Fulfill Your higher calling

We Support You And
The Families We Serve

Fulfill Your higher calling

We Support You And
The Families We Serve

Preschool & Daycare Serving El Cajon, Lakeside and Santee CA

Learn From Experienced Early Childhood Heroes

With more than 25 years of experience and accolades to boot, you’ll be joining a team that takes pride in delivering quality early childhood education, and who will add value and wisdom to your professional toolbox.
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Enjoy A Curriculum That Values Your Voice

Although we offer solid outlines of our curriculum along with learning goals, our leadership welcomes your ideas and unique talents because you know your children’s interests best, and following their lead enriches their experience and boosts engagement.

You’re Invited To Share Our Happy Vibe

Annual events like neighborhood block parties, open houses, parades, and more bring us all together to organize, connect with families, and reap the rewards of our hard work with hard play.

Competitive Pay With Room To Grow

Start with a fair salary of $16-$18 DOE and full benefits package that gives you peace of mind knowing you are covered. Count on the room to grow based on performance and tenure, so your hard work and time pay off.

Enjoy Paid Time Off And Holiday Breaks

Christmas, Memorial Day, MLK Day, and all major holidays throughout the year are paid time off so you can benefit from a break without breaking the bank. Come back refreshed and ready to jump back in.
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You are Invited To Share Our Happy Vibe - Preschool & Daycare Serving El Cajon, Lakeside And Santee CA

The Children Grow And So Do You

We’ll invest in your continuing professional development so you can stay on top of the latest in early education and techniques like how to overcome behavioral challenges, or how to optimize teachable moments to deliver the best guidance and care.

We're Hiring!

The Director is a key member of Children’s Choice Administration team that works together to support the mission and values of the centers. The Director is responsible for early learning (Infants, Preschool, and School age) programs and support center operations. The director is the face of the company for many families and is able to effectively promote and articulate the values of Children’s Choice early learning and school age programs.

Essential functions

Administrative Responsibilities

  1. Enrollment:
    • Schedule and conduct tours and intake interviews
    • Maintain and manage waitlists
    • Enter or assign entry of family in Brightwheel and Secure entry system (Currently only at Prescott)
    • Produce monthly enrollment and scheduling reports for Executive Director and COO.
  2. Ongoing Enrollment Management:
    • Regularly visit classrooms and consult with teachers and center Directors to manage placement and transitions of children in the early learning program.
    • Produce monthly memo to alert teaching staff to planned transitions.
    • Emailing and drip campaigns thru constant contact
  3. Child Files
    • Ensure organization and accurate data entry of all files required by Children’s Choice and Community Care Licensing.
  4. Tuition Accounts
    • Consult at least monthly with COO to ensure accurate billing on tuition accounts.
    • Bill NSF, Late, registration, Vacation credit, advanced discounts and fees billed to account weekly as required by Children’s Choice Policy
  5. Family Support
    • Orient families to CC practices, philosophy, and core values
    • Field parent concerns and work with families, teachers, administrators to achieve positive outcomes.
    • Maintain resources for families with special needs or in crisis.
    • Support families thru the enrollment process including financial assistance programs including but not limited to YMCA, CDA, PCG, NACCRRA.

Team-Centered Responsibility:

  1. Team Leadership:
    • Activity participates in regular scheduled administrative team meetings.
    • Consult frequently with the Executive Director and COO and take proactive measures to address concerns as they arise.
  2. Supervise Administration Assistant:
    • Plan, and supervision to ensure data and fie maintenance for enrollment, licensing, Food Program, and Children’s Choice policies.

