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posted on 4/28/2021

is looking for a Primary (Preschool) Assistant Teacher


Reports to: Director of Lower School
Employment time: Full-time beginning August 2021


Marin Horizon School (Mill Valley, CA) is a progressive, toddler – 8th grade school of about 300 students. The inquiry-based curriculum focuses heavily on hands-on, collaborative learning in order to develop students’ academic and social-emotional skills. The school views character education and self-advocacy as integral to growth in and out of the classroom and acknowledges diversity, equity, and inclusion as necessary elements of a strong community.

We are looking for a dynamic Primary (Preschool) Assistant Teacher who demonstrates a desire to support the lead Primary teacher in planning and implementing a Montessori-inspired preschool curriculum while also developing their own pedagogical skills through planning and teaching. A minimum of 12 ECE units are required, with the ideal candidate having experience working with preschool-aged children in a diverse and inclusive environment.


● Collaborate with lead teacher in planning and implementation of hands-on, Montessori inspired curriculum
● Support classroom management and maintain a safe, inclusive environment for all learners
● Participate in activities including Back to School Night and parent conferences (where and when allowable by health and safety guidelines)
● Flexibility, professionalism, and proficiency with Zoom and other remote learning support systems
● Other duties as assigned


● Minimum of 12 ECE units
● Bachelor's degree in related field
● 1-5 years teaching experience in preschool
● Demonstrated commitment to culturally inclusive teaching practices
● Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds
● Must possess a collaborative, growth mindset intent on refining teaching practices as well as a desire to work with and learn from adults and students alike



is looking for a Toddler Assistant Teacher


Marin Horizon School (Mill Valley, CA) is a progressive, Toddler – 8th grade school of about 300 students. The
inquiry-based curriculum focuses heavily on hands-on, collaborative learning in order to develop students’
academic and social-emotional skills. The school views character education and self-advocacy as integral to
growth in and out of the classroom and acknowledges diversity, equity, and inclusion as necessary elements of a
strong community.


We are looking for a dynamic teaching assistant who demonstrates a desire to provide quality, nurturing care to
infants and toddlers enrolled in the program. In addition to experience working in early childhood education
programs, the ideal candidate has completed 12 early childhood education credits or is working toward


Curriculum, Materials, and Classroom Management
● Organizes each day's activities to provide children with a variety of experiences and opportunities that allow them to develop curiosity, initiative, problem-solving skills, and creativity, as well as a sense of self and a feeling of belonging to the group
● Collaborates with lead teacher in planning and implementation of hands-on curriculum
● Completes timely, neat, accurate documentation of screenings, assessments, individualized plans, attendance, inventories, and other documentation as may be deemed necessary for providing quality services
● Maintains a safe, clean, care-giving environment, practices good personal hygiene and hand washing, and assures the well-being and safety of all the children in that environment 

● Maintains a positive, calm attitude and a pleasant, soothing voice, and models this attitude and voice for parents and others working or volunteering in the program
● Protects all children from physical punishment or verbal abuse by anyone in any program activity, and immediately reports any such incident to the center director or person in charge


Minimum Requirements
● Graduation from High School or GED
● One year of experience in an early childhood program serving infants and toddlers in a developmentally appropriate environment
● Must have a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential for Infant and Toddler Caregivers or an equivalent credential that addresses comparable competencies; or must obtain the credential within one year of employment as an Infant and Toddler (I/T) teacher; Must have (or be willing to obtain) training and experience necessary to develop consistent, stable, and supportive relationships with very young children


Resumes and cover letters should be sent to Please put the name of the position for
which you are applying in the subject line of the email.

is looking for a Toddler Head Teacher


Marin Horizon School (Mill Valley, CA) is a progressive, Toddler – 8th grade school of about 300 students. The
inquiry-based curriculum focuses heavily on hands-on, collaborative learning in order to develop students’
academic and social-emotional skills. The school views character education and self-advocacy as integral to
growth in and out of the classroom and acknowledges diversity, equity, and inclusion as necessary elements of a
strong community.


