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  • Lead Teacher

    Full-time

    Bright Creative Minds

    (Pasco, Wa)

    • Type/Program:
      Family home early learning program Family home early learning program is an early learning program licensed by the department where a family home licensee provides child care or education services for 12 or fewer children in the family living quarters where the licensee resides.
    • Hours of Operation: 7:00am to 5:00pm
    • Ages:

      Birth to 13 years

    • Language(s): English
    • Pay Rate: TBD
    • Contact Person: Trishia
    • 5092125804

    • More information

    Date Posted: May 8, 2023

    Apply Now

    Contact Us

    Call us at 5092125804

    Other Option

  • Assistant

    Full-time

    All My Children In-home Daycare

    (Monroe, Washington)

    • Type/Program:
      Family home early learning program Family home early learning program is an early learning program licensed by the department where a family home licensee provides child care or education services for 12 or fewer children in the family living quarters where the licensee resides.
    • Hours of Operation: 7am to 5pm
    • Ages:

      Birth to 13 years

    • Language(s): English
    • Pay Rate: $20
    • Contact Person: Tracy Lopez
    • 206 418-9842

    • More information

      Come work at a fun, loving, family oriented in-home daycare 8:00am to 5:00pm Four days per week (some flexibility on the days). Please contact me via email or phone.

      Visit URL: none

    Date Posted: May 8, 2023

    Apply Now
    • Call Us

    Contact Us

    Call us at 206 418-9842

    Other Option

  • Lead Teacher

    Full-time

    Aha! Childcare & Family Learning Center

    (Ferndale, WA)

    • Type/Program:
      Child care center early learning program Child care center early learning program is a facility providing regularly scheduled care for a group of children birth through 12 years old for periods of less than 24 hours a day.
    • Hours of Operation: 6:30 AM-6:00 PM
    • Ages:

      Toddlers

      Preschool

    • Language(s): English
    • Pay Rate: $19-$21/hr
    • Contact Person: Toni D Petch
    • 3605941445

    • More information

      Aha! Childcare is a wonderful place to work. We offer a sign up bonus of $1000. We are licensed for 39 children and always have 2-3 teachers in our classrooms plus help during transition times. We have a behavioral specialist that comes in every week to observe and give help to the teachers. We are always working with any new funding to give raises to our staff because we believe our staff are dedicated and hard working and caring for the children in our facility. Our staff are offered medical thru the state program and we are working on setting up retirement funding for those in it for the long haul! We are closed the week of Thanksgiving and the days in between Christmas and New Years and other federal holidays. We offer sick pay and a few days of ‘Paid Days Off’ and staff paid day off for their birthdays! We, at times, offer incentive bonuses also.

      Visit URL: None

    Date Posted: May 8, 2023

    Apply Now

    Contact Us

    Call us at 3605941445

    Other Option

  • Support Teacher

    Full-timePart-time

    PRLC Preschool

    (Seattle, WA)

    • Type/Program:
      Child care center early learning program Child care center early learning program is a facility providing regularly scheduled care for a group of children birth through 12 years old for periods of less than 24 hours a day.
    • Hours of Operation: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
    • Ages:

      Toddlers

      Preschool

    • Language(s): English
    • Pay Rate: $20.50-$22.00/hr
    • Contact Person: Matt McKenzie
    • (206)789-8244

      http://prlcpreschool.com/

    • More information

      PRLC Preschool is a licensed childcare facility that serves children aged 12 months to 6 years and has been a part of the Greenwood/Phinney Ridge community since 1968. Our school philosophy and curriculum focus on respect, authenticity, and true child-led learning. On any given day you might find our students on a neighborhood walk, purchasing ingredients for a project at the local market, exploring parks and natural spaces throughout the region, or playing on-site in their classrooms & playgrounds. Our teachers select materials and design learning activities based on sensitive observation of the children’s current interests – we spend time reflecting on what we see and hear throughout the classroom and then create opportunities for children to expand on the ideas they are exploring. Ultimately, we view teachers as facilitators, explorers, and supportive models for the children in their care.

      When it comes to our staff, we believe that the best way to ensure adults treat children with respect and authenticity is to do the same for them. Our teachers are highly valued by school administration and the community alike. We work hard to ensure that all teachers can take sufficient personal time, meet their physical & mental health needs, and support themselves and their families. We are partnered with and housed in Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, which is a reconciled ministry. Our program is LGBT+ affirming and rooted firmly in the school of anti-bias education.

