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TEACHERS…making a difference in a child’s life is the most rewarding experience one can have during their professional career. We are shaping our next generation with love, energy, and an enthusiasm for learning. If you are passionate about the field of Early Childhood Education (ECE) and enjoy on-going training, and you have a sincere desire to cultivate our next generation of children, we have a position for you!
We have part-time and full-time Preschool teaching positions at our Green Valley Child Development Center in San Jose, California.

There are five expectations we have of our teacher(s):

- Teachers create developmentally appropriate activities based on the interests of children supported by foundations in child development theory, Reggio Emilia and High Scope
- Teachers keep children safe and healthy by connecting proper supervision, authentic interactions and practicing good health habits
- Teachers create and take responsibility for exciting and enriched environments connected to curriculum and quality learning experiences
- Teachers work collaboratively with each other connecting our work place values, education and experience to provide the highest quality care and creative workplaces.
- Teachers provide excellent customer service. Creating and maintaining authentic connections to our families, school, community and each other.

Success in this position is defined as proactively supporting the center’s effort toward achieving and/or maintaining NAEYC accreditation. The following are some of the responsibilities regarding facilitating child learning and development through developmentally appropriate curriculums and activities in accordance with CDI's philosophy:

- Provide for the health and safety of the children at all times.
- Work cooperatively and collaboratively with co-workers/teammates to ensure the best quality program and services.
- Develop and maintain a clean, safe, pleasant, and enriched environment.

This personal commitment also involves communicating and actively listening to the needs of our children, parents, and staff member with a customer service attitude. Other responsibilities include showing a willingness to explore and build on others’ ideas; sharing information within ones own team and across the centers within the region; open to new ways of thinking and working while learning from your experiences; demonstrating sensitivity and empathy towards others; setting priorities for tasks in order of importance; and not loosing sight of the most important role you have—providing a safe and educational experience for every child. Finally, you will be a role model within your center and community.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will have at least 12 – 24 units in ECE/CD, plus 16 general education courses; AA or BA degree is preferred, with significant practical teaching experience in a child care center. You will assist in the care, development and instruction of children (preschoolers and school age) under the supervision of a site supervisor. You could potentially provide supervision/guidance to an Associate or Assistant Teacher.

CDI/CDC is a California based, non-profit organization consisting of 131 early education centers, employing 1,500 talented professionals, and serving more than 15,000 children. Founded in 1969, we are an early care and education agency and we are expanding our presence and adding new programs for families in California.

Our Child Development Centers (CDC) range in size and serve infants, toddlers, preschool and/or school age children. Most of our programs are NAEYC accredited and are influenced by the High/Scope and Reggio Emilia philosophical approaches. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we embrace diversity in the workplace. We look forward to learning more about you! 

If you are a talented candidate with an interest in shaping the next generation, please email your resume to [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] or apply to . We offer a competitive salary and benefits in addition to a great working environment. Full-time and part-time employees receive benefits! CDI/CDC is an equal opportunity employer.

Please join us at the following recruitment events!

Thursday, September 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Child Development Inc., 4340 Stevens Creek Blvd. Suite 260, San Jose, CA

Saturday, September 13th from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Cupertino Fall Festival, Memorial Park, Cupertino, CA

Thursday, September 18th from noon to 4:00 p.m. at San Jose State University Job Fair, New Student Union Grand Ballroom, San Jose, CA. NOTE: Open to San Jose State University students and alumni ONLY.

Thursday, September 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Child Development Inc., 4340 Stevens Creek Blvd. Suite 260, San Jose, CA

Please bring a copy of your resume and unofficial transcripts. Should you need more information, you may us at 408-556-7300 ext. 278.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time/Part-Time
Job Type Education
Education High School
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Education - Teaching - Administration
Required Travel Not Specified
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