Organization-Center based Responsibility:

  1. Companywide Events
    • Coordinate with administration planning for family social, community events, and community service.
  2. Picture Days:
    • Schedule and manage picture days.
  3. Communications:
    • Facilitate Children’s Choice Rockstar page
    • Handle all emails that come through the website
    • Make changes to the website or pass them on to Team Awesome for implementation.
    • Handle posting to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter daily
    • Post family birth announcements and staff and children’s birthdays
    • Stay abreast of what’s happening in the center and keep families informed with updates important notices and changes
  4. Fundraising
    • Encourage staff and families to participate in fundraising activities.
    • Assist as needed with fundraising events

Individual Responsibilities:

  • Arrive on time for work and notify COO when absent or delayed
  • Be reliable in attendance and give ample notices for absences
  • Approach criticism with a learning attitude
  • Be flexible in scheduling to meet the needs of the overall program
  • Communicate directly and avoid gossip
  • Demonstrate honesty, integrity, and commitment to confidentiality
  • Show initiative in problem solving and be open to new ideas
  • Approach challenges with imagination and sense of humor
  • Create a welcoming, positive environment center-wide by:
    1. Being activity engaged with children
    2. Being friendly, warm, and affectionate
    3. Using appropriate voice and tone

Additional Skills:

  • Able to work independently with close attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Able to identify priorities, plan work schedules, and meet deadlines
  • Able to manage multiple tasks and frequent interruptions
  • Basic computer skills and familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs.

Qualifications:

  • You must meet title 22 director qualifications for this position. You must be able to pass a background check, obtain both a CPR/1st aid certification, physical, and mandated reported certificate.

Professional Development:

  • Each full-time employee is required to obtain 24 hours of professional development per calendar year and set annual goals
  • Workshops and/or educational courses: Attend workshops or courses as requested or required. Share information from these workshops with other members of administration team, as appropriate.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Able to work flexible hours, occasional weekends and evenings. Some travel is required

Declaration: The forgoing description of duties and responsibilities is not a complete description of the responsibilities and duties that are assigned to the ES and should not be interpreted as such. This job is ever changing and this description is subject to change without notice.

The Lead Teacher is the first point of contact with families at Children’s Choice. They are responsible for the academic, social-emotional growth, and development of children in their care. The main focus for lead teachers is to work with parents, administrators, and other teachers to improve student’s experiences while meeting Children’s Choice core values. They are responsible for providing a safe and developmentally appropriate program. Additionally, lead teachers plan, evaluate, and improve the academic environment of the classroom to create opportunities that meet the ever-changing needs of their students. Lead teachers create a lasting impression on the children and families we serve at Children’s Choice.

Essential functions

Outline of position but not limited 

  1. Responsibilities:
    • Plam and implement activities that meet the physical, social, emotional, and academic needs of children 
    • Keep a solid inventory of classroom materials and rotate between multiple subjects 
    • Plan weekly lesson plans that correlate with the posted themes
    • Maintain classroom cleanliness and sanitation  
    • Keep communication current with parents and Director 
    • Always be aware of ratio (every 30 minutes and between any transition) 
    • Maintain professional, respectful, and loyal attitude toward the company 
    • Treat all children, families, and staff with respect while building positive relations
    • Ensure children are actively supervised at all times 
    • Build a respectful relationship with each child’s individuality – ensure the promotion of basic skills, positive self-esteem, and growth in challenging areas
    • Be familiar with emergency procedures – lockdown, fire drill, earthquake, etc. 
    • Keep parent communication app, Brightwheel, up to date with all daily activities
    • Create a fun and engaging curriculum that promotes each child
    • Share classroom responsibilities and actively train Aide’s in maintaining a healthly and positive learning environment 
    • Ensure all classroom data is up to date – Food program, ratio sheets, Brightwheel, temp. logs, diaper logs
    • Promote proper hygiene at all times – clean hands, clean face, clean clothes, clean bottoms
  2. Family Support
    • Orient families to CC practices, philosophy, and core values
    • Field parent concerns and work with families, teachers, and directors to achieve positive outcomes. 
    • Actively input daily activities into Brightwheel app 
    • Actively communicate with parents when challenges/concerns arise – keep records of all communication

Team-Centered Responsibility:

  1. Team Leadership:
    • Actively participates in regularly scheduled staff team meetings.
    • Consult frequently with the Director and take proactive measures to address concerns as they arise. 
    • Create a welcoming and inviting classroom that accepts help when needed

Organization-Center based Responsibility:

