Child Care Provider

The Primary School - East Palo Alto, California - Part time


The Primary School is creating a new school model that brings together all of the adults in a child’s life, including parents, educators, and medical and mental health providers, starting from a very early age. We recognize the entrenched racism that exists within our public systems and the unjust impact this has had on families of color. Our aim is that children and families most impacted by systemic poverty and racism receive the multidisciplinary support they deserve to be well, learn, and thrive.

Long-term, we hope to create a game-changing school model that can be replicated across the country. As we continue to learn and grow, we plan to share what we’ve learned and pursue policy and systems change on a local, state, and national level. We are proud to receive funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a major national philanthropy.

Our approach has three defining characteristics:

  • We start early. We start working with children as young as 8 months and provide full-time school starting at age three to reach them at a critical stage in development.
  • We partner with parents. We believe that when parents thrive, children thrive, so we support the wellness and growth of parents alongside the growth of their children.
  • We integrate services. Our unique model unites health care and education, building a multi-disciplinary team and holistic system of care around a child’s full needs.

In 2016, we opened our flagship school in East Palo Alto, California, with our first class of four year olds. We have grown to serve over 300 children and their families through a birth to three program, parent wellness program, full-day preschool, and elementary school, which will grow through eighth grade. In 2020, we began programming at our second site in Hayward, California and our pre-kindergarten class will open its doors this August 2021.


The Child Care Provider is an aspiring educator with a deep love of working with, supporting and spending time with young children. In this role, The childcare provider will support our parent programming, ensuring that parents and caretakers have the opportunity to fully engage in wellness coaching. This position is a part-time position and must be available to work Monday through Thursday from 9:00 to 11:15 a.m. during specific weeks of the school year.


  • Support Parent Coaches in creating a warm and welcoming environment for children ages 1-6.
  • Prepare child care space with appropriate toys, activities, and snacks.
  • Support parent sign-in/-out process, transition to/from parents, and/or other operational procedures.
  • Proactively communicate supply needs to the Operations team.
  • Clean-up and break-down space after each child care session.


  • Experience working with children in a school, after school program, summer camp, babysitting or similarly structured environment.
  • You have a flexible schedule and are able to work mornings, and possibly evenings, if interested.
  • You love spending time with kids and kids love spending time with you.
  • You are kind, humble, and collaborative.
  • You bring a positive attitude to every interaction and always see the best in others.
  • You are unafraid of diversity and engage confidently across differences. You believe that differences - in race, culture, gender, age, background, experiences - enrich our community and know how to bridge those differences with grace and humility.

A Plus If

  • You have an understanding of early childhood education and child development.
  • You speak fluent Spanish.


This is a part-time, hourly position. Hourly pay begins at $17.00.


TPS values diversity; people of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Please complete the following application and submit your most recent resume. These short-answer questions are designed to replace a cover letter, so take your time with them and copy in your answers from a separate document. If you feel that the questions do not accurately capture what you have to offer The Primary School, you are also welcome to attach a cover letter. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis so we encourage you to submit yours soon. We look forward to reading your application!

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The Primary School

The Primary School is creating a new school model that brings together all of the adults in a child’s life, including parents, educators, and medical and mental health providers, starting from a very early age.
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