Infant Toddler Teacher

The Bishop's School
San Diego, CA United States

About The Bishop’s School 

Founded in 1909 and affiliated with the Episcopal Church, The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for 800 students in grades six through twelve located on a historic campus in the heart of La Jolla, just 10 miles north of downtown San Diego. With a student-teacher ratio of approximately 9 to 1, Bishop’s is known for academic, artistic, and athletic excellence while celebrating character development, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Last year’s applicant pool drew from 72 zip codes and 168 middle and high schools throughout San Diego County and beyond. Fifty-one percent of the student population self-identify as students of color. Additionally, over $4 million in need-based grants is awarded annually.

Candidates should be enthusiastic about working on teams, and eager to pursue growth in all aspects of professional engagement. Our goals are to foster curiosity, encourage active student engagement, encourage collaboration in the classroom, and direct students to take ownership of their learning.

Anticipated Base Compensation Depending on Experience: $20 – $22/hour

Position Summary Description  

Under the direct supervision of Bishop’s Director of Childcare Services, the infant toddler teacher is responsible for creating and implementing classroom programming in accordance with the policies and philosophy of Bishop’s Child Care Center, including curricular areas such as personal care, literature and language, art, sensory, science, nutrition, and motor skills.

An Ideal Candidate Will Have

  • A minimum of 12 units in Child Development or Early Childhood Education is required. Bachelor’s degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education preferred;
  • At least two years of experience in a childcare setting is required. Equivalent combination of education and experience accepted;
  • An unequivocal passion for working with children and supporting them in all facets of their lives.
  • Demonstrated commitment and competency in diversity, equity and inclusion;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff, administrators and the community;
  • Strong work ethic, time management, verbal, written language and interpersonal skills;
  • Motivated, organized, and a self-directed individual who can effectively multitask and handle a variety of activities  independently in a professional, trustworthy and mature manner with tact, diplomacy, and appropriate judgment;
  • Ability to implement positive discipline methods, using sound logic and reasoning to effectively assess problems and formulate alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches;
  • Ability to actively collaborate with all School constituencies, including maintaining respectful relationships with colleagues, children and their families;
  • Embrace the special needs and requirements associated with an academic calendar and schedule which may necessitate fluctuations in workdays and hours;
  • Ability to actively collaborate with all School constituencies.

Essential Functions and Specific Duties:

  • Treat all children with dignity and respect.
  • Work with an assigned group of infants, toddlers or preschoolers applying best practices for infant/toddler, preschool care.
  • Facilitate and nurture the development of each child’s self-esteem, and trust.
  • Provide responsive care to children based on individual needs, temperaments, abilities and cultures.
  • Plan and implement lesson plan activities and experiences that are developmentally appropriate.
  • Prepare the infant/toddler, preschool learning environment for children to engage in active exploration and interaction with adult caregivers.
  • Maintain an environment that encompasses health plans for special diets, allergies, medication, and environmental health and safety standards.
  • Partner with parents to develop educational and family goals and maintain regular communication between home and school..
  • Plan and implement curriculum based on the needs of individual children with respect for their interests, abilities, individual style, and pace of learning.
  • Promote good habits in eating, resting, hygiene and health care.
  • Maintain records and reports on each child as assigned (attendance, health, progress, etc.) including daily documentation of individual needs, strengths, interests, service plans and meal counts for each child.
  • Use nap time or other quiet time for planning daily activities, maintaining written records, preparing or repairing materials.
  • Must be able to transition children into new activities or situations.
  • Implement the “redirection” positive discipline approach.
  • In cooperation with center staff, maintain a clean and orderly classroom environment.
  • Complete daily tasks including setup and clean-up of meals & snacks and maintain cleanliness of indoor and outdoor play areas.
  • Assist team members in keeping center supplies stocked including communication of needs.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings as needed.
  • Share personal knowledge and curriculum with staff at the center (as appropriate).
  • Accept and implement feedback given by the director.


  • Uphold the School’s Core Values.
  • Demonstrate professionalism, tact and an unwavering positive attitude.
  • Stay up to date on industry standards, trends, developments and legal updates.
  • Make timely and ethical decisions both systematically and under pressure.
  • Perform, with a team approach, other duties as assigned

Application Deadline

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled for immediate need.

Please do not email or call the school directly.

The Bishop’s School is an equal opportunity employer. We are a diverse community of professionals that broadly reflects the people of the San Diego area and the United States at large. We aim to align our hiring process with our mission and institutional goals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion or religious practices, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, age, ability status, military status, unemployment status or any other category protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. The Bishop’s School takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance all qualified candidates.

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