  1. Companywide Events
    • Assist and participate in events as needed 
    • Encourage families to participate in events  
  2. Communications:
    • Communicate with Director and Assistant Director about daily tasks 
    • Communicate with the Aide on support needed for the day 
    • Communicate with Director and parent of any injury related to a child 

Individual Responsibilities:

  • Arrive on time for work 
  • If absent, must notify Director, at a minimum, 2 hours before the start of shift
  • Be reliable in attendance and give ample notices for planned absences (Min. 2 weeks ahead)
  • Approach criticism with a learning attitude
  • Be flexible in scheduling to meet the needs of the overall program
  • Communicate directly and avoid gossip
  • Demonstrate honesty, integrity, and commitment 
  • Show initiative in problem-solving and be open to new ideas
  • Approach challenges with imagination and sense of humor
  • Create a welcoming, positive environment center-wide by:
    1. Being actively engaged with children
    2. Being friendly, warm, and affectionate
    3. Using appropriate voice and tone

Additional Skills:

  • Able to work alongside staff with close attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written 
  • Able to identify priorities within a classroom
  • Able to manage multiple tasks and frequent interruptions

Qualifications:

  • 18 years of age – minimum
  • Completion of H.S. diploma 
  • Completion of 12 Early Childhood Development Units from accredited school – (3) Child family and community, (3) Growth and development, (3) Infant and toddler, (3) Program and curriculum
  • Livescan fingerprint clearance
  • Health screening and T.B. test immediately upon hiring
  • C.P.R and First aid certified 
  • Social security card 

Professional Development:

  • Each full-time employee is required to obtain 24 hours of professional development per calendar year and set annual goals
  • Workshops and educational courses: Attend workshops or courses as requested or required. 

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Able to work flexible hours, overtime, occasional weekends, and evenings
  • Be open-minded to constant change – keep a positive attitude 

Declaration: The foregoing description of duties and responsibilities is not a complete description of the responsibilities and duties assigned to the E.S. and should not be interpreted as such. This job is ever-changing, and this description is subject to change without notice.

The Support staff report to Director or Assistant Director daily to see where their support is needed. They provide children with developmentally appropriate activities, a nurturing environment, and build positive relations with all children and their families.  The support staff must always maintain a friendly and professional rapport with staff members and parents. The support staff is responsible for supporting and implementing all decisions made by management. The support staff is a solid asset to the company to help in all areas that are needed.

Essential functions

Outline of position but not limited 

  1. Responsibilities:
    • Provide ample support to the staff and children when needed
    • Provide coverage to room’s when necessary 
    • Maintain classroom cleanliness and sanitation  
    • Keep communication current with Lead Teacher and Director
    • Be positive and supportive of all change 
    • Always be aware of ratio (every 30 minutes and between any transition) 
    • Maintain professional, respectful, and loyal attitude toward the company 
    • Treat all children, families, and staff with respect while maintaining positive relations
    • Help in kitchen/cook duties when necessary 
  2. Family Support
    • Orient families to CC practices, philosophy, and core values
    • Field parent concerns and work with families, teachers, and directors to achieve positive outcomes. 
    • Actively input daily activities into Brightwheel app 

Team-Centered Responsibility:

  1. Team Leadership:
    • Actively participates in regularly scheduled staff team meetings.
    • Consult frequently with the Director and take proactive measures to address concerns as they arise. 

Organization-Center based Responsibility:

  1. Companywide Events
    • Assist and participate in events as needed 
    • Encourage families to participate in events  
  2. Communications:
    • Communicate with Director and Assistant Director about daily tasks 
    • Communicate with the Lead teacher of any changes during your coverage of the room
    • Communicate with co-staff about ratio (every 30 minutes/coming in and out of runs)

Individual Responsibilities:

