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 OPPORTUNITIES

    Applicants having experience with children are invited to join the ECE Team in a classified position.

    Child Development Assistant - Salary $11.23-14.12/hr. Plus benefits**

    Programs    
    Head 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   
     
    Qualifications 
    Must 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.
     
    Schedule
    9 months / 206 days/year
    or
    12 months / 245 days/year
     
    **Benefits for position of four hours or more. 


    Child Development Assistant Substitute - Salary $11.23/hr.

    Programs
    Various Locations     
     
    Qualifications
    Must pass Instructional Assistant Proficiency Test.     
     
    Schedule
    Flexible to meet school schedules.


    CERTIFICATED OPPORTUNITIES

    There 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**

    Programs    
    Cal-Safe Infant Toddler, Laurel Ruff Infant/Toddler, Children's Center, Discovery Club, Latchkey, Early Learning Academy, Early Head Start     
     
    Qualifications     
    An 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.   
     
     
    Schedule
    9 months / 182 days/year
    or
    12 months / 234 days/year


    Preschool Teacher - Salary $25.57-29.55/hr (based on years of service and education) Plus benefits**

    Programs    
    Head Start, State Preschool, Parent Child Preschool, Parent/Toddler, Extended Day, Early Head Start, Home-Based Teacher     
     
    Qualifications     
    An 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.     
     
    Schedule
    9 months / 178 days/year


    Lead Teacher - Starting Salary $26.67-29.55/hr (As per Teacher schedule) Plus benefits**

    Programs    
    Head Start, State Preschool, Children’s Center, Cal-Safe Infant/Toddler, Discovery Club, Latchkey, Extended Day, Early Head Start  
     
    Qualifications
    An 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.     
     
    Schedule 
    12 months / 230 days/year
    or
    9 months / 178 days/year
     
    **Benefits for position of four hours or more.


    Early Childhood Education Contact Information

    For 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
    (916) 971-7375
Last Modified on April 14, 2015