Position Title: Bilingual Assistant Preschool Teacher (Spanish, Arabic, Amharic, Dari or Pashto)
Reports To: Lead Teacher/Director of Programs

If you are passionate about positively affecting the lives of young children and making a difference in the world of early childhood education (3-5), consider joining The Child and Family Network Centers (CFNC) as an Assistant Teacher for our award winning preschool program for low-income families. An Alexandria based nonprofit, CFNC provides caring, high quality, free early education and related services to 139 children and their families in their own neighborhoods in order to prepare them for success in school and life. Our preschool builds the solid academic foundation students need for future success. In our school, classrooms are led by dedicated, caring teachers who value open communication with parents.

Job Summary
The Assistant Teacher works with the Lead Teacher to provide a stimulating educational program using Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum for preschoolers. They inspire children to be lifelong learners using our nationally recognized curriculum that promotes social, physical, verbal, and cognitive development. Our Teachers are committed to making their classroom successful and know that creating meaningful relationships with children, families, and their team play a crucial role in that success. The Assistant Teacher reports directly to the Lead Teacher. The Assistant Teacher will assist the Lead Teacher in providing a safe, secure and thought-provoking environment for children.

Job Responsibilities

Learning environment:
• Create, manage and participate in a variety of learning activities that provide opportunities for students to develop to their fullest potential and achieve their learning objectives.
• Collaborate in the preparation of learning materials to create and deliver lesson plans, implement school curriculum, and assess developmental needs of students.
• Collaborate in creating and maintaining a safe and nurturing classroom environment based on learning objectives and curriculum goals where children can play and learn.
• Ensure that learning materials and equipment in display are updated and in good condition
• Rotate children’s work displays to reflect their progress and learning.
• Support center’s success by collaborating with staff and leadership to achieve goals around enrollment, accreditation, and engagement.
• Cultivate positive relationships with families, teachers, state licensing authorities, community contacts and corporate partners

Teacher-child interaction:
• Build positive relationships with each child.
• Facilitate children’s cognitive and linguistic development and learning through directed and spontaneous interactions.
• Engage children in age-appropriate experiences that support the program goals

• Take daily anecdotal notes and document student learning with individual records in TS GOLD and PALS documenting each child’s progress and growth.
• Reflect with Lead Teacher on observations and their impact on the teaching and learning process.
• Collect sample of children’s work to document progress.

Weekly Lesson plans:
• Collaborate with Lead Teacher in the lesson planning process based on the recorded observations of children’s developmental level and interests.
• Incorporate reflections about data analysis into planning.
• Facilitate the integration of content and themes throughout the learning centers and daily activities.

Family Involvement:
• Partner with parents with a shared desire to provide the best care and education for their children
• Foster frequent communication with families: in person, written form, or by telephone
• Share with families ideas for activities to support each child’s development and learning
• Collaborate in the implementation of strategies to involve families in the classroom learning process
• Collaborate in planning and organizing parent meetings
• Discuss all child or parent problem issues with the Lead Teacher and/or Director of Programs.
• Maintain the confidentiality of child and parent records.

Professional Development:
• Use performance evaluations to determine areas for professional growth
• Plan with supervisors PD activities to strengthen those areas
• Attend staff meetings and professional development trainings and apply new knowledge into the classroom setting to build professional competence
• Demonstrate participation and engagement in individual and group professional development opportunities

Health and Safety:
• Support monitoring of the health, safety, physical and emotional welfare of the children at all times.
• Provide active and engaged adult supervision at all times.
• Be alert to changes in behavior, clothing (by checking if they need to change it, if it is appropriate to the weather outside, if the shoelaces are tied, etc.) and physical appearance (by checking if their noses need to be wiped, if their hands or faces need to be washed, etc.) throughout the day.
• Support children during meal times, by encouraging them to eat, helping them with utensils and foods, promoting communication among them, and encouraging appropriate table manners.
• Monitor children’s rest period.
• Maintain the environment clean, free of hazards, with the materials in order, and aesthetically pleasing.
• Inform parents and administrators of accidents and incidents by filling out accident and/or incident reports when needed.
• Keep sign-in / sign-out forms updated and maintain attendance records.

