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Company: University of California
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Additional Information

This position will join our Toddler team as an Early Childhood Teacher I. The incumbent may be asked to assist with another age group when support is needed.

In addition to the Early Childhood Teacher I (Toddler) position, applicants are encouraged to apply to Early Childhood Teacher I (Preschool), JobID: 13906 

Position will remain open and will continue to receive applications until position has been filled.

For full consideration for an interview, applicants are asked to provide a  short text response to the # questions below.   

When applying please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment where it says "Attach Resume" and attach your answers to the following questions and optional documents as a single attachment where it says "Attach Cover Letter". Do NOT attach documents to your profile. Please keep your responses brief with no more than 6 pages total .

Supplemental Screening Question #1: Please list the Early Education/Child Development Units you have completed (please provide name of college, college course number, title of course and number of units). You can list them, or you can say "I've attached my transcripts" and attach your transcripts to your single attachment resume/coverletter as mentioned above.

Supplemental Screening Question #2: Do you have a Child Development Associate Teacher permit or higher? If yes, please list which Child Development Permit you have.


Delay Notice: Due to the current health crisis, candidate selection or hiring steps may be delayed. 

UCSC Statement

UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the intimacy of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university.

Initial Review Date (IRD)

UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.

The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this job is: 05-25-2021

Dept Marketing Statement

Colleges, Housing, and Educational Services (CHES) is a multi-funded organization within the Business and Administrative Services (BAS) division at the University of California (UC) Santa Cruz. CHES provides leadership in the areas of college student life and residential services, housing services, facilities, employee housing and capital planning, dining services, conference services, early education services, the Bay Tree Bookstore, ID card services, and business and financial analysis for these areas.  Through these units, educational and developmental programs and services are offered to all members of the campus community including students, faculty, staff, children and external constituents.

Job Overview
Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor of Early Education Services, the incumbent is responsible for general supervision and planning of developmentally appropriate program curriculum for infants, preschoolers, and school aged children; ages 11 months to 12 years. In addition, incumbent may give direction and mentor Student Assistant Teachers. Possess sufficient word-processing and computer skills to prepare developmental assessments, notices, newsletter articles and curriculum materials. Must have a valid Child Development Permit, current negative TB test, and background check.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

Salary Information: $21.99/hourly

No. of Positions: 1

Benefits Level Eligibility: Full

Schedule Information:
Full-Time, Fixed
100% weekly
40 Hours weekly
5 Days of Week
Day Shift

Employee Classification:  Partial Year Career, furlough months TBD

Job End Date: 6/30/2022, with possibility of extension

Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus

Union Representation:  CX

Job Code Classification: 004107 - CHILD DEV CTR TEACHER 1

Job Duties

70% - Child Development and Education

  •  Assumes responsibility for the general supervision and safety of all children in attendance, including compliance with Department of Social Services licensing requirements and Titles 5 and 22 regulations. Design and maintain a developmentally appropriate enriching environment conducive to children's safe, independent exploration. Maintain a clean environment inside the facility and outside yard.
  • Serves as primary caregiver for a group of children. Helps plan the care and assists in implementing developmental curriculum consistent with California Department of Education infant, toddler and preschool frameworks. Designs daily developmentally appropriate curriculum in conjunction with findings obtained from children's Desired Results Assessments. Establish and maintain a safe, clean, functional and organized atmosphere in the Center. Helps organize and safely supervise children's fieldtrips on and off campus. Through daily interactions, promotes the development of children's self-control, self-esteem, self-help skills, and positive relationships with others.
  • Makes regular observations of individual children to assess challenges, strengths and goals. Documents and analyze information from developmental assessment to plan appropriate curriculum for children and maintain ongoing communication with families. Complete Desired Results Assessments, twice a year within a specified time, for a designated group of children. Responsible for correctly filling out forms and writing reports concerning children's behavior and health.
  • Participate in overall program evaluation, planning of program's goals and effectiveness.
  • Give input to the Site Supervisor regarding long term program planning.

15% - Collaborative Relationships with Families

  • Establishes and maintains regular respectful verbal and written communication with parents to inform families of their child's day and center activities. Work in collaboration with families to facilitate children's transitions between home and center. Assists in maintaining a culturally sensitive, respectful atmosphere for families. Encourage family involvement in program. Attend quarterly family meetings.

15% - Teamwork and Professional Growth

  • Attends regularly scheduled, evening staff meetings and program wide staff meetings. Actively participates and contributes as a team member with all other staff. Establishes and maintains effective communication through cooperative problem solving and active listening skills with other staff.
  • Participates in in-service trainings, workshops, conferences, and other professional growth activities (some evening or weekend hours) to improve skills, update knowledge of current professional practices and ongoing accumulation of training hours and/or units to renew Child Care Permit following the Child Development Permit Matrix.
  • Participates in hiring, supervising and evaluating student teaching assistants. Occasionally conduct evening, student assistant training seminars in the absence of the Team Leader.
  • Assists Team Leader in planning and conducting quarterly parent meetings and social events.

Required Qualifications
  • Experience with and knowledge of infant and toddler developmental needs in social, emotional, cognitive, and physical areas. 
  • Work experience in a licensed infant/preschool setting, with children 11 months- 5 years of age.
  • A minimum of (3) semester units or equivalent quarter units related to the care of infants and meeting Title 22 licensing requirements.
  • Experience with and knowledge of current quality practices in field of early childhood education. 
  • Demonstrated ability to create and implement a developmentally appropriate program for children: e.g., curriculum, assessment, environment.
  • Ability to interact effectively with diverse groups of children and adults.
  • Ability to work with groups of children ages 11 months - 12 years.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience giving direction to adults in a child care center or comparable program.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Sufficient word-processing and computer skills to prepare developmental assessments, memos, flyers, newsletter articles, curriculum materials, documentation and portfolios.
  • Ability to keep children physically safe in a nurturing environment. 

Special Conditions
  • Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-offer criminal history background check prior to employment.
  • Must provide proof of a current negative TB test and completed Health Screening Report within 7 days of hire.
  • Must possess a current Department of Education Child Development Associate Teacher Permit, or higher.
  • Ability to obtain a current Pediatric CPR and First Aid Certificate.
  • The ability to move materials weighing up to 25lbs. with or without accommodation.
  • Will be required to comply with current Early Education Services employee health safety requirements for childcare providers as defined by state regulatory agencies. Current health safety requirements to be discussed during interview.
  • Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here:

Safety Statement

All UCSC employees must know and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.  

How to Apply

Attach your resume and cover letter when applying for this job opening. Do not attach any documents to 'My Activities'. Visit our How to Apply tutorial for detailed instructions on our applicant process.


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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. 

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