Job Opportunities

We are currently looking to fill the following positions:

Substitute Teacher and Part Time Teacher

Summary of Duties: With supervision, as a member of the teaching team, implement, coordinate, and supervise early childhood education routines for young children. Understand the importance of play and facilitate play based activities. Teach and supervise large and small group activities, indoors and outdoors. Assist with supervision of co-op parent classroom teacher helpers.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:  

-Assist with material preparation and clean up

-Assist with circle time

-Utilize non-violent conflict resolution to help children problem solve

-Supervise small and big group activities, both indoors and outdoors. 

-Supervise lunch, prepare and serve snack

-Supervise nap time

-Assist with toiletry/diapering needs

-Keep classrooms and program materials clean and well organized

-Assist with housekeeping duties as needed

Name, Title of person to which this position reports:  Isabel Trejo, Program Director

Qualifications and experience: 1 to 3 years experience working in Early Childhood Education programs particularly in a multicultural environment preferred. Work experience in a special education program is an acceptable substitute. Must have good oral and written language skills.  Able to adapt to modern technology. Bi-lingual English/any language preferred.

Education: Minimum of high school graduate or GED plus 12 units in Early Childhood Education (ECE)/CD, including core courses and show professional growth through continued Early Childhood Education. 16 semester units in general education. Associate or higher degree in early childhood education or child development plus 3 semester units supervised field experience preferred. Teacher permit preferred.    

Contact: with Resume and Letter of Interest

Lead Preschool Teacher 9:30-5:30

The Lead Teacher works closely with the Program Director to assist with the continual growth and development of Teachers and their classrooms to ensure a thriving high quality early childhood education program. The Lead Teacher acts as a liaison between the teaching teams and the administrative team. Under the direction of the Program Director, the Lead Teacher will oversee that Teachers are effectively planning, organizing, and implementing educational curriculum. The Lead Teacher will also support Teachers with team management, foster high quality supervision and care, encourage consistent attendance, assist with developing stimulating and age appropriate environments, promote anti-bias curriculum and peaceful conflict resolution, retain proper ratios, support positive parent partnerships, mediate team grievances, and provide guidance for assessments and narrative reports. This position requires that the Lead Teacher stays up to date and properly implements Hilltop’s policies and procedures as well as state and local licensing requirements. The Lead Teacher is also expected to maintain confidentiality about issues concerning other staff members, children, families, and management/operations while supporting the organizational mission, philosophies, values, and goals of parents/guardians, co-workers and the community.


  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in a Lead Teacher position working in an Early Childhood Education program
  • Must have knowledge of Title 22 Licensing Requirements
  • Must demonstrate leadership and teamwork abilities and have good oral and written language skills
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Meet the minimum requirements as a fully qualified Early Childhood Education Teacher with passing grades from an accredited or approved college or university and have completed six additional semester units of coursework in administration and supervision of child care


  • As a caring community based on valuable learning experiences for young children, teachers demonstrate passionate, affectionate, patient, and enthusiasm as an early childhood educator
  • Develop warm and trusting relationships with children, families, and staff
  • Encourage parent participation and assist with parent-teacher feedback and support
  • Work with and communicate well and respectfully within a teaching team
  • Provide a classroom environment that encourages play-based, emergent curriculum and long-term projects that expand and deepen learning
  • Provide a developmentally appropriate classroom environment that reflects the children’s learning and growth
  • Support cultural and ethnic diversity
  • Promote peaceful conflict resolution
  • Plan, implement, and coordinate curriculum for young childre
  • Lead/assist large and small group activities indoors and outdoors•
  • Supervise lunch and prepare and serve snacks
  • Supervise nap time
  • Keep classrooms and program materials clean and well organized
  • Assist with guiding parent classroom volunteers
  • Conduct observations, developmental assessments and evaluations
  • Conduct parent/teacher conferences
  • Collaborate with children’s families to ensure a smooth transition from home to school
  • Attend parent meetings; give staff reports; and lead discussions as needed
  • Assist with housekeeping duties as needed
  • Attend and assist in participating in staff demonstrating teamwork and collaboration
  • Attend all in-service training sessions when offered

Contact: with Resume and Letter of Interest