in governmental regulations, the agency’s contracts, or at agency discretion.

SALARY: Range of Steps 1-4, $16.04/ hr - $18.57/ hr. Initial salary placement, Step 1

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Open until filled


  • Child Development Associate Teacher Permit
  • Six semester units related to Infant and Toddler development acceptable to licensing with a passing grade of “C” or better (minimum three semester units related to Infant and Toddler development to apply; possible tuition reimbursement if extra class is required to meet qualifying six units)
  • Eighteen months work experience in a licensed infant/toddler or preschool center
  • Current certification in Pediatric CPR (yearly), Pediatric First Aid (yearly) and Preventive Health which is acceptable to Community Care Licensing (Health and Safety code 1596.866).
  • Ability to correctly and effectively communicate in written and oral English


  • A California Driver’s License, daily use of an automobile and automobile liability insurance
  • Command of Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, or Vietnamese.


  • Demonstrate an understanding of infant/toddler growth and development.*
  • Frequently lift or carry children up to 45 pounds.*
  • Plan and implement infant/toddler program based on the High/Scope Curriculum.*
  • Prepare and implement individual daily plan for each child on daily child observations.*
  • Supervise and interact with children in a positive manner.*
  • Develop and maintain a learning environment which reflects the interests and needs of the children enrolled in the program.*
  • Provide a variety of experiences for infants and toddlers with an emphasis on active learning.*
  • Provide a well-supervised, safe and nurturing environment.*
  • Read and implement all agency/division and program policies and procedures.*
  • Participate in monthly site staff meetings.*
  • Plan or participate in planning and implementing parent meeting, conferences, home visits, and activities, including Family Nights.*
  • Actively participate in in-service training.*
  • Use sensitivity and good judgment when interacting with children, parents, volunteers and staff.*
  • Accomplish other duties as assigned to create and maintain a quality infant/toddler program.*
  • Encourage language development and respect for langue diversity in the classroom and community.*
  • Work effectively with other team members.*
  • Provide a clean and sanitary facility (inside and out) on a daily basis according to Options center based cleaning.*
  • Recruit, train and supervise parents and other volunteers.*
  • Promote full enrollment, and participate in recruitment of children as directed.*
  • Accurately complete all assigned paperwork and documentation, on a timely basis, according to agency policies and procedures.*
  • Assist in the transitioning of children into Head Start and other child care programs.*
  • Assist Site Director as needed.*
  • Other duties as assigned.

* Denotes essential job functions


  • Works under the direction of the Site Director

BENEFITS: Options for Learning provides flexible spending credits which can be applied toward the purchase of any of the following benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Supplemental Life Insurance, Legal Assistance Plan, AFLAC, Dependent Care, 403(b) Retirement Savings, or a Cash Out option. Options for Learning also provides 9 paid holidays, Paid Personal Time Off, Basic Life Insurance coverage, Long Term Disability and an Employee Assistance Program at no additional cost to its employees.



Division: Early Head Start
This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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