  • Arrive on time for work 
  • If absent, must notify Director, at a minimum, 2 hours before the start of shift
  • Be reliable in attendance and give ample notices for planned absences (Min. 2 weeks ahead)
  • Approach criticism with a learning attitude
  • Be flexible in scheduling to meet the needs of the overall program
  • Communicate directly and avoid gossip
  • Demonstrate honesty, integrity, and commitment 
  • Show initiative in problem-solving and be open to new ideas
  • Approach challenges with imagination and sense of humor
  • Create a welcoming, positive environment center-wide by:
    1. Being actively engaged with children
    2. Being friendly, warm, and affectionate
    3. Using appropriate voice and tone

Additional Skills:

  • Able to work alongside staff with close attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written 
  • Able to identify priorities within a classroom
  • Able to manage multiple tasks and frequent interruptions

Qualifications:

  • 18 years of age – minimum
  • Completion of H.S. diploma 
  • Completion of 12 Early Childhood Development Units from accredited school – (3) Child family and community, (3) Growth and development, (3) Infant and toddler, (3) Program and curriculum
  • Live scan fingerprint clearance
  • Health screening and T.B. test immediately upon hiring
  • C.P.R and First aid certified 
  • Social security card 

Professional Development:

  • Each full-time employee is required to obtain 24 hours of professional development per calendar year and set annual goals
  • Workshops and educational courses: Attend workshops or courses as requested or required. 

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Able to work flexible hours, overtime, occasional weekends, and evenings

Declaration: The foregoing description of duties and responsibilities is not a complete description of the responsibilities and duties assigned to the E.S. and should not be interpreted as such. This job is ever-changing, and this description is subject to change without notice.

The cook is responsible for preparing and serving nutritionally balanced meals for all children to enjoy. This position is responsible for maintaining high-quality food production and portion control standards using standard recipes and appropriate quantities of food needed to meet menu requirements. The cook is also responsible for assisting with the supervision of children at times during the day when required. In addition to assisting the children during mealtimes, the cook should also encourage and teach portion control and inform the center of seasonal fruits and vegetables. The cook is a vital asset in the assurance that every child in the center receives proper nutrition. 

Essential functions

Outline of position but not limited 

  1. Responsibilities:
    • Food preparation – Proper temperatures, portions, and follow sanitation 
    • Prepare breakfast, a.m. snack, lunch, and p.m. snack  
    • Food serving – know times to serve, proper temperatures, portions, and sanitation
    • Stay in compliance with state licensing, health standards, and CACFP
    • Follow menus – unless change okayed by Director – all changes must be posted 
    • Know allergies and food restrictions of children in all classes
    • Assist with ordering food and supplies 
    • Assist teachers/staff when needed 
  2. Child Files
    • Keep each classroom food and allergy list on hand, posted in each class, including kitchen

Team-Centered Responsibility:

  1. Team Leadership:
    • Actively participates in regularly scheduled staff team meetings.
    • Consult frequently with the Director and take proactive measures to address concerns as they arise. 

Organization-Center based Responsibility:

  1. Companywide Events
    • Assist and participate in events as needed  
  2. Communications:
    • Communicate with Director and classroom staff of ratio’s/portions daily
    • Communicate with Director and classroom staff about food allergies
    • Communicate with Director of needed maintenance or supplies for proper food handling

Individual Responsibilities:

  • Arrive on time for work 
  • If calling in sick, must notify Director, at a minimum, 2 hours before the start of shift
  • Be reliable in attendance and give ample notices for planned absences (2 weeks)
  • Approach criticism with a learning attitude
  • Be flexible in scheduling to meet the needs of the overall program
  • Communicate directly and avoid gossip
  • Demonstrate honesty, integrity, and commitment to confidentiality
  • Show initiative in problem-solving and be open to new ideas
  • Approach challenges with imagination and sense of humor
  • Create a welcoming, positive environment center-wide by:
    1. Being actively engaged with children
    2. Being friendly, warm, and affectionate
    3. Using appropriate voice and tone

Additional Skills:

  • Able to work alongside staff, as well as independently, with close attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written 
  • Able to identify priorities
  • Able to manage multiple tasks and frequent interruptions

Qualifications:

  • Minimum age – 18 years 
  • H.S. Dipolma 
  • Livescan fingerprint clearance
  • Health screening and T.B. test immediately upon hiring
  • C.P.R and First aid certified 
  • Drivers License or State I.D.
  • Social security card 

Professional Development:

  • Each full-time employee is required to obtain 24 hours of professional development per calendar year and set annual goals
  • Workshops and educational courses: Attend workshops or courses as requested or required. 

