Early Childhood Education Fellowship

Family Connections’ Early Childhood Education Fellowship provides 250 hours of hands-on learning and mentorship.

Each Fellow receives:

  • Intentionally designed experiential learning opportunities
  • Professional growth through direct work in early childhood classrooms
  • One-on-one support and mentorship from teachers, directors, and classroom leads
  • Placements that support licensure, teaching credentials, and career goals
  • Opportunities to pursue special interests while supporting Family Connections’ work
  • Connection to San Francisco’s network of family resource centers and childcare centers

The Fellowship Program is a paid internship for people looking to grow their experiences and knowledge in the education field. Fellows are:

  • Students, recent graduates, early-career professionals, or individuals interested in making a career change
  • Temporary/seasonal positions, eligible for sick and holiday hours
  • Paid $24 hourly, with a stipend upon program completion that honors the Fellows’ time and contributions
  • Minimum 12 hours per week

We offer Summer, Fall, and Spring Fellowships. Please contact us at fellowship@fccenters.org if you have questions.

Fellowship Details

FCC serves 300 children and their parents/caregivers through our Early Childhood Education programs. Most children begin attending programs at 12-24 months and remain for an average of five years.

The Early Childhood Education Fellow supports the following programs:

  • First Steps: a playgroup for children 6-36 months and parents/caregivers that supports families in building healthy bonding and attachment
  • Pop N’ Play: an interactive program for children 2.5-4 years old and parents/caregivers, which supports children’s early literacy, math, and social skills, and caregivers’ understanding of healthy child development
  • Pre-K: a play-based and academic full-day program that prepares children ages 3-5 for kindergarten

The Early Childhood Education Fellow will be supervised by credentialed staff, have professional development opportunities, and receive coaching in their academic coursework and curriculum development.

Learn more about our Early Childhood Education programs here.