Careers

Welcome!

C5 strives to ensure a high-quality work environment for all of its employees. We understand that employee satisfaction is closely tied to job performance and retention. Therefore, we work diligently to provide exceptional compensation and benefit programs, ongoing professional development, multiple opportunities for staff members to influence various aspects of their work and to exercise different forms of leadership, and comprehensive daily support.

Employee Benefits —

A Partial Listing:

  • A professional, resource-rich work environment
  • Annual individual professional development funds
  • Full health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Individual retirement plans
  • Five in-service training days per year
  • Special professional development programs and conferences
  • On-site child development consultants for professional support
  • Regular all-staff, team, and center-level meetings
  • Some scholarships for children of staff
  • Individual coaching and development
  • Individual planning time
  • Annual dinner celebration
  • C5 picnics, pot-lucks, sing-alongs, and special gatherings
  • Thirteen paid holidays per year
  • Two weeks paid vacation per year
  • Four personal days per year
  • Twelve sick days per year
  • Special seminars, workshops, and conferences to support individual staff interests

Job Application Information —

To apply for a position at C5 Children’s School:

  • Send a cover letter stating in detail why you wish to work at C5.
  • Include a comprehensive statement of your thoughts and feelings about working at C5 in a highly professional organization inspired by best practices from around the world, with an emergent curriculum and in-depth explorations in a project-based program.
  • Include a current resume that lists each of your work experiences with date ranges expressed in months and days and details of your education history.
  • Provide a copy of your transcript(s) of your advanced education that includes all of your course work in early childhood education.
  • Complete an online survey if asked.

PLEASE NOTE:

A minimum educational requirement to apply for any teaching-related position at C5 is the California required 12 units in Early Childhood Education from accredited institutions. Or, comparable study and credits as verified in writing by the California Professional Development Project. Appointments: 415-452-5605.

The desired background is a Bachelors or Masters Degree and two or more years of successful experience in an early childhood learning and development center environment. Also desired is that all instructional staff has completed an infant-toddler course from an accredited institution or it is required that a new employee enrolls in such a course upon hiring and completes it within the first nine months of employment.

The infant-toddler course requirement is because we believe in the benefits of continuity of relationship and move children with their learning group members and their primary teachers whenever it is possible and feasible and a change in classrooms is desired. So, no matter where a teacher starts working at C5, they will generally move with children through their years at C5, and when the children go on to kindergarten, the teachers cycle back to a younger group to begin again. We have found that tremendously beneficial insights, skills, and knowledge are gained by this process of work with all ages of children and are available to be applied to work with new children, learning groups, parents, and colleagues.

You may send your letter and resume by either:

Email:
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U.S. Mail:
C5 Children’s School
455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 2400
San Francisco CA 94102

Fax:
415-703-1282

Or, deliver them in-person to the C5 main office:

An appointment must be made before you can meet with any staff member.

Deliver In-Person To:
C5 Children’s School
455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 2400
San Francisco CA 94102

Our main offices are located in the Civic Center of San Francisco in the Hiram Johnson State Office Building. Our building complex spans the entire block on Golden Gate Avenue between Larkin Street and Polk Street. The entrance is in the middle of the block under anhigh overhang with the letters STATE OF CALIFORNIA above the doors. There is security screening to enter the building that is comparable to screening for courtrooms and airports.

Off-street paid parking is located across McAllister Avenue in the underground Civic Center Plaza parking garage that is beneath the park in front of City Hall. Another parking facility is above ground in the Hastings Law School garage that is open to the public and located on Larkin Street between McAllister and Golden Gate Avenue.

Positions We are Considering—

New employees start in one position where we have an opening and/or where they are most comfortable. Then, very likely, they will move through and learn to work well with all age groups during their employment at C5 Children’s School. They will continue to bring their acquired insights and skills to whichever new group with whom they will be working.

1) Infant—Toddler Teacher
2) Preschool—Pre-Kindergarten Teacher