      We are looking for a few support teachers to join our staff. We’re looking to add full time or part time teachers to join our team. We have flexibility with schedules so please indicate what type of employment you’re looking for.

      Visit URL: http://prlcpreschool.com/employment-opportunities/

    Date Posted: December 15, 2022

    Apply Now

    Contact Us

    Call us at (206)789-8244

    Other Option

    Resume via email

  • Assistant Teacher

    Full-time

    Wellspring Family Services

    (Seattle, WA)

    • Type/Program:
      Child care center early learning program Child care center early learning program is a facility providing regularly scheduled care for a group of children birth through 12 years old for periods of less than 24 hours a day.
    • Hours of Operation: 9:00am to 5:30pm
    • Ages:

      Toddlers

    • Language(s):
    • Pay Rate: $22.78 to $24.78/hr
    • Contact Person: Nam Hung Dang
    • 206-826-3050

      wellspringfs.org

    • More information

      Job Description

      Title: Assistant Toddler Teacher – 1-2.5 year olds

      Dept: Childhood Services (ELC)

      Reports to: Early Learning Program Supervisor

      Wage: $22.78 – $24.78 per hour*

      Type: Full-Time/40 hours per week

      Location: 1900 Rainier Ave S, Seattle (on-site)

      To Apply: Go to: https://wellspringfs.org/about/careers and click on “Career Center”.

      Who We Are:

      Our Mission: To end the cycle of family homelessness in our community.

      Our Vision: A community in which every child has a safe and stable home.

      For 130 years, Wellspring Family Services has worked to end family homelessness by making it easy for families and employees in crisis to access the services they need to regain stability. A non-profit, multi-service agency, Wellspring serves children, youth, and families primarily in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties.

      Wellspring has five primary programs. The Housing Services division provides eviction prevention and rehousing services to vulnerable populations in three counties. The Early Learning Center delivers trauma-informed early childhood education to children, ages 1 to 5, who have experienced homelessness. The Family Store supplies clothing, toiletries, toys, diapers, and baby equipment to low-income families so they can better afford rent and other basic needs. Our Counseling program delivers mental health services to insured individuals through three offices in King County. Our Employee Assistance Program connects employees with the resources they need to address crises, retain housing, and remain employed

      Wellspring Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and accessible workplace. Everyone is welcome. Those who are BIPOC, all genders, immigrants, former clients, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact us.

      Purpose:

      The Assistant Toddler Teacher, under the guidance of the Lead Toddler Teacher, assists the Lead Toddler Teacher in delivering specialized early learning services through a trauma-informed care approach and providing parent support and advocacy to children and families experiencing challenges in their lives.

      Essential Functions:

      · Curriculum Implementation: Assists with planning developmentally appropriate curriculum that is responsive to individual children that fosters their emotional, physical, cognitive, language, and social development. Prepares materials needed daily for the curriculum. Schedules field trips as necessary to support the curriculum.

      · Classroom Management: Assists with setting standards of conduct and organization for the classroom. Assists Lead Toddler Teacher in classroom management and preparation. Conducts teacher team meetings and guides volunteers. Uses time effectively to complete tasks. Organizes and sets up classroom environment. Monitors condition of classroom and playground materials. Ensures that children are always supervised.

      · Parental Support: Assists with maintaining open lines of communication with parents. Develops and implements parent/child events. Respects cultural differences in child rearing practices. Recognizes individual needs of parents and works cooperatively with parents to try to meet those needs. Consults with parents regarding issues related to health, development, safety, nutrition, and education in collaboration with ELC team. Plans and conducts parent-teacher conferences.

      · Effective Discipline and Guidance: Assists with providing and explaining consistent and clear rules to children, redirects inappropriate behavior through positive reinforcement, helps children to deal with anger and frustration, conducts smooth transitions, sets realistic limits, and plans ahead to prevent behavioral issues. Uses Trauma-informed Care approach to guide children’s behaviors.

      · Administrative: Assists with conducting child assessments, written observations of children and determines progress of each child. Prepares monthly classroom newsletter, notes and other written documents to parents as needed. Submits required documents to supervisor in a timely manner.

      · Child Health Care Needs: Assists with observing children for indication of neglect, abuse, illness, or developmental delays and collaborates with ELC team during case consultations to develop a plan to meet children’s needs. Actively supports nutritional needs of children during mealtimes.

