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POST DATE 9/9/2016
END DATE 11/18/2016

Child Care Resource Center Chatsworth, CA

Chatsworth, CA
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


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Child Care Resource Center (CCRC)

Since 1976, CCRC s mission has been guided by the belief that our social and economic future depends on the quality of a young child s experiences. CCRC serves over 35,000 children and families each month in Northern Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties.

We encourage the growth and development of children and their families through our creative, informative and supportive programs and services. The scope of our programs includes Subsidized Child Care, a Resource and Referral Network, Head Start and Early Head Start, Book, Toy and Resource Library and our Family Child Care Home Education Network.

Be part of our team .

We are looking for a LEAD TEACHER DESIGNEE with a proven track record of TEACHING AND HEAD START experience. AT CCRC WE BELIEVE IN teamwork, having fun and achieving success. You could play a key role in guaranteeing that success continues by using your skills to support the Head Start Center when the Center Director is not on site.

GENERAL SUMMARY: Under the general direction of the Center Director, the Lead Teacher Designee will plan, develop, and implement center services, ensuring daily operations of the center from opening to closing. The Lead Teacher Designee will plan and implement individual and group activities designed to stimulate learning for all children at the standalone one classroom centers.


* Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education/ Child Development, or (related field) including a minimum of 24 semester units in Early Childhood Education or Child Development. Completion of 3 units in Child Care Administration required.

* Related work experience in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, preschool, and Head Start settings.

* Hold a current California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Child Development Teacher permit.

* Bilingual capabilities desirable (Spanish, Armenian).

* Required Fingerprint, Child Abuse Index, T.B. test, and Health clearances.

* Hold a valid First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate upon hire or within 30 days of hire.

* Show ability to have flexibility, maturity of judgment, and ability to work collegially.

* Must have strong organizational and leadership skills. Respect each individual, child, and family.

* Guide supervisees to a vision-centered action approach and upholding the values and principles of the organization.

* Experience working with families and young children.

* Automobile, California Driver s License and auto liability insurance required.

* Ability to maintain cooperative, diplomatic working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, families, and the community to work as part of a team, and collaborate with colleagues.

* Ability to maintain all assigned workflow and a high level of customer satisfaction in a fast paced working environment.

* Ability to develop an environment that is free of disruptive influences.


The Lead Teacher Designee will be responsible for the all Center operations, staff and children. The Lead Teacher Designee will be informed and trained in center operations, emergency procedures and unusual incident reports by the Center Director and Education Supervisor.

The Lead Teacher Designee must be aware and report all issues, emergencies and unusual incidents.

The Lead Teacher Designee must inform the Center Director, if not available then notify the Education Supervisor or the Education Manager, of any unusual incidents (refer to procedure) immediately and complete required paperwork.

As direct supervisor in the classroom ensure the daily functions of the classroom, act as a mentor and guide teacher assistants in all areas in the education program, including but not limited, to delegating and rotating classroom responsibilities.

Plan, develop, and implement center services, ensuring daily operations of the center from opening to closing. Organize, schedule, and plan for all center staff activities.

Provide age appropriate activities for child s growth in all developmental areas. Knowledge of developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive practices, effective teaching strategies, regulations, community care licensing, and DCFS

Supervise, evaluate, and train teacher assistant in the policies and procedures of CCRC Head Start, lesson planning, assessments, developmental summary, observations, DRDP-PS, IEP, MDTM notes, in house referrals, individualized logs, children s files, curriculum, end of the month paperwork, and center reports.

Provide and actively participate in parent conferences, MDTM, home visits, IEP processes and meetings, weekly planning meetings, and center staff meetings.

Ensure reports required by the Agency and the State is adequate and timely.

As the instructional leader, provide leadership by example and guidance to teacher assistants and volunteers, ensuring alignment with the vision and principles of CCRC Head Start, and respect of individuals and community.

Develop and maintain well-defined lines of communication and professional boundaries with staff and parents. Maintain a system of confidentiality for records and information of Head Start families.


Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, Life and Long Term Disability insurance, 403(b) plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, Paid Holidays including Winter Break, Paid Time Off, plus many other supplemental benefits such as, Credit Union membership and Professional Development Opportunities.

* Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

* Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

* The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.