“Joy, observation of a child’s discovery, sharing heart-felt moments with parents, mud puddles, creating a wonderful place for children, a chance to grow professionally and personally, a cuddle, a rainy day and a chance to make a difference in our world. This is why I’m at the CEC.” - Patti Loebs, Master Lead Teacher since 1985

Become a part of a team of dedicated professionals

The CEC's greatest asset is our teachers and our staff. They create safe and nurturing environments for hundreds of children everyday as well as provide a valuable support system for families. You, too, can become a part of something great.

If you are pursuing a career in child development, share your passion with us! We are seeking part- and full-time teachers working with infant, toddler, preschool, and school-age children. Administrative positions will be advertised when available.

All full- and part-time positions of 30 hours or more per week include benefits of medical/dental/vision/sick/vacation & holiday pay.

The CEC is a licensed, NAEYC accredited, nonprofit, employer-related caring educational community, providing programs for children from infancy through 12 years.


Teaching Positions in La Cañada and Pasadena:

  • School-Age & Infant-Toddler and Preschool Floating Lead Teachers: full-time

  • School-Age Lead Teachers: part-time

  • School-Age Associate Teachers: part-time

  • Infant-Toddler and Preschool Associate Teachers: full- and part-time

  • Infant-Toddler and Preschool Teacher Assistants: full- and part-time


Teacher Assistant: High school degree or equivalent, 18 years of age, some Early Childhood Education (ECE) units preferred and a desire to be in the Early Childhood Education field.

Associate Teacher: Minimum of 12 Early Childhood Education (ECE) units and 1 year of experience in Early Childhood Education field.

Lead Teacher: Minimum of 24 ECE units, B.A. in Child Development or Human Development preferred, and experience in a center based program.

To apply for a Teaching position, please submit a resume accompanied by a cover letter. The cover letter must indicate the position for which you are applying. The resume and cover letter may be submitted by doing one of the following: