Preschool Associate Teacher (Head Start)

Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. | San Francisco, CA

Posted Date 4/28/2024

Mission Neighborhood Center’s is seeking a Preschool Associate Teacher – Head Start will primarily assist the teachers in providing quality, comprehensive child development services to preschool children and their families; and encouraging parental involvement in educational planning, goal setting, and center activities. Promotes health, safety, nutrition, social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of preschool children enrolled in the program.

 $2,000.00  Hiring Bonus 

 Primary Functions 

  • Create a safe and nurturing learning environment for 3 to 5-year old children
  • Support Lead Teachers in facilitating group activities to support the physical, socio-emotional, and cognitive development of our children
  • In collaboration with Lead Teachers, implement the Creative Curriculum and design lesson plans that stimulate their eager minds and spark enriching learning interactions; tailoring individualized activities based on each one’s unique needs
  • Observe, monitor, and share with parents their progress and areas of improvement. Encourage parent involvement through family events, field trips, and other family engagement activities
  • Assist volunteers and parents to ensure compliance with health and safety practices
  • Use research-based teaching strategies, individual assessment data, and positive discipline techniques, setting the foundation for kindergarten readiness and academic success
  • Flexibly lead teacher support staff in the absence of the Lead Teacher or based on program needs

(Full Job Description on request) 



  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Enrolled in college education working towards an AA degree in Early Childhood Development, ESL, and/or General Education
  • 16-hour certification in training and experience in the principles of child health, safety, and nutrition; in a preschool setting
  • 24 ECE Units including core course as listed on the Child Development Permit Matrix
  • 2 Units in Adult Supervision
  • 16 Units in General Education in specific subject areas 
  • Bilingual, bi-literate preferred; English/Spanish or other language ability based on program needs. 



  • State of California Child Development Associate Teacher Level Permit
  • Must be registered with the Early Care & Education Workforce Registry
  • Current Physical Health Screening (every 2 years thereafter)
  • Current Immunizations (TB, Influenza, MMR, TDAP) (every 2 years thereafter)
  • Current and completed Covid-19 vaccine. Provide proof of record.
  • Current CPR & First Aid Certificate (every 2 years thereafter)
  • Fingerprinting Clearance (DOJ/FBI) and Clearance Child Abuse Index


What we offer

  • Medical – Kaiser and CCHP / Dental – Principal / Vision – Vision Care / Life Insurance - $50,000 / 403b – 3% match / FSA / Pet Care
  • 15 paid sick days / 12 paid holidays / 12 paid vacations days
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program) / WADP (Working Advantage Discount Program)
  • $2,000 Hire Bonus 


If you are seeking an organization that values, promotes and develops leadership by delivering culturally sensitive, multi-generational, community-based services that empower families to build strong, healthy, and vibrant neighborhoods with the vision of a strong, healthier and more vibrant community that respects and celebrates its many rich, cultural traditions, please apply.


How to Apply

If you are qualified and interested in applying, please send your resume and cover letter with Associate Teacher - HS in the subject line to or 


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We are an equal opportunity employer that welcome diversity in the workplace with a great company culture.  Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


Salary34.65 - 36.23 Hour
Job Category (Select One)
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