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Able to work flexible hours, overtime, occasional weekends, and evenings
  • Able to stand for long durations 
  • Able to lift 25lbs+

Declaration: The foregoing description of duties and responsibilities is not a complete description of the responsibilities and duties assigned to the cook and should not be interpreted as such. This job is ever-changing, and this description is subject to change without notice.

The van driver is a crucial member of the Children’s Choice team that works together to support the mission and values of the centers. The van driver is responsible for getting children from one place to another as needed safely. The van driver must be punctual, keep good records, and maintain the cleanliness of the van at all times. The van driver is a solid asset to the company, drives active advertisement while keeping all children safe. 

Essential functions

Outline of position but not limited 

  1. Responsibilities:
    • Keep van logs up to date (must be on you at all times)
    • Obey all traffic laws
    • NO CELLPHONE USAGE (must be parked when communicating with Director)
    • Assign seats, backpacks upfront, no eating or drinking
    • Ensure all children under the age of 8 or below 80lbs has a car seat
    • ALL CHILDREN MUST WEAR A SEATBELT
    • Be familiar with emergency procedures – van breakdown, fire drill, lockdown, earthquake, etc.
    • Communicate any troubles with van immediately to Director 
  2. Child Files
    • Keep child’s emergency log with you on van runs
  3. Family Support
    • Orient families to CC practices, philosophy, and core values
    • Field parent concerns and works with families, teachers, and directors to achieve positive outcomes. 
    • Actively input daily activities into brightwheel app 

Team-Centered Responsibility:

  1. Team Leadership:
    • Actively participates in regularly scheduled staff team meetings.
    • Consult frequently with the Director and take proactive measures to address concerns as they arise. .

Organization-Center based Responsibility:

  1. Companywide Events
    • Assist and participate in events as needed 
    • Encourage families to participate in events  
  2. Communications:
    • Communicate with Director about school vacations and closures
    • Communicate with Director and parents about the absence of children 
    • Communicate with co-staff about ratio (every 30 minutes/coming in and out of runs)
    • Communicate with Director when the van is half a tank of gas (ensures ample time to fill up)

Individual Responsibilities:

  • Arrive on time for work 
  • If absent, must notify Director, at a minimum, 2 hours before the start of shift
  • Be reliable in attendance and give ample notices for absences (2 hours before min.)
  • Approach criticism with a learning attitude
  • Be flexible in scheduling to meet the needs of the overall program
  • Communicate directly and avoid gossip
  • Demonstrate honesty, integrity, and commitment to confidentiality
  • Show initiative in problem-solving and be open to new ideas
  • Approach challenges with imagination and sense of humor
  • Create a welcoming, positive environment center-wide by:
    1. Being actively engaged with children
    2. Being friendly, warm, and affectionate
    3. Using appropriate voice and tone

Additional Skills:

  • Able to work alongside staff with close attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written 
  • Able to identify priorities, van route’s, and times
  • Able to manage multiple tasks and frequent interruptions

Qualifications:

  • Minimum age – 25 years & 3 years driving history
  • H.S. Diploma 
  • Livescan fingerprint clearance
  • Health screening and T.B. test immediately upon hiring
  • C.P.R and First aid certified 
  • Valid D.L. with a clean driving record
  • Social security card 

Professional Development:

  • Each full-time employee is required to obtain 24 hours of professional development per calendar year and set annual goals
  • Workshops and educational courses: Attend workshops or courses as requested or required. 

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Able to work flexible hours, overtime, occasional weekends, and evenings
  • Able to drive confidently and securely in all weather 

Declaration: The foregoing description of duties and responsibilities is not a complete description of the responsibilities and duties assigned to the E.S. and should not be interpreted as such. This job is ever-changing, and this description is subject to change without notice. 

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