Marin Horizon School seeks a dynamic teacher who demonstrates a desire to provide quality, nurturing care to
toddlers (ages 2-3) enrolled in the program. In addition to experience working in early childhood education
programs, the ideal candidate has completed 12 early childhood education credits or is working toward


Curriculum, Materials, and Classroom Management
● Creating a child-centered, responsive prepared environment filled with experiential learning materials
● Adapting teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests
● Meeting with parents and guardians to discuss their child's progress, and to determine their priorities for their child and the child’s resource needs
● Integrate competencies, goals, and objectives into lesson plans
● Utilize curricula that reflect the diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the students served
● Observe and evaluate students’ performance
● Manage and respond to student behavior in the classroom
● Design and follow a complete teaching plan
● Organize learning material and resources
● Maintain an open line of communication with parents and provide appropriate information
● Monitor children’s interactions and nurture cooperation and sharing
● Cooperate with administration staff with flexibility and professionalism
● Follow and comply with teaching standards and safety regulations
● Excellent communication with parents and colleagues 


Parent Education, Meetings, and Conferences
● Assist in the development of and participates in school functions, including but not limited to open houses, orientation meetings, parent education, and school-wide activities
● Prepare documents and reports necessary to facilitate parent teacher conferences or other meetings requested by parents or school administration


Record-Keeping and Data Assessment
● Assess students regularly and analyze student results, both individually and in collaborative cycle of inquiry with colleagues
● Participate in all assessment-related trainings
● Prepare student progress reports and assessment reports as required by administration


● Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field with ECE units required; Education Specialist Credential and/or Master's Degree highly preferred
● Must have a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or child development teacher permit from California Commission on Teacher Credentialing or an equivalent credential for infant/toddler caregivers that addresses comparable competencies; or must obtain the credential within one year of employment as an Infant and Toddler (I/T) teacher; Must have (or be willing to obtain) training and experience necessary to develop consistent, stable, and supportive relationships with very young children
● 3-5 years related experience and training

Resumes and cover letters should be sent to Please put the name of the position for
which you are applying in the subject line of the email

posted on 4/26/2021

Lifehouse Agency Paraeducator Ad
Lifehouse Agency, in partnership with Marin County Office of Education and Dominican University, opened the inclusive preschool Great Expectations in Marin County in Fall of 2018. This preschool is for children 3 to 5 years old with or without disabilities. As it is the Lifehouse mission to provide services to enable each individual regardless of disability to live a full life and to be integrated into the community, the preschool will be a great opportunity to begin the process of positive socialization and academic readiness for young children with disabilities. Ultimately, our goals are to show how inclusiveness is beneficial for all parties involved and serve as a model for future inclusive preschool classrooms both in Marin County and nationwide.

The Paraeducator will be working from 12pm to 4pm, Monday-Friday. The Paraeducator works with general supervision from the preschool teacher to prepare materials and set up classrooms for training and instruction. He or she participates and assists in lesson planning and carrying out supervisor assigned tasks to reinforce instruction and/or tutor students. The Paraeducator performs a wide variety of related tasks to assist and care for students while they are under school supervision.


What you will be doing:
• Assists the preschool teacher and director in classroom programs and training by reinforcing instructions and providing behavioral examples in social, emotional, and functional skills adapted to challenged individuals.
• Interacts with students in their activities, encouraging performance, observing progress, and sharing observations with the preschool teacher.
• Provides a supportive relationship with the student under the teacher’s direction to foster learning in an atmosphere of acceptance.
• Supports the goals and objectives of classroom activities by preparing materials, obtaining required supplies or equipment.
• Performs clerical tasks and operates office equipment in the preparation of learning materials.
• Actively works with students during an activity, and assists with clean-up after an activity.
• Provides necessary supervision in such activities as field trips, rest time, playground/yard, meal and snack times, and the arrival and departure of students.
• Reinforces training and/or instruction by tutoring students in motor and perceptual skills; oral, reading, spelling, and math skills.
• Assists in creating and maintaining a positive environment for learning.
• May assist in developmental program, which includes language, gross and fine motor, cognitive, social, emotional, and self-help skills.
• Assists students in special training regarding dressing and eating skills, personal hygiene, and grooming.
• Follows required safety and health techniques, such as, but not limited to, feeding, toileting, lifting, and use of adaptive equipment and materials.
• Follow universal health precautions as it relates to the employee/student safety.
• May be required to perform a variety of custodial duties as related to student needs.
• Maintain satisfactory attendance and punctuality.
• Act as a representative of the Agency in furthering its objectives and in advocating for its mission to provide the highest quality educational experience for children of all abilities.
• Adherence to Lifehouse policies and procedures.
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Why you should apply:
• You will make a difference.
• You will be part of a great team working towards integration and changing the perception of people with developmental disabilities in the community.
• You will be part of one of the first agencies in Northern CA implementing a Person Centered Thinking approach to the services we provide.
• You will join a successful nonprofit committed to respect and trust.
• Outstanding benefits, including medical, employer funded HRA, dental, vision, Life, LTD, EAP, FSA, retirement plan with employer match, pet insurance, vacation, sick and holiday pay, . . .


