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Infant/toddler Teacher

County of Contra Costa
Contra Costa County Employment & Human Services Office, 400 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, United States


Bargaining Unit: Local 1 - Family and Children's Services Unit 

The Contra Costa County Community Services Bureau has immediate openings for qualified classroom staff in a full-day childcare and education program serving approximately 2500 low-income infants and young children and their families throughout the County. Under supervision of a Site Supervisor, the Infant/Toddler Teacher leads a team of instructors to plan, organize and conduct a full range of developmentally appropriate activities for children 0-3 years of age enrolled in the Head Start and Child Development programs. These positions require the ability to establish a nurturing classroom environment that promotes the social, emotional, cognitive, creative, physical and linguistic development of infants, toddlers and young children in cooperative involvement with their families.

Typical Tasks
  • Plans and implements a developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive program, meeting needs of all children and families according to appropriate State and Federal regulations, policies and procedures
  • Organizes and maintains a developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive learning environment; ensures a healthy, safe, clean environment both inside and out of the facility
  • Provides nurturing routines such as diapering, dressing, and feeding infants and toddlers
  • Assists toddlers with toilet training and development of self help skills
  • Supervises sleeping infants and toddlers
  • Collaborates with parents as the child's first teachers in building a relationship of mutual respect and cooperation; conducts conferences, home visits and communicates verbally and in writing as required and as needed
  • Observes and records individual and group behavior and refers significant behaviors or concerns to specialists
  • Monitors and maintains all appropriate records, documents and files, submit reports in a timely and accurate manner as required and follows confidentiality guidelines
  • Uses required screening and portfolio assessment within required time frames and uses assessment to plan developmentally appropriate group and individualized activities
  • Implements appropriate behavior management techniques and follows policy
  • Models conflict resolution and problem solving for adults and children
  • Models and provides appropriate guidance and leadership to other instructional staff and children
  • Facilitates open, effective, and professional oral and written communication with families, staff and children
  • Maintains commitment to training and continuing professional development
  • Follows procedures for making verbal and written reports of suspected child abuse to Children's Protective Services and to others as required
  • Reports unusual incidents to supervisors as required
  • Complies with standards of conduct as required by Federal, State and County regulations
  • Performs other tasks as may be required for the efficient operation of the comprehensive, integrated program
Minimum Qualifications

License Required:  Possession of a valid California motor Vehicle Operator's License.  Out of state valid motor vehicle operator's license will be accepted during the application process. 
Education: Possession of 24 semester units in Early Childhood Education/Child Development, including core courses, three (3) semester Early Childhood Education units in Infant/Toddler Care and Education and 16 General Education (GE) units; or an Associate degree or higher in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or related field from an accredited college or university, which included three (3) semester Early Childhood Education units in Infant/Toddler care and education.
Permit Required:  Possession of a Child Development Teacher Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing or a Contra Costa County Temporary Teacher Certificate (CCC TTC).
Other Requirements: As required by law all appointees must successfully pass a physical examination and have fingerprint and tuberculosis clearances.

PLEASE NOTE: At the time of application, all applicants must attach official or unofficial transcripts and verification of their Child Development Teacher Permit with the application. Make sure to include your name on all application documents. If you are unable to attach your permit and/or transcripts to your online application you may email scanned copies to within seven (7) days of applying. Failure to do so will result in your automatic rejection. 
 For full information regarding the requirements of all Child Development Permits issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing as well as instructions on how to apply, please see the 
 You may obtain additional information and assistance by contacting:
 Certification Officer
 California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
 1812 9th Street
 Sacramento, CA 95814-7000
 Web Site:

Selection Process

Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact the Community Services Bureau directly at 925-608-5020.

After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.
All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

 It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.