Childcare Program Leader

Carlsbad, CA

Childcare Program Leader


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Child Care Leader in a Before and After School Program

REPORTS TO: Area Manager

CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt, Part-Time


EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: Paid Holidays and Sick Leave, Discounted Child Care, Tuition Reimbursement

PAY RATES: Leaders/Teachers start at $18.00/hour

SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday 15-30 hours per week. No Nights or Weekends!

The Mission of Carlsbad Educational Foundation is to provide increased educational opportunities for all students in the Carlsbad Unified School District by developing and funding impactful programs.


At Carlsbad Educational Foundation (CEF), the Before and After School Care Teachers and Aides partner with other team members to serve as a mentor, leader, and role model, for students in the Carlsbad Unified School District (CUSD), and to develop and conduct innovative and quality programs and projects. All position responsibilities must be performed in accordance with city, state, federal and Company policy.

Carlsbad Educational Foundation is proud of our diversity, and we do not discriminate against employees or applicants based on how they wear their hair, or any other personal attribute. Please promptly speak with your manager or the director, if you have any questions regarding this information. We welcome your inquiries.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


Provide safe and engaging before and after school care and supervision for elementary-aged students.

Interact with students, parents, School Administrators, Program and Site Directors, as well as provide supervision to Teacher's Aides-all the great people out there who have a heart for helping kids--in a before and after school setting at one or more of our Kids Care Sites in Carlsbad.

Greet parents and students warmly.

Treat all families equally.

Conduct head count checks and monitor student whereabouts.

Monitor campus environment and boundaries at all times.

Supervise, lead and engage students in age-appropriate STEAM Lessons, such as:

→ Math and science: astronomy, physics, nutrition and gardening

→ Technology, computers, and engineering

→ Art: collage, painting, sculpture, and more.

Model and lead creative expression, teamwork, and sportsmanship through artistic and physical activities such as:

→ Crafts: crochet, mobiles, masks, puppets, sewing, card making and beading

→ Music: dance, singing, free expression

→ Outdoor/indoor activities such as sports, organized team games, and board games

Educate students to develop and keep good study habits, respectful behavior and service-mindedness through activities such as:

→ Homework Club

→ Service projects (i.e., canned food drives and senior center projects)

→ Good neighbor conflict resolution

Check ID's and verify authorized pick-ups.

Co-create an awesome and safe environment for the students!

Ensure classroom is clean, organized, and safe at all times.

Maintain Documentation Logs.

Actively engage in appropriate protocols for student health, safety, injury, and illness.

Other work duties as assigned by management.

If you feel bullied, harassed, or discriminated against by anyone displaying offensive language, behavior, or gestures, you must immediately inform your manager or the director. Your concerns will be taken seriously, and you will not face retaliation. Management will assess the concerns and apply the remedy deemed most appropriate for your protection, and the best interest of CEF. You must immediately comply with management directives, even if you disagree with them. You are invited to submit concerns in writing for management review.



Ability to read, write, and comprehend English;

Exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with students, parents, and staff;

Use excellent verbal communication skills to communicate safety plans, student programs, and team activities.

Produce documentation that is clear, informative, and free from errors. Check spelling for accuracy.


Focus on finding the best business solution and resolving conflict, not placing blame; 2. Listen and ask for clarification if information is not clear; and

Gather and analyze information skillfully.


Treat everyone with respect and welcome the viewpoint of others;

Maintain a strong work ethic, be true to your word, and keep commitments;

Be timely and reliable;

Uphold Company values at all times; and Conserve Company resources and report waste.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


State "Fully Qualified" teachers must have one of the following:

Twelve (12) postsecondary semester or equivalent quarter units in early childhood education completed, with passing grades, at an accredited or approved college or university; and at least six months of work experience in a licensed child care center or comparable group child care program.

A current and valid Child Development Associate (CDA) credential with the appropriate age-level endorsement issued by the CDA National Credentialing Program of the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition; and at least six months of on-the-job training and/or work experience in a licensed child care center or comparable group child care program.

One of the following Child Development Permits issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing:

Child Development Associate Teacher Permit; or

Child Development Teacher Permit; or

Child Development Master Teacher Permit. Any equivalent combination of experience and education that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered when filling the position.

CCLD requirements (currently, or you can meet them within a specified time frame as defined upon employment for School-Age Teacher (LIC 9095 form)

California Department of Justice fingerprint and background clearance required.

Criminal Record Certification.

Child Abuse Index Check.

Physician's TB and health clearance for working in childcare center.

Pediatric CPR /First Aid (required within three months of employment).

Valid California Driver's License.



Basic computer skills, including Internet use, E-mail, and typing skills.

Working knowledge of communication systems such as telephone, facsimile, and printing systems.

Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Learn theories and curriculum development.


Passion for kids!

Outgoing, dedicated, and dependable with the highest level of integrity.

Enthusiastic! Enjoy building relationships, growing and developing good citizens.

Consummate professional in demeanor.

Friendly, courteous and gracious.

Positively persuasive.

Skills and Abilities:

Exhibit outstanding customer service to kids, parents, and staff members.

Model respectful and age-appropriate (for students) interpersonal communications skills.

Identify, manage and shift priorities to meet childcare needs.

Instruct and supervise elementary students.

Knowledgeable of general learning theories and curriculum development.

Plan and implement STEAM related lessons and activities.

Evaluate the needs and progress of individual students.

Evaluate emergency situations and act decisively and proactively to bring resolution to the situation.

Delegate authority judiciously when needed.

Discern when students may need special physical, medical or psychological assistance and support.

Follow reporting requirements and procedures regarding suspected child abuse.

Make necessary accommodations for children with special needs.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

School environment with events in various types of indoor and outdoor settings;

The noise level in the work environment is moderate, events may be loud;

Physical demands are present during the full work shift, with the exception of duty-free meal periods and 10-minute breaks, to include:

Visual and auditory acuity adequate to frequently monitor guest activity, use a computer and electronic equipment, assess work tasks to be completed, and read work-related documents; Standing, walking, kneeling, bending, and stooping;

Intermittent overhead and low reaching, grasping objects; and

Lifting and carrying 50 pounds occasionally, 20 pounds frequently, and 10 pounds constantly.