What you will bring:
• Minimum of 18-years old.
• High school graduate or enrolled in an ROP at an accredited high school.
• Minimum of six completed units of early childhood education or three completed units of early childhood education and continuation in an educational program until fully qualified minimum. Prefer 12 completed ECE units.
• Experience working with small children in a preschool or family home daycare preferred.
• Interest in working with children with different abilities.
• Friendly, even-tempered and reliable personality.
• Fingerprint clearance, child abuse index clearance.
• Pre-employment physical and TB-test. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
• Completion of Child CPR and First Aid Courses.


Job Type: part-time 20hrs/wk
Pay: $23.00/hour

posted on 4/26/2021

Marin Primary & Middle School is looking for a Summer Camp Program Staff
Job Description
Title: Summer Camp Program Staff
Reports to: Summer Camp Program Co-Directors
Status: Full-time and part-time, non-exempt
Program Hours: 8:30am – 3:30pm, Monday through Friday


A camp counselor in Marin Primary & Middle School’s summer program is first and foremost committed to serving our mission of treasuring childhood. A summer camp counselor is a passionate and creative member of a team of two co-facilitators, or a lead facilitator and an assistant. The position entails collaborative planning of activities and shared responsibilities for instruction in a supportive working relationship. Within a developmentally-informed and play-based program, camp counselors are encouraged and supported to create meaningful experiences for young students. Innovation, flexibility, and a desire to engage in the natural creative energy and learning process of preschoolers and
younger primary students are all resonant with the strongest values of our school.


Together we celebrate creativity, exploration, emergent curriculum, and the positive development of the whole child through social, emotional, and academic skills.

Duties and Responsibilities
● Provide for the safety and well-being of all students at all times by maintaining a safe and secure environment in which students can grow in autonomy as they play and learn together.
● Create an inviting, organized, and developmentally appropriate environment for the age level.
● Assist as needed with class preparation and clean up, and cleaning protocols to ensure a safe environment.
● Help to monitor the daily health screening of students.
● Build relationships with the students in which each child feels understood, nurtured, and challenged, and within which each child’s emerging identity is respected.
● Maintain confidentiality at all times.
● Create a partnership with parents and share information about the program and their child’s day in camp.
● Defend the dignity and worth of each member of the community and create a safe environment that fosters respect, understanding, and acceptance of differences; always model appropriate and ethical behavior.
Revised April 2021
● Participate actively in staff meetings and work collaboratively with teachers and program directors.
● Demonstrate punctuality and reliability of attendance, absence reporting, and other such demonstrations of professional courtesy and responsibility.


Qualifications and Skills
● Previous experience teaching in an early childhood setting preferred
● Strong skills in collaboration, verbal communication.
● Outstanding interpersonal skills, including patience, discretion and good judgement
● ECE units to meet State of California requirements for preschool teachers preferred


Physical Requirements
In the course of a workday in the Marin Primary & Middle School summer camp, a teacher should expect to:
● Sit, walk, stand
● Lift and carry up to 35 pounds routinely, and up to 50 pounds in an emergency
● Bend from the neck and waist
● Squat, climb, kneel, crawl
● Twist from the neck and waist
● Withstand exposure to noise, which may be excessive on occasion
● Use both hands for a variety of tasks, including:
○ Pushing
○ Pulling
○ Grasping
○ Fine manipulation
○ Reaching, both above and below shoulder level
○ Using a keyboard


In addition:
● Most tasks require visual perception and discrimination.
● Some tasks require oral communications ability.
● Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds. 


