The Bishop’s School Childcare Center is a unique center offered only for children of the employees at the Bishops’ School. We are a small center licensed for 18 children, ages 6 weeks to 5 years. We offer low child to teacher ratios, a set schedule of 7:00am to 4:00pm Monday – Friday, reduced summer hours with full pay, free employee medical, dental and vision plan options and more ! The Bishop’s School Childcare Center is truly one of a kind and a phenomenal place to grow your career.
Under the direct supervision of Bishop’s Director of Childcare Services, the infant toddler teacher is responsible for creating and implementing classroom programming in accordance with the policies and philosophy of Bishop’s Child Care Center, including curricular areas such as personal care, literature and language, art, sensory, science, nutrition and motor skills.
Essential Functions and Specific Duties:
Treat all children with dignity and respect.
Work with an assigned group of infants, toddlers or preschoolers applying best practices for infant/toddler, preschool care.
Facilitate and nurture the development of each child’s self-esteem, and trust.
Provide responsive care to children based on individual needs, temperaments, abilities and cultures.
Plan and implement lesson plan activities and experiences that are developmentally appropriate.
Prepare the infant/toddler, preschool learning environment for children to engage in active exploration and interaction with adult caregivers.
Maintain an environment that encompasses health plans for special diets, allergies, medication, and environmental health and safety standards.
Partner with parents to develop educational and family goals and maintain regular communication between home and school..
Plan and implement curriculum based on the needs of individual children with respect for their interests, abilities, individual style, and pace of learning.
Promote good habits in eating, resting, hygiene and health care.
Maintain records and reports on each child as assigned (attendance, health, progress, etc.) including daily documentation of individual needs, strengths, interests, service plans and meal counts for each child.
Use naptime or other quiet time for planning daily activities, maintaining written records, preparing or repairing materials.
Must be able to transition children into new activities or situations.
Implement the “redirection” positive discipline approach.
In cooperation with center staff, maintain a clean and orderly classroom environment.
Complete daily tasks including setup and clean-up of meals & snacks and maintain cleanliness of indoor and outdoor play areas.
Assist team members in keeping center supplies stocked including communication of needs.
Attend and participate in staff meetings as needed.
Share personal knowledge and curriculum with staff at the center (as appropriate).
Accept and implement feedback given by the director.
Uphold the School’s Core Values.
Demonstrate professionalism, tact and an unwavering positive attitude.
Stay up to date on industry standards, trends, developments and legal updates.
Make timely and ethical decisions both systematically and under pressure.
Perform, with a team approach, other duties as assigned
A minimum of 12 units in Child Development or Early Childhood Education is required. Bachelor’s degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education preferred. At least two years of experience in a childcare setting is required. Equivalent combination of education and experience accepted. Successful completion of all state-required background clearances (DOJ, Live Scan), TB test, as well as Pediatric CPR and First Aid certification (within 30 days of hire) required.
An unequivocal passion for working with children and supporting them in all facets of their lives. Demonstrated commitment and competency in diversity, equity and inclusion. Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff, administrators and the community. Strong work ethic, time management, verbal, written language and interpersonal skills. Irrespective of one’s own religious orientation, ability to support the School’s mission and values as a school founded in the Episcopal tradition.
Skills & Abilities:
Dedicated work ethic: proactive, responsible, reliable and attentive to children;
Excellent verbal, interpersonal and active listening skills;
Motivated, organized, and a self-directed individual who can effectively multitask and handle a variety of activities independently in a professional, trustworthy and mature manner with tact, diplomacy, and appropriate judgment;
Ability to implement positive discipline methods, using sound logic and reasoning to effectively assess problems and formulate alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches;
Commitment to maintaining strict confidentiality; Must understand confidentiality of relevant information in accordance with school policies, as well as other applicable local, state and federal regulations;
Ability to actively collaborate with all School constituencies, including maintaining respectful relationships with colleagues, children and their families;
Basic proficiency with Google Workspace and Microsoft Office, and willingness to become proficient in new programs, learning management systems, collaboration and productivity apps as needed;
Awareness and sensitivity to ethnic and culturally related behaviors and backgrounds.
Ability to plan and implement appropriate activities;
Embrace the special needs and requirements associated with an academic calendar and schedule which may necessitate fluctuations in workdays and hours;
Strong advocate of the School’s mission and school values of integrity, compassion, inclusion, intellect, excellence and justice;
Ability to actively collaborate with all School constituencies.
Founded in 1909 and affiliated with the Episcopal Church, The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for 800 students in grades six through twelve located on a historic campus in the heart of La Jolla, just 10 miles north of downtown San Diego. With a student-teacher ratio of approximately 9 to 1, Bishop’s is known for academic, artistic, and athletic excellence while celebrating character development, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Last year’s applicant pool drew from 72 zip codes and 168 middle and high schools throughout San Diego County and beyond. Fifty-one percent of the student population self-identify as students of color. Additionally, over $4 million in need-based grants is awarded annually.