      · Collaboration: Works effectively with supervisor and other team members to deliver the best possible education and care to the children. Willingly shares ideas and opinions and encourages other team members to do the same. Listens and communicates with others in a respectful way, avoiding listening blocks and contaminated messages. Does not allow conflict with another team member to interfere with the responsibility to the children, meeting the needs of the children first and dealing with the conflict separately and in private as soon as feasible.

      Additional Responsibilities:

      · Compliance: Adheres to licensing requirements as well as agency and program policies. Displays consistency and reliability with attendance

      · ELC Representation: Welcomes and assists children, visitors, and staff in a helpful and professional manner. Act in a manner consistent with Wellspring’s values at all times.

      · Professional Development: Demonstrates a commitment to continuous learning by seeking out professional development and ongoing training opportunities. Demonstrates a commitment to self-reflection and the ongoing development of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Works closely with Early Childhood Mental Health Clinical Supervisor and Early Learning Program Supervisor to build one’s reflective capacity.

      · Advocacy: Advocates for children to receive additional services related to behavioral or developmental concerns.

      · Additional tasks and projects may be assigned as needed.

      Minimum Requirements:

      Candidates must meet all of the following qualifications to be considered for this position:

      · Education: Washington State ECE Initial Certificate or current CDA or 12 ECE (Early Childhood Education) credits.

      · Experience: One year of experience working in a licensed early learning center with children ages one to five. Experience working with diverse staff, clients, and vulnerable populations (e.g., children who have experienced trauma, homelessness, or other significant adversity). Experience with anti-bias teaching practices.

      · Upon Employment: Fully vaccinated against COVID-19, TB test results, proof of MMR vaccine, successful completion of WA State/DCYF Background Check in MERIT.

      · Within 30 Days of Hire: Food Handler’s Card, First Aid Certification, Infant/Child CPR Certification, AIDS/HIV Training, Bloodborne Pathogens Training.

      · Highly developed awareness of diversity, equity and inclusion, with evolved ability to practice appropriate, relevant and thoughtful strategies for working with diverse populations.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      The following qualifications have been identified as particularly beneficial and candidates who have attained them will be preferred in the hiring process. The successful candidate who meets one or more of these qualifications will be eligible for starting pay rate premium:

      · A.A. in ECE or A.A. in any field and 20 ECE credits MERIT verified: $24.78/hr starting pay

      * Wellspring does not engage in pay negotiation as this practice contributes to pay inequity. Salary for the successful candidate is calculated by Wellspring. Premiums may be applied for candidates that are able to verify their achievement of preferred qualifications.

      Physical and Mental Requirements:

      · Proof of COVID-19 vaccination

      · Washington State resident at start date

      · This position requires regular and predictable attendance.

      · This position involves occasionally ascending/descending a ladder or stepstool to hang classroom materials or access supplies.

      · This position requires focused mental activity over a significant portion of the workday.

      · This position involves contact with children who are ill and/or contagious and the person in this position must take precautions to ensure the health and safety of all children, parents and staff, as well as him/herself/themselves.

      · This position involves manual dexterity and motor coordination to serve food and handle dishes/trays with agility and speed. Serving may involve repetitive wrist motion.

      · This position involves expressing or exchanging ideas through verbal means (oral or electronic) to convey detailed or important information to clients and co-workers, in person or over the telephone. Must be able to exchange accurate information in high-stress situations.

      · This position requires a person who can reason and apply logic and knowledge of various options in an environment requiring speedy, high-quality decisions.

      · This position requires a person capable of responding promptly to accidents and emergencies in an effective manner.

      · This position requires the ability to lift, carry or move children or equipment up to 40 pounds.

      · This position requires working in a noisy environment with many separate activities happening all at once.

      · This position involves occasional work in outdoor weather conditions.

      · This position involves substantial movements of the wrists, hands and/or fingers, as in keyboard use or other means of silently recording information on computers.

      · This position involves experiencing smells associated with toileting and ill children.

      · This position requires spending time sitting on the floor or on child-sized furniture.

      · This position requires responding in a high-demand environment with people in varying degrees of distress.

      Employees should expect to perform some tasks that are outside the scope of the job description.

      Employee Benefits:

      Choice of 3 Medical Plans • 30 Days PTO • Dental • Life • Long-Term Disability • 403b Retirement Plan • Flexible Spending Accounts • Health Savings Account • Employee Assistance Program • Counseling Session Reimbursement • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Training

      As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Wellspring employees may use their time with us toward their eligibility for student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).

