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Co-op Preschool Teacher Position

Woodland Park Cooperative School has indoor and outdoor classroom spaces, offers 2 preschool programs, a kindergarten program and summer camps. We are looking for a caring, creative and enthusiastic teacher to lead our preschool class of 2-4 year olds for the 2020-2021 school year who:

  • Wants to play outside every day.
  • Lets children take physical and emotional risks.
  • Trusts children with the ability to make sense of the world through unstructured, freely chosen play.
  • Is comfortable leading a group of adults from diverse backgrounds to be assistant teachers.
  • Likes to do messy art and use real tools.
  • Is comfortable on a playground filled with loose parts and items that might be considered “junk” to others.
  • Wants to be part of a team of teachers who share space and each lead their own class.

Schedule

  • Three mornings per week, 9:30am-12:00pm, plus setup, breakdown, and planning time.
  • Specific days of the week to be negotiated between the teacher and school.
  • Two evening meetings per month: 2 hours board meeting, plus 2 hours parent education meeting.

Responsibilities

  • Teach approximately 18 students, collaborate with parent teachers to follow the children’s interests, lead age-appropriate “circle time” activities, set up stations and activities, and clean up the classroom.
  • Model for parents and encourage their participation as assistant teachers.
  • Give an overview of the class during evening meetings.
  • Collaborate with other teachers to provide children with a developmentally appropriate program that follows NAEYC standards, and meets their emotional and physical demands.
  • Provide remote learning as needed. Responsibilities may include offering virtual class time, assembling take home packets and providing activity ideas. Please inquire for more information.

Qualifications

  • Degree in Early Childhood Education, or equivalent amount of experience working with preschool age children. Experience in a co-op setting a plus. 
  • Ability to develop age-appropriate curriculum and activities for children through play-based learning.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with both children and adults.
  • Enthusiasm for and commitment to the collaborative nature of a cooperative school.
  • Ability and comfort to move frequently between different physical classroom stations (kitchen, play areas, circle time, etc.) and positioning self to interact with children in these areas.
  • First Aid and CPR certifications, or ability to obtain prior to start date.

Benefits

  • Salary based on experience; paid sick days and holidays.
  • 9 work months per year; option to work during the summer months.
  • Follow the Seattle Public School calendar for holidays.
  • Opportunity for professional development via classes/seminars paid for by the Cooperative Preschool.
  • Opportunity to work with and get support from consulting Parent Educators from North Seattle College.

To Apply

Email the following to WoodlandParkCoopRecruiting@gmail.com:

  • Cover letter.
  • Resume.
  • 3 professional/applicable references (name/email/phone).

Woodland Park Cooperative School is affiliated with the North Seattle College cooperative preschool system and follows EOE guidelines.