15-20 Hours per week
$13.87 - $17.33  per hour


Under the direction of the Preschool Supervisor and/or the Facility Supervisor, assists in the planning and implementation of the Early Childhood Education program. A teachersí primary job will be to encourage social, emotional and intellectual development, as well as to provide a safe and nurturing environment for the children enrolled in the program.

Essential Job Duties:

The following tasks are essential for this position. Incumbents in this classification may not perform all of these tasks, or may perform similar related tasks not listed here.

  1. Provide supervision and guidance to function as a teacher and role model for new teachers and or teacher assistants.

  2. Responsible for planning the curriculum, organizing and managing the classroom environment designed to promote the physical, cognitive, emotional, creative and social skills of enrolled children.

    Participates in the development and maintenance of moderately complex spreadsheet programs.

  3. Provide information to co-teachers, as well as to parents regarding specific activities in the classroom, including techniques of working with children; participate in the instructional program, and parent conferences and general parent education.

  4. Work with small and large groups of children in a variety of age-appropriate, developmental activities such as creative experiences, mathematics, perceptual motor skills, science, language, environment awareness and social studies, both in the indoor and outdoor environment according to the planned schedule.

  5. Develop goals for individual children in addition to pre- and post-evaluations; must be attentive, flexible and supportive of children and their families by demonstrating good communication skills in dealing with parents.

  6. Continuous interaction with the children; respect and observe childrenís interests and intervene when needed to maintain a healthy classroom atmosphere.

  7. Prepare instructional materials; maintain a variety of classroom records that meet all licensing requirements.

  8. Attend staff meetings and engage in continuing ongoing professional development activities.

  9. Perform related duties as assigned which may include opening/closing the school, monitoring standards such as safety, health and cleanliness of the school and its environment.

    Assists in moderately complex research data collection and report preparation.

  10. Maintain first aid and CPR status as required by licensing.

  11. Conduct and participate in events involving parents, i.e. school fund raisers.

  12. Conduct on-going assessments and evaluations of children (anecdotal, monthly and semester summary).

  13. Write a monthly (or quarterly) newsletter based on the selected theme and based upon related events and activities taking place in the classroom.

  14. Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Work confidentially with discretion;

  • Current concepts and practices used in early childhood education;

  • Instructional methods and techniques;

  • Methods of observing, evaluating and recording child behaviors and to adopt an effective course of action;

  • General needs and behavior of children of various ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds;

  • Safety precautions and procedures for all of the childrenís programs and activities;

  • Oral and written communication skills;

  • Interpersonal skills with an emphasis on tact, patience and courtesy.

Training and Experience:

Any combination equivalent to a Child Development Centerís licensing requirements (minimum of 12 ECE units) or an AA/BA degree in child development, plus two years current experience in a developmentally appropriate program.

Licenses and Certificates:

Possession of a valid California driverís license.

Special Requirements:

First Aid and CPR certified and Livescan fingerprinting.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Require vision (which may be corrected) to read small print.

  • Require mobility of arms to reach and dexterity of hands to grasp and manipulate small objects.  Lower body mobility may not be required.

  • Perform lifting, pushing and/or pulling which does not exceed 50 pounds and is an infrequent aspect of the job.

  • Is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions.

  • Required to work to stand for prolonged periods.

Application Procedure:

 Candidates must complete a City of Calabasas application, and may also include any other materials, such as a resume or
Position is open until filled.

 Applications are available on the Cityís website at or by calling 818-224-1600. Faxed or
 emailed applications and/or resumes are not accepted.

 Applications should be submitted to:

City of Calabasas
Human Resources Division
100 Civic Center Way
Calabasas, CA 91302

The Human Resources Department may be reached via e-mail at


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