Key Qualifications – Required experience and education:
• High school diploma required; CDA preferred.
• Experience working with children; preferably one year or more of experience in a preschool setting
• Meet the minimum 16 hours of annual training and be willing to work towards the next academic degree.
• Bilingual (languages include Spanish, Arabic, Amharic, Dari or Pashto)
• Demonstrate respect for diversity with children, families, and staff
• CPR and First Aid certified or willingness to obtain.
• Follow policies from CFNC’s Employee Handbook
• Must be able to use a computer with basic proficiency
• Ability to work in an individual and in a team setting.
• Flexibility in regards to schedules, sharing of tasks and changes in routines and plans.
• Ability to contribute new ideas and diverse methods of problem-solving to team.

Essential Skills and Personal Characteristics:
• Must have a love for children and a strong desire to make a difference every day.
• Must be physically able to lift and carry a minimum of 45 pounds, engage in physical activity with children, and work indoors or outdoors.
• Must be able to constantly move and interact with the children to provide stimulation and develop relationships.
• Must be able to maintain sight and sound of the children at all times.
• Punctuality
• Comply with licensing and health regulations and procedures
• Must be able to read, write, and communicate effectively in English.
• Pass pre-employment screenings and trainings as required.
• In the absence of the Lead Teacher, must be able to assume Lead Teacher responsibilities.
• Check children’s well-being every day, especially for signs of neglect or abuse
• Report suspected abuse or neglect using appropriate procedures and venues
• Respond positively to constructive feedback and demonstrate effort for improvement
• Demonstrate initiative, self-motivation, and continual learning.
• Practice professional and effective interpersonal communication skills.
• Ability to carry out all responsibilities, tasks and projects as assigned.
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with team.
• Propensity for problem solving.
• Nurturing character that enables the building of respectful, trusting and collaborative relationships with children and their families.
• Ethical and professional conduct that facilities the building of a respectful, trusting and collaborative relationship with all center staff.
• Modeling of appropriate behavior for children parents and other staff.
• Respect for family information and confidentiality.

Salary range: 10-month employee Salary $26,000 – $29,000

Work Schedule: 40 hours per week, 7:30AM-3:30PM, Monday through Friday

In addition to a rewarding career where you help shape children’s futures, CFNC provides a competitive compensation package. Benefits include:

• Medical, dental and vision insurance
• Generous paid vacation and sick time ( federal holidays and offices closed during Christmas and Spring breaks as well as PTO and Sick time)
• Company Paid Life insurance
• 401(k) savings and investment plan
• Paid professional development days
• Childcare tuition discounts

Interested candidates please email your resume and cover letter to HR@cfnc-online.org

The Child & Family Network Centers is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.



After School Teacher

Reports To: Director of Programs
Department: Programs

Job Summary
The After School Teacher will report directly to the Director of Programs. The After School Teacher will provide a safe, secure and stimulating after school environment for at-risk children. The After School Teacher will also provide an appropriate educational program for preschoolers that includes center based activities, outdoor play, and engaging story times and activities.

Job Responsibilities:
• Maintain all licensing standards and supervise preschool children during the 3-6PM After School Program at The Child and Family Network Centers.
• Plan engaging, hands on activities and experiences for preschoolers.
• Attend staff meeting and use information obtained at staff meeting to prepare for classroom activities.
• Participate in annual self-evaluation process.
• Meet the minimum 16 hours of annual training and be willing to work towards the next academic degree.
• Discuss all child or parent problem issues with Director of Programs.
• Maintain the confidentiality of child and parent records.
• Hours are Monday- Friday (any school day) from 2:45-6:15. All classrooms are located in the City of Alexandria.

Experience, Essential Skills and Personal Characteristics:
• Must have a highly supportive style and be a team player.
• Must demonstrate an ability to plan and prepare for specific activities.
• Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
• Must have the ability to read, write and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondences, and memos.
• Incumbent must have the ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization.
• Incumbent must have physical flexibility and be able to lift 50 pounds.
• Preferably, will possess at least one or two years of related experience with children.

• HS diploma required or in progress. CDA or AA preferred.
• Bilingual a plus.
• Early Childhood Education training preferred.
• Experience in an early childhood setting preferred.

The Child and Family Network Centers is an equal opportunity employer and service provider.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Susan Keightley at skeightley@cfnc-online.org.

Special Events Intern (Spring – Summer – Fall)

SUMMARY: The Special Events intern assists CFNC with all aspects of event planning. The Fall intern will support the Fall Donor Appreciation Reception , annual Spring Benefit/Gala and silent and live auction. The Spring Intern will support Spring2ACTion, Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day, Backpacks for Brighter Futures event and the annual Spring Benefit/Gala. Summer intern will support Backpacks for Brighter Futures event, and Fall Donor Appreciation Reception.


