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Children’s Day School (CDS) is a co-educational preschool through eighth grade serving over 460 students in the Mission Dolores neighborhood of San Francisco. Spanning two campuses, and home to a diverse community of students, faculty, and families, CDS is a vibrant learning community. Our teachers practice constructivist teaching; born of “learning by doing,” it is how we achieve excellent academics. We believe by encouraging children to fully engage in complex topics, and in myriad ways, we are giving them tools to become lifelong learners and passionate citizens of the world. To learn more about CDS, visit our website at

We are looking for a temporary, part-time pre-school afternoon teacher to work Monday – Friday from 1 – 6:00 p.m., approximately 25 hours per week. The job would start immediately passing pre-employment requirements and would run until mid-June 2024. Reporting to the Afternoon Coordinator and Early Childhood Program Director, the Afternoon Teacher is responsible for assisting the afternoon teachers in providing an excellent, developmentally appropriate preschool program for 3 – 5-year-olds.


Team: Collaborate, problem-solve, and communicate with teaching team members and the Coordinator.
Curriculum: Assist in planning and implementing an exciting, challenging, child-centered, and developmentally appropriate preschool curriculum.
Children: Encourage children to take the initiative to solve problems and pursue their own educational interests. Help children think, investigate, and ask questions as part of the educational process. Strive to meet each child’s individual needs.
Families: Support a physically and emotionally safe environment that nurtures and facilitates the development of both children and families. Collaborate with families toward their child’s success.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Demonstrate the ability to take initiative, work passionately and joyfully, and collaborate effectively with colleagues, students, and parents.
  • Apply an understanding of the developmental stages of children when observing and working with individual children.
  • Model behavior and language that supports our mission and our program.
  • Display excellent rapport with children and families and channel difficult communications through the Coordinator.
  • Display a passion for learning and a commitment to personal-professional growth.
  • Keep classroom, storage areas, bathrooms, and outside areas neat and orderly.
  • Work effectively with children, families, and staff of diverse backgrounds and family structures.
  • Be proficient in technology: email, word processing, photos, etc.

Requirements for this position include:

  • At least 12 ECE units are required.
  • Have experience working with 3 – 5-year-olds.
  • Be able to lift 40 lbs (the weight of the average preschooler)

Hourly Salary: $23.50 – $28.00 per hour (based on education and experience).

Clearances Required: 

Required Screenings: TB Assessment Clearances: Lives Scan background check: E-Verify

Contact Information:

Apply on our website at  Include resume, cover letter, names and contact information of 3 references

Affirmative Action/EEO Statement:

Children’s Day School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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