Preschool Teacher Aide / Floater

  • Full-time

Company Description

Founded in 2002, La Scuola International School – the only Reggio Emilia inspired, International Baccalaureate (IB) and Italian language immersion school in the world – is serving the Bay Area with two San Francisco campuses (Preschool - Grade 8), and one new campus in Silicon Valley (Preschool - Grade 1).  Our mission is to inspire brave learners to shape the future. Every day, it’s the students at La Scuola who ask provocative questions and lead their learning across languages, across cultures, and across subjects.  To learn more, please visit us at 

We believe our community thrives through diversity of backgrounds, perspectives and realities. Only through a persistent drive to listen and learn from one another, create and promote equitable opportunities and to continue to reflect and evolve will we be able to establish systems which will address the needs of the one and the many.

Job Description

La Scuola is looking for a caring and committed preschool Teacher’s Aide / Floater for our wonderful Italian Immersion, Reggio Emilia-inspired program. This position begins immediately.

Essential Functions

  • Meet the emotional, social, physical and cognitive needs of each child
  • Clean classroom environment and common areas such as bathrooms and outdoor play areas in accordance with program goals and philosophy
  • Clean toys and educational materials
  • Assist teachers during transitions to get children ready for meals, activities, etc.
  • Organize art supplies and classroom materials
  • Perform required care-giving activities (i.e. feeding, toileting, changing diapers, dressing, etc)
  • Assist the teachers in implementing positive guidance with each child
  • Attend meetings, trainings and professional development activities
  • Provide coverage of classrooms during breaks, planning time, etc.
  • Lift up to 50 pounds
  • Other duties as requested



  • High School Degree or GED. Previous experience working with children required.
  • Must meet State requirements as childcare center worker during the first year of employment by attending 4 core classes of early childhood education:
    • Introduction to the Field of Child Development (3 units) CDEV 65
    • Child Growth and Development (3 units) CDEV 53
    • Child, Family and Community (3 units) CDEV 67
    • Curriculum for Young Children (3 units) CDEV 66

Required Skills

  • Great communication skills; ability to talk with and listen to parents
  • Fluency in reading, writing and speaking in English
  • Fluency in reading, writing and speaking in Italian or Spanish is also preferred
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Problem-solving, creativity, multi-tasking skills
  • Flexibility and the ability to thrive in a start-up environment
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality records

Additional Information

Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Prior to beginning work and as a condition of employment in order to comply with the law, all employees must provide documentation to prove eligibility to work in the United States.

In addition, the final candidate will need to pass both Criminal Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Clearance and a physical exam, and provide a recent copy of a negative TB test and other immunization records.

Estimated hourly rate: $21-$24 / hour depending on credentials, qualifications and experience.

Position receives excellent benefits, including medical, vision and dental coverage. The school also offers group life insurance, employer-matched retirement, long-term disability insurance and commuter benefits. Other fringe benefits include PTO, paid holidays, daily warm lunch and outstanding professional development.

To be considered for the position, please apply with a letter of intent, a resume and a minimum of 3 references.

Grazie mille!

Non-Discrimination Policy:In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at La Scuola will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities. La Scuola does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability (actual or perceived), medical condition, genetic characteristics, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, layoff, promotion, transfer and access to benefits and training. If you feel you may have been discriminated against on the basis of sex or would like more information, please contact Dani Sollberger, Director of Administration, by email or 415-558-9006 or by mail at 728 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107.