      Assistant Toddler Teacher

      Pay Premiums

      Standard Hourly Pay: $22.78 per hour

      The successful candidate must demonstrate to Wellspring’s satisfaction that they meet one or more of the preferred qualifications before a premium can be added to the standard salary. Final salary is defined by Wellspring based on verifiable information and documentation provided by the candidate during the recruitment process.

      Wellspring does not engage in wage negotiation as it contributes to pay inequity.

      Education Premiums (all certifications which expire must be current)

      · A.A. in ECE or A.A. in any field and 20 ECE credits MERIT verified: $24.78/hr starting pay

      Visit URL: https://wellspringfs.org/about/careers

    Date Posted: December 15, 2022

    Apply Now
    • Other Option

    Contact Us

    Call us at 206-826-3050

    Other Option

    Go to: https://wellspringfs.org/about/careers and click on “Career Center”.

  • Assistant Teacher

    Full-time

    Wellspring Family Services

    (Seattle, WA)

    • Type/Program:
      Child care center early learning program Child care center early learning program is a facility providing regularly scheduled care for a group of children birth through 12 years old for periods of less than 24 hours a day.
    • Hours of Operation: 9:00am to 5:30pm
    • Ages:

      Toddlers

      Preschool

    • Language(s):
    • Pay Rate: $22.78 to $24.78/hr
    • Contact Person: Nam Hung Dang
    • 206-826-3050

      wellspringfs.org

    • More information

      Job Description

      Title: Assistant Preschool Transition Teacher – 2.5-3 year olds

      Dept: Childhood Services (ELC)

      Reports to: Early Learning Program Supervisor

      Wage: $22.78 – $24.78 per hour*

      Type: Full-Time/40 hours per week

      Location: 1900 Rainier Ave S, Seattle (on-site)

      To Apply: Go to: https://wellspringfs.org/about/careers and click on “Career Center”.

      Who We Are:

      Our Mission: To end the cycle of family homelessness in our community.

      Our Vision: A community in which every child has a safe and stable home.

      For 130 years, Wellspring Family Services has worked to end family homelessness by making it easy for families and employees in crisis to access the services they need to regain stability. A non-profit, multi-service agency, Wellspring serves children, youth, and families primarily in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties.

      Wellspring has five primary programs. The Housing Services division provides eviction prevention and rehousing services to vulnerable populations in three counties. The Early Learning Center delivers trauma-informed early childhood education to children, ages 1 to 5, who have experienced homelessness. The Family Store supplies clothing, toiletries, toys, diapers, and baby equipment to low-income families so they can better afford rent and other basic needs. Our Counseling program delivers mental health services to insured individuals through three offices in King County. Our Employee Assistance Program connects employees with the resources they need to address crises, retain housing, and remain employed

      Wellspring Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and accessible workplace. Everyone is welcome. Those who are BIPOC, all genders, immigrants, former clients, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact us.

      Purpose:

      The Assistant Preschool Transition Teacher, under the guidance of the Lead Preschool Transition Teacher, assists the Lead Preschool Transition Teacher in delivering specialized early learning services through a trauma-informed care approach and providing parent support and advocacy to children and families experiencing challenges in their lives.

      Essential Functions:

      · Curriculum Implementation: Assists with planning developmentally appropriate curriculum that is responsive to individual children that fosters their emotional, physical, cognitive, language, and social development. Prepares materials needed daily for the curriculum. Schedules field trips as necessary to support the curriculum.

      · Classroom Management: Assists with setting standards of conduct and organization for the classroom. Assists Lead Preschool Transition Teacher in classroom management and preparation. Conducts teacher team meetings and guides volunteers. Uses time effectively to complete tasks. Organizes and sets up classroom environment. Monitors condition of classroom and playground materials. Ensures that children are always supervised.

      · Parental Support: Assists with maintaining open lines of communication with parents. Develops and implements parent/child events. Respects cultural differences in child rearing practices. Recognizes individual needs of parents and works cooperatively with parents to try to meet those needs. Consults with parents regarding issues related to health, development, safety, nutrition, and education in collaboration with ELC team. Plans and conducts parent-teacher conferences.

      · Effective Discipline and Guidance: Assists with providing and explaining consistent and clear rules to children, redirects inappropriate behavior through positive reinforcement, helps children to deal with anger and frustration, conducts smooth transitions, sets realistic limits, and plans ahead to prevent behavioral issues. Uses Trauma-informed Care approach to guide children’s behaviors.

