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Grossmont/Cuyamaca Community College District
  • Position Number: 4217816
  • Location: El Cajon, CA
  • Position Type: Child Care Services

Child Development Center Aide

San Diego County - Cuyamaca College

Transforming lives through learning isn't just the vision of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. It happens every day with our 30,000 students who take the first step in their higher education, become trained for a new career, or learn knowledge that transforms their world perspective.

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District honors a diverse academic community and fosters equity mindedness across our institutions. As such, the District is committed to eliminating achievement gaps among different student groups by promoting a culture of appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice, and continuously examining our processes and practices through an equity lens.

The District provides an excellent health and welfare benefits package to its employees. We take care of our employees and have continued to offer medical, dental and vision coverage to eligible employees and their dependents at no charge for any of the plans we offer.

Become a part of this dedicated team in beautiful San Diego County!

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Job Summary
Application Deadline: Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

NOTE: Application materials that are submitted on the last day of application and are timed out will not be accepted.

Department: Child Development

Months worked out of the Year: 12 months

FTE: 1.0

Work hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Shift Differential: None

Starting Salary Range:
Range: CL-22: $3,063 (Step A) or $3,239 (Step B)
Based on education and experience

Anticipated Start Date: August 2023

Job Description


Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, perform a variety of duties to support the Child Development Center staff related to the care and education of young children.


Assist Child Development Center Assistant, Senior in providing care for a classroom of preschool children and interacting with the children in a developmentally appropriate manner, which may include curriculum development and implementation.

Set up and clean up classroom, outdoor play area, workroom and kitchen as needed.

Assist in observations and assessments of children's development.

Assist children with toileting and/or diapering as required.

Attend required staff meetings.

Maintain departmental area(s) in a safe, clean and orderly condition; assure compliance with established District and Child Development Center safety procedures and regulations.

Maintain currency of qualifications for area of assignment.


Perform related duties as assigned.



  • Appropriate principles, practices and procedures used in child care programs.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Telephone techniques and etiquette.
  • Recordkeeping techniques.

  • Communicate effectively with children, parents, staff, students, and community representatives.
  • Demonstrate effective interaction and guidance techniques with children in accordance with the center philosophy.
  • Learn the policies, procedures, activities and programs of assigned area.
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Lift 40 pounds.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.


Completion of a minimum of 12 units in college-level course work in child development.


Child Development Center program; subject to childhood communicable diseases; must be able to lift 40 pounds.

Additional Information


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A complete and current resume

A 1 - 2 page cover letter addressing how you specifically meet the requirements of this position. Please also address your philosophy regarding the care and education of young children.

In a separate document answer the following questions:
  • Describe your strengths working with young children.
  • Describe your experience working in the child development field; in what capacity did you work? Include the age of the children you worked with, and what you enjoyed most.

Official or unofficial transcripts verifying courses completed

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GCCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX employer.

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The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, a two-college district in eastern San Diego County, has been providing a high-quality education to the region since Grossmont College opened its doors in 1961 and Cuyamaca College began operating in 1978. The district is tied closely to the suburban and rural communities that it serves, providing a $1 billion economic impact to the region through its payroll, purchasing, and spending by students and alumni.

The district has a strong commitment to diversity and equity with a student population representing a broad variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, cultures and abilities. The district strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.

The colleges offer more than 150 degrees and certificates in a wide range of programs. Both colleges have signature programs that have become well-renowned. Grossmont College is recognized for its top-notch Administration of Justice, Culinary Arts, Nursing and Allied Health and Theatre Arts programs, while Cuyamaca is known for its Automotive Technology, Ornamental Horticulture, Environmental Health and Safety and Water/Wastewater Technology programs.

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