The frequency with which any teacher may need to use any of the skills and physical
requirements listed above vary on a daily basis. However, any of them may be
necessary at any time on an emergency basis, and there are some situations in which
one or more of them may be necessary for an extended period of time.


Revised April 2021
It is desirable that a preschool teacher can drive cars and other vehicles.
MP&MS is an equal opportunity employer. All individuals have an equal opportunity for employment based on qualifications and merit, regardless of religion, race, sex, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military service status, or any other factor prohibited by state or federal law. This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, and other conditions of employment. MP&MS also makes reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities and for employees who  request and accommodation for pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.
Contact Joey Higuera at

posted on 4/26/2021

North Marin Community Services is looking for a School Age Associate Teacher

About North Marin Community Services
North Marin Community Services (NMCS) is a non-profit organization whose mission helps to empower youth, adults, and families in our diverse community. We serve 8,000+ people in need each year, providing comprehensive services to help people achieve well-being, growth and success. Join an organization dedicated to providing a supportive and professional working environment. Located in beautiful Novato/Marin County/CA, our workplace culture is driven by our five values: teamwork and collaboration, cultural humility, excellence, integrity, and learning and continuous improvement. Visit to learn about the impact of our services, and how you can make a difference in Novato.


For more information about our agency or our programs, visit

Job Title:
Full-Time School Age Teacher
During summer and school closure days, 8 hours/day, and up to 5 hours/day Monday-Friday during the school year. This is a year-round, permanent position; Non-exempt position.


Salary Range:
$19/hour Generous benefit package including medical, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance, earn up to 3 weeks PTO in your first year, 12 paid holidays, employee assistance program, up to 2% retirement employer match, and childcare discount. Sign-on bonus of $250 at three months of employment.


Reports to:
Child Development Program Director


To provide a comprehensive, equitable and culturally competent learning and care environment by providing academic after-school support and enrichment through a trauma-sensitive approach which includes having an inclusive, safe and nurturing environment for youth, in order to strengthen the foundational academic practices, foster resiliency, increase socio-emotional skills and motivation of elementary school youth including those who have experience trauma or have high needs so that each child can be successful in school and beyond. Teacher will have overall responsibility of curriculum, classroom routines, parent-teacher conferences, child observations/assessments, and offer support to other classroom staff when needed. Teacher must comply with program and agency-wide policies and procedures.
Essential Functions:
 To supervise and enrich school age children (teacher:child ratio 1:14) in an after-school and summer program setting
 Conduct bi-annual classroom climate evaluation utilizing approved CDE tools (DRDP and SACERS) and development and implementation of daily planned activities/curricula
 Implement Sparks Enrichment Program which includes: support homework tutoring, student habit development, test preparation, daily English and math building activities, evidenced based curriculum (Second Step), Step-It-Up-To-Thrive, and other curriculum that will help kids develop their inner spark.
 Effectively engage parents in supporting their child’s development; work in partnership with parents to assess children individually in regards to key developmental areas; distribute parent educational materials; address behavior directly, as appropriate and seek guidance from Program Director when necessary.
 Ensure positive and open communication with colleagues
 Responsible for ensuring professionalism, respecting confidentiality, and following agency procedures regarding conflict resolution. Works well with others as part of a team.
 Work closely with Director to foster a positive, culturally affirming climate in the classroom and obtain guidance as needed. Follow procedures listed in the Employee Handbook, Parent Handbook, and COVID-19 Operations Manual.
 Support children’s development in an inclusive, nurturing, kind manner with emphasis on positive discipline.
Printing Date: North Marin Community Services
For more information about our agency or our programs, visit
 Actively participate in staff training and professional development activities; staff and agency team meetings.
 Be a strong ambassador for the agency.
Minimum qualifications:
 Associate Teacher Permit or higher. Minimum 12+ Early Childhood Education Units (ECE), including core courses or Multi-Subject Teacher credential. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.
 A minimum of 21 hours of professional development and/or academic coursework is required to maintain CA teacher’s permit.
 Current CPR/First Aid certification (willing to pay for training if needed)


