Child Development Associate Instructor (part-time)

The teaching schedule for this position will be Mondays and Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m.

Position Summary:

The Child Development Associate Instructor is part of the Child Development Associate (CDA) Program team at Briya Public Charter School — a leading two-generation education program serving adults and young children in Washington, DC. Briya is a Tier One Public Charter School, consistently achieving the highest educational outcomes through its innovative, family-centric programming.

Briya’s year-long Child Development Associate program equips students to provide high-quality care and education as early childhood teachers, home visitors or directors of licensed childcare homes or centers.

Briya has a strategic partnership with Mary’s Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center, further strengthening students with comprehensive medical, dental, and social services. In addition the CDA Program, Briya offers a Medical Assistant Program as well as a Two-Generation Program in which parents attend learn ESL, parenting, and digital literacy while their young children attend early childhood classes right across the hall.

The Child Development Associate Instructor position may include, but is not limited to, the following tasks and responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide coaching, mentoring, modeling, and support to students
  • Provide workshops across the 11 Core Knowledge Areas of Early Care and Education
  • Responsible for teaching the 120 plus hour required CDA training course to meet all the requirements of the CDA credentialing
  • Deliver engaging lessons to students on the six CDA competency standards that align with adult learning principles and provide candidates with a combination of theory and hands-on opportunities for practice.
  • Differentiate coursework to meet diverse learning needs and the needs of students applying for the variety of settings, age level endorsements, and specializations offered by the Council for Professional
  • Develop lesson plans, exams, and teaching aids to use with CDA
  • Incorporate the development of the Professional Portfolio in the class instruction into the curriculu
  • Provide guidance and support to CDA students as they prepare for their final CDA assessment, which is administered by the Council for Professional
  • Advise students on the necessary requirements for CDA
  • Abide by the national CDA guide lines and requirements.
  • Participate in writing and/or revising, implementing, and assessing the CDA curriculum
  • Work closely with the Directors/Education coordinators of the agencies participating in the CDA program.
  • Ensures compliance with regulations of governing bodies and accrediting organizations.
  • Keep current with changes at the state and national level in early childhood initiatives.
  • Share knowledge about early childhood and community resources that will help CDA students in their work with young children
  • Keep current with changes in the CDA process of training and credentialing.
  • Maintains attendance records and student class information. Coordinate calls to absent students with CDA coordinator.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


A successful Child Development Associate Instructor will excel in the following ways:

  • Teamwork – Can work well in multidisciplinary team setting with a variety of cultural and educational backgrounds and experiences. Contributes to building a positive team spirit, puts success of the team above own interests, and supports colleagues’ and students’ efforts to succeed.
  • Interpersonal Skills –Exhibits excellent interpersonal skills and able to build and sustain positive, productive relationships. Solves conflicts in cooperative manner; assumes accountability for own actions; and keeps emotions under control in a fast-paced, team-intensive environment.
  • Communication Skills – Has excellent written and verbal communication skills, particularly able to craft compelling case statements and articulate need for funding.
  • Cultural Sensitivity – Has a strong commitment to diversity, with respect and sensitivity to cultural and educational differences.
  • Flexibility – Can adjust personal schedule to participate in weekend and/or evening school events as needed. Also available to participate in Board meetings and cultivation events scheduled during and after office hours.

Briya Public Charter School also values and expects the following from its employees:

  • Professionalism – Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position. Follows established policies and procedures to support the overall function of the organization.
  • Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures, reports potentially unsafe conditions, and uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time, adhering to a schedule pre-determined between the employee and the supervisor.
  • Dependability – Follows instruction and responds to management direction. Takes responsibility for own actions.
  • Financial Management – Contributes to the financial health of the school through careful budgeting and cost-conscious decision-making.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Family Studies or related fields.
  • A minimum of four years of combined experience teaching children birth to age five and experience teaching adults. Experience must include at least two years of experience teaching adults.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical.
  • Positive attitude and leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication skills in English required. Spanish preferred.
  • Knowledge of the CDA program


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