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Associate Teacher - Los Angeles
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Para Los Niños
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Los Angeles
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Under the supervision of the Teacher, the Associate Teacher is responsible for the academic, social and emotional growth and development, and supervision of children. In partnership with the teacher, the Associate Teacher assists with the design and integration of classroom goals and objectives. With, the Teacher, the Associate Teacher is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of lesson plans designed to stimulate children's learning and support critical thinking. The Associate Teacher is responsible for assisting the Teacher in the provision of a quality educational experience that is responsive to the interest, needs and developmental age of the children enrolled in the assigned classroom.


Guiding Philosophy

  • Carries out Mission, Vision, and Values established by the President/C.E.O. and Board of Directors.
  • Participates in the overall agency Accreditation Quality Improvement process.
  • Adhere to professional conduct at all times (i.e. proper tone and language use in the classroom, respectful, proper for children, parents and peers at all times).
  • Attends and participates in Professional Development meetings.

Planning and Creating the Learning Environment

In the classroom and yard Associate Teachers must participate in:

  • Providing a learning environment that reflects the PLN Guiding Philosophy.
  • Providing a learning environment that promotes curiosity and inquiry.
  • Providing a learning environment that is flexible and changes according to the needs and interests of the children.
  • Providing a classroom environment that reflects the children's learning.
  • Planning and providing experiences for children that promote critical thinking and inquiry.
  • Planning and providing experiences for children that nurture and stimulate their cultural needs.
  • Collecting and analyzing observations of children's learning behaviors in order to assist in the development of lesson plans and individualized goals as well as the completion of DRDPs.


  • Participates in supervision meetings on a weekly basis with Teacher and Teacher assistant.
  • Provides supervision and care to children in the classroom and actively participates in classroom and yard activities.

Classroom Management

  • Participates in developing age appropriate curriculum (lesson plans) that are responsive to children's interests and needs and support skill acquisition in all domains of development.
  • Assists in the: completion of attendance records, maintenance of up to date emergency forms, curriculum plans, individual child development profiles and other records as needed.
  • Assist in completing and developing short and long term goals for individual child and overall group.
  • Assists in the orientation of parents to the classroom.
  • Completes checklists to ensure that classroom is kept neat and orderly.
  • Completes documentation and reports of all incidents, accidents or behavioral outbursts (be the client, parents and or staff).
  • Assists in the completion of daily, weekly, and monthly logs and reports as requested by teacher/supervisor.


  • Completes ratio counts in the classroom on a day-to-day basis ensuring constant children supervision.
  • Completes and reports any symptoms of child abuse to supervisor and/or the Child Abuse Hotline.
  • Completes daily health checks regarding hygiene, safety, and overall well-being of children.
  • Completes DRDPs with the Teacher for all children twice a year for Preschool and four times a year for Infants and Toddlers (completes a DRDP summary of findings yearly) as required by California Department of Education.
  • Completes classroom and parent conferences after each DRDP is completed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge; skills required perform the job successfully.


  • 12 units completed in Child Development including core courses (Child/Human Growth and Development, Child, Family and Community, Program/Curriculum). Experience providing care to infants/toddlers and pre-school children
  • The individual must posses a current Child Development Associate Teacher permit or have the requirements to apply for one immediately. Must keep permit valid and updated at all times
  • Individual working with infants/toddlers shall have 3 additional units in Infant/Toddler Program.
  • Knowledge in Desired Results and Developmental Appropriate Practices
  • Knowledge in Creative Curriculum and Reggio Emilia Approach
  • Knowledge of Title 22 and Title 5 regulations
  • Knowledge of COA and NAEYC standards.
  • Commitment to Accreditation through COA and/or NAEYC
  • Current certification in CPR/First Aid
  • Attends staff meetings and trainings as assigned.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred
  • Must be a team player

Special Requirements

TB test clearance, to be renewed every two years.

Physical Requirements

To perform this job the individual must be able to carry out all essential functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Child Development employees must be able to perform the following physical activities:

  • Observe, see, hear and respond to childrens needs, emergencies and conflicts that may occur in the early childhood center or on the playground.
  • Lift 30 pounds from the floor to a waist-high table when necessary.
  • Reach a child 20 to 30 feet away within 30 seconds without endangering the staff persons health.
  • Crouch to a childs height, maintain eye contact at the childs level, sit on the floor and stand tall enough to reach children on the highest piece of equipment.
  • Be aware of the cognitive, social and physical needs of children.
  • Verbal communication and writing in English to the degree that child, parents and other staff members are able to understand and respond.
  • Handle the responsibilities and routine stress often associated with providing early childhood services.

To perform this job the individual must be able to carry out all essential functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Approximately 50% of time is spent sitting, while frequently required to walk, stand and bend. Must be able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Employee will be required to lift and/or move unassisted up to 25 pounds.

Para Los Niños promotes equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. In doing so, we comply with local, state, and federal laws and regulations to ensure an equal employment opportunity for everyone. We dont discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, military service obligation, veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. Our policies and personnel practices are intended to ensure that all of us are treated equally with regard to recruiting, hiring, and advancement, and our decisions on employment are made to further the principle of equal employment opportunities for employees.


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