Sacramento Country Day School, the regional leader in PK-12th grade independent school education since 1964, seeks a Prekindergarten Program Director/Lead Teacher to add to our excellent faculty.
Often described by our families as magical, our prekindergarten program nurtures the intellectual, physical, and social and emotional growth of our students in a play-based, Reggio Emilia-inspired classroom of up to 24 students. Nestled in a grove of trees, our protected playground and spacious classroom provide deep and rich daily experiences.
This opening provides a unique opportunity to follow in the footsteps of two veteran faculty members who are retiring together and will allow the next director to envision a new path for our PK. We are looking for someone who possesses great knowledge about how to inspire joyful learning for four and five year olds, is able to communicate effectively and warmly with families, will enjoy collaborating with our distinguished faculty, and who has a vision for the direction of our PK program. This person will be the lead teacher and direct the work of two other teachers.
The ideal candidate will have at minimum:
a BA in child development, early childhood education, or related field
be qualified to serve as the program director under state licensing requirements (site supervisor certificate or similar); and have lead teacher or supervisory experience.
Sacramento Country Day School embraces the ideals of a liberal arts education. We encourage our students to develop the full range of their capabilities – intellectual, physical, creative, social, and moral, and we cultivate in them the habits and skills that will enable them to lead fulfilling lives. Country Day School teachers are active in our community, many serving as advisors, trip chaperones, and coaches. The ideal candidate will add strength to a wide range of programs and embrace a diverse and powerful learning community. Country Day is an inclusive community and welcomes applicants
Country Day School embraces the ideals of a liberal arts education. We encourage our students to develop the full range of their capabilities – intellectual, physical, creative, social, and moral, and we cultivate in them the habits and skills that will enable them to lead fulfilling lives. Sacramento Country Day School teachers are active in the school community, many serving as advisors, trip chaperones, and coaches. The ideal candidate will add strength to a wide range of programs and embrace a diverse and powerful learning community. SCDS is an inclusive community and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.
Mission and Core Values
Sacramento Country Day inspires intellectual discovery and engages a diverse community to think critically, live creatively, and act compassionately.
We challenge students to pursue academic and personal excellence as they develop and embrace their passion for learning. Our students thrive in a dynamic college preparatory program that fuels curiosity, instills confidence, and builds resilience.
Our inclusive community promotes equity and understanding through meaningful conversation that welcomes a variety of voices and celebrates individuality.
Our students grapple with complex issues, engage with conflicting points of view, make connections, and collaborate. We empower students with the skills to thrive in an evolving world.
Our students explore, improvise, and take risks as they discover and fully express themselves as individuals.
We nurture empathy, integrity, and responsibility in a safe and supportive community that values kindness, respect, and civic engagement.
BA in Early Childhood Education
3 years experience as lead teacher in a Pre-kindergarten classroom, supervising others
Qualify under California licensing requirements as program director
CPR, first aid, food handling certifications (by start of school)