Teacher for Parent Cooperative Nursery School

Open Gate Nursery School, a parent cooperative nursery school for 2-5 year olds in Redwood City, CA, seeks a dynamic and compassionate educator to join our community. Strong candidates are educators rooted in play-based and social-emotional learning, who are passionate about working with children and parents.


Children’s Program:

• Planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate, stimulating curriculum for our 2-year old class based on the principles of good preschool education.

• Select developmentally appropriate activities which meet the diverse and specific needs of the children. Curriculum areas to include art, music, language arts, active play, fine motor skills, science, problem solving and social skills.

• Establish and maintain a suitable learning environment and proper control in the classroom.

• Evaluate each child’s adjustment to nursery school and overall development.  Conduct parent-teacher conferences, as needed or requested by the parent.

Parent Education:

• Supervise parents while they are assisting in the children’s classes.  Provide positive guidance, modeling and support for parents as they learn to work in the classroom.

• Conduct parent education classes based on the Sequoia Adult School parent education curriculum (on file at Open Gate), taking into consideration the needs of the specific parent group.


• Attend Open Gate Board meetings (five per year), regularly scheduled monthly staff meetings (10 per year) and Open Gate’s extra-curricular events.

• Contribute regularly to the monthly school newsletter.


• B.A. degree in early childhood education (or related field).

• California Early Childhood Education Credential or General Elementary.

• Current certification in pediatric first aid/CPR.

• TB clearance.

• Co-op nursery school experience as a parent or teacher is desirable.


T,Th 8:30 am. – 12:00pm. plus 6 hours/month parent education (Tuesday evenings); September – June

Qualified candidates please forward cover letter and resume to:

Open Gate Nursery School, 2124 Brewster Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94062 Attn: Hiring Committee Chair


Open Gate is an Equal Opportunity Employer