Board of Directors

Little Wonders is operated by the Board of Directors.  Members of the board consist of parents of current Little Wonders participants who serve for the duration of one school year.  New board members are selected each school year. The Board meets monthly.

The board consists of thirteen roles including President, Director, VP Registrar, VP Liaison, Events, Development, Jobs, Publicity, Facilities, San Mateo Council Representative, Treasurer, Secretary, and Technology.

**Click here to see Board Job Descriptions.

Members of the Board lead teams organized to execute on the operations of Little Wonders.  Please see the descriptions below for team-level jobs. 


Director Team

The following jobs report to the Director of Little Wonders.  

Previews Coordinator (1 position)

  • Timeline: Steady work throughout the year
  • Skills:  Must be a returning Little Wonders parent.  Self-starter with strong computer and great interpersonal skills.
  • Monetary Commitment:  None.
  • Responsibilities:  This person will be assisting the Director by being responsible for the preview@littlewonders.org email, corresponding with families interested in Little Wonders, and handling RSVPs for the preview sessions. Most of the work is done from home via email.

Keepsake - Organization (1 Position)

  • Timeline: Heavy in October/November and March/April.
  • Skills: Organized and detail-oriented. Must have access to a computer with email access; familiarity with Excel or other spreadsheet program is recommended.
  • Monetary Commitment: None.
  • Responsibilities: This person will be assisting the Director with the keepsake projects. Duties will include handling individual sign-ups, coordinating the orders for each class with the Director, assisting Director with money collection and/or invoicing, and assisting Director with keepsake sorting and distribution once they are completed. May also be asked to drop off keepsakes at shop to be completed. Most of the order coordination work is done from home.

Keepsake - Creative (2 Positions)

  • Timeline: Heavy in October/November and March/April.
  • Skills: Artistic and creative. Excellent handwriting.
  • Monetary Commitment: None.
  • Responsibilities: This person will be assisting the Director with decorating the keepsake items ordered by Little Wonders families. Decorations include getting student handprints on each item, as well as adding seasonal artwork and writing to each item. Items will likely include ornaments, plates, mugs, frames, tiles, etc. Will need to be available during class time throughout the two week period in both the fall and spring semesters when the keepsakes are being made, and/or after class time, to assist the Director in completing all of the keepsakes ordered. Appropriate aged children may join you at Little Wonders when you are attending other classes, however childcare would be required if you come after regular class time, or have children outside the Little Wonders age range. May also be asked to drop off keepsakes at shop to be completed.

Adult Librarian and Education (1 Position)

  • Timeline: Must be available to work prior to the start of school. Otherwise, work is steady throughout the year.
  • Skills: An interest in parenting literature is a bonus for this job.
  • Monetary Commitment: None.
  • Responsibilities: In August, organize the parent education lending library. Maintain the library throughout the year. Periodically check children's books for repair or replacement. Each month, follow-up with borrowers to ensure that books are returned on time. Most of the work can be done while attending Little Wonders or from home.

Art Assistant (2 Positions)

  • PARTIAL BUYOUT - $100 and Ten (10) hours of work.
  • Timeline: Steady throughout the year with a bit more work during the fall semester.
  • Skills: Artistic and creative. Good communication skills and a self-starter.
  • Monetary Commitment: $100 (approximate total to cover art supplies)
  • Responsibilities: This job reports to the Director, and supports the staff with any art needs throughout the year. Examples of the work could include preparing art supplies and paper cutouts at home to be used in in-class activities. Additionally, will be responsible for making all birthday crowns (approximately 200) for the school. Art supplies will be purchased by parent volunteer as needed, totaling approximately $100.

Parenting Classes (1 or 2 Positions - As defined by the Director)

  • Timeline: Collaborate with Director to determine class dates.
  • Skills: Please contact the Director before signing up for this job. For parents with special skills in marriage counseling, speech pathology, special needs children, or other related fields that apply to the Little Wonders community and/or InnVision Shelter Network. The Director will exercise her discretion to make a job available for those parents to hold a class for the Little Wonders community or for InnVision Shelter Network.
  • Monetary Commitment: None.
  • Responsibilities: Teach and/or coordinate two (2) classes during the year and bring appropriate handouts. If appropriate may prepare related article for Wonder Words (our school newsletter).

Scholastic Book Coordinator (1 Position)

  • Timeline: Steady throughout the year with some preparatory work required in August.
  • Skills: Must be well organized and able to meet deadlines.
  • Monetary Commitment: None.
  • Responsibilities: Provide Scholastic Book order forms to school each month. Collect orders and checks. Order the books, receive shipments and organize delivery. Keep track of bonus points and special offers for school. Periodically, advertise Scholastic Books in class announcements. Most of the work can be done from home or during Little Wonders class.

Photographer/Historian (2 Positions)

  • Timeline: Steady throughout the year. Needs to attend the Little Wonders sponsored events during the year, specifically the All School Meeting, Halloween Party, PJ Parties, School Wash, Optional Night Class, and All School Picnic.  
  • Skills: Should have own camera and enjoy photography. Familiarity with Shutterfly Share sites a plus; comfort with online photo uploading required. Should enjoy scrapbooking. Experience with on-line scrapbooking recommended.
  • Monetary Commitment: Small out-of-pocket expenses as you pay for or self print some photos.
  • Responsibilities: Overall responsibility is to establish a permanent photo history of the school. Ensure coverage of all Little Wonders’ events (Halloween Party, AllSchool Meeting, PJ Parties, School Wash, Optional Night Class and School Picnic, etc.). Photograph a representative sample of parents and children at these events. Upload photos to Shutterfly. Also, responsible for managing the Photo Sharing Site (Shutterfly): responsibilities include preparing photo sharing site for new school year, creating/changing passwords, modifying site design/layout. Provide some photos to Director for bulletin displays throughout the year. Put together an online photo scrapbook through Shutterfly that depicts and chronicles the past year at Little Wonders.

