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Employment Application

The Happy Campers Preschool Teacher's primary purpose is to utilize their skills, knowledge and judgment to develop and create appropriate curriculum plans for children. 


  • Set limits and appropriate consequences for the child and the group in care (teacher-child ratio 1 to 12).
  • Facilitate individual and group controls.
  • Encourage conformity with established schedules and routines.
  • Supervise the following activities:
  • Personal hygiene.
  • Personal belongings.
  • Nutrition, snacks, and lunch.
  • Participate and encourage children to participate in center activities.
  • Be familiar with, participate in, and make use of philosophy, and the facilities of programs offered.
  • Maintain professional standards and provide a positive role model for the child and group by:
  • Maintaining supportive relationships with other staff.
  • Maintaining high standards of personal hygiene and grooming.
  • Maintaining appropriate standards of neatness and dress
  • Maintaining a clear focus towards developing independence and positive self-esteem.
  • Separate "home life" problems from work.
  • Facility maintenance is everyone's responsibility (children and staff). Children depending on their developmental level are expected to help clean up after activities such as lunch, snacks, inside/outside activities, crafts, etc. Teachers are expected to ensure that the center’s classrooms, bathrooms, inside/outside activity areas, kitchen, and lounge are clean, safe, sanitary, and in good repair at all times.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Report to the Director or Program Manager.


  • Title 22, Division 12, Chapter 1. Child Day Care General Licensing requirements, Section 101216 Personnel Requirements.
  • Title 22, Division 12, Chapter 2. Day Care Centers. Subchapter 1. Basic Requirements. Section 101316.2 Teacher Qualification and Duties (prior to employment a teacher shall have completed 6-semester units or equivalent quarter units in early childhood education with a passing grade; at least 2 units or equivalent quarter units each semester until the education requirement has been met).
  • Sound personal qualifications--maturity, stability, physical and mental health.
  • California driver’s license.


  • Ability to physically manage children (up to 40 lbs.)-carrying; positioning children
  • Ability to sit at a computer for 1-2 hours
  • Ability to go up and downstairs and transition up from the floor with ease


  • Understanding the needs of children, families and coworkers in a child daycare center.
  • Genuine love of working with children and able to develop effective and meaningful relationships with children.
  • Contemporary understanding of children and theories of child development.
  • Able to work individually and as a team member.

We look forward to meeting you!


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