Fair Oaks Childcare Staff


Our primary vision as a staff is to build your confidence in our ability to provide the best possible experience for your children this school year! Developing positive relationships grounded in a welcoming attitude, enthusiasm, and genuine care and respect for one another is what we strive for most.

The Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District sets high standards for all our staff. We carefully select the best of the best to be a part of Fair Oaks Childcare. When selecting our staff, we give high priority to applicants with the best ability to contribute to each child’s positive experience. Our staff consists primarily of college students and exceptionally skilled high school students. Learn more about our team below!

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  1. staff criteria & training
  2. meet our team
  3. 2021 applications

qualities of a good Childcare staff member

The staff we look for are dedicated to Fair Oaks Childcare and excited about the opportunity of working in a team-based environment to provide a positive school-based childcare experience for kids. Some of the qualities we expect in them include:

  • A positive, courteous and enthusiastic attitude with the children, parents and Childcare personnel in day to day activities;
  • The ability to prepare, lead and participate in recreational activities, both active and passive, for school-age children such as games, sports, arts and crafts, and songs;
  • Maturity in developing relationships with parents, children, Childcare staff and Recreation Supervisors;
  • Attention to detail in maintaining a safe environment for everyone involved; and,
  • Accountability in following all District policies and procedures.

experience required

  • Minimum Education required: High School Diploma or GED required; college course work in recreation or related area preferred.
  • Minimum Experience required: One (1) year of progressively responsible experience in a children’s day care program or recreational program or equivalent experience in a leadership and program planning role required. Experience working with school age children and a demonstrated commitment to bettering the lives of youth required.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required: Knowledge of recreational activities appropriate for school age children. Ability to communicate effectively with coworkers, children, parents, and volunteers. Leadership and organizational skills. Ability to use independent judgment and take appropriate action to ensure the safety of children and staff. Ability to deal with emergencies and stressful situations.
  • Other requirements: Possession of Pediatric CPR/First Aid certification prior to the start of Fair Oaks Childcare. All applicants must be fingerprinted and pass pre-employment background check. Reliable transportation to and from work.

staff trainings

In order to learn about District and Fair Oaks Childcare policies, procedures and expectations, our Fair Oaks Childcare staff attends extensive training and orientation beginning in early summer to prepare them for Childcare. Trainings include how to effectively teach activities, how to facilitate group leadership, safety training, positive discipline techniques, and other important skills relating to working with children. In addition, each staff member has current certification in Infant/Child/Adult CPR and Standard First Aid, and cleared a background (fingerprint) check done by the Department of Justice.

If at any time you have a concern about a leader, or how Fair Oaks Childcare is going please contact the Childcare Director, Mary Cattolica.

  1. Mary Cattolica

    Childcare Director

  1. Chelsey Adams

    Recreation Supervisor
    Phone: 916-240-2304