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Minimum USD Salary: 58,240
Maximum USD Salary: 62,400

Industry: Chibi Chan

Company: Japanese Community Youth Council

Job Title: Teacher

Program: Chibi-Chan Preschool

Location: 2507 Pine St, San Francisco, CA 94115

Salary: $58,240-62,400 (DOE), Plus Generous Benefits, Full-Time Position – 38-40 hours per week

Apply: ASAP


Chibi Chan Preschool, a program of the Japanese Community Youth Council (JCYC), offers a nurturing and stimulating environment for children 2 to 5 years old. Chibi-Chan Preschool believes in the process of developmental stages and introduces new concepts according to each child’s ability and age. The curriculum is theme based, including multicultural concepts that are explored through play, arts and crafts, cooking, music, social studies, reading, science and language development activities. The staff strives to foster independence by giving children opportunities to make decisions on their own, as well as exposing them to a diverse array of experiences to establish the foundation for future learning. For more info about Chibi Chan Preschool and JCYC go to

The Teacher reports directly to the Preschool Director and/or Associate Director and will be responsible for the nurturing care and supervision of children ages 2 – 5 years old. Major responsibilities include: 1) planning and executing the educational program in accordance with the purpose and goals of Chibi-Chan Preschool 2) general overall supervision and classroom management in the classroom and 3) the overall supervision of classroom staff. Other responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following:


Early Childhood Development

  • Facilitate and supervise all daily activities to ensure a nurturing, friendly, supportive learning environment.
  • Ensure and monitor daily curriculum planning and prepare age-appropriate, culturally sensitive, hands-on, and fun activities through a variety of interests including art, music, literature and science.
  • Review, assist, and monitor on-going assessments which includes updating children portfolios, conducting the Desired Results Assessment or the Developmental Assessment and writing Child Update Form on children (2 per month/each child).
  • Plan and modify programs to meet the needs of children with special needs, different learning styles, social, emotional and physical needs as well as talents and interests.
  • Implement Desired Results Developmental Profile on all Preschool For All (PFA) children
  • Interact and observe children through play, treat children with dignity and respect, encourage involvement with other children.
  • Ensure program plans are in accordance with the policies and philosophy of NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct, Chibi-Chan Preschool and JCYC.
  • Maintain communications with parents/caregiver concerning child’s development including conducting two parents/caregiver teacher conferences and/or additional conferences if needed or requested by parents/caregiver.
  • Work with parents/caregivers to promote understanding of their child’s growth and development; encourage parents/caregivers participation in school programs.
  • Collaborate and participate in all school fundraisers and JCYC agency events.

SKILLS: Ability to work with diverse communities and in a team environment. Display professionalism and possess strong communication, organizational and follow-through skills.

Job Qualification

EDUCATION: Minimum of 24 ECE units.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum 2 years experience providing care in Early Childhood Development. Associate Teacher Permit or higher. Background and/or knowledge of the conduction Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP) preferred. Some knowledge of Teaching Pyramid, CLASS, ECERS/ITERS, and Project Approach highly desired.

How to Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to:

Shana Kanzaki at or fax to: 415.351.0950.

To inquire more please contact Shana Kanzaki at 415-351-0955.

PLEASE NOTE: Chibi-Chan Preschool, a program of Japanese Community Youth Council(JCYC) actively seek to hire and promote individuals, recruit volunteers and provide services to individuals without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religious creed, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or presence of non-job related conditions or disabilities. All employees of the JCYC participate in a criminal background investigation. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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