      · Administrative: Assists with conducting child assessments, written observations of children and determines progress of each child. Prepares monthly classroom newsletter, notes and other written documents to parents as needed. Submits required documents to supervisor in a timely manner.

      · Child Health Care Needs: Assists with observing children for indication of neglect, abuse, illness, or developmental delays and collaborates with ELC team during case consultations to develop a plan to meet children’s needs. Actively supports nutritional needs of children during mealtimes.

      · Collaboration: Works effectively with supervisor and other team members to deliver the best possible education and care to the children. Willingly shares ideas and opinions and encourages other team members to do the same. Listens and communicates with others in a respectful way, avoiding listening blocks and contaminated messages. Does not allow conflict with another team member to interfere with the responsibility to the children, meeting the needs of the children first and dealing with the conflict separately and in private as soon as feasible.

      Additional Responsibilities:

      · Compliance: Adheres to licensing requirements as well as agency and program policies. Displays consistency and reliability with attendance

      · ELC Representation: Welcomes and assists children, visitors, and staff in a helpful and professional manner. Act in a manner consistent with Wellspring’s values at all times.

      · Professional Development: Demonstrates a commitment to continuous learning by seeking out professional development and ongoing training opportunities. Demonstrates a commitment to self-reflection and the ongoing development of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Works closely with Early Childhood Mental Health Clinical Supervisor and Early Learning Program Supervisor to build one’s reflective capacity.

      · Advocacy: Advocates for children to receive additional services related to behavioral or developmental concerns.

      · Additional tasks and projects may be assigned as needed.

      Minimum Requirements:

      Candidates must meet all of the following qualifications to be considered for this position:

      · Education: Washington State ECE Initial Certificate or current CDA or 12 ECE (Early Childhood Education) credits.

      · Experience: One year of experience working in a licensed early learning center with children ages one to five. Experience working with diverse staff, clients, and vulnerable populations (e.g., children who have experienced trauma, homelessness, or other significant adversity). Experience with anti-bias teaching practices.

      · Upon Employment: Fully vaccinated against COVID-19, TB test results, proof of MMR vaccine, successful completion of WA State/DCYF Background Check in MERIT.

      · Within 30 Days of Hire: Food Handler’s Card, First Aid Certification, Infant/Child CPR Certification, AIDS/HIV Training, Bloodborne Pathogens Training.

      · Highly developed awareness of diversity, equity and inclusion, with evolved ability to practice appropriate, relevant and thoughtful strategies for working with diverse populations.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      The following qualifications have been identified as particularly beneficial and candidates who have attained them will be preferred in the hiring process. The successful candidate who meets one or more of these qualifications will be eligible for starting pay rate premium:

      · A.A. in ECE or A.A. in any field and 20 ECE credits MERIT verified: $24.78/hr starting pay

      * Wellspring does not engage in pay negotiation as this practice contributes to pay inequity. Salary for the successful candidate is calculated by Wellspring. Premiums may be applied for candidates that are able to verify their achievement of preferred qualifications.

      Physical and Mental Requirements:

      · Proof of COVID-19 vaccination

      · Washington State resident at start date

      · This position requires regular and predictable attendance.

      · This position involves occasionally ascending/descending a ladder or stepstool to hang classroom materials or access supplies.

      · This position requires focused mental activity over a significant portion of the workday.

      · This position involves contact with children who are ill and/or contagious and the person in this position must take precautions to ensure the health and safety of all children, parents and staff, as well as him/herself/themselves.

      · This position involves manual dexterity and motor coordination to serve food and handle dishes/trays with agility and speed. Serving may involve repetitive wrist motion.

      · This position involves expressing or exchanging ideas through verbal means (oral or electronic) to convey detailed or important information to clients and co-workers, in person or over the telephone. Must be able to exchange accurate information in high-stress situations.

      · This position requires a person who can reason and apply logic and knowledge of various options in an environment requiring speedy, high-quality decisions.

      · This position requires a person capable of responding promptly to accidents and emergencies in an effective manner.

      · This position requires the ability to lift, carry or move children or equipment up to 40 pounds.

      · This position requires working in a noisy environment with many separate activities happening all at once.

      · This position involves occasional work in outdoor weather conditions.

      · This position involves substantial movements of the wrists, hands and/or fingers, as in keyboard use or other means of silently recording information on computers.

      · This position involves experiencing smells associated with toileting and ill children.

