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Permanent (30 Hours a Week) Pre-School Teacher

Compton Community College District

Job Description



Under general supervision, plans, develops, implements, and supervises the education program and activities for an infant, toddler, or preschool classroom in a learning laboratory setting; oversees laboratory students and staff in class and provides a safe and nurturing environment in order to help children develop their social, cognitive, and educational skills; and performs related work as required.


Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

Prepares and implements lesson plans, curricula, and activities that are developmentally appropriate for assigned day care children.

Supervises and instructs adult practicum students in classroom activities and proper procedures used when working with children; models appropriate teaching methods and techniques and positive adult/child interactions; guides, coaches, and instructs adult students, as appropriate.

Prepares and maintains information for various records and reports, including accident reports, behavior observation reports, attendance records, evaluation records, and meal/snack counts; assists with parent and teacher conferences and biannual student assessments.

Prepares and updates monthly bulletin board.

Provides supervision and assistance to day care children during outdoor activities, monitors students for inappropriate behavior, and assists with accidents and injuries.

Provides health inspection and infant and toddler hygiene assistance, including diapering, toilet training, and hand washing activities.

Serves, cleans up, and assists day care children during breakfast, lunch, and snack times.

Sets up and takes down chairs and mats for daily lessons and activities.

Maintains classroom animals, including providing food and water and cleaning of cages as necessary.

Provides a clean working environment for day care students, including picking up paper and debris and maintaining classroom in clean and orderly condition for varying classroom activities throughout the day.

Provides a safe and trusting learning environment for day care students.

Assists supervisor with special projects as necessary.

May perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as required.

Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:


Associate Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Early Childhood Education or Child Development. Two (2) units in Adult Supervision required, infant/toddler units preferred. A minimum of two (2) years of training and experience in child development and supervision of infants, toddlers, and/or preschool-aged children.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Possession of a valid and current Child Care Permit or higher issued by the State of California.

  • Possession of a valid and current Pediatric First Aid (4 hours) and Pediatric CPR/AED (4 hours) certification

  • Possession of current California Child Care Providers Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training Certificate (3 hours)


Must possess mobility to work in a standard office and day care facility setting and use standard office and educational and child care equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. Must possess the physical stamina to lift and move tables and chairs and arrange facilities for activities, events, and/or meetings. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, climb, and walk on uneven surfaces to participate in activities; and push and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds, and occasionally may need to lift children of a greater weight.


Employees work in a day care/classroom environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Incumbents are exposed to body fluids and may be required to render First Aid and CPR. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.


May be required to be on-call and to work various shifts or emergencies on evenings, weekends, and holidays.


Criminal Justice Fingerprints.

Tuberculosis screening.

District pre-placement drug testing at District expense.


Diversified medical, dental, vision and life insurance programs.

$50,000 term life insurance plan and long-term disability insurance plans.

Benefits also include up to 22 vacation days and 12 sick days per year.

Staff members contribute a percentage of their monthly salary to the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) and, where applicable, to Social Security.


Applicants must submit the following documents by the closing date:

  1. Online application: Compton Community College District - Administration - Human Resources

  2. Cover letter. (Letter of introduction highlighting your education and experience.)

  3. Resume.

  4. Pertinent transcripts (only in pdf format) as stated in the job qualifications. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.) Multiple page transcripts must be loaded as ONE pdf document.

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. For information on transcript evaluation services, please visit:

*Please Note: Documents uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application online.



Compton Community College District - Administration - Human Resources


Any individual with a disability, who requires reasonable accommodation, may request assistance by contacting the Human Resources Office at (310) 900-1600 extension 2400, or completing form PC1105, a minimum of five (5) working days prior to closing date for this position.


Applications will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.

Applicants who meet the basic qualifications and who are also deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to the college at their own expense. During the campus visit, each applicant will be tested and/or interviewed.

The Human Resources Office will rate responses to the questions or interview questions.

Based upon this rating, a small number will be invited to the campus a second time for an interview.


To be considered in the initial committee review, all materials requested in this vacancy notice must be received no later than the filing deadline. Applicants wishing to apply for more than one position must submit separate materials for each position. The District does not return materials submitted an application for a position. SUBMISSION OF THESE MATERIALS IS THE APPLICANT'S RESPONSIBILITY.

During the interview, consideration will be given to factors in addition to education and experience, including but not limited to professional development, ability to work with others, and commitment to meet student needs.

The District reserves the right to contact the current or most recent employer and to investigate past employment records of applicants selected for interview.

Applicants who are eliminated from consideration will be notified by letter or email. Candidates should not expect official notification of the status of their candidacy until the Special Trustee has acted upon the District's recommendation for employment.

The District reserves the right to extend the deadline, re-advertise the position, or to delay indefinitely filling this position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool. Staffing of this position is contingent upon the availability of funding.


Compton College is a welcoming and inclusive community where diverse students are supported to pursue and attain student success. Compton College provides solutions to challenges, utilizes the latest techniques for preparing the workforce and provides clear pathways for completion of programs of study, transition to a university, and securing living-wage employment.


Compton Community College District is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, marital status, denial of Family & Medical Care Leave, national origin (including language limitations), ancestry, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics), age (40 and above), disability (mental and physical) including HIV and AIDS, denial of pregnancy disability leave or reasonable accommodation, or other protected classes, or obligations to the National Guard or Reserve Forces of the United States. For specific details on this policy, please contact Kemisha Roston, EEO Compliance Officer, at (310) 900-1600, extension 2144.


To be included in the initial screening, application materials must be received no later than 3:00 p.m. on the closing dte

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