Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$42,302.88 - $50,780.16/Year
East Campus
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
CX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#121284 Child Development Center Teacher I

Extended Deadline: Tue 3/28/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

This recruitment will remain open until filled. Initial application deadline: 2/13/2023.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 2/2/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 2/13/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under the supervision of the ECEC Program Coordinator, the Teacher 1 will receive work direction from Lead Teachers (CDC Teacher II) in the planning and implementation of daily curriculum of all aspects of a quality program for children aged three months to five years. Work closely with the Lead Teacher to maintain program quality, adhering to State Licensing regulations, Desired Results for all children and the National Association for the Education of Young Children Accreditation Standards. Plan, prepare and implement age appropriate activities in daily curriculum areas such as: language, art, dramatic play, multicultural and social justice awareness, manipulative toys, arts and crafts, block play, problem solving, science, nutrition and outdoor play.

Observe, document, assess and complete developmental profile of each child’s overall growth and development using the DRDP-R or an equivalent assessment tool. Constantly monitor safety factors and required adult-child ratios. Create and maintain a warm and positive classroom environment which is inclusive and promotes mutual respect. Acknowledge and respect the integrity of each child and encourage the development of positive self-image to allow the child to comfortably and successfully explore and learn.

Assist children with hygiene (washing, diapering, toileting), monitor health needs of children and assist with meal and snack service. Monitor adult and child working areas to ensure they are safe, sanitary and orderly. Maintain best practices to ensure visual observation of children at all times to prevent children from being left unsupervised or from leaving the center. Follow established health and safety procedures for handling emergencies as identified in the ECEC Handbook. Interact with parents daily and give brief reports of child’s experience in pertinent areas. Under direction of or in absence of Lead Teacher, schedule and conduct regular parent-Teacher conferences to maintain open communication and rapport with parents. Assist the Lead Teacher in documenting child attendance records, correspondence, child observation notes, lesson plans, accident reports and assessments.


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are core values at UC San Diego and the ECEC is committed to a continuous process of learning and updating practices to support systemic evolution toward equity, diversity, and inclusion for our team and constituents. We foster the UC San Diego Principles of Community by encouraging and developing a collaborative and positive environment among colleagues. UC San Diego provides resources and services so employees can develop a deeper connection to our diverse campus community. Explore more at UC San Diego Staff Associations network and Campus Community Centers.

ECEC also strives to contribute to a bias-free society. We teach children to be world citizens and endeavor to build community and understanding among families of all cultures and backgrounds. Understanding the need to address many important topics at an early age, ECEC implements a unique social justice curriculum that helps guide and support this endeavor. Using NAEYC’s Four Core Goals of Anti-bias Education (Identity, Diversity, Justice and Activism), specific activities were designed to guide conversations when teachers recognize entry points into important topics. We hope to strengthen a positive sense of self while building empathy skills and upholding social justice concepts.


  • Must hold a Child Development Associate Teacher Permit or above from the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing prior to hire.

  • Experience in planning and implementation of curriculum for children aged three months to five years.

  • Thorough knowledge of and experience working within federal and state health safety regulations applicable to a child development facility.

  • Proven knowledge of and demonstrated experience using various emergency response procedures. Ability to act quickly, calmly and appropriately in hazardous situations.

  • Experience using developmental assessment tools to prepare written assessments of children's growth and development.

  • Experience creating successful partnerships with parents, children, teachers and community representatives in providing a quality development and education program.

  • Strong ability to understand and incorporate Child Development theory and best practices in early Childhood group care education settings.

  • Proven ability to coordinate the program for one group of children and their parents.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with and be sensitive to a culturally diverse community.

  • Proven ability to speak, read and write English to be understood by young children and to prepare lesson plans, reports, evaluations and general correspondence.

  • Proven ability to work with a variety of age-groups and flexibility to rotate through different classrooms as needed.


  • Must possess and maintain the minimum of a Child Development Associate Teacher Permit from the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing prior to hire.

  • Must satisfy the requirement for a "Fully Qualified Teacher" within the applicable infant and/or preschool child category as defined by the Department of Social Service in Title 22.

  • FBI/Dept. of Justice Livescan background check and clearance with association through Community Care Licensing required prior to hire.

  • Must possess and maintain current First Aid/CPR Certification showing satisfactory completion of pediatric first-aid training, including managing a blocked airway and providing rescue breathing for infants and children.

  • Must possess and maintain current TB Clearance and Health Screening Report.

  • Must possess and maintain current immunization record to include evidence of current immunization for influenza, pertussis and measles.

  • Physical ability to lift up to 40 pounds as necessary.

  • This position meets the requirements for a mandated reporter under CANRA.

This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire:

a) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
b) Vacation/holidays (15 vacation days & 14 paid holidays a year)
c) Work/Life Balance
d) Life insurance
e) UC Retirement Plan
f) Pet Insurance

For more information about UCSD Benefits please click here and visit UCSD Work/Life.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $42,303 - $59,278 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $20.26 - $28.39

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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