Dad Liaison (1 Position)

  • Timeline: Steady throughout the year.
  • Skills: Helpful to be a returning Little Wonders Dad, with good communication skills and an interest in building a community among the Dads at Little Wonders. Must have access to a computer with internet access and email.
  • Monetary Commitment: None.
  • Responsibilities: Primary role is to act as a leader and communicator among all Dads who are a part of Little Wonders, whether they are a participating parent or not. Dad Liaison will organize 2-3 “Dad’s Night Out” evenings at local venues throughout the year, and will ensure that each event is publicized and announced in the weekly school announcements. Dad Liaison will also organize, with the assistance of the Director, a “Dad & Child” weekend playdate either at Little Wonders, or at a nearby home/park/similar location. From time to time, the job may require reaching out to a Dad / family who is having a difficult time, to provide support and encouragement, and to help Director determine if there is something more that Little Wonders can do to support the family.

Registration Team

The following jobs report to the VP Registrar.

Registrar’s Assistant (3-4 Positions - As needed by the Registrar)

  • Timeline: Must be available to start June 1 (or possibly by May 1). Especially heavy in summer and fall, with steady work throughout the year.
  • kills: Must be well organized, detail-oriented, and proficient with Excel and Google docs. Must have regular access to a computer with internet.
  • Monetary Commitment: None.
  • Responsibilities: The Registrar will give each Registrar’s Assistant specific duties that they will be responsible for handling throughout the year. These responsibilities could include but are not limited to assignment of classes for new registrants, maintaining waitlists for classes at capacity, preparing class lists, generating sign-in sheets for orientation and other school events, reviewing and recording of registration payments in Registration System, and representing the Registrar at Board meetings as needed. Each Registrar’s Assistant should be willing to pitch in during busy times to make sure everything gets done in a timely manner and that the work load is shared equitably. Registrar’s Assistants are required to train their replacement parent volunteers at the end of the school year. After an initial team meeting, most of the work can be completed at home.

Invoice Coordinator (1 Position)

  • Timeline: Must be available to start June 1. Especially heavy in summer and fall, with steady work throughout the year.
  • Skills: Must be well organized, detail-oriented, and proficient with Excel and Google docs. Must have good communication skills. Must have regular access to a computer with internet.
  • Monetary Commitment: None.
  • Responsibilities: The Invoice Coordinator will support the Registrar and all Board members as needed to issue invoices via PayPal throughout the year, and may be asked to provide payment status for invoices periodically. Will work with Registrar & Registrar Assistants as needed to track payments that are paid, and follow up on unpaid payments with PayPal and email reminders. Will issue tuition receipts and refunds to registrants as requested by the Registrar. Will work with Treasurer to identify and clarify payments made to the school. Invoices are sent for tuition deposits, tuitions balances, job buyouts, registration fees, sponsorships, and other items as needed. May assist the Keepsake Coordinator (Organization) with the invoices for the fall and spring semester keepsakes. After an initial team meeting with Registrar, most of the work can be completed at home. 

The following jobs report to VP Liaison.

Class Liaison (11 Fall Class Positions + 1 Spring Class Position)

  • Timeline: Steady throughout the year with three required meetings – Liaison introductory meeting in late July or August, Orientation Night during first two (2) weeks in September and a meeting in January/February.
  • kills: Helpful to be a returning Little Wonders parent. Good communication skills and interest in working as the class leader desired. Must have access to a computer with internet access and email.
  • Monetary Commitment: None.
  • Responsibilities: Primary role is to act as a class leader and communicator, helping to unite the class and facilitate bonding among class members. Class liaisons are responsible for emailing class weekly with reminders about in class responsibilities, including Food Parent, Clean-up parents, plus other class specific notifications for upcoming events, birthdays, etc. For Orientation Night, class liaisons extend an invitation through Evite and/or phone calls, as well as coordinate refreshments for the evening. Class liaisons organize occasional outings outside of class (park dates or Parent’s Night-type events) and organize assistance for class members in a pinch (e.g., provide meals for families with new babies) to further class bonding. From time to time, the job will require telephone calls or email to class members for special events reminders. Additional responsibilities include assisting teacher with daily running of classroom activities, acting as a contact person during class time for new families, and coordinating/ collecting money for voluntary contributions to the holiday and year end teacher gifts from the class.

VP Liaison Assistant-Outreach (1 Position)

  • Timeline: Steady throughout the year. Busy in November/December for holiday outreach activities, and in March/April for the spring outreach activities. Support a few meetings throughout the year as required.

  • Skills: Helpful to be a returning Little Wonders parent. Good communication skills, and interested in working in a team desired. Interest in outreach activities necessary.

  • Monetary Commitment: None.

  • Responsibilities: Assist the VP Liaison as necessary. Represent the VP Liaison at Board meetings or other committee meetings as needed. Will be primarily responsible for coordinating Little Wonders’ Outreach Team in supporting outreach activities throughout the year, including the diaper drives for Life Moves, holiday Giving Tree for LifeMoves, arranging meals and activities throughout the year at LifeMoves, the Family Connections Spring Book Drive and the Family Connections Spring Party. Specific responsibilities may include organizing initial meetings for Outreach Team, keeping outreach efforts on track with email reminders and phone calls, ensuring appropriate publicity of outreach activities, including writing announcements about outreach activities, and assisting the Outreach Team as needed. Childcare may be necessary so that you can attend events as required.