Other Requirements:
Supervise and interact with children, requiring a full range of motion to lift, reach, squat, climb, sit, and otherwise fully participate in activities. Job may include walking up and down stairs, standing, lifting and moving small items of up to 25 lbs. Candidate must pass a Live Scan background check and a pre-employment health exam including proof of vaccinations and TB test clearance (costs reimbursed). An applicant with a conviction, other than a minor traffic violation, including a misdemeanor and/or felony, will not receive background clearance. Maintain current CPR and First Aid Certification (willing to send to training).


To apply for this position:
Please visit
Bilingual/Bicultural individuals are encouraged to apply.


Equal Opportunity
North Marin Community Services welcomes and encourages all qualified candidates to apply – especially as we recognize that people bring experience and skills beyond just the technical requirements of a job. We also know that self-doubt can sometimes get in the way of stretching professionally, so if your experience is close to what you see listed here, please consider applying. We value our differences and respect everyone – regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetics, AIDS/HIV, medical condition, political affiliation, disability, age, status as a victim of domestic violence/assault/stalking, or military/veteran status. If you have a disability and need assistance and/or accommodation with applying for a job, please contact or 415-892-1643 ext. 224.

posted on 4/26/2021


Good Shepherd Lutheran School is looking for a Preschool Teacher
Grade: Ages from 2 to 5 year olds
Salary: Commensurate with experience and education


Good Shepherd Lutheran Elementary School is seeking a full-time preschool teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. The mission of GSLS is to offer an enriched educational environment with academic excellence in a nurturing Christian environment.
The ideal candidate will possess a thorough knowledge of early childhood education and will have demonstrated success in teaching children ages 2 to 5. We are looking for a professional teacher who will collaborate with the faculty to plan and implement dynamic instruction in youth development. The candidate should possess the skills and passion necessary to inspire learning and enhance the overall educational experience by fostering social and emotional learning in accordance with our mission, philosophy, and core values.



  • Minimum of twelve Early Childhood Education units required

  • Familiarity with appropriate curriculum and standards

  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience teaching in a preschool setting

  • Experience with 2-3 year olds highly preferred

  • CPR/1st Aid is highly recommended



The Preschool Teacher will be responsible for planning and implementing a NAEYC appropriate program.

Prepare children for kindergarten by introducing concepts they will explore further in kindergarten and elementary school education

Work with children in groups or one on one, depending on the needs of children and the subject matter

Carry out a curriculum that targets different areas of child development, such as language, fine motor, gross motor and social skills

Organize activities so children can learn about the world, explore interests, and develop talents

Plan and carry out a curriculum that targets different areas of child development, such as language, motor, and social skills

Develop schedules and routines to ensure children have enough physical activity, rest, and playtime

Watch for signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bring problems to the attention of parents

Keep records of the students’ progress, routines, and interests, and keep parents informed about their child’s development

Be flexible in an ever changing environment in response to shifting health department guidelines

Young children learn from playing, problem solving, questioning, and experimenting. Preschool teachers use play and other instructional techniques to teach children about the world. For example, they use storytelling and rhyming games to teach language and vocabulary. They may help improve children’s social skills by having them work together to build a neighborhood in a sandbox or teach math by having children count when building with blocks.

Preschool teachers work with children from different ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds. Teachers include topics in their lessons to teach children to respect people of different backgrounds and cultures. We value an inclusive environment at our school.
Please contact Kristin Lorenz at 415-897-2510. Send resume and letter of introduction, including references to

posted on 4/20/2021

Old Firehouse School is actively recruiting a toddler and twos teacher, as well as part-time float and substitute teachers, for the 2021-22 school year at its Mill Valley campus. To express your interest, please send a cover letter and resume to

Building relationships is the foundation of our work. We place strong emphasis on the bonds between children and teachers, teachers and parents, and children themselves. Our life together at OFS reflects a delicate and intricate web of social, emotional and intellectual skills that transforms the whole child into a well-balanced

member of society.


