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Preschool Teacher

Position: Preschool Teacher
Program:   Head Start / Early Head Start
Professional Development:   Training Opportunities and AA Degree Reimbursement program
Hours/Week:   40 weekly, 8 Hour Day including a paid ½ hour lunch
Classification:   Non-Exempt/Hourly
Starting Range:    $18.25-$20.25 (Depending on degree and years of experience)

Alameda Family Services

Alameda Family Services is a non-profit agency providing comprehensive services to youth, families and children in the City of Alameda. 

Alameda Head Start/Early Head Start

Alameda Head Start/Early Head Start is a federally funded program that provides comprehensive services to qualifying pregnant women and families with children birth to 5 years of age.  Child development, health and family support services are provided through a variety of program options designed to meet the individual needs of low-income and at-risk children and families. 

Job Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Center Director, Site Supervisor and/or Assistant Site Supervisor the Preschool Teacher is responsible for providing a safe environment for children to thrive.  The teacher is responsible for working with a co-teacher(s) in creating a supportive and safe learning environment for up to 24 children, 2.9 to 6 years of age, at one of our childcare centers located in the City of Alameda.  

General Responsibilities

  • Ensure the safety of children and provide developmentally activities that are in keeping with the program’s curriculum and philosophy (Creative Curriculum, Anti-Bias Curriculum and Developmentally Appropriate Practices, PITC and CSEFEL) and reflect and respect the individual development and diversity of the program’s children, families and staff.
  • Act in equal partnership with co-teacher(s) in planning and conducting child development activities, supervising meal service, and in assisting children in the classroom especially during transitions, and support parent engagement in their child’s learning.
  • Actively engage parents in their child’s school readiness by sharing information about the child’s progress, answering questions and working with parents in resolving issues in a positive manner.
  • Utilize active supervision strategies to ensure that no child in our care is left unsupervised.
  • Complete all required paperwork in a timely manner, including lesson plans, initial screenings, notes, ongoing assessments, referrals, individualized education plans, and school readiness goals.
  • Work with, contribute to, and serve as a member of a multi-disciplinary team by encouraging and facilitating problem solving strategies; accepting supervision, and working closely with direct service staff, program management, agency administration, community partners, parents, coaches & consultants to ensure high-quality services and implementation of best practices
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with emergency health and safety policies, procedures and protocols (including but not limited to COVID-19 response services).

Knowledge, Skill, and Experience

  • Child Development-Associate Teacher Permit required; AA/BA Degree in related field preferred.
  • Experience in early child care setting or social service setting required, Head Start experience preferred
  • Computer literacy required - ChildPlus.Net and Learning Genie experience preferred.
  • Positive, professional and courteous work demeanor
  • Ability and desire to work as part of a team in a culturally diverse environment
  • Second language skills are desirable

Equal Opportunity Employment

Alameda Family Services does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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