VP Liaison Assistant- Liaison Communication (1 Position)

  • Timeline: Steady throughout the year. Busy in August/September for Class Liaison introductory meeting and need for heavier communication at the beginning of the school year. Busy in January organizing mid-year meeting with Class Liaisons.
  • Skills: Helpful to be a returning Little Wonders parent and a past Class Liaison. Good communication skills, organized and detail-oriented, and have an interested in working in a team.
  • Monetary Commitment: None.
  • Responsibilities: Assist the Vice President Liaison as necessary. Represent the Vice President Liaison at Board meetings or other committee meetings as needed. Support the Class Liaisons in their roles throughout the year. Co-host the Class Liaison’s introductory meeting with the Director and VP Liaison. Organize and host the mid-year Class Liaison meeting. Help Class Liaisons and teachers organize their Orientation meetings and keep track of the attendance. Help liaisons find venues and organize activities with the classmates (Parent’s Nights and playdates). Generate ideas for teacher’s gifts. Be an overall support system for the Class Liaisons so they have guidance. Responsible for bridging communication gaps when class liaisons are not yet assigned or unavailable. Most work can be done from home, however childcare may be necessary so that you can attend the required meetings.

Outreach Team (4 Positions)

  • Timeline: Steady throughout the year. Busy in November/December, and in March/April. Support a few meetings throughout the year as required.
  • Skills: Interest in working with non-profits supporting children and families within our community.
  • Monetary Commitment: None.
  • Responsibilities: Under the leadership of the VP Liaison Assistant – Outreach, work as part of a small team to organize Little Wonders’ outreach efforts throughout the year, including the diaper drives for Life Moves, holiday Giving Tree for LifeMoves, arranging meals and activities throughout the year at LifeMoves, the Family Connections Spring Book Drive and the Family Connections Spring Party. Will need to deliver diapers and other donations to LifeMoves as needed, especially during the diaper drives. Childcare may be necessary so that you can attend the required events.

Liaison Team


  • Events Chair Assistant (1 Position)

  • Timeline:  Steady throughout the year. 

  • Skills: Strong organizational and management skills are needed. Must have ready email access to communicate with the Events Chair and the various events’ co-chairs. 

  • Monetary Commitment:  None.

  • Responsibilities:  Assist the Events Chair with various projects as needed. Represent the Events Chair at Board meetings or other committee meetings as needed.  This person will serve as the liaison between the Halloween Committee and the Halloween Food/Beverage Committee.  Coordinate with the various events’ co-chairs to assure that the planning binders are updated, that relevant hard copy and electronic copies of documents are included, and that the binders are passed on to the following year’s chairs.  Childcare may be necessary, as you will be asked to attend some meetings and events.  

All-School Meeting Coordinator

  • Positions: 1

  • Timeline: Planning begins in September and continues until event in October, including at least one committee meeting and attendance at the event.  All work is completed by the end of October.

  • Event Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016.  Attendance is required.

  • Skills:  MUST be a returning Little Wonders parent. Good interpersonal and organizational skills a must.  Must have email access to communicate with the Events Chair and your committee.

  • Monetary Commitment:  None.

  • Responsibilities: Working with the Director, All-School Meeting (ASM) Coordinator will organize and run the ASM, with the assistance of a small committee. Obtain ASM binder from Director NO LATER THAN September for detailed information pertaining to this job. You will be required to have one meeting with your committee in September (scheduled at your convenience) to give out assignments and get organized. Most other communication with your committee can be done via email. ASM Coordinator is responsible for the tracking and staying within the specified budget, which includes the food, any decorations needed, cost of room rental, ASM speaker and any set up costs.  You are required to attend this event, including set-up and clean-up, and need to confirm all committee members have paid their job buyouts.  Update the ASM Coordinator binder following the event with any information that may be helpful to future chairs, including hard copies and electronic copies of all relevant documents.  Childcare may be necessary so that you can attend this event.  

Halloween Party Co-Chairs (2 Positions)

  • Timeline: Planning begins in August and continues up until the event in late October, including at least two committee meetings and the event itself. All work is completed by early November.   

  • Event Date:  Saturday, October 29, 2016.  Attendance is required.

  • Skills: MUST be a returning Little Wonders parent. Strong management and interpersonal skills are important for this job as you will be heading a committee of up to 16 parents. Must have ready email access to communicate with your committee, co-chair, Events Chair and Events Chair Assistant.

  • Monetary Commitment:  None.

  • Responsibilities:  Working with a Co-Chair, you will organize and run the Halloween Party with the assistance of a committee. Obtain complete Halloween Party binder NO LATER THAN August for detailed information pertaining to your job. Coordinate all committee members’ activities and create a work schedule for all committee members on the day of the party. Conduct two meetings (scheduled at your convenience) with committee members, initially to assign jobs, and then to follow up on planning progress.  Most other communication can be done via email. Must be present all day at the party, including set-up and clean-up. Set-up occurs the Friday night prior to the event. Coordinate food and beverages with the Events Chair Assistant, who will be in direct charge of the Halloween Party Food and Beverage Committee. Update the Halloween Party Chair binder following the event with any information that may be helpful to future chairs, including hard copies and electronic copies of all relevant documents. Childcare may be necessary so that you can attend meetings and event.

School Picnic Coordinator (2 Positions)

  • Timeline: Planning begins in February and continues through April/May, with the heaviest load in April and May, including one committee meeting and the event itself. 

