Preschool Teacher


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

Early Childhood & Family Support Division
The AFS-Early Childhood and Family Support services division provides high-quality child development, comprehensive health and family support services through a variety of program options designed to meet the individual needs of low-income and at-risk children and families. On-site child care and inhome support services funded by Head Start, Early Head Start, California State Preschool and General Child Care are provided at no-cost to qualifying expectant parents and families with children from birth to five years of age. AFS-ECFS also provides family support, senior services, resources, referrals and workforce development programming at a variety of locations within the City of Alameda.

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 Preschool Teacher will be responsible for conducting observations, screening, ongoing assessments and individualized plans for up to 20 preschool age children. The teacher is responsible for working with their co-teacher(s) and support services staff in creating a supportive and safe learning environment for classrooms of up to 24 children, 2.9 to 6 years of age, at one of our five childcare centers located in the City of Alameda.

Compensation & Benefits

Classification: Non-Exempt : Hourly
Hours: 40 Weekly : 8 Hour Day including a paid ½ hour lunch
Paid Holidays: Up to 11+ Days/Year depending on schedule and FTE
Vacation Accrual Rate: 9.23% (Approximately 24 days per year for full-time position.)
Sick Leave Accrual Rate: 4.62% (Approximately 12 days per year for full-time position.)
Health Benefits: Medical & Dental Insurance Coverage
Professional Development: Training opportunities and AA Degree reimbursement program.
Optional Savings Plans: Section 125 and 403b Retirement
Starting Range: $18.54 - $22.81 Depending on degree and years of experience

General Responsibilities

  1. 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.
  2. Act in partnership with co-teacher(s) and support services staff 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.
  3. Ensure child health and safety by supporting ongoing monitoring activities and implementing active supervision strategies.
  4. 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.
  5. Complete all required paperwork in a timely manner, including lesson plans, initial screenings, notes, ongoing assessments, referrals, individualized education plans, and school readiness goals.
  6. Work with, contribute to, and serve as a member of a multidisciplinary 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
  7. Assist in ensuring compliance with emergency health and safety

Knowledge, Skills, 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/Title 5 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.

Please submit your resume and cover letter for consideration. Resumes without cover letters will not be reviewed.