Casual Preschool Instructor

$18.50 - $23.61 hourly
  • City of Sunnyvale
  • Sunnyvale, CA, USA
  • Sep 28, 2018
Temporary Government

Job Description

The City of Sunnyvale is seeking qualified, self-motivated individuals interested in working with young children in a preschool environment.  Ages range from 3 to 5 years.  The program goals include: teaching children to listen and react, to follow directions, to learn to take turns and share, to build self-confidence, to become aware of the world and think creatively, to make new friends, and to understand basic academic principles, like recognizing shapes, colors, the alphabet and numbers.  Instructors will co-teach with another instructor and share duties.



(may include, but are not limited to the following:)

  • Planning the day's activities, including crafts;
  • Request, maintain, manage and organize supplies;
  • Lead songs, games, crafts, activities and stories;
  • Communicate with children, parents, volunteers and supervisor;
  • Direct behavior and maintain order in class;
  • Help children understand patience, and learn to delay satisfaction and deal with conflict;
  • Teach socialization skills including sharing, manners and taking turns;
  • Maintain a clean, safe environment.


  • Must be at least 18 years old;
  • 12 ECE (Early Childhood Education) units;
  • Able to walk, run, dance, lift, crawl and have energy to keep up with a group of small children;
  • Experience working with children in a classroom setting;
  • Be reliable, positive, patient, understanding and caring with children;
  • Be flexible and able to respond to change;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Project a positive, professional image;
  • Good organization skills, a self-starter and able to complete assignments on time;
  • Must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid CA driver's license;
  • Must pass a drug-screening test, TB test and be fingerprinted.

Licenses/Certificates:Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class C California driver's license and a safe driving record or the ability to supply alternate transportation as approved by the appointing authority.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a City of Sunnyvale Employment application, education verification, and responses to the supplemental questions to be considered for a position.
City application forms, completed in full and responses to the supplemental questions are required. Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education, experience and/or skills relevant to this position. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the application, please do not indicate "see resume". Electronic applications may be submitted on-line through the City's employment page;  go to, Search: Jobs or application materials may be submitted to: Department of Human Resources, 505 West Olive Avenue, Suite 200, Sunnyvale, CA 94088.

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