ECP/Preschool Substitute Teacher

San Francisco, CA
Part Time
Children's Day School
Student (College)

Children’s Day School (CDS) is a co-educational preschool through eighth grade serving over 475 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 substitute teacher for our preschool program to work as needed.  Reporting to the Early  Childhood Program Director, the Teacher is responsible for assisting the program team 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 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. 


-Completed or degree in process in early childhood education or a related field. At least 12 ECE units required.
-Experience working with 3 - 5 year olds.
-Able to lift 40lbs (the weight of the average preschooler)

Clearances Required 

Required Screenings: TB Assessment Clearances: Livescan background check and E-Verify

CDS is an equal opportunity employer. Our community is diverse in many ways, inclusive of race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender spectrum, age, ability, and more. We welcome and value the same in our faculty and staff.


$25 per hour

To Apply:

Apply on our website at Please include resume, cover letter, and three professional references.


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