  • Event Date:  Preferably late April/early May.  Attendance is required.

  • Skills: MUST be a returning Little Wonders parent. Strong management and interpersonal skills are important for this job as you will be heading a committee of parents. Must have ready email access to communicate with your committee and the Events Chair.

  • Monetary Commitment:  None.

  • Responsibilities: You will organize and run the School Picnic, with the assistance of a committee.  Obtain complete School Picnic binder NO LATER THAN December for detailed information pertaining to your job. Make a reservation with the San Mateo Parks and Recreation Department (usually on January 2nd) for the covered space at Beresford Park for the date of the Picnic. Conduct one meeting (scheduled at your convenience) with committee members to get organized and assign jobs. Coordinate the committee in planning games, activities and entertainment.  Most other communication can be done via email. Confirm committee members have paid their job buyouts.  Remain within the specified budget.  Must be present during entire picnic, including set-up and clean-up. Update the School Picnic Chair binder following the event with any information that may be helpful to future chairs, including hard copies and electronic copies of all relevant documents. Childcare may be necessary so that you can attend meetings and event.

All-School Meeting Committee (6 Positions) - Partial Buyout -- $200 and Five (5) hours of work

  • Timeline:  Planning begins in September and continues up until event in October, including at least one committee meeting and attendance at event.  All work is complete by the end of October.
  • Event Date:  Thursday, October 20, 2016.  Attendance is required.
  • Skills:  Should enjoy working on a committee.  Must have email access to communicate ith your commottee and the ASM Coordinator.
  • Monetary Commitment:  $200 (Paid to Little Wonders)
  • Responsibilities:  Under direction of the ASM Coordinator, assist in the planning and management of the All-School Meeting.  Attend one committee meeting (to be organized by the ASM Coordinator) at which you will be assigned a job in one of the following categories:
    • Parent to Parent Networking (2 Positions)
    • Food organization and purchasing (2 Positions)
    • Assist Development team with Fund-A-Need and/or Fundraising/Raffle Activities (2 Positions)
  • All other communication with the ASM Coordinator will be done via email.  Attendance at the ASM is required, including set-up and clean-up as required. Childcare may be necessary so that you can attend the ASM.  Buy-out payment is due by the end of September.

Halloween Party Committee (16 Positions)

  • Timeline: Planning begins in August and continues up until event in late October, including at least two committee meetings, Friday night setup the night prior to the event, and the event itself. All work is completed by early November. 

  • Event Date:  Saturday, October 29, 2016.  Attendance is required.

  • Skills:  Should enjoy working on a committee. Must have email access to communicate with your committee and Halloween Party Co-Chairs. 

  • Monetary Commitment:  None.

  • Responsibilities: Under direction of the Halloween Party Co-Chairs, assist in coordination of the Halloween Party for Little Wonders’ families.  Attend two committee meeting (to be organized by the committee Co-Chairs) at which you will be assigned a job as part of this committee. Responsibilities on the committee will include shopping, soliciting contributions, making props and decorations, and organizing a booth to work at the party. You will be required to set-up the evening before the party and the morning of the party, run a booth during the party, and clean-up afterwards.  Childcare may be necessary so that you can attend meetings and the event during your designated work time.  You will have a break during the day to attend the party with your child. 

Halloween Food & Beverage Committee (6 Positions) -Partial Buyout - $200 and Five (5) hours work.

  • Timeline: Must attend one committee meeting in early fall, plus work during your allotted time the day of the party.   

  • Event Date:  Saturday, October 29, 2016.  Attendance is required.

  • Skills: Must have a Costco card, as many food and beverage items are purchased there. Should enjoy working on a committee. Must have email access to communicate with the Events Chair Assistant.

  • Monetary Commitment:  $200 (paid to Little Wonders)

  • Responsibilities:  Under direction of the Events Chair Assistant, this committee will provide appetizers, desserts and beverages for the Little Wonders Halloween Party.  Attend one committee meeting (to be organized by the Events Chair Assistant and/or the Halloween Party Committee Co-Chairs) where you will be given your assignment of what to bring.  All other communication with the Events Chair Assistant will be done via email.  Must bring designated food and beverages to the event and work one of the two parties (morning or afternoon) restocking food and freshening the table, as well as set-up or clean-up.  Childcare may be necessary so that you can attend the meeting and the event during your designated work time.   The buy-outs from this committee will serve as the budget to cover the food for the Halloween party.  Buy-out payment is due 30 days before the event.

School Picnic Committee (8 Positions) $200 and Five (5) hours workDe

  • Timeline:  Planning begins in February/March and continues until the picnic, with the heaviest load in April; Attendance at one committee meeting and at the event.

  • Event Date:  Preferably late April/early May.  Attendance is required.

  • Skills: Should enjoy working on a committee. Must have email access to communicate with committee and School Picnic Chair.

  • Monetary Commitment:  $200 (paid to Little Wonders)

  • Responsibilities: Under direction of the School Picnic Coordinator, assist in coordination of the School Picnic for Little Wonders’ families.  Attend one committee meeting (to be organized by the School Picnic Coordinator) at which you will be assigned a job for the event. Responsibilities on the committee will include planning activities, entertainment, decorations, and a special snack for the event, as well as handling publicity to the Little Wonders Community.  All other communication with the School Picnic Coordinator will be done via email.  You are required to attend this event, including set-up and clean-up. Childcare may be necessary so that you can attend the meeting and the event.  Buy-out payment is due 30 days before the event.