      · This position requires spending time sitting on the floor or on child-sized furniture.

      · This position requires responding in a high-demand environment with people in varying degrees of distress.

      Employees should expect to perform some tasks that are outside the scope of the job description.

      Employee Benefits:

      Choice of 3 Medical Plans • 30 Days PTO • Dental • Life • Long-Term Disability • 403b Retirement Plan • Flexible Spending Accounts • Health Savings Account • Employee Assistance Program • Counseling Session Reimbursement • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Training

      As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Wellspring employees may use their time with us toward their eligibility for student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).

      Assistant Preschool Transition Teacher

      Pay Premiums

      Standard Hourly Pay: $22.78 per hour

      The successful candidate must demonstrate to Wellspring’s satisfaction that they meet one or more of the preferred qualifications before a premium can be added to the standard salary. Final salary is defined by Wellspring based on verifiable information and documentation provided by the candidate during the recruitment process.

      Wellspring does not engage in wage negotiation as it contributes to pay inequity.

      Education Premiums (all certifications which expire must be current)

      · A.A. in ECE or A.A. in any field and 20 ECE credits MERIT verified: $24.78/hr starting pay

      Visit URL: https://wellspringfs.org/about/careers

    Date Posted: December 15, 2022

    Apply Now
    • Other Option

    Contact Us

    Call us at 206-826-3050

    Other Option

    Go to: https://wellspringfs.org/about/careers and click on “Career Center”.

  • Assistant Teacher

    Full-time

    Wellspring Family Services

    (Seattle, WA)

    • Type/Program:
      Child care center early learning program Child care center early learning program is a facility providing regularly scheduled care for a group of children birth through 12 years old for periods of less than 24 hours a day.
    • Hours of Operation: 9:00am to 5:30pm
    • Ages:

      Preschool

    • Language(s):
    • Pay Rate: $22.78 to $24.78/hr
    • Contact Person: Nam Hung Dang
    • 206-826-3050

      www.wellspringfs.org

    • More information

      Job Description

      Title: Assistant Preschool Teacher – 3-5 year olds

      Dept: Childhood Services (ELC)

      Reports to: Early Learning Program Supervisor

      Wage: $22.78 – $24.78 per hour*

      Type: Full-Time/40 hours per week

      Location: 1900 Rainier Ave S, Seattle (on-site)

      To Apply: Go to: https://wellspringfs.org/about/careers and click on “Career Center”.

      Who We Are:

      Our Mission: To end the cycle of family homelessness in our community.

      Our Vision: A community in which every child has a safe and stable home.

      For 130 years, Wellspring Family Services has worked to end family homelessness by making it easy for families and employees in crisis to access the services they need to regain stability. A non-profit, multi-service agency, Wellspring serves children, youth, and families primarily in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties.

      Wellspring has five primary programs. The Housing Services division provides eviction prevention and rehousing services to vulnerable populations in three counties. The Early Learning Center delivers trauma-informed early childhood education to children, ages 1 to 5, who have experienced homelessness. The Family Store supplies clothing, toiletries, toys, diapers, and baby equipment to low-income families so they can better afford rent and other basic needs. Our Counseling program delivers mental health services to insured individuals through three offices in King County. Our Employee Assistance Program connects employees with the resources they need to address crises, retain housing, and remain employed

      Wellspring Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and accessible workplace. Everyone is welcome. Those who are BIPOC, all genders, immigrants, former clients, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact us.

      Purpose:

      The Assistant Preschool Teacher, under the guidance of the Lead Preschool Teacher, assists the Lead Preschool Teacher in delivering specialized early learning services through a trauma-informed care approach and providing parent support and advocacy to children and families experiencing challenges in their lives.

      Essential Functions:

      · Curriculum Implementation: Assists with planning developmentally appropriate curriculum that is responsive to individual children that fosters their emotional, physical, cognitive, language, and social development. Prepares materials needed daily for the curriculum. Schedules field trips as necessary to support the curriculum.

      · Classroom Management: Assists with setting standards of conduct and organization for the classroom. Assists Lead Preschool Teacher in classroom management and preparation. Conducts teacher team meetings and guides volunteers. Uses time effectively to complete tasks. Organizes and sets up classroom environment. Monitors condition of classroom and playground materials. Ensures that children are always supervised.

