Employment

We are currently recruiting applicants for:

Toddler Teacher (40 hours per week; working with children ages 1 – 2.5)

We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic teachers to work with our 1 – 2.5 year old children! This teacher will take the role of a primary caregiver to support secure attachment of our youngest group as they begin to navigate group care. In this primary care-giving model, a toddler teacher (primary caregiver) will form a special bond with 3-4 toddlers who comprise their primary care group. As a teacher and role model, they will support each child in developing self-esteem, problem solving, and negotiation. They work with these children closely as they begin to form special friendships, develop beginning language skills, and explore their world.

Substitutes (3-15+ hours per week; working with children ages 1-5)

As always, we are in need of more substitutes to work with all ages of children at our school. In this role, substitutes will have a supportive role as they work with several teaching teams in each of our classrooms. Whether you have a preference for working with a particular age group or are flexible and open to working with and learning with many different age groups, we would love to hear from you!

To be considered for one of our open positions, please submit a resume and cover letter here.

Hiring Policies

We hire substitute teachers based on their passion for children and working in strong community. While we appreciate applicants having previous work experience with children, we do not require it. We believe in fostering curiosity around early education in children and adults alike.

We hire full time teachers based on their professional background, with particular attention given to their philosophy in working with children. Our staff members are expected to have experience working with children and/or education in Early Childhood Development.  Most of our staff have both.

Candidates are interviewed carefully in a traditional question and answer setting. Strong candidates are asked to return for a second interview in the classroom and their references are thoroughly checked. After a satisfactory performance during a three-month trial period, a teacher becomes a regular member of our staff, receiving ongoing training and evaluations.  As the state regulations require, a criminal history check is filed with the Department of Early Learning for each new employee. Staff members are required to obtain First Aid, CPR, Bloodborne Pathogens and Food handler certifications, a TB test, and Washington State S.T.A.R.S. training if needed.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The school does not discriminate in employment practices because of race, creed, color, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation or age.