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Preschool Teacher
Jewish Community Center of the East Bay
1414 Walnut St
Berkeley, CA 94709

Principal Responsibilities:

The Preschool Teacher will report directly to the Director of Early Childhood Education and play a critical role in promoting a safe and welcoming environment to support the learning and individual growth of the preschool community. Teachers will create an environment of acceptance where children can grow with a positive self-concept, and where each child and staff member are treated with dignity and respect. Children will be enriched by a developmentally, individually, and culturally appropriate emergent curriculum.

Curriculum Planning

Classroom Safety

Support and Communication


  • Participate in team meetings for planning curriculum, other staff meetings and trainings, and other JCC staff meetings.
  • Participate in parent orientations, parent conferences, and community-wide activities and celebrations.
  • Continue professional development through workshops and classes.
  • Assist with early and/or late care, as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, vacation, sick pay, holidays (including Jewish), and retirement plan.

The JCC East Bay is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. JCC East Bay policy prohibits unlawful discrimination in accordance with federal, state, and local laws. The JCC East Bay complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require particular accommodations during the application and interview process, please inform us of your needs so that we can provide accordingly.



Agency Information:

The JCC East Bay is a welcoming home for people of all ages and life stages. Our mission is to create healthy communities inspired by Jewish values, culture, and tradition. We build interpersonal relationships, foster learning and inspiration, and explore Jewish life. The JCC's core programs include intergenerational Jewish holiday celebrations; early childhood education and preschool; camp and afterschool programs; and provocative cultural arts and civic engagement events. The JCC serves and reflects the diverse residents of the East Bay, offering physical gathering spaces for the Jewish and broader community.