Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

Crystal City, Texas, United States

Full Time Teacher Assistant Crystal City, TX

Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description

Crystal City, TX

CPLC's Early Childhood Development (ECD) programs are committed to giving every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, an opportunity to succeed in school and life. Provides full-day, full-year early childhood development services to low income children, ages 0-3 years, and their families in educationally-stimulating learning environments.

FT Teacher Assistant



The Teacher Assistant functions as a partner in planning and implementing the classroom-learning environment to promote school readiness by preparing children and families for school success and life success as it relates to this position. The Teacher Assistant assists and partners with the Teacher in providing high quality developmentally appropriate care and education for children age 3-5 in a center based classroom in the CPLCECD Program. In partnership and guidance from the teacher, the teacher assistant participates as part of a center based inter-disciplinary team to support the child in all areas of development while providing education, disabilities, health, and social service support to families. Abide by all state and federal regulations that apply to care and education of young children including the revised Head Start Program Performance Standards, Head Start Act, and CPLC ECD Content Area Plans and Procedures. Actively supervise children by sight and sound at all times and in all environments. Maintain all health and safety regulations to create an optimum learning environment. Facilitate health practices to keep children safe in the school bus, outdoor and indoor environments.


Minimum education qualifications (one of the listed below):
  • A. Preschool Child Development Associate (CDA)
  • B. A state-awarded certificate which meets or exceeds the requirements for Preschool CDA credential
  • C. (according to Arizona Department of Health Services Bureau of Child Care Licensing) a High School Diploma/General Equivalency Diploma (GED), 6 months experience working in an early childhood development setting, 12 credit hours from accredited college or university (which must include at least 6 credit hours in Early Childhood Development or closely related field) PLUS being enrolled in a Child Development Associate Credential program which needs to be completed within 2 years from the date of hire.

NOTE: Education obtained outside of the United States of America (USA) and from another country must be evaluated from an accredited organization to determine equivalency to USA education status.

Preferred Experience

Bilingual Spanish/English

Effective January 3, 2022, all CPLC Employees and all Service Providers, are required to be Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees, who are not Fully Vaccinated at the time of hire, are expected to begin a vaccination series immediately upon hire. CPLC recognizes medical and religious exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccin ation requirement, in accordance with applicable law and upon approval by CPLC. However, any person approved for an exemption, without exception, is subject to masking, and other requirements established by CPLC from time to time.