  • Manage event records, including sponsorship and ticket sales.
  • Help coordinate event logistics for each event.
  • Play a key role in outreach, record keeping, and organization of third party event partnership.
  • Manage and update sponsor and guest mailing lists.
  • Assist with special event and day-of-event operations including set-up, tear-down and other manual labor projects.
  • Assist with mail merges, envelope stuffing, data entry, filing, and vendor communication.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.


Internship lasts 14 weeks (10 weeks in the summer) and requires a commitment to work a minimum of twenty hours weekly (days and hours are flexible). Availability on the occasional evening/weekend is also desired.


Communications Intern (Spring – Summer – Fall)

SUMMARY: The Communications Intern will utilize social networking sites, blogging and traditional publicity routes to get the word out about everything that is CFNC. They will play a pivotal role in content planning, event marketing, contributing to the design of CFNC’s communications collateral, and constituent relationship maintenance. This internship offers the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of social media, engage in the creative process, and practice professional outreach and publicity strategies.

Candidates should have a working knowledge of all social media channels, excellent and professional phone and people skills, and enthusiasm for marketing and creative problem solving!


  • Assist in the creation of brochures, ads, posters, newsletters, invitations, event materials, displays, PowerPoint presentations, infographic illustrations, icons, charts, graphs, maps, tables, e-blasts, e-newsletters, banner ads, and interactive designs for CFNC’s website.
  • Assist with development of social media strategy and social media campaigns as they relate to fundraising and development.
  • Compile information for promotion of CFNC events.
  • Distribution of event listing information to third party listing sites.
  • Design, compose and send social media posts and e-newsletters.
  • Write and distribute press releases; follow up with media contacts.
  • Assist with publicity for events including online marketing/posting, blog posts and flier/poster distribution.
  • Creation of video posts for social media.
  • Assist with development of communications process and overall strategy.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Internship lasts 14 weeks (10 weeks in the summer) and requires a commitment to work a minimum of twenty hours weekly (days and hours are flexible). Availability on the occasional evening/weekend is also desired.


Development Intern (Spring – Summer – Fall)

SUMMARY: The Development Intern provides support for the Development Director in an effort to cultivate CFNC’s fundraising activities. The Development Intern will be involved with donor stewardship, grant writing, special events, direct mail solicitations, workplace giving, and in-kind support.


  • Data Entry and updating donor information and gifts in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Lead stewardship activities for donors.
  • Participate in grant research and writing.
  • Work on direct mail appeals.
  • Assist with supporting volunteer activities, planning group activities and in-kind drives.
  • Represent CFNC at workplace giving and other community events.
  • Work with Development Director to design special funding initiatives.


Internship lasts 14 weeks (10 weeks in the summer) and requires a commitment to work a minimum of twenty hours weekly (days and hours are flexible). Availability on the occasional evening/weekend is also desired.

Family Services Intern (Spring – Summer – Fall)

The Family Services Intern for CFNC assists with providing quality case management, educational workshops, and community resources for preschool children and their families.

Job Responsibilities

  • Act as a mandated reporter on all incidents of child abuse and neglect.
  • Assist with classroom observations to identify developmental delays and behavioral issues.
  • Measure and analyze clients outcomes for funding purposes
  • Research community resources for clients in Alexandria, VA
  • Organize educational family workshops and in-house health screenings
  • Create bilingual announcements and flyers for family services trainings and events
  • Patriciate in any necessary professional development trainings
  • Assist Social Workers and Office Administrator with other projects as required
  • Provide timely follow-up calls and reminders for clients as necessary

Experience, Essential Skills and Personal Characteristics:

  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and work in a professional manner
  • Must be able to maintain appropriate client boundaries.
  • Must be comfortable working with diverse clients and children.
  • Must be able to maintain appropriate client boundaries
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and work in a professional manner
  • Must be comfortable working collectively on group projects, workshops, and other assignments
  • Must have experience working with MS office suite and hold strong organizational skills.


  • Must hold High School Diploma or GED
  • Must hold some bilingual speaking skills in (Spanish-English)
  • Must have knowledge working with MS Office programs ( I.e. Microsoft Word, Outlook, Publisher, and Excel)

If you’re interested in any of these opportunities, please send a resume and cover letter to ashults@cfnc-online.org.