Part-time Teacher Assistant

Trust Children's Center is looking to add a Part-time Teacher Assistant to our growing team. In this position, you will be responsible for the academic, social-emotional growth and development of all children in your care, which may include infants, toddlers and/or preschool age children. This position is located in San Luis Obispo, CA.


  • Plan and implement an age-appropriate curriculum, using a wide range of teaching methods (stories, media, indoor or outdoor games, drawing, etc.) to nurture and stimulate children's development in your care
  • Balance your teaching between logical and social exercises, following philosophies of The Outdoor Classroom Project and Reggio-based learning
  • On an on-going basis, plan, evaluate and improve the physical environment in the classroom following the ITERS/ECERS to create opportunities to meet the changing needs of the developing child (literacy area, bulletin board themes/art, dramatic play, manipulatives, etc.)
  • Demonstrate cultural competency and respect for the child's background by incorporating the cultural, linguistic and familial values and beliefs into the childcare program and lesson plans
  • Observe and evaluate children's interactions, performance, behavior, social development, and physical health
  • Meet with parents/guardians to discuss their children's progress and needs, determine their goals for their children, and suggest ways that they can promote learning and development
  • Assist families with children's transitions from toddler to preschool and from preschool to kindergarten
  • Collaborate with other colleagues
  • Maintain accurate, complete and timely client and agency records
  • Maintains up to date emergency forms, curriculum plans, individual child development profile and other records as needed


  • 1-2 years of experience in a licensed child care program
  • 12+ units in Child Development/Early Childhood Education
  • Child Development Permit - Preferred
  • CPR/First Aide certified including fifteen hours of Health and Safety Training
  • Good communication, problem solving, and priority setting skills as well as maintaining an overall positive and professional attitude /disposition
  • Ability to use the computer to input developmental data
  • Ability to effectively plan, organize and implement educational activities
  • Ability to make decisions on behalf of children and protect their well-being
  • Must be able to manage confidential information
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds and in case of emergency a 40 pound child
  • Expected to attend an evening staff meeting and/or training once per month


This position requires successfully passing a Livescan background check, prior to the first day of employment.

What You Need For This Position:

  • 12 college units of Child Development/Early Childhood Studies, including a minimum of 3 units of Infant/Toddler Studies
  • CPR/First Aid certification (including fifteen hours of Health and Safety Training)
  • Current Mandated Reporter Training certificate
  • Experience working in a licensed child care program
  • Knowledge of DRDP (Desired Results for Children and Families) preferred
  • Experience with Outdoor Classroom Project preferred
  • Ability to work as a team with other teachers in a multi-age setting with a willingness to be adaptable
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Applied knowledge of computer software including Word, Outlook, digital photography and Excel for email, documentation and child portfolios.
  • LiveScan fingerprinting/background check, TB and physical health clearance upon hire

Physical Demands:

  • Must be physically fit enough to regularly lift up to 50 pounds unassisted for duties such as carrying children and equipment. Must be able and comfortable with kneeling, bending, crawling and working in both and inside and outside environment.



To part-time employees we offer competitive pay and 24 hrs sick time.

This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder')

Trust Children's Center and Trust Automation are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We participate in E-Verify to confirm eligibility to work in the United States

To Apply:

Follow the link to Trust Automation's Careers Page and apply under appropriate job title.

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