Our teachers are our most important asset.  Without dedicated, passionate, educated and experienced early childhood educators we would not be able to meet our most important objective – creating a dynamic, warm and supportive school environment for our children. We know that this time in a child’s life offers the teachers the greatest impact in a child’s development. It is also the time when we have the most impact on supporting and educating parents on how to be effective and supportive of their children.

Pacific Primary has been a leader in offering full benefits to our staff – competitive salary, full medical and dental, pension, life and disability insurance, generous vacation and sick leave.  In addition, we are proud of creating a policy of expanding and strengthening our knowledge of early childhood through Professional Development.  We now have an endowment to help fortify our budgeted funds so that we may send teachers to workshops, conferences and in-services around the country and around the world.   A few years ago we were fortunate to be able to send two Lead Teachers to New Zealand for a study group of the country’s best early childhood practices.  The teachers returned and presented workshops on what they learned to our staff. Our teachers are also cohorts, authors and presenters.
In addition, our community of parents respect and appreciate our teachers and see them as educators. They celebrate the staff in many different ways – from an annual staff appreciation dinner, a raffle prize at each staff meeting, to a meaningful celebration on their birthday.  In a field that doesn’t always get the respect that it deserves, it makes a significant difference for our staff to have the support and admiration of the parents.

About Pacific Primary
For more than 40 years, Pacific Primary, a nonprofit early childhood program, has offered a model year-round preschool for a highly diverse group children (ages 2.5 – 6 years). Pacific Primary has two sites across the street from each other: the Orange Sun School serves 75 children and the Yellow Sun School serves 80 children.

Compensation and Benefits
We offer our staff competitive compensation and a generous benefits package that includes ample paid time off and health/dental insurance. After one year, employees are eligible to participate in our 401k plan.

How to Apply
Pacific Primary is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  To be considered, please email your resume, a cover letter expressing your passion for the mission and fit for the role, three professional references and transcripts to info at pacificprimary dot org. Please include the job title you are applying for in the subject line and mention where you saw the job posting in your email. Please do not call the school.

Pacific Primary is currently accepting applications for all positions! Please see below.

 


     
    Substitute Teachers (accepting applications)

    Pacific Primary has a continuing need for substitute teachers who can work a full-day or part-day schedule. Our school is open from 7:30AM-6:30PM. 12 ECE units and prior experience as a teacher is preferred. Fingerprints and current TB rest and transcripts on file are required. Salary range is from $15-$18 per hour depending on experience. Our school features developmentally appropriate activities within a framework of emergent curriculum. We highly value helping children develop problem solving and conflict resolution skills.


     
    Classroom Teacher (accepting applications)

    • Minimum of 12 ECE units and/or BA in ECE or related field.
    • Minimum of 2 years of classroom experience working with 3-6 year olds.

    All candidates should have the following:

    • Knowledge of Emergent Curriculum and the Project Approach.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Enthusiastic team player and able to work with diverse groups.


    Support Teacher (accepting applications)

    • Minimum of 12 ECE units and/or BA in ECE or related field.
    • Minimum of 2 years of classroom experience working with 3-6 year olds.

    All candidates should have the following:

    • Knowledge of Emergent Curriculum and the Project Approach.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Enthusiastic team player and able to work with diverse groups.


    Lead Teacher (accepting applications)

    The Lead Teacher is responsible for the daily operation of a nurturing and developmentally appropriate program for approximately 20 children with the assistance of 3 teachers. The Lead Teacher plans and implements curriculum with the active participation of other staff members and offers guidance, training and support for staff. The Lead Teacher is also responsible for maintaining good communication and relationships with parents and all staff members.

    Requirements:
    • Minimum of 24 ECE units
    • BA or MA in ECE preferred
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience with preschool-aged children
    • Knowledge of Emergent Curriculum and the Project Approach.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Enthusiastic team player and able to work with diverse groups.