Peninsula Family Service – Associate & Master Teachers

Become a member of the teaching staff of San Mateo County’s leading early childhood education program! 

We are looking for individuals who LOVE children and who want to be part of our mission to help prepare preschoolers for success and achievement in Kindergarten and beyond. 

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The Position:

Associate Teachers provide support and assistance to the classroom teacher.

Teachers are responsible for the design, planning, and implementation of a quality early childhood education classroom and the implementation of the program’s philosophy and curriculum.

Master Teachers are responsible for the design, planning, and implementation of a quality early childhood education classroom, the implementation of the program’s philosophy and curriculum, and the mentoring of assigned classroom peers. 

Position Summary:

These positions requires skill and expertise in curriculum planning, staff supervision, child assessments, and the ability to accept and work effectively with children and adults from diverse populations. You would be a role model for developmentally appropriate practices in the classroom and have shared responsibility for classroom setup and classroom management. You may have direct responsibility for a specific group of children in a shared classroom. You will provide support and assistance in the classroom by providing a warm and nurturing environment that helps children grow intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially. You will participate in all activities in the classroom and work as a team member with other staff.  As your permit level increases, your responsibility increases, and your pay increases!

 Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • Possess or be eligible to apply for a Child Development Associate Teacher Permit or above

  • Teachers should be able to verbally communicate with parents and other adults in English, use grammatically correct language, and when possible, speak in the child’s home language.

  • Be physically, mentally and occupationally capable of performing the following actions without endangering one’s own health:

o    Reach a child 25 feet away within 10 seconds or less

o    Hear a child call for help from at least 50 feet away

o    Comprehend and react to dangerous situations involving children without hesitation

o    Crouch to a child’s height and maintain eye contact

o    Reach children on the highest piece of play equipment

o    Lift a minimum of 40 pounds

o    Sit on the floor and/or low chair and interact with children for an extended period of time.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in preparing or prepare, implement and ensure lesson plans meet and Individualized Learning Plans (ILP) reflect program philosophy and standards (i.e. Creative Curriculum, Common Core, Early Learning Foundations, Anti-bias curriculum, etc.), are developmentally and age appropriate (i.e. PITC, RIE, DAP, Desired Results, Performance Standards, etc.).

  • Complete developmental screenings (DRDP’s) based on enrollment and follow-up schedules.

  • Implement Individual and Family Service Plans (IFSPs). Attend annual or ongoing meetings or share information related to child outcomes for children with IFSPs.


We offer competitive wages that increase dramatically as you earn new permit levels, extremely generous medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits, 7 weeks of Paid Time Off via PTO and Holidays, and educational support through an outstanding tuition reimbursement and bonus program to help you improve your teaching permit level and even earn a Bachelors Degree.

To Apply: 

Please click on the link below which will take you directly to our website and one of our job openings.  Other open jobs will be listed on the Job Openings page.  When you find a job or location you would like to apply for, just click on the job, answer a few questions, attach a Cover Letter explaining how you feel you could contribute to Peninsula Family Service’s Mission, and also attach your Resume.  We will be in touch!  Thank you for your interest!