Careers

Job Opportunitites

CDCLA is looking for enthusiastic and caring individuals who will help our children learn and thrive in our child development programs.

We offer:

  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • 403(b) Savings Plan
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Ongoing Training
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Collaborative work environments
  • NAEYC Accreditation

Current Employment Opportunities



Aide

Required Education and Experience:
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and a high school graduate
  • Fingerprint, Child Abuse Index, TB and Health Clearances
  • First Aid and Pediatric CPR
Required Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with children, parents and staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written communications. Bilingual (English/Spanish) abilities are a plus.
  • Ability to be flexible
Responsible for:
  • Providing primary care and safety for children under the direct supervision of a teacher.
  • Implementing appropriate activities for children each day
  • Participating in the observation and evaluation of each child’s progress and complete developmental assessments, as required
  • Assisting with the cooking and cleaning, when needed
  • Maintaining the cleanliness and orderliness of the classroom and common areas
  • Working cooperatively with staff members, CDCLA administration and parents
  • Actively participating in all trainings and staff meetings
  • Other responsibilities as assigned
Compensation:
Commensurate with education and experience. Full-time, permanent, non-exempt position. Benefit package includes paid holidays, vacation and sick days.

Selection Process:
We ask candidates to fax an employment application and their resume to our Human Resources Coordinator to (213) 244-1249.


Assistant Teacher

Required Education and Experience:
  • 6 semester units in ECE OR an ROP Certificate
  • Child Development Assistant Teacher Permit (optional)
  • Fingerprint, Child Abuse Index, TB and Health Clearances.
  • First Aid and Pediatric CPR
Required Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of child development principles and young children.
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate curriculum planning
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with children, parents and staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written communications. Bilingual (English/Spanish) abilities are a plus
  • Ability to be flexible
Responsible for:
  • Providing primary care and safety for children
  • Implementing appropriate activities for children each day
  • Participating in the observation and evaluation of each child’s progress and complete developmental assessments, as required
  • Conducting biannual parent conferences for each child in primary group
  • Working cooperatively with staff members, CDCLA administration and parents
  • Maintaining written record of lesson plans
  • Actively participating in all trainings and staff meetings
  • Other responsibilities as assigned
Compensation:
Commensurate with education and experience. Full-time, permanent, non-exempt position. Benefit package includes paid holidays, vacation and sick days.

Selection Process:
We ask candidates to fax an employment application and their resume to our Human Resources Coordinator to (213) 244-1249.


Associate Teacher

Required Education and Experience:
  • 12 semester units in ECE
  • Child Development Associate Teacher Permit or the equivalent
  • Minimum of 1 year teaching experienceFingerprint, Child Abuse Index, TB and Health Clearances.
  • Fingerprint, Child Abuse Index, TB and Health Clearances.
  • First Aid and Pediatric CPR
Required Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of child development principles and young children.
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate curriculum planning
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with children, parents and staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written communications. Bilingual (English/Spanish) abilities are a plus.
  • Ability to be flexible
Responsible for:
  • Providing primary care and safety for children
  • Planning and implementing appropriate activities for children each day
  • Supervising Assistant Teachers, Aides, interns and volunteers
  • Participating in the observation and evaluation of each child’s progress and complete developmental assessments, as required
  • Conducting biannual parent conferences for each child in primary group
  • Working cooperatively with staff members, CDCLA administration and parents
  • Maintaining written record of lesson plans
  • Actively participating in all trainings and staff meetings
  • Other responsibilities as assigned
Compensation:
Commensurate with education and experience. Full-time, permanent, non-exempt position. Benefit package includes paid holidays, vacation and sick days.

Selection Process:
We ask candidates to fax an employment application and their resume to our Human Resources Coordinator to (213) 244-1249.


Teacher

Required Education and Experience:
  • 24 semester units in ECE and 16 General Education Units OR AA degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development
  • Child Development Teacher Permit or the equivalent
  • Minimum of 1 year teaching experience
  • Fingerprint, Child Abuse Index, TB and Health Clearances.
  • First Aid and Pediatric CPR
Required Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of child development principles and young children
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate curriculum planning
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with children, parents and staff
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written communications. Bilingual (English/Spanish) abilities are a plus
  • Ability to be flexible
Responsible for:
  • Providing primary care and safety for children
  • Planning and implementing appropriate activities for children each day
  • Supervising Assistant Teachers, Aides, interns and volunteers
  • Participating in the observation and evaluation of each child’s progress and complete developmental assessments, as required
  • Conducting biannual parent conferences for each child in primary group
  • Working cooperatively with staff members, CDCLA administration and parents
  • Maintaining written record of lesson plans
  • Actively participating in all trainings and staff meetings
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.
Compensation:
Commensurate with education and experience. Full-time, permanent, non-exempt position. Benefit package includes paid holidays, vacation and sick days.

Selection Process:
We ask candidates to fax an employment application and their resume to our Human Resources Coordinator to (213) 244-1249.


