Early Childhood Education Job Opportunities
Early Childhood Education (ECE) offers employment in various locations around the district for people interested in working as a certificated or classified employee. Please check the charts below to see the employment requirements and salary structure.
Early Childhood Education Programs
- Before & After School Enrichment Programs (Latchkey and Discovery Club)
- Headstart and State Preschool Programs
- Infant - Toddler Programs
CLASSIFIED OPPORTUNITIESApplicants having experience with children are invited to join the ECE Team in a classified position.
- Classified Employment Webpage - Find latest job openings.
- Take and pass the Instructional Assistant Proficiency Test given by Human Resources (Classified Testing).
- Fill out the Classified Online Application and apply for the job opening online.
- Classified Applicant Manual - Step by step instructions for creating a profile in EDJOIN and applying for a job vacancy.
- TB Tests and Fingerprinting need to be completed before you can begin work.
- Information About Classified Employment - Including the New Hire Process, Benefits, Leave explanations.
- Become an ECE Professional
Child Development Assistant - Salary $11.23-14.12/hr. Plus benefits**
ProgramsHead Start, State Preschool, Parent Toddler, Parent Child Preschools,Laurel Ruff Infant/Toddler, Cal-Safe Infant Toddler, Discovery Club, Latchkey, Children’s Center, Extended Day, Early Head Start, Early Learning Academy
QualificationsMust pass Instructional Assistant Proficiency Test. Previous experience working with groups of children; higher education desirable including courses in early childhood education, child psychology or behavior modification. 6 ECE units required for all licensed positions (not Discovery Clubs or Latchkey). The Infant/Toddler and preschool programs require 6 units working towards 12 units.
Schedule9 months / 206 days/yearor12 months / 245 days/year**Benefits for position of four hours or more.
Child Development Assistant Substitute - Salary $11.23/hr.
QualificationsMust pass Instructional Assistant Proficiency Test.
ScheduleFlexible to meet school schedules.
CERTIFICATED OPPORTUNITIESThere are four types of certificated teaching opportunities within ECE. Note the salary schedule for these jobs as it is different from other types of certificated openings.
Child Development Permit Teacher - Salary $12.15-13.42/hr (based on years of service and education) Plus benefits**
ProgramsCal-Safe Infant Toddler, Laurel Ruff Infant/Toddler, Children's Center, Discovery Club, Latchkey, Early Learning Academy, Early Head Start
QualificationsAn approved credential or permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. A minimum of 12 units of ECE/CD including core courses. Infant programs require a minimum of 3 infant units.or
Schedule9 months / 182 days/year
12 months / 234 days/year
Preschool Teacher - Salary $25.57-29.55/hr (based on years of service and education) Plus benefits**
ProgramsHead Start, State Preschool, Parent Child Preschool, Parent/Toddler, Extended Day, Early Head Start, Home-Based Teacher
QualificationsAn approved credential or permit (Site Supervisor or above) issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.BA with 24 ECE/CD units (including the 3 core classes), +6 units administration; +2 units adult supervision.
Schedule9 months / 178 days/year
Lead Teacher - Starting Salary $26.67-29.55/hr (As per Teacher schedule) Plus benefits**
ProgramsHead Start, State Preschool, Children’s Center, Cal-Safe Infant/Toddler, Discovery Club, Latchkey, Extended Day, Early Head Start
QualificationsAn approved credential or Program Director Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.BA with 24 ECE/CD units (including the 3 core classes), +6 units administration; +2 units adult supervision. Infant programs require a minimum of 3 infant units.
Schedule12 months / 230 days/yearor9 months / 178 days/year
Early Childhood Education Contact InformationFor more information on any of the Early Childhood Education Programs or any of the positions listed above, contact:
Early Childhood Education
5309 Kenneth Avenue
Carmichael, CA 95608
Last Modified on April 14, 2015