Children's Center Preschool Teacher (AS)

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Work type: Auxiliary
Location: Northridge
Categories: Excluded, At-Will, Child/Youth Education and Development, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Job Description 

Under General Supervision, prepares classroom and outdoor environments; works as a team member with a Supervising Teacher and teaching assistants; assists in the preparation of daily classroom lesson plans and activities; may be called upon to substitute for a Supervising Teacher or a Student Assistant; supervises children’s daily activities; and performs related work as required.


Plans and implements day-to-day lesson plans and activities appropriate to the age and developmental level of each child within the assigned classroom.

Supervises children’s participation in daily activities indoors and outdoors.

Evaluates and documents each child’s developmental progress on a schedule as required by the CA Department of Education by implementing the Desired Results Child Assessment System.

Maintains safe indoor and outdoor environments conducive to learning.

Conducts and documents child observations.

Provides work direction and guidance for interns, volunteers and student assistants in assigned classrooms.

Establishes and maintains excellent relationships with children and families and conduct  and document parent-teacher conferences as needed.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

Education: Minimum of a BA Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field with 24 semester units of Early Childhood Education which at a minimum must include:

  • 1 course in Child/Human Growth & Development,
  • 1 course in Child/Family/Community or Child & Family Relations,
  • 2 courses in Programs/Curriculum

Experience: Minimum of 2 years of experience teaching young children in a group setting.

Permit: Child Development Associate Teacher (or higher) Teaching Permit issued by the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing obtained within 6 months of hire and maintained while employed in role.

Proof of current vaccinations for Measles, Pertussis/Tdap [Whooping Cough] and any other required by licensing.

Must have knowledge of:

  • Theories and practices of typical and atypical child growth and development
  • Developmentally appropriate and realistic behavioral and learning expectations for young children;
  • Teaching methods, techniques and resources for the education of young children;

Must have the ability to:

  • Prepare and implement lesson plans with daily activities for young children.
  • Introduce concepts and ideas to young children.
  • Exercise good judgment for the health and safety of the young child.
  • Organize the work for other adults within the classroom and give clear directions.
  • Recognize and effectively respond to the various physical, intellectual, and emotional needs of young children.
  • Meet the physical requirements of lifting and carrying young children and equipment.
  • Maintain composure under emergency conditions and administer first aid for minor injuries and/or accidents.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, parents and children.
  • Communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

This position is employed through Associated Students (AS). AS offers an excellent benefits package including Medical (most plans fully paid by the company for the employee with minimal contribution for dependents), Dental & Vision insurance (fully paid by the company for the employee and dependents), Life Insurance (standard plan fully paid by the company), Vacation, Sick Leave, 14 paid Holidays, company sponsored retirement program, tuition reimbursement, employee development opportunities and more.

The pay range and anticipated hiring range: $19.28 – $27.01 per hour per hour, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

HOURS: Full-Time 40 hours per week; schedule is generally Monday – Friday during business hours but periodically varies to accommodate working evening and weekend events. 

General Information

A LiveScan Fingerprint background check and general background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily upon verbal offer of employment. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment.

Candidates should apply by completing the on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:

Associated Students, California State University, Northridge, Inc. (A.S.) is proud to operate on the California State University, Northridge (CSUN) campus serving students.  As part of the campus community, A.S. follows the California State University (CSU) policy that highly recommends that all faculty, staff and students who are accessing campus facilities at any university location to be immunized (aka vaccinated) against the virus that causes COVID-19. 

The CSUN Associated Students is a 501(c)3 corporation integrated with California State University, Northridge.  Its mission is to serve as the primary advocate for students at CSUN and to provide excellent, meaningful programs and services designed to create and enhance a spirited, learning-focused campus environment.  The AS offers programs in sustainability and recycling; outdoor adventures; sport clubs; child care; ticket, transportation passes and attraction discount ticket sales; concerts, fairs and lectures.
Its own infrastructure also includes risk management; information technology support; marketing; accounting and human resources.
California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is a comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 38,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN has a high national ranking in awarding bachelor’s degrees to traditionally underserved students and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university.

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