Lead Teacher

Reports to Site Supervisor Required Education and Experience:
  • AA degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development OR 24 semester units in ECE and 36 General Education Units
  • Child Development Site Supervisor Permit or the equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years teaching experience
  • Fingerprints, Child Abuse Index, TB and Health Clearances.
  • Pediatric First Aid. Pediatric CPR, and Preventive Health and Nutrition acceptable to Licensing
Required Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of child development principles and young children.
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate curriculum planning
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with children, parents and staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written communications.
  • Ability to be flexible
Responsible for:
  • Overseeing site operations and daily functions according to CDCLA policies and procedures when the Site Supervisor is not present
  • Planning and implementing appropriate program for children each day based on HighScope
  • Supervising Assistant Teachers, Aides, interns and volunteers in the classroom
  • Participating in the observation and evaluation of each child’s progress and complete developmental assessments, as required
  • Conduct biannual parent conferences for each child in the Center
  • Assist with the functioning and monitoring of nutrition and food service
  • Working cooperatively with staff members, CDCLA administration and parents
  • Accurately complete all assigned paperwork and documentation on a timely basis
  • Actively participating in all trainings and staff meetings
  • Other responsibilities as assigned
Compensation:
Commensurate with education and experience. Full-time, permanent, non-exempt position. Benefit package includes paid holidays, vacation and sick days.

Selection Process:
We ask candidates to fax an employment application and their resume to our Human Resources Coordinator to (213) 244-1249.


Assistant Site Director

Required Education and Experience:
  • AA in Child Development or Early Childhood Education
  • Possess or qualify for a Site Supervisor Permit
  • Minimum 3 year experience with Desired Results or NAEYC Accreditation System
  • Computer skills in MS Word and Excel
  • Fingerprint, Child Abuse Index, TB and Health Clearances.
  • Current Pediatric First Aid and Pediatric CPR and Preventative Health certification
Required Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of child development principles and young children.
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate curriculum planning
  • Ability to assign, monitor, and review the work of others.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with children, parents and staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written English.
Responsible for:
  • Assume responsibility for the operation of the Center in the Site Director’s Absence
  • Plan and implement children’s program based on the High/Scope Curriculum
  • Prepare and implement individual education plans for children
  • Supervise and interact with children and parents in a positive manner
  • Provide a well-supervised safe environment with a variety of active learning experiences for children
  • Supervise Teachers, Associate Teachers and Assistant Teachers
  • Participate in planning and implementing parent meetings and activities
  • Accomplish other duties as assigned to create and maintain a quality children’s program
  • Accurately complete all assigned paperwork and documentation on a timely basis
Compensation:
$20.00 to $22.00 per hour. Full-time, permanent, non-exempt position. Benefit package includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid holidays and sick days. 403(b), vision, and AFLAC available.

Selection Process:
Please visit our website http://www.cdcla.org for an application. Required documents include CDCLA application, resume, copy of transcripts indicating an Associate’s degree.


CACFP Food Program Coordinator

Education and Qualifications:
  • Two years of experience in a professional capacity in a Child and Adult Care Food Program in an administra-tive capacity.
  • Ability to work well with people and a sensitivity to the needs of children and families.
  • Computer skills and knowledge of Windows, Excel and Word at an intermediate or advanced level.
  • Ability to correctly and effectively communicate in written and oral English.
  • A California Driver’s License, daily use of an automobile, and automobile liability insurance.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Command of Spanish
Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Supervise food service personnel.
  • Plan menus according to CACFP guidelines.
  • Oversee the ordering of food and related supplies for each Center.
  • Collect program enrollment applications and Meal Benefit Forms for each child annually.
  • Certify eligibility applications.
  • Maintain eligibility rosters.
  • Submit monthly CACFP claims for reimbursement.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of staff training sessions.
  • Attend agency-wide training meetings twice a year.
  • Observe all rules and policies as stated in the CDCLA Professional Manual.
  • Participate in all required CACFP training, workshops, conferences, etc.
  • Oversee the menu review and monitoring process, including corrective actions and serious deficiency. Dis-tribute review list and maintains review database.
  • Monitor each CACFP site 3 times per year (Oct-Sept) and complete 5-day reconciliation.
  • Complete center compliance reviews.
Reporting Responsibility:
  • Works under direction of the Executive Director.
Job Specifications:
  • Twelve month work year.
  • Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required.
  • Employment, responsibilities, compensation, or any other factor may be affected by changes in governmen-tal regulations, the agency’s contracts, or at agency discretion.
Status and Starting Salary:
Full-time, Non-exempt; $25.00. per hour + Benefits (Medical, Dental and Life Insur-ance, 403(b) Tax deferred annuity, paid holidays, vacation and sick pay)

Selection Process:
Please visit our website http://www.cdcla.org Required documents include CDCLA employment application


