IHSD – State Pre-School Teachers

At IHSD, we are committed to providing the highest quality comprehensive early care and education and family services to support the school readiness of each child. Through our child development centers, family child care homes, and home-based visiting programs, we offer early care and education and family services that are built upon the needs of the children, families, and communities.



  1. Teach a group of children ages 3-5

  2. Plan, develop and carry out classroom goals and objectives

  3. Develop Individualized Learning plan (ILP) for each child

  4. Maintain accurate records on children’s developmental progress

  5. Make two (2) home visits per year for each child to assess needs and keep parents informed about child’s progress

  6. Conduct developmental screenings and observations


  1. High School graduate or equivalent.

  2. Must have a Child Development Associate Teacher Permit or qualified for a Child Development Associate Teacher Permit desirable.

  3. Previous work experience in a licensed childcare center or comparable group Child care program for at least 1 year. 

  4. Proof of completion of core ECE courses: Child Development, Early Childhood Education Principles, Early Childhood Education Curriculum, Child, Family & Community.

  5. Knowledge of Early Childhood Education practices and techniques.

  6. Bilingual in Spanish desirable. 

Health and other requirements:

  • Physical examination, tb test, immunizations and CPR upon employment

  • Fingerprint clearance/child abuse index/criminal record statement/NSOPW


East Palo Alto


Salary Range: Starting at $19.00 & Depending on Qualifications & Experience

  • Employer Paid - Medical, Dental and Life Insurance; Vision Savings Eye Care Program 

  • Employer Assistance Program 

  • Voluntary Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Commuter Benefits

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan Benefits - 8% funded by employer

  • Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Paid Personal Days and Paid Sick Time

  • Limited Time ONLY & after 6 months of full time employment: Sign-On Bonus and Relocation allowance will be provided if coming from out of the State of CA

To Apply:

Email hr_resume@ihsdinc.org.

Attn: Human Resources Department

Institute for Human and Social Development

155 Bovet Road, Suite 300

San Mateo, CA 94402

              Application And Selection Process:

IHSD Head Start & Early Head Start Programs require all applicants to submit copies of transcripts, degree(s) and any certification along with the cover letter and resume. All applicants will be reviewed by a screening committee for satisfaction of minimum qualification standards.  The best candidates for the position will be invited for a panel interview.