Preschool Aide

San Francisco/Peninsula
Until filled or until 100 applicants
$16.64-$20.24 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


850 Burlingame Ave. Burlingame, 94010


The City of Burlingame is looking for an energetic, caring, creative, and responsible Preschool Aide. Under direction of a Recreation Coordinator, the Preschool Aide helps organize and implement preschool classes for the City’s Village Park Preschool program, assures policies and procedures are maintained, and performs related work as required.

Village Park Preschool Program

Village Park Preschool is a play-based preschool program offered by the City of Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department. We offer 4 programs: Lil’ Sprouts (2 year olds), Cottage Kids (3 year olds), Playschool Villagers (4 year olds), and Kinder Club (4 year olds).  The emphasis of the program is physical, social, and emotional growth in a child-centered environment. Activities are designed to foster a healthy child that develops an early love of learning. Village Park Preschool programs strive to create an environment inspiring each child’s individual creativity and self-expression. Children participate in arts/crafts, music, body movement, basic science, cognitive games, creative/dramatic play, cooking, circle and story time, fine and gross motor skill building, and phonics awareness.

Essential Duties

Assist in implementing activities that support early childhood education and socialization; assist with a variety of activities including, but not limited to, arts and crafts, organized games, story time, music/singing activities, science, cooking, early writing skills, and interactive circle time; ensure proper safety precautions are observed; maintain and care for supplies, equipment, and the facility; set up daily snack; change diapers and support toilet training; complete assigned paperwork, including time cards and incident and accident reports; communicate with parents and staff to disseminate information and build positive relationships; perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Must be a mature, dependable, responsible, and understanding person who is able to work cooperatively with children, staff and parents.  


Knowledge of:

  • Child development stages
  • Customer service techniques

Ability to:

  • Implement effective program curriculum/content
  • Engage children in a variety of different types of activities
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Communicate effectively
  • Represent the City in a positive manner
  • Follow safety procedures
  • Work cooperatively with others
  • Exercise good judgement, tact, and courtesy

Experience and Education

  • Experience working with young children
  • ECE units a plus

Work Schedule - Any one or combination of the following:

  • Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 8:45 am - 12:15 pm
  • Summer hours available, but optional
  • Maximum of 960 hours per fiscal year

Salary:  $16.64 to $20.24 per hour depending on qualifications and experience.

Benefits: This position is a part-time, seasonal position.  This position is in compliance with the AB1522 Paid Sick Leave Benefit.  There are no other benefits offered with this opportunity.

The Application Process:  Interested candidates must submit a completed on-line employment application. Applications submitted without completed supplemental questions will be considered incomplete and disqualified from this recruitment process. Resumes in lieu of a completed application will not be accepted. Applications can be obtained on-line at www.calopps.org.  Faxes will not be accepted. 

Apply immediately. This position will be open until filled and may close at any time. 


Selection Process:  All applications will be reviewed for relevant education, experience, training and other job related qualifications. The most qualified candidates will be invited to a department interview. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee that a candidate will be invited to participate in the selection process. 

The City of Burlingame is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or national origin in its employment actions, decisions, policies, and practices. The duties described in this job announcement are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This job announcement does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


Special Instructions

Prior to appointment, candidates are subject to fingerprinting.  To comply with The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 new employees are required to provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States at date of hire. 

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