Events Team


Development Chair Assistant (1 Position) - PRE-REGISTRATION JOB

  • Timeline: Steady throughout the year.
  • Skills: Must be organized self-starter with strong project management skills. May require attendance at evening committee meetings.
  • Monetary Commitment: None.
  • Responsibilities: Work closely with the Development Chair on fundraising ideas throughout the year. Represent the Development Chair at Board meetings or other committee meetings as needed. Projects will vary from year to year, depending on the goals and objectives set out by the Development Chair. Duties will be assigned by the Development Chair and may include coordinating fundraising opportunities at existing school events to achieve targeted goals. Coordinate logistics with participating fundraising partners. Report figures after each fundraising event to Development Chair. Other responsibilities may include managing ongoing fundraising projects as designated by the Development Chair and Director. 

Development Committee (8 Positions)

  • Timeline:  Steady throughout the year, with more work at the beginning and end of the school year.
  • Skills: Should enjoy working on a committee. Good interpersonal skills, organized, and a self-starter. Marketing and/or fundraising skills a plus. Must have email access to communicate with your committee and Chair. Familiarity with Microsoft Word & Excel, and with Google Documents is desired. 
  • Monetary Commitment: None.
  • Responsibilities: Development Committee will work with the Development Chair and/or Development Chair Assistant on fundraising projects throughout the year. Fundraising opportunities could include “pay-to- play” items, auction items, raffles and Fund-a- Need items, available at existing school events throughout the year (All-School Meeting, Halloween Party and School Picnic). Additional work for the Development Committee could include supporting passive fundraising initiatives at existing events, in the classroom and online. Skill sets on the team will be leveraged to best utilize the team’s expertise, experience and interests.

Photography Coordinator (1 Position) PRE-REGISTRATION JOB

  • Timeline: Must be available in early September, steady throughout remainder of year. 
  • Skills: MUST be a returning Little Wonders parent. Interest in photography a plus.
  • Monetary Commitment: None.
  • Responsibilities: Oversees all photography product offerings and pricing recommendations in collaboration with Development Chair as well as School Photographer Assistants activities.  Responsible for all photo-related announcements (individual portrait sessions, class pictures, and class photo sharing) in collaboration with School Photographer and Director.  In September and January work closely with School Photographer and School Photographer Assistants to coordinate portrait taking schedule. Serve as point person between Little Wonders photography vendor (Zenfolio). Act as point person to all familiesfor answering questions/resolving issues relating to Zenfolio.

School Photographer Assistant (3 Positions)

  • Timeline: Individual portraits in the fall (September-November), and spring (April). Must be available during photo sessions to assist Photographer.
  • Skills: Must be able to work during school hours, during the fall (October-November). Flexible schedule with access to reliable childcare during the day. Interest in photography a plus.
  • Monetary Commitment: None.
  • Responsibilities: Create and manage schedule (using Google Docs) for individual portrait sessions by working with the Photography Coordinator, School Photographer and Director. Assist School Photographer during individual portrait photo sessions as requested. Record pictures taken during each session and work with School Photographer to ensure that picture files are assigned to the correct class.  May need to help School Photographer upload and organize photos after pictures have been taken. Liaise with Zenfolio on order fulfillment and serve as point person between Little Wonders, School Photographer and Zenfolio.

Development Team


Jobs Chair Assistant (1 Position) PRE-REGISTRATION JOB

  • Timeline: Steady throughout the year and heaviest at the beginning of each semester.
  • Skills: Must be well-organized, and a self-starter. Must have strong computer skills with email access and be familiar with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
  • Monetary Commitment: None.
  • Responsibilities: Coordinate and distribute schedules and job details for the Play Dough Makers, Towel Washers, and Pajama (PJ) Party hostesses, for each semester, and update schedules as needed throughout the semester. Send out Evites for each class Pajama Party (or coordinate with Class Liaisons to send evites), and coordinate with Pajama Party hostesses and teacher as needed for each Pajama Party. Assist Jobs Chair on an as-needed basis with school job assignments, job description updates, and the distribution and collection of job completion survey forms. Represent the Jobs Chair at Board meetings as needed. Most of the work can be completed at home.

Pajama Party Hostesses (10 Positions for Fall + 2 Positions for Spring) PARTIAL BUYOUT – $200 and 5 hours work

  • Timeline: Two (2) Friday evenings throughout the school year, one fall semester and one spring semester (no more than 5 hours total).
  • Skills: Work well with others and have the ability to purchase and deliver food for assigned class pajama parties.
  • Monetary Commitment: $200 (approximate total to cover food expenses)
  • Responsibilities: Each class has a Friday night Pajama Party, where kids, their siblings, and parents come to school in the evening for a modified “class” session. You are the host/hostess for two (2) Friday night Pajama Party (dates determined by Director) by providing food and refreshments for parents and children. The teacher plans the evening program, and the hostesses (two per party) pay for and bring the food, plus they set up and clean up the party. You will receive your hostess schedule at the beginning of each semester, and you will not be required to host the party for your child’s class.

Play Dough Maker (4 Positions)

  • Timeline: Steady throughout the year.
  • Skills: Must be able to follow a recipe and work under a deadline.
  • Monetary Commitment:  Must pay for play dough-making supplies.
  • Responsibilities: Because of the numbers of children who play with our play dough each week, play dough is replaced weekly. Make fresh play dough approximately every third week during the school year, and bring to school on assigned day (team schedule distributed at beginning of each semester).  All of the work can be completed at home.

Towel Washers (6 Positions)

MUST be enrolled in one of the following classes: Tuesday AM, Thursday AM, or Friday PM. Otherwise, please do NOT sign up for this job.

