Frequently Asked Questions
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Questions School Directors Ask
Do all your substitutes meet California State regulations?
Absolutely! We interview and prescreen our substitutes. Before our substitute teachers can become A+ Subs Inc., we verify their transcripts and E.C.E. course work. They also need to get fingerprinted, complete their health screening, and obtain criminal clearances from the Dept. of Justice, FBI and Child Abuse Index. We also check their employment records.
If I have an urgent need, how fast can you send me a qualified substitute?
If you sign up with us, we can get all the paperwork out of the way so when you need our services, we can provide them immediately. We have a large pool of qualified, prescreen substitute teachers and teacher aides ready to work today.
If I sign up with A+ Subs Inc., will I be under any kind of obligation?
No. Signing up with A+ Subs Inc. is free and you have no obligation to use our services. However, the big advantage of signing up with us is that we can get the paperwork completed and filed so that when you do have an urgent need, we can provide substitutes and aides immediately.
Questions About Employment
I am a college student majoring in education. I love children. Can I get a summer job as a substitute teacher in a preschool?
In California, in order to teach as a substitute preschool teacher, a candidate must have 6 ECE units complete, and be enrolled in at least 6 ECE units. If you don't meet these requirements, you might consider being a Teacher Aide. Preschool teachers usually begin as Teacher Aides.
What do preschool teachers teach and what kinds of responsibilities do they have?
Preschool teachers provide activities for children from 6 months to twelve years of age to advance their physical, mental, and social development. Their primary job is to provide a positive climate for learning and to plan and present programs of instruction using materials and teaching methods designed to meet the needs of the students.
They plan individual and group activities to stimulate growth in language, social, and motor skills, such as learning to listen to instructions, playing with others, and using playing equipment. They use games, music, artwork, films, books, computers, and other tools to teach basic skills.
Preschool teachers introduce students to numbers, language, science, and social studies. They supervise children and plan recreational activities helping children to develop self-confidence, explore their interests, develop their talents, and learn how to behave with others. They may also administer evaluative tests, keep class records, make reports, and organize groups and individual study projects. They may confer with parents and plan and direct the work of aides and assistants.