      · Parental Support: Assists with maintaining open lines of communication with parents. Develops and implements parent/child events. Respects cultural differences in child rearing practices. Recognizes individual needs of parents and works cooperatively with parents to try to meet those needs. Consults with parents regarding issues related to health, development, safety, nutrition, and education in collaboration with ELC team. Plans and conducts parent-teacher conferences.

      · Effective Discipline and Guidance: Assists with providing and explaining consistent and clear rules to children, redirects inappropriate behavior through positive reinforcement, helps children to deal with anger and frustration, conducts smooth transitions, sets realistic limits, and plans ahead to prevent behavioral issues. Uses Trauma-informed Care approach to guide children’s behaviors.

      · Administrative: Assists with conducting child assessments, written observations of children and determines progress of each child. Prepares monthly classroom newsletter, notes and other written documents to parents as needed. Submits required documents to supervisor in a timely manner.

      · Child Health Care Needs: Assists with observing children for indication of neglect, abuse, illness, or developmental delays and collaborates with ELC team during case consultations to develop a plan to meet children’s needs. Actively supports nutritional needs of children during mealtimes.

      · Collaboration: Works effectively with supervisor and other team members to deliver the best possible education and care to the children. Willingly shares ideas and opinions and encourages other team members to do the same. Listens and communicates with others in a respectful way, avoiding listening blocks and contaminated messages. Does not allow conflict with another team member to interfere with the responsibility to the children, meeting the needs of the children first and dealing with the conflict separately and in private as soon as feasible.

      Additional Responsibilities:

      · Compliance: Adheres to licensing requirements as well as agency and program policies. Displays consistency and reliability with attendance

      · ELC Representation: Welcomes and assists children, visitors, and staff in a helpful and professional manner. Act in a manner consistent with Wellspring’s values at all times.

      · Professional Development: Demonstrates a commitment to continuous learning by seeking out professional development and ongoing training opportunities. Demonstrates a commitment to self-reflection and the ongoing development of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Works closely with Early Childhood Mental Health Clinical Supervisor and Early Learning Program Supervisor to build one’s reflective capacity.

      · Advocacy: Advocates for children to receive additional services related to behavioral or developmental concerns.

      · Additional tasks and projects may be assigned as needed.

      Minimum Requirements:

      Candidates must meet all of the following qualifications to be considered for this position:

      · Education: Washington State ECE Initial Certificate or current CDA or 12 ECE (Early Childhood Education) credits.

      · Experience: One year of experience working in a licensed early learning center with children ages one to five. Experience working with diverse staff, clients, and vulnerable populations (e.g., children who have experienced trauma, homelessness, or other significant adversity). Experience with anti-bias teaching practices.

      · Upon Employment: Fully vaccinated against COVID-19, TB test results, proof of MMR vaccine, successful completion of WA State/DCYF Background Check in MERIT.

      · Within 30 Days of Hire: Food Handler’s Card, First Aid Certification, Infant/Child CPR Certification, AIDS/HIV Training, Bloodborne Pathogens Training.

      · Highly developed awareness of diversity, equity and inclusion, with evolved ability to practice appropriate, relevant and thoughtful strategies for working with diverse populations.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      The following qualifications have been identified as particularly beneficial and candidates who have attained them will be preferred in the hiring process. The successful candidate who meets one or more of these qualifications will be eligible for starting pay rate premium:

      · A.A. in ECE or A.A. in any field and 20 ECE credits MERIT verified: $24.78/hr starting pay

      * Wellspring does not engage in pay negotiation as this practice contributes to pay inequity. Salary for the successful candidate is calculated by Wellspring. Premiums may be applied for candidates that are able to verify their achievement of preferred qualifications.

      Physical and Mental Requirements:

      · Proof of COVID-19 vaccination

      · Washington State resident at start date

      · This position requires regular and predictable attendance.

      · This position involves occasionally ascending/descending a ladder or stepstool to hang classroom materials or access supplies.

      · This position requires focused mental activity over a significant portion of the workday.

      · This position involves contact with children who are ill and/or contagious and the person in this position must take precautions to ensure the health and safety of all children, parents and staff, as well as him/herself/themselves.

      · This position involves manual dexterity and motor coordination to serve food and handle dishes/trays with agility and speed. Serving may involve repetitive wrist motion.

      · This position involves expressing or exchanging ideas through verbal means (oral or electronic) to convey detailed or important information to clients and co-workers, in person or over the telephone. Must be able to exchange accurate information in high-stress situations.

      · This position requires a person who can reason and apply logic and knowledge of various options in an environment requiring speedy, high-quality decisions.