Early Childhood Program Quality Specialist

Required Education and Experience:
  • BA in Child Development or Early Childhood Education
  • Minimum 2 years Supervisory Experience
  • Minimum 1 year experience with Desired Results or NAEYC Accreditation System
  • Computer skills in MS Word and Excel
  • CA Driver’s License and automobile liability insurance
  • Fingerprint, Child Abuse Index, TB and Health Clearances.
  • Current Pediatric First Aid and Pediatric CPR
Required Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of child development principles and young children.
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate curriculum planning
  • Ability to assign, monitor, and review the work of others.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with children, parents and staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written communications. Bilingual (English/Spanish) abilities are a plus.
Responsible for:
  • Monitoring compliance with CA Dept. of Education Desired Results requirements
  • Monitoring compliance for CA Dept. of Education Contract Monitoring Review
  • Participating in the development of Program Improvement Plans
  • Assisting program staff in meeting NAEYC Accreditation or Desired Results criteria
  • Creating and filing reports to funding agencies
  • Providing research-based resources for Center staff
  • Assisting in the training of Center staff
  • Other responsibilities as assigned
Compensation:
$22.00 to $25.00 per hour. Full-time, permanent, exempt position. Benefit package includes health, dental, and life insurance. 403(b), vision, and AFLAC available.

Selection Process:
Please visit our website http://www.cdcla.org for an application. Required documents include CDCLA application, resume, copy of transcripts indicating a Bachelor’s degree.


Eligibility and Enrollment Specialist

Education and Qualifications:
  • Two years of experience working with children and parents or other office experience.
  • 12 units in Business/Secretarial with a grade of “C” or better or 6 units ECE and 6 Business/Secretarial units with a gradeof “C” or better.
  • Ability to work well with people and a sensitivity to the needs of children and families.
  • Computer skills and knowledge of Windows, Excel and Word at an intermediate or advanced level.
  • Ability to correctly and effectively communicate in written and oral English.
  • A California Driver’s License, daily use of an automobile, and automobile liability insurance.
Required Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of child development principles and young children.
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate curriculum planning
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with children, parents and staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written communications.
  • Ability to be flexible
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Command of Spanish
Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Provide program information to families requesting child care services
  • Interact with office personnel and child care center staff in a positive manner
  • Word processing and light typing
  • Provide assistance to and resolve problems with staff, parents, and providers
  • Maintain and update waiting lists
  • Monitor attendance sheets from child care sites
  • Conduct enrollment appointments with prospective families
  • Maintain an updated list of currently enrolled children.
  • Maintain knowledge of all current requirements for families receiving subsidized care according to current regulations.
  • Maintain and update family files
  • Accurately complete all assigned paperwork and documentation on a timely basis according to agency policies and procedures.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned
Reporting Responsibility: Works under direction of the Program Director Job Specifications:
  • Twelve month work year.
  • Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required.
  • Employment, responsibilities, compensation, or any other factor may be affected by changes in governmental regulations,the agency’s contracts, or at agency discretion.
Status and Starting Salary:
$17.00 per hour. Full-time, Non-exempt position; Benefits (Medical, Dental and Life Insur-ance, 403(b) Tax deferred annuity, paid holidays, vacation and sick pay)

Selection Process:
Please visit our website http://www.cdcla.org for an application. Required documents include CDCLA application, resume, copy of transcripts.


Family Child Care Specialist

Education and Qualifications:
  • Two years of experience in a professional capacity working with family child care providers.
  • AA/AS Degree in Child Development or a related field.
  • Ability to work well with people, a sensitivity to the needs of children and families.
  • Ability to complete DRDPs and FCCERS
  • Possess a valid Child Development Teacher or Associate Teacher permit
  • Computer skills and knowledge of Windows software, including Microsoft Word.
  • Ability to correctly and effectively communicate in written and oral English.
  • A California Driver’s License, daily use of an automobile, and automobile liability insurance.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • BA/BS Degree in Child Development or a related field
  • Command of Spanish
Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Works under the Program Director to coordinate a network of Family Child Care Providers
  • Provide training and support to a network of Family Child Care Providers.
  • Provide onsite consultation during scheduled site visits to Providers.
  • Assist providers to create individual learning plans for each child in the network.
  • Manage all paperwork, provider files and state reports
  • Provide assistance to and resolve problems with parents, providers and the community.
  • Represent agency at community meetings as directed.
  • Maintain knowledge of State Department of Education Child Division regulations, state law, Community Care Licensing regulations, and other relevant regulations.
  • Make recommendations for enhancement and changes in department procedures.
  • Assist in planning and implementation of conferences, parent/provider workshops and community events.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Reporting Responsibility:
  • Works under direction of the Program Director.
Job Specifications:
  • Twelve month work year.
  • Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required.
  • Employment, responsibilities, compensation, or any other factor may be affected by changes in governmental regula-tions, the agency’s contracts, or at agency discretion.
Status and Starting Salary:
Full-time, Non-exempt; $3,750/mo. + Benefits (Medical, Dental and Life Insurance, 403(b) Tax deferred annuity, paid holidays, vacation and sick pay) We ask candidates to fax an employment application and their resume to our Human Resources Coordinator to (213) 244-1249.

We ask candidates to fax an employment application and their resume to our Human Resources Coordinator to (213) 244-1249.

Applications and resumes may also be emailed to the Human Resources Coordinator.

CDCLA provides child care and development services throughout greater Los Angeles County. Our child care centers are located in Downtown Los Angeles, and more.

315 W 9th St Suite 500
Los Angeles
CA
90015
United States
213-244-1240