  • Timeline: Steady throughout year, once every three weeks.
  • Skills: Must have access to a washing machine. Must be enrolled in one of the following classesTuesday AM, Thursday AM, or Friday PM.
  • Monetary Commitment: Must use your own detergent, washing machine and dryer.
  • Responsibilities: Follow towel-washing schedule to ensure ALL classes are stocked with clean towels. Each team member washes towels approximately 15 times per year. Collect towels, clean and return to class based on the team schedule. If you are unable to pickup towels on your designated day, it is your responsibility to find a replacement.  All of the work can be completed at home.

Jobs Team


Publicity Chair Assistant (1 Position) PRE-REGISTRATION JOB

  • Timeline: Must be able to begin job in early July preceding the school year. Work is steady throughout the year. May require one (1) or two (2) in-person meetings with Publicity Chair. Otherwise, most work can be done from home and over email.
  • Skills: Helpful to be a returning Little Wonders parent. Graphic design experience is a plus. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills needed.
  • Monetary Commitment: None.
  • Responsibilities: Assist Publicity Chair to oversee any of the areas in this domain as needed. If Publicity Chair is NOT well versed in Desktop Publishing and Graphic design, assistant will need to manage Little Wonders’ advertising efforts throughout the year. Develop advertising plan and oversee production and delivery of ads to local publications (usually mothers club newsletters or e-bulletins). Supply Little Wonders photography to include in advertising efforts. Work independently or with Publicity Desktop Publisher to ensure all advertising meets various size and technical requirements. Also, as requested by Publicity Chair and with the Publicity Desktop Publisher, develop promotional materials (flyers and brochures), as needed, throughout the year. Assist with orientation packet development in July. Represent the Publicity Chair at Board meetings or other committee meetings as needed.

Publicity Desktop Publisher (1 Position) PRE-REGISTRATION JOB

  • Timeline: Must be able to begin job in July preceding the school year. Work is steady throughout the year, with one (1) or two (2) in-person meetings with the Publicity Chair.
  • Skills: Experience with Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator is required; access to a Windows computer is also needed. Photoshop or basic photo editing skills are required. Must be detail-oriented, able to meet deadlines, and have the ability to follow advertising schedules.
  • Monetary Commitment: None.
  • Responsibilities: Working with the Publicity Chair and Publicity Assistant, produce Little Wonders' electronic and print advertising throughout the year (generally updating existing designs). Ensure all advertising meets various size and technical requirements. Most of the work is done from home and over email.

Social Media Manager (1 Position) PRE-REGISTRATION JOB

  • Timeline: Steady throughout the year, with work beginning in August before the start of the fall semester. 
  • Skills: Experience with Social Media desired, especially Facebook. Requires a computer with internet access and email.
  • Monetary Commitment: None.
  • Responsibilities: Manage all of Little Wonders Social Media, including Facebook, Yelp, and other websites (e.g. kidfully.com) as needed. Update Little Wonders Facebook page on a weekly basis with new events or reminders. Act as moderator on comments and answer/forward any pending questions as required. All work can be completed from home.

Social Media / Blog Writer (3 Positions)

  • Timeline: Steady throughout the year, with work beginning in August before the start of the fall semester. 
  • Skills: Should enjoy researching and writing. Experience with and interest in social media and child/family focused blogs will be helpful.
  • Monetary Commitment: None.
  • Responsibilities: Develop story ideas, research and write short articles for posting on the school web blog and/or Facebook page. May also be asked to help writing/editing postings for teachers and/or director. All work can be completed from home and over email.

Class Placemat Coordinator (1 Position) PRE-REGISTRATION JOB

  • Timeline: Planning commences in August, but duties are complete by the holiday break. Heaviest from October – December. One (1) or two (2) in-person meetings with the placemat team, editors, and printer are likely.
  • Skills: Digital camera and online photo-sharing (e.g., Shutterfly) experience required. As you will be managing a committee, strong organizational and interpersonal skills are a plus.
  • Monetary Commitment: None.
  • Responsibilities: Coordinate and execute the development of the class placemats. Develop and manage the production timeline, acquire all necessary class roster data, coordinate the photographers and deliver files to the Class Placemat Editor for design and layout. Serve as liaison between Placemat team and teachers/class liaisons.  Oversee placemat production and delivery. Most work can be done at home and over email.

Class Placemat Editors (2 Positions)  PRE-REGISTRATION JOB

  • Timeline: Heaviest from November – December, but duties are complete by the holiday break. One (1) in-person meeting with the placemat team is likely.
  • Skills: Desktop publishing, Photoshop (any experience from Photoshop to CS4, NOT Photoshop Elements), basic knowledge of resolution, layers, selecting and resizing as well as digital camera experience required for this job. Actual possession of the updated software is not required as the trial version (30 days) can be downloaded from: https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?product=photoshop&loc=en (must be at least PhotoShop CS3).
  • Monetary Commitment: None.
  • Responsibilities: Oversee the editorial aspects of the class placemat production. Along with the Class Placemat Chair, develop the design and layout for the placemats. Ensure that all names are spelled correctly and that all class members are represented. Most work can be done at home and over email.

Class Placemat Photographer Team (5 Positions)

  • Timeline: Heaviest from October – November, but duties are complete by the holiday break. One in-person meeting with the placemat team is likely.
  • Skills: Must have access to and ability to operate a digital camera {SLR digital camera is required}. Must enjoy and be proficient at taking candid and portrait photos of children. Experience with online photo-sharing site (e.g., Shutterfly) is a plus.
  • Monetary Commitment: None.
  • Responsibilities: Participate in development of class placemats by photographing each child during class times. Typically responsible for photographing two classes of 20 children each (headshots and candids) over the course of 2-3 class visits. Committee members provide 1-2 head shots of each child in class, as well as provide up to 17-20 good group shots with each child represented at least once and teacher in several shots. Appropriate aged children may join you at Little Wonders when you are photographing another class. You may be asked to share your digital photos with the Photographer/Historian during the year.