      · This position requires a person capable of responding promptly to accidents and emergencies in an effective manner.

      · This position requires the ability to lift, carry or move children or equipment up to 40 pounds.

      · This position requires working in a noisy environment with many separate activities happening all at once.

      · This position involves occasional work in outdoor weather conditions.

      · This position involves substantial movements of the wrists, hands and/or fingers, as in keyboard use or other means of silently recording information on computers.

      · This position involves experiencing smells associated with toileting and ill children.

      · This position requires spending time sitting on the floor or on child-sized furniture.

      · This position requires responding in a high-demand environment with people in varying degrees of distress.

      Employees should expect to perform some tasks that are outside the scope of the job description.

      Employee Benefits:

      Choice of 3 Medical Plans • 30 Days PTO • Dental • Life • Long-Term Disability • 403b Retirement Plan • Flexible Spending Accounts • Health Savings Account • Employee Assistance Program • Counseling Session Reimbursement • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Training

      As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Wellspring employees may use their time with us toward their eligibility for student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).

      Assistant Preschool Teacher

      Pay Premiums

      Standard Hourly Pay: $22.78 per hour

      The successful candidate must demonstrate to Wellspring’s satisfaction that they meet one or more of the preferred qualifications before a premium can be added to the standard salary. Final salary is defined by Wellspring based on verifiable information and documentation provided by the candidate during the recruitment process.

      Wellspring does not engage in wage negotiation as it contributes to pay inequity.

      Education Premiums (all certifications which expire must be current)

      · A.A. in ECE or A.A. in any field and 20 ECE credits MERIT verified: $24.78/hr starting pa

      Visit URL: https://wellspringfs.org/about/careers

    Date Posted: December 15, 2022

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  • Assistant Teacher

    Part-time

    Little Explorers Learning Center

    (Marysville, WA)

    • Type/Program:
      Family home early learning program Family home early learning program is an early learning program licensed by the department where a family home licensee provides child care or education services for 12 or fewer children in the family living quarters where the licensee resides.
    • Hours of Operation: 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • Ages:

      Infants

      Toddlers

      Preschool

    • Language(s): English
    • Pay Rate: TBD
    • Contact Person: Sandra Lou Valmonte
    • 425 344 2147

      www.littleexplorerslearningcenter.net

    • More information

      Please visit website for more information of the job requirements

      Visit URL: www.littleexplorerslearningcenter.net

    Date Posted: December 2, 2022

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  • Lead Teacher

    Temporary, Fulltime- 3-6 months

    Sandbox Playschool

    (Olympia, WA)

    • Type/Program:
      Family home early learning program Family home early learning program is an early learning program licensed by the department where a family home licensee provides child care or education services for 12 or fewer children in the family living quarters where the licensee resides.
    • Hours of Operation: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Ages:

      Preschool

    • Language(s):
    • Pay Rate: $20/hr
    • Contact Person: Polly Ceccanti
    • 2535495821

      www.sandboxplayschool.com

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      Long-Term Substitute Lead Early Childhood Teacher
      Sandbox Playschool is a small community of children, families, and educators on the Westside of Olympia. We are a licensed family child care home. We serve children ages 3-5, with a ratio of 2 teachers:7 children. Our program is mostly outdoors, including covered spaces and large areas for play. We go inside for bathroom use, rest time, and/or extreme weather.
      We are currently seeking a long-term substitute Lead Teacher who is creative, intentional, passionate, and reflective in their work with children and families. The ideal candidate would be committed to reflective work with children, and excited to collaborate with co-teachers and engage in ongoing professional development and growth. Familiarity with emergent curriculum, Reggio practice, and anti-bias education approaches valued.

      About Sandbox:
      At Sandbox, young children are respected as full participants in their own lives. We build deep relationships as we joyfully explore our community and world through play, and express our ideas through many media. Our curriculum is emergent and intentional, based on reflection and observation of the children’s work and experiences. We often work with Loose Parts – open-ended materials that can be used and manipulated in unlimited ways.
      Each day we set up invitations to play for the children. These are intentional changes to our environment or arrangements of materials that are open-ended, which means that we do not have a specific goal in mind for the children’s learning. Instead, we observe and document how the children interact with the materials, the environment, and each other. Later, we can reflect on the children’s experiences to inform us as we plan for future play and exploration.
      We view young children as competent explorers, capable of communicating their needs and expressing themselves in many ways. We