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Preschool Teacher Position

We have indoor and outdoor classroom spaces, offer 3 preschool programs, a kindergarten program, and summer camps. We are looking for caring, creative and enthusiastic teachers to lead our preschool class of 4-5 year olds 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

  • Four afternoon classes per week (Mon – Thur): 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, plus setup, breakdown, and planning time. 
  • Two evening meetings per month: 2 hours board meeting, plus 2 hours parent education meeting.

Responsibilities

  • Teach approximately 20 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. 
  • Coordinate with other Teachers to select curriculum/classroom supplies.   

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).