Assistance League, Assistance League of Los Angeles

Preschool Teacher

Employment type
Full Time
25 days ago
Los Angeles

Overview of Organization:
Assistance League of Los Angeles exists to turn despair into hope amongst LA's most vulnerable population: children living in poverty. Our programs provide educational support, arts enrichment, quality preschool, school uniforms and supplies, and emergency clothing and supplies to foster children. The League helps remove barriers to education, helping disadvantaged kids stay in school so they may lead fulfilling, productive lives.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop an age-appropriate curriculum that focuses on the needs of each child in accordance with State Department of Education, Child Development Division and Desired Results standards
  • Direct activities of the teaching team/teacher's assistants under your supervision
  • Actively supervise children in your care in the classroom, on the playground and during other class activities at all times. Teaching staff supervise children primarily by sight. Supervision for short intervals by sound is permissible as long as teachers check frequently on children who are out of sight: quiet area, nap time, outdoors, restroom, dramatic play area, library, writing table, block area, hallways and sick room
  • Set up children's portfolio system for organizing children's observations and forms of evidence and documentation
  • Maintain records of each child's progress, development and behavior for periodic reports to parents
  • Submit a monthly lesson plan based upon Desired Results standards
  • Maintain an attractive, safe, clean, orderly and happy classroom environment
  • Be familiar with emergency procedures
  • Provide weekly and monthly schedules of curriculum activities
  • Prepare and serve meals and snacks 
  • Discuss all concerns regarding children, parents, co-workers or volunteers with the Programs Director or Director of Children's Services
  • Assist in the development of appropriate curriculum activities which comply with Title 22, Title V, CACFP, ECERS and best practices
  • Attend mandatory CDE/CACFP training and meetings as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:
Six months work experience working with children in a preschool setting
Effective communication skills


  • California Teacher's credential in Child Development or minimum of 24 Early Childhood Education units and continuing professional development
  • Minimum of one year of classroom teaching
  • Fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice, FBI, and Child Abuse Index
  • Health and Safety Certificate
  • Health clearance with proof of TB test and CPR/First Aid certification

Starting Salary/Benefits:
$15.00/hour - medical, dental, vision, 401k and paid time off; 

8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Must be flexible; hours can vary depending on children's schedule.) 

Preschool is a year-round school. (Age range: 3-5)

To apply

Interested candidates should email their cover letter and resume to: [email protected].