Our program is based on a solid foundation of scientific theory, research and professional practice. Our teaching staff are early childhood educators with degrees in early childhood education, human development or a closely related field. Each one has chosen early childhood education as their long-term career.

We are proud of the extensive professional development opportunities we offer our teachers year-round, and are looking for educators who are eager to participate and continue to grow.

Key features of Old Firehouse School are:

Primary Caregiving and Continuity of Care

Reggio Inspired Project Work and Inspiration from Reggio Emilia, Italy Professionalism

Our ideal candidate for teacher holds or is obtaining a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education or a related field, and an interest in the Reggio Emilia approach as well as ongoing professional development.

For float and substitute teachers, we are seeking candidates with a minimum of 6 ECE units and who are continuing their education.

Please visit our website

Salary: $19.00 to $24.00 /hour, depending on education and experience

Job Type: Full-time, Part-time

Our full-time teachers receive fully paid dental, vision, and health insurance, generous holidays and paid time off, and competitive annual bonuses

posted on 4/20/2021


Little Mountain Preschool


Our goal is to provide a preschool experience that prepares children for future success in school and life, promoting problem solving in a safe and loving environment, self-exploration hands-on

approach to learning.


-values curiosity and critical thinking

-Emergent, play-based, social emotional


-Multiage program: Nurturing and teaching 3-5 year olds

-Professional and supportive work atmosphere



- Teacher: 24 ECE units (OR IN PROGRESS)

- Competitive Salary: TBD

- Hours: 8-2pm, September-June

-SUMMER Program: 5 WEEK-June-July

-Creative and collaborative teaching climate -Professional Development

posted on 4/13/2021

Swiss Home Childcare a local In home child care who is looking for a reliable Assistant that loves caring for young children. Must be willing to follow state guidelines. Bilingual preferred but not a must. Please inquire at 415.302.9209 for more info.


Claudia Diaz

Swiss Child Care


posted on 3/25/2021

Miss Nicky's Preschool

Miss Nicky's Preschool was established in 2011. Due to the cohort restrictions being lifted, we are in search of additional teachers to join our team. We are located in beautiful San Rafael. Miss Nicky's Preschool is a private school with several lovely classrooms that are age specific.


We are looking for a fun and energetic team members that has experience working with children between the ages of 18 months and six years of age. This position will allow you to work with children in a happy and healthy environment that supports student and teacher growth. We currently have a wonderful group of teachers and would like to welcome an additional teacher that works well with others, is a team player, who is organized and clean, creative, open minded and has patience and a loving personality. We are about to expand our preschool which opens the door for more talented and creative ECE educators to join our team!


Here are the career opportunities:


Pre-K Lead Teacher: This candidate would work one on one with a co-teacher to foster the love of learning for our students ages four to five/six. Our program is play based however we have a phonics and social emotional curriculum that is music and movement based. Teachers are able to plan their own curriculum with the ongoing support of administration if needed. We support individuality in our teachers and am looking for someone who is comfortable with structure but also open to hands on learning for our students.

Toddler Teacher: This candidate would work in a creative and organized classroom where we focus on art, social & emotional growth and much more. We strive to provide one on one learning for all of our students and that includes fostering a small ratio classroom of 1:6 in our toddler program. This teacher would plan and implement curriculum, support student growth and development which creates a healthy and enriched environment.

Floater/Assistant Teacher: This position is perfect for someone who would like to work with all ages. This position would support all classrooms and ensure that our program runs smoothly and continues to be an organized, loving and creative program for our students and staff.

*All position schedules & wages can be discussed during interview *

Thank you for your interest.

360 Nova Albion Way

San Rafael CA 94903

Ph 415-479-8980 Fax 415-479-8981

Posted on 3/15/2021

City of San Rafael is looking for a Child Care Instructor II (Preschool)

Full-Time (35 hours per week)

$2,957 - $3,595 per month

Plus excellent benefits

OPEN UNTIL FILLED:  Apply by Monday, March 22, 2020 for first consideration



The Library and Recreation Department (Child Care Division) is recruiting for a full-time Child Care Instructor II position in their Preschool Programming at Parkside Preschool.  Under the supervision of the Child Care Center Director, this position will provide developmental care and supervision to children enrolled in the childcare program; implement age appropriate curriculum for children; establish and maintain supportive relationships with children and parents; and other related duties as assigned.


