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Preschool Teacher ($1,500 Sign on Bonus)

Category: Early Childhood Education
School: Stratford School
Location: San Jose, CA
Date Opened: Feb 27, 2023
Job ID: 7

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Stratford School, a subsidiary of Spring Education Group, a leading independent WASC-accredited private school from preschool through 12th grade was founded with a vision of creating an unique, multi-dimensional, educational foundation for children. At Stratford School, we understand every child has his or her own interests and passions and contributes in his or her own way. Our purpose statement speaks for all of us - "Stratford School - Connecting students to their unique futures." Our proven curricula includes our STEAM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) curriculum that was recognized by the White House as a leader in early childhood STEM education. Our steadfast commitment to this vision continues to guide our growth each year. It is the First California school to earn the Carnegie Science Seal of Excellence for STEM.

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The Preschool Teacher is responsible for the general supervision and management of the classroom children age's three to five. This person must be professionally prepared as a teacher of young children, including meeting the minimum educational requirements as set forth by the local licensing agency.

Employment Status: Full-Time,12 months, Monday - Friday

Location: Stratford School - 5200 Dent Avenue, San Jose, CA, 95118

Compensation: $23.00 - $28.00 per hour

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Be alert at all times by providing proper visual supervision.
• Abide by all local licensing agency regulations as well as Stratford safety protocols.
• Plan, supervise, and implement the curriculum in accordance with Stratford School policies and procedures.
• Responsible for the ordered arrangement, appearance, and décor of the classroom environment. This will include sharing the joint housekeeping responsibilities of the staff.
• Attend all staff meetings, Stratford Teacher training sessions, and in-house training programs.
• Regularly maintain classroom bulletin boards displaying student artwork.
• Monitor and assess student progress. Maintain close communication with the principal and parents regarding student issues, conferencing as deemed necessary.
• Submit weekly lesson plans to the principal.
• Establish our non-punitive method of classroom discipline, seeking positive rather than negative methods to correct student behavior
• Implement the Stop and Think Social Skills program as promoted by Stratford School.
• Participation in all school events, including but not limited to:

Parent Orientations, Workshops and Conferences

Winter/Spring Programs

Open House

Stratford School's Annual Family Events

Staff Meetings

August Teacher Training Workshops
• Perform daily tasks and responsibilities with integrity, making effective use of time schedules and not requiring constant reminders to complete tasks.
• Treat all children with dignity and respect.
• Demonstrate patience and self-control in dealing with students and staff.
• Display energy and enthusiasm, maintaining evident interest in the job.
• Contribute and share ideas freely with other staff members.
• Use appropriate language in and out of the classroom.
• Appropriately dressed, well groomed, and neat.



Strong customer service skills, both external and internal


Builds interpersonal relationships

Alert to the needs of others, students, and co-workers

Punctual and reliable

Excellent oral and written communication skills


Skills/Knowledge/Education: (Must have 1 of the following)

1.Prior to being hired, a teacher shall have twelve post-secondary semester units or equivalent quarter units in early childhood education or child development completed, with passing grades (C or better), at an accredited or approved college or university. The units specified shall include courses that cover the general areas of child growth and development, child, family, and community, and program/curriculum. An official transcript from the approved university/college must verify the coursework.

2.A current and valid Child Development Associate credential with the appropriate age-level endorsement issued by CDA National Credentialing Program of the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition.

3.A Child Development Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

4.Bachelors Degree in Child Development.

Physical Requirements:

Position requires a high level of energy with the ability to move from a sitting to standing position frequently. Must be able to bend, stoop, and perform extensive walking. Be able to move quickly from one place to another to ensure safety. Can lift up to 30 pounds and is able to work indoors and outdoors. Must be able to supervise students by sight and sound.

* The $1,500 Sign on Bonus is only eligible to the new hire for this posted Preschool Teacher opportunity at the San Jose (SAL) campus. Bonus is payable upon the successful completion of 90 days of employment.*

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. In general, this position requires an individual to frequently walk, stand, sit, squat, stoop, reach, kneel, rise from the floor, twist, listen, read, write, and speak the English language. In addition, this position often requires an individual to carry, lift, use repetitive or fine hand movements, and occasionally push, pull, or bend. This position is regularly required to hear and use clear vision with or without correction.Spring Education Group, including, but not limited to SEG Inc., and their affiliates (collectively "Company") is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants for employment and employees are provided equal employment opportunities, including in recruitment, hiring, and assignment, without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion and religious creed, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or familial status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military/veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. The Company expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee or student harassment or discrimination.

Other details

  • Job Function: Early Childhood Education
  • Pay Type: Hourly
  • Employment Indicator: Full Time
  • Min Hiring Rate: $23.00
  • Max Hiring Rate: $28.00
  • Required Education: Some College
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