Preschool Teacher

Preschool Teacher

Do you want to be a part of a community where you experience the power of collaboration? Are you feeling stagnant and not challenged enough in your current role? Looking for a more rewarding career where you can make a difference in the community? Then let us tell you about Children's Bureau.

We are a private, nonprofit organization in preventing child abuse and neglect in treating children and families within the community. Through prevention, treatment, and advocacy, our innovative comprehensive services help thousands of at-risk children and parents within the Los Angeles and Orange County areas.

Here at Children's Bureau, we stand by building an inclusive and equitable working environment. We believe everyone here within the organization enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world.

What is in it for you at Children's Bureau:

  • Excellent benefits that include, medical, vision, dental, 401(k), life insurance, pet insurance, and a Flexible Spending Account.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.
  • 13 paid wellness days and 11 paid holidays per year.
  • Selfcare, which includes optional weekly stretch and meditation for all staff.
  • Employee engagement events that range from dance parties, Trivia, and Bingo.
  • An extensive health wellness program provided to all staff to help better you personally and professionally.
  • A culture that cultivates learning and promotes growth and development.
  • TIROC ? Trauma Informed Resilience Oriented Care (TIROC).
  • DEI ? Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, which includes a DEI Book Club.

Why Work At Children's Bureau?

Children's Bureau of Southern CA proudly is committed and supportive of complete pay transparency. The position of Teacher will pay $19.24/hour. Additionally, the lifespan compensation range of this position is: $19.24/hour - $22.60/hour.

Must have Covid-19 Vaccine and Booster.

Learn more about your job:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Preschool Teacher to join our team. The ideal candidate should possess a strong passion for early childhood education and the ability to create a nurturing environment for young children. The Preschool Teacher will be responsible for designing and implementing age-appropriate curriculum, fostering cognitive and social development, and ensuring the safety and welfare of all children

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement age-appropriate lesson plans aligned with the preschool's curriculum goals and educational philosophy.
  • Utilize the Creative Curriculum in the School Readiness Program for children aged 3-5.
  • Create an engaging and stimulating classroom environment that encourages active learning, curiosity, and creativity (ECERS).
  • Provide a variety of learning resources and materials to facilitate hands-on exploration and discovery.
  • Promote social skills and emotional development through group activities, play, and interactions.
  • Regularly assess and monitor each child's progress and development, maintaining accurate records and communicating with parents or guardians.
  • Uphold safety protocols and guidelines to ensure the well-being of all children.
  • Collaborate with fellow teachers and staff to foster a cohesive and supportive educational team.
  • Participate in training sessions, workshops, and staff meetings to remain updated on industry trends and best practices.
  • Maintain open and effective communication with parents, addressing concerns and providing updates on children's development.
  • Assist in coordinating school events, outings, and parent-teacher conferences.
  • Adhere to the preschool's policies, values, and code of conduct in all interactions with children, parents, and colleagues.
  • Work closely with Teachers and parents to enhance the use of developmentally appropriate learning and school readiness activities.
  • Collaborate with Lead Teachers and Assistant Teachers to compile observations and input data into DRDP-Tech and ASQ-SE.
  • Contribute to and facilitate school readiness events, workshops, and trainings.
  • Play an integral role in a cohesive Early Childhood Education team.
  • Offer support to colleagues as required, based on specific program needs.

Job Qualifications:

  • Minimum of an AA Degree in Child Development Studies from a two-year community college, or actively pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development, Human Development, or a related field from an accredited university, along with a Child Development Teacher Permit.
  • Alternatively, a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field is preferred.
  • Previous experience working with young children in a preschool or early childhood setting.
  • Bilingual proficiency in both English and Spanish.
  • Solid understanding of child development theories, early childhood education methodologies, curriculum planning, ASQ Screening Tool, DRDP, and ECERS.
  • Demonstrates patience, creativity, and a genuine passion for working with young children.
  • Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English and Spanish.
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills.
  • CPR and First Aid certification preferred.
  • Familiarity with educational technology tools is a plus.