Little Wonders Preview Team Coordinator (1 Position)

  • Timeline: MUST be available during October, November and January for Preschool Forum Events. MUST be available in November, March, April, and May for Preview Sessions held at Little Wonders. Each event is approximately two hours.
  • Skills: Helpful to be a returning Little Wonders parent, and excited about promoting Little Wonders in the community. As you will be overseeing a committee, it is important that you have good management and interpersonal skills.
  • Monetary Commitment: None.
  • Responsibilities: Little Wonders staffs a table at several Mothers' Club preschool forum events in the fall to promote the school in the community. We also hold one Preview Session in the fall and five Preview Sessions in March, April, and May to introduce prospective families to our program. Manage the Mothers' Club preschool forum events in October, November and January (usually San Mateo, Peninsula YMCA, San Carlos/Belmont, Foster City and Burlingame Mothers' Clubs). Contact Mothers'; Clubs to register for events and develop a schedule of community marketing events. Ensure each event is staffed (if necessary, attend events that are not fully staffed). For the Little Wonders Preview Sessions, coordinate Preview Session dates with the Director in January. Ensure each session is staffed (if necessary, attend events that are not fully staffed), and assign a LW Preview Team member to bring snacks to each of the LW Preview Sessions Utilize team members to ensure that our Little Wonders marketing materials remain posted and current among community businesses. Communicate and meet with Director, Committee, Publicity Chair and Board members, as necessary, to coordinate the schedule, provide event details and materials, discuss the agenda and responsibilities, and solicit feedback from the community marketing sessions. Childcare may be necessary as most events are in the late afternoon or early evening.

Little Wonders Preview Team (4 Positions) PARTIAL BUYOUT - $75 and 12 hours work

  • Timeline: MUST be available during October, November and January for Preschool Forum Events, and in March and April for Preview Sessions held at Little Wonders. Every member will need to attend five (5) events throughout the year. Each event is approximately two (2) hours.
  • Skills: Must be knowledgeable and excited about Little Wonders and promoting us in the community.
  • Monetary Commitment: $75 (approximate total to cover food expenses)
  • Responsibilities: Handle duties at Preschool Forum Events (at Mothers’ Clubs in October, November and January) and Preview Sessions at Little Wonders in March and April. Purchase and bring small snack to one Preview session at Little Wonders. Set up, greet people, hand out flyers and answer questions about the school. Help with distribution of promotional materials in the community throughout the year. Responsible for staying in touch with 5 local businesses to be sure our advertising materials are posted and current. Childcare may be necessary as most events are in the late afternoon or early evening.

Publicity Team


Facilities Assistant (1 Position) PRE-REGISTRATION JOB

  • Timeline: Steady throughout the year. Must be available to start work in June, and available during the first two weeks of September to set up the classrooms for Orientations nights and the start of school. Will be required to attend one (1) meeting with entire facilities team in August, and required to attend up to five (5) School Washes throughout the year. 
  • Skills: Ability to manage people is critical for this job. Handy with tools and/or painting helpful.  Can be a spouse (instead of “participating parent”) however job holder must attend initial facilities meeting with Facilities Chair.
  • Monetary Commitment: None.
  • Responsibilities: Help Facilities Manager with projects around the school as needed. Projects could begin as early as June, prior to classes starting in September. You must attend the first School Wash with the Facilities Manager, and be available to supervise, on your own, up to five (5) other School Washes throughout the school year (School Washes are held on the 1st Saturday every month for three (3) hours). You will also be required to take home, wash, and return towels used at the Saturday washes that you supervise. Represent the Facilities Chair at Board meetings or other committee meetings as needed. Can bring children with you to the August meeting, however childcare is required when you support the weekend School Washes.  

Facilities Committee (3 Positions)

  • Timeline: Steady throughout the year. Must be available to start work in June and available during the first two weeks of September to set up the classrooms for Orientations nights and the start of school. Will be required to attend one (1) meeting with entire facilities team in August. 
  • Skills: Handy with tools and painting helpful.
  • Monetary Commitment: None.
  • Responsibilities: Help Facilities Chair and Assistant with projects as needed. The team will make sure that the school remains safe, clean and welcoming. All team members meet once in August, but duties take place throughout the school year. 
  • Responsibilities include facility preparation during orientation week, photo bulletin boards, gardening, costume and apron maintenance, and monitoring of washed towels. Work with Facilities Chair to determine rotation of responsibility to check supplies (Kleenex, paper napkins, first-aid supplies, paper cups, copier paper, dishwashing soap and baby wipes and other supplies as requested by Facilities Chair or Director) and replenish as needed. Ensure that sufficient back-up supplies are available. May be asked to make periodic (every few months) purchases for the Director, purchasing school supplies/cleaning supplies as needed for school function and school washes. Check with Director for budget guidelines before beginning job. Work times are flexible. Some duties are performed at school while others can be done at home. Can bring children with you to the August meeting.  