This position performs the following essential job duties:      

  • Plan, implement and supervise developmental preschool programs.

  • Develop age-appropriate curriculum and activities to stimulate children’s cognitive skills, abilities and development.

  • Evaluate needs of children, staff and site in order to maintain a safe and healthy environment for children and staff.

  • Supervise the activities of children and records observations of children’s behavior and activities; monitor behavioral patterns and develops assessment and profiles.

  • Schedule parent conferences to discuss children’s development and concerns; work with family to devise learning and development strategies as necessary.

  • Maintain accurate attendance and enrollment records; maintain appropriate confidential records.

  • Supervise and coordinate the work of subordinate childcare staff.

  • Monitor and order classroom supplies and materials as needed.


To be eligible for this position you must have knowledge of: 

  • Early Childhood Development

  • Curriculum models such as CLASS and Pyramid training

  • Classroom management techniques

  • Appropriate disciplinary techniques

  • Oral and written communication skills

  • Group leadership and teaching skills

  • To be eligible for this position you must possess the ability to:

  • Plan and implement curriculum based on principles of Child Development.

  • Supervise and coordinate staff and children.

  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships.  Work cooperatively to achieve program goals.

  • Interact and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with children, parents, staff, host school and community members.

  • Manage time, activities and resources effectively.

  • Work as scheduled.



Completion of twelve (12) units of Early Childhood Education (ECE) courses.     

One year working with children in a Preschool setting.



Department of Justice and FBI fingerprint clearance

Prefer possession of a valid California Driver’s License



Must be able to perform physical activities such as but not limited to:  lifting or carrying children or heavy items (up to 40 lbs.) unassisted, reaching, bending, standing, or walking.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, twist, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



City of San Rafael application is required.  A City of San Rafael application is required.  Resumes do not substitute for the City application.  Candidates should detail related education and experience on the application since this information will be used to determine who will be invited to participate in the next phase of the examination process.  The examination process may include the following:  application appraisal and oral board interview examination.  The passing point for the oral board examination final score will be 70%.  Prior to appointment, candidate must pass a pre-placement physical examination, drug screen, a background check, and fingerprinting.  To file an application, go online to  Select “Member Agencies”.  Select “San Rafael”.  Follow this link to submit an application for this position: 


Reasonable Accommodation: The City of San Rafael will make reasonable accommodations in the interview process to accommodate disabled applicants. If you have a disability for which you require an accommodation, please contact us at (415) 485-3474 before the test date.

The City of San Rafael offers an attractive compensation and benefits program.  The salary range for this position is $2,957 - $3,595 monthly, DOQ/DOE and a competitive benefits program including:

Retirement:  The City is a part of the Marin County Employee Retirement Association (MCERA) plan, which offers reciprocity between agencies in CalPERS (this is part of the 37 Act County System);  

Classic Employees – 2.7% @ at 55 formula, single highest year of compensation;

Tier 2 Employees – 2% @ 55 formula, highest three years of compensation.

PEPRA employees  -  hired after 1/1/13 or with 6-month break in service are eligible for a 2% at 62 formula, highest 3 year average compensation.

Health Insurance:  Full flex cafeteria plan which can be applied to a health plan or converted to cash (Employee Only - $745.00; Employee+1 - $1,120.65 Employee+Family - $1,49.30; Waive Coverage $300.00)

Life and Long Term Disability Insurance:  $5,000 basic and long-term disability is two-thirds of the salary up to $1,000 per month

Dental Insurance:  Fully paid premiums

Vision Insurance:  Fully paid employee premium

Deferred Comp

Annual Leave:  Vacation 10 days (1-3 years of service); 12 days per year; 11 holidays; 2 floating holidays


Recruitment Contact phone: (415)485-3474 or email: