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We examined the association between work–family conflict and turnover intention by exploring the mediating effect of job satisfaction and the moderating effect of career calling. Data from 1,346 Chinese rural preschool teachers were processed using correlation analysis and hierarchical linear regression analysis. The results revealed that work–family conflict was significantly and positively associated with rural preschool teachers’ turnover intention. Job satisfaction mediated this relationship, while career calling moderated the association between work–family conflict and job satisfaction. These findings contribute to understanding of turnover intention among rural preschool teachers and suggest the need to enhance career calling to promote job satisfaction and reduce turnover in this profession.