Facilities


San Mateo Council Assistant (1 Position)

  • Timeline: Steady throughout the year.
  • Skills: Interest in parent participation schools helpful.
  • Monetary Commitment: None.
  • Responsibilities: The San Mateo Council Representative on the Board represents Little Wonders in a multi-school organization of locally-operated parent participation nursery schools. This organization, the San Mateo Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools (SMCPPNS), meets monthly, typically on the fourth Thursday of the month, and the information gleaned from these meetings is passed along to Little Wonders at the monthly Board meetings. Assist the SMC Representative with Little Wonders’ Council responsibilities. Position may include helping to organize events, billing Council member schools, updating Council board binders, and other administrative tasks. Should be available to attend San Mateo Council meetings in the Little Wonders Council Representative’s absence. Represent the Council Representative at Little Wonders Board meetings as needed.

San Mateo County Representative Team


Treasurer's Assistant (2 Positions) PRE-REGISTRATION JOB

  • Timeline: Steady throughout the year including summer months. Little Wonders’ fiscal year runs from June through May.
  • Skills: Financial experience necessary. Must have access to a PC.
  • Monetary Commitment: None.
  • Responsibilities: Assist the Treasurer as necessary, and represent the Treasurer at Board meetings as needed. Check Assistant’s folder in Treasurer’s mailbox on a weekly basis. Maintain deposits summary, make deposits at the bank and enter deposits into QuickBooks. Process vendor and expense reimbursement requests and place checks and all back-up documentation in Treasurer’s mailbox for signature, mailing and filing. Reconcile and enter monthly credit card batches into QuickBooks. Reconcile bank statements and back-up QuickBooks on monthly basis. Assist Treasurer with extra workload or special projects as necessary.

Treasurer's Mail Assistants (2 Positions)

  • Timeline: Steady throughout the year.  One assistant covers the summer and fall semester and the other assistant covers the spring semester and transition to subsequent year's mail assistant.
  • Skills: Great job for families who live near 25th Avenue in San Mateo. 
  • Monetary Responsibility: None.
  • Responsibilities: Pick up the mail at the Little Wonders P.O. Box (in San Mateo on 25th Avenue) once per week. Bring mail to Little Wonders, sort it and put into the Treasurer and Director mailboxes as necessary.  Recycle all junk mail.

Treasury Team


Secretary Assistant (1 Position) PRE-REGISTRATION JOB

  • Timeline: Must be available to start June 1 (or possibly by May 1).   Especially heavy in summer and fall, with steady work throughout the year.
  • Skills: Must be well organized, detail-oriented, and proficient with Excel and Google docs.  Must have regular access to a computer with internet.
  • Monetary Commitment: None.
  • Responsibilities: Assist the Secretary as necessary, including representing the Secretary at Board meetings as needed, and responsible for collection of all forms for the enrolled families. Work supporting the Secretary could include typing Board Meeting Minutes, compiling Board Roster, assisting the Secretary with the Board nomination process, updating the Leadership Manuals, assisting with the End of Year survey, and/or other administrative tasks. Form collection task will include leading the Records Team in collecting, reviewing, recording and filing the enrollment forms including Health & Emergency Forms, child vaccine records, and parent TB status records. Most of the work can be done from home.c

Records Team (3 Positions) PRE-REGISTRATION JOB

  • Timeline: Must be available to start June 1 (or possibly by May 1).   Especially heavy in summer and fall, with steady work throughout the year. 
  • Skills: Must be well organized, detail-oriented, and proficient with Excel and Google docs.  Must have regular access to a computer with internet.
  • Monetary Commitment: None.
  • Responsibilities: Under the leadership of the Secretary Assistant, responsible for collection of all forms for the enrolled families. Form collection task will include collecting, reviewing, recording and filing the enrollment forms including Health & Emergency Forms, child vaccine records, and parent TB status records. After an initial team meeting with Secretary Assistant, most of the work can be completed at home. 

Secretary Team


Technology Assistant (1 Position) PRE-REGISTRATION JOB

  • Timeline: Steady throughout the year.
  • Skills: Requires a computer with Internet access and email.
  • Monetary Commitment: None.
  • Responsibilities: Assist the Technology Chair as necessary. Represent the Technology Chair at Board meetings or other committee meetings as needed. Responsible for organizing and sending eBlasts to groups within Little Wonders, including sending Evites for our periodic night classes and other events, and working closely with the Technology Chair and Director to provide support for various technology related projects. Tasks include troubleshooting computer problems such as email or internet access issues, hardware and software installation on school's computer and printer, and maintaining existing library of software licenses used throughout the school. May work with other Board members and positions that use the technology related software. All of the work can be completed from home.

Website Manager (2 Positions) PRE-REGISTRATION JOB

  • Timeline: Steady throughout the year, including weekly updates needed throughout the school year. Heavy in summer and spring for general website update. 
  • Skills: Must be technologically savvy. Requires knowledge of HTML or equivalent website development software (Adobe Dreamweaver). Must have computer with internet access.
  • Monetary Commitment: None.
  • Responsibilities: Responsible for updating and maintaining content on the Little Wonders website. Must work well as part of a team, providing website support as needed to Director, Board members and various positions. Perform weekly updates to website announcements, posting of handouts and fliers and updates on the calendar along with periodic maintenance of website content. Also responsible for supporting Board members and other positions with document conversions using Adobe Acrobat. All of the work can be completed from home.

Technology Team


FULL BUYOUT ( 15 Positions)

  • Monetary Commitment: $500, due by August 31, or within 30 days of commencement of class, if joining the school after the fall semester has started.
  • Responsibilities: A buyout costs $500 and fulfills your 20-hour job requirement for the year.  Please note that requesting a buy out does not guarantee actually receiving one. You will receive notification in email from the Jobs Chair, following the registration process, to confirm you have been assigned a Full Job Buy Out.

Buy Out