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Lead Teacher

Education | San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Organization Overview

The Mission Child Care Consortium, Inc. offers support, assistance, encouragement and belief in each's ability and potential to all children, family and employees who passed through the child development program. All of the children, family, and staff who pass through our doors find support, encouragement, and belief in their potential.

Mission Statement:

The Mission Child Care Consortium, Inc. seeks to provide high quality care to children in educational environments, which promote optimal development in the areas of: community, cultural and linguistic diversity, creativity, literacy, numeracy, and science.

To provide high quality care and education for low-income families who are working towards economic sustainability through work, school, or on the job training programs.

To provide high quality work and education experiences for staff that are interested in understanding and facilitating developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood education.

Position Summary

The Lead Teacher is responsible for a daily safe and healthy learning environment for the children in accordance with State licensing requirements, Federal regulations, and program policies and procedures. Works with the teaching team on understand appropriate developmental expectations of the age group in the classroom. The Lead Teacher has the ability to supervise Teachers, Associate Teachers, Assistant Teachers, Substitutes and give instructions and delegate duties in a professional matter. 


  • Establishes and maintains a safe and healthy learning environment 

  • Always supervises children to be present at all times under their care.

  • Knowledge of safety issues, communicable disease management/control/prevention and basic first aid.

  • Skills in patience and remaining calm under pressure. Ability to move and react quickly to handle emergencies effectively. Makes effective decisions, notifies the supervisor immediately of the situation.

  • Maintains a safe environment in the classroom and playground

  • Reports accidents, thefts, and other unusual occurrences or incidents immediately to the Site Manager and Program Director 

  • Maintains California Community Care Licensing (CCL) standards and regulations

  • Follows security procedures for safety measures.

  • Practices good communication skills

  • Conducts health checks for all the children in the classroom on a daily basis.

  • Will be a positive role model for all Teaching Staff and Children.

  • Knowledge of activities developmentally appropriate to age group. Ability to be flexible with daily routines and schedules to capture “nurturing and teachable moments”.

  • Uses Positive Descriptive Acknowledgement (PDA) as guidance to model behavior for children. Submits documentation on children as needed to Program Director or Site Manager.

  • Works with the teaching team to understand appropriate developmental expectations of the age group in the classroom. 

  • Builds positive relationship with parents/guardians and respects their cultural differences and linguistic.

  • Conducts Parents/Teacher meetings and conferences as needed.

  • Encourages parents/guardians to participate in the program

  • Ability to supervise Teacher, Associate Teachers, Assistant Teachers, and Substitutes and gives instructions and delegate duties in a professional manner.

  • Acquire knowledge of the current curriculum and implement the curriculum practices in the classroom by preparing and implementing the Lesson Plans

  • Skills in time management and organization.

  • Completes DRDP paperwork and procedures

  • Will maintain accurate daily attendance records for children.

  • Participates in staff teamwork, works productively and cooperatively as well as communicates with other staff and parents.

  • Responsible to implement California Department of Education (CDE), Nutrition Service Division (NSD), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Requirements and Regulations  

  • Responsible for opening or closing the center when needed

  • Flexible to change of work schedule 

  • Responsible to implement and oversee the Morning Drop Off Procedures and/or Pick Up Procedures  

  • Attends regularly scheduled staff meetings and administration meetings (if requested for Administration meetings) 

  • Attends in service training and information sections as required and needed.

  • Attend IEP meetings when necessary

  • Responsible for providing documentation for inclusion children

  • Conducts Staff Job Performance Appraisals to be reviewed by Site Manager or Program Director

  • Promotes the organization’s and center’s philosophy, objectives, and goals.

  • Must prepare monthly work assignments for staff under their classroom leadership for rotation of job responsibilities in the classroom.

  • Must submit in writing request for educational supplies and materials to either Site Manager or Program Director

  • Maintain confidentiality on all matters concerning the children, parents, and other staff members.

  • Keeps current or upgrades appropriate permit as stated from the California Commission of Teaching Credentialing.

  • Remains flexible about staffing schedules- will adjust schedules and breaks when necessary and inform supervisor of such changes.

  • Able to work collaboratively and cooperatively with co-workers, supervisors, and other professionals as required by the agency in conjunction with FIRST 5 and Office of Early Care and Education of San Francisco.

  • Possess a strong work ethic, be punctual, and good attendance at work.

  • Maintains a professional self-image and always projects the values of the organization

  • Able to lift fifty (50) pounds

  • Ability to go up and down stairs.

  • Must be in good health and able to pass a doctor’s physical exam

  • Able to meet required state, federal, local and MCCC standards (including, but not limited to fingerprinting clearance, negative TB test, First Aid/CPR), Child Abuse Training (SB1207). Requirements, etc.

  • Other duties as assigned to provide assistance to the Site Manager and Program Director or as directed by the Executive Director.

Qualification Requirement:

  • Applicant requirements Bilingual able to speak, read, write, and understand the Spanish Language.

  • Holds a California Child Development Master Teacher or a Site Supervisor Permit.    

  • Minimum of two plus years classroom experience in ECE setting

  • Experience working Bilingual/Multicultural program preferred.

  • Experience with CA State or Federally funded childcare programs preferred

  • Must attend continuing education classes designed to broaden professionalism, education and skills involving child development as required by Federal and State regulations and administration.

  • Must have knowledge of California Department of Education and other funding observational and assessment tools such as DRDP-15, ECERS, CLASS, ASQ & ASQ-SE and ect in working with children.  

  • Has competent skills in using computer and technology.

Position Details

Office Location: San Francisco
Start date: Immediately
Compensation:$27.00 - $29.00 hourly, DOE and Teaching Permit Level
Status: Non-Exempt, full-time, 40 hours per week
Reports to: Site Manager or Program Director

Supervises: Teacher, Assistant Teachers, Associate Teacher, Floaters, and Substitutes
Benefits: 403 (b) Retirement Plan, Medical Health and Dental, and Commuting Benefits