Columbia Children’s Center is a privately owned preschool established in 1992. We value the ideas and interests of the children in our care. We believe that children learn best through active participation with their environment and that the teacher’s job is to provide a variety of opportunities and experiences to promote growth in all areas.

We are looking for honest, caring and dedicated employees to join our team! Applicants should be passionate about early childhood education and have a love for enriching the minds of little ones while guiding them through a philosophy that fosters their creativity and curiosities. Applicants should have a minimum of 12 units in Early Childhood Education or a willingness to complete accredited college or university courses in Early Childhood Education. We also look for applicants who have experience working with young children as this provides a solid foundation and understanding of the children in our care.

Open Positions

Substitute Teacher

Columbia Children’s Center is seeking an energetic substitute teacher who will encourage exploration and the developmental growth of the children in our facility with the following criteria.


  • Minimum of units of 6 ECS units and currently enrolled in courses that meet Title 22 Community Care Licensing Code, including: ECS 100 Child Development; ECS 101 Child, Family & Community course; ECS 105 Education of the Young Child; and ECS 106 Creative Practices for Young Children until a minimum of 12 ECS units are obtained
  • Applicant must be available to be on call, as well as be on the weekly schedule as needed
  • Be certified in basic first aid and CPR for children
  • An excitement for teaching and a heart for children
  • Willingness to be a TEAM member
  • Strong communication and time management skills
  • Proven child care experience
  • Complete and pass criminal background check with FBI and Department of Justice, Live Scan Child Abuse Index Check and TB Clearance
  • Provide proof of required immunizations
  • Provide references upon request


  • Knowledge of child behavior and performance
  • Recognize individual differences in ability, personality, interests, learning, and motivation
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum, teaching, and instruction for individuals and groups
  • Clearly and effectively communicate with children, choosing words that promote independence and self-esteem
  • Use consistent, fair, and positive discipline techniques identified in the company discipline policy
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships

Please fill out the application below and bring it in to us at your earliest convenience.