School Age Program - Assistant Teacher

CDI/CDC (Continuing Development Incorporated/Child Development Centers) – Anaheim, CA

Center teaching staff support the planning and implementation of CDI|CDCs program for children ranging in age from toddlers, pre-school, kinder, and school age, depending on the site. CDI|CDC Teachers must be able to facilitate a variety of age appropriate activities, support childrens social emotional development, and ensure all children are supervised at all times in a healthy and safe environment.


  • Support the implementation of executing developmentally appropriate curriculum directly connected to the interests and development of children and youth supported by learning foundations that promote positive child/youth development
  • Support and maintain intentional, enriched and supportive learning environments connected to curriculum and quality experiences that are appropriate for all children
  • Provide excellent customer service by establishing and maintaining authentic connections and reciprocal, culturally responsive relationships with children, youth, families, schools, communities and center/classroom team
  • Keep children/youth healthy and safe by connecting proper supervision, positive interactions, healthy habits, and compliance
  • Work collaboratively with each other connecting work place values, education and experience to provide the highest quality programs and creative workplaces


    All teaching staff are expected to demonstrate behaviors that are essential for successful programs and environment including the following:

  • Positive interactions with children and youth
  • Maintain kind, respectful, and safe emotional and physical environments for children
  • Be on time and present on regularly scheduled basis
  • Be active in outdoor and indoor programs
  • Be physically and mentally capable of interacting with children up to 13 years of age, meeting all their needs and ensuring their safety
  • Be aware of and implement safety guidelines; report any health & safety issues or incidents to management, and remain calm if providing first aid (as needed) during emergency situations
  • Physical and Environmental conditions: Teaching staff are responsible for various program elements on a daily basis and will routinely be exposed to indoor and outdoor elements. Staff hired in the Assistant Teacher position may be required to:

  • Visually inspect the environment for hazards to children; identify hazards and implement preventative actions (i.e., set up cones to limit the play area) to maintain a safe environment for children
  • Be comfortable with occasional loud noise in or outside the classroom during active/loud activities
  • Be comfortable with frequent bending, lifting, twisting, reaching, pushing and pulling
  • Push, lift, carry, and hold various objects up to 15 lbs. - by individual or team effort - such as equipment carts, emergency back packs, food coolers, classroom furnishings, and other similar program materials
  • Work inside the classroom or outside the room in all weather conditions which are safe for children
  • Traverse various terrains (grass, blacktop, dirt) and heights (ladders, playgrounds) depending on the school outdoor environment
  • Adapt to the physical level of children (example, sitting on the floor, kneeling, squatting) for activities and problem-solving/interactions
  • Supervise field trips to destinations such as aquatics parks, beaches, and trampoline parks
  • Qualifications & Details

    Assistant Teachers support the needs of the classroom under direction/supervision of another staff. In general, the Assistant Teacher position is intended as an entry level position. Center teaching staff qualifications include education, specialized training and job experience.

    Education and permit requirements may vary by center needs and/or require age group specific units depending on the program, such as Infant, Toddler, School-Age, Title 5 or Title 22 status.
    Assistant Teacher education/permit requirements:

  • 6 postsecondary semester or equivalent quarter units in ECE, CD, or related field such as Recreation, Human Services completed, with passing grades (C or better for Credentialing Process) OR
  • Regional occupation program certificate of training in child care issued and accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Has completed at least 95 hours of classroom instruction in child care and development and child care occupations and at least 150 hours in supervised filed experience in a licensed day care center or comparable group child care program

  • 6 months of experience in a group care environment with care/teaching was provided for a consistent age group preferred
  • Effective problem solving, conflict resolution, classroom management, and communication with children and families
  • Effective organization, time management, curriculum and assessment documentation (lesson plans, portfolios, anecdotal notes) preferred
  • Ability to work alongside colleagues and maintain a professional team environment
  • Bilingual/Multilingual language preference based on individual center needs
  • Typical Activities Assistant Teacher
    Actual job duties/tasks of staff may vary depending on staff schedules, part-time status, and staffing levels of the site and are not dependent on the job title.

    Curriculum/Program Implementation:

  • Anecdotal notes
  • Portfolios - Support
  • Parent communication form - Support
  • Center documentation
  • Weekly planning forms
  • Support the implementation of the flow of the day/daily routine/daily schedule
  • Appropriate interactions
  • Health & Safety:

  • Supervise children
  • Counts/whiteboards/updates
  • Health & safety checklists
  • Ouch reports
  • Safety and emergency drills and procedures
  • Sunscreen application
  • CCFP daily meal sheets
  • Snack/meal preparation
  • Snack/meal service (family style)
  • Clean/sanitize tables & kitchen
  • Minute menu
  • Bathroom/nap supervision
  • Enriched Intentional Environment:

  • Clean, restock, label, organize
  • Summer/Fall environment change
  • Materials/supplies lists Support
  • Customer Service:

  • Daily communication to school partners
  • Behavior documentation
  • School events (K roundup, etc.)

  • Teamwork/Collaboration/Professionalism:

  • Staff development - identify goals for permit, QRIS, performance
  • Follow schedule/rest/meal breaks/attendance
  • Attend events at school
  • Answer center phones
  • Maintain positive work environment/support colleagues day to day
  • We Offer:

  • Career Development and Training
  • Discounted Childcare
  • Paid Vacation/Holiday/Sick Time
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Benefits
  • 401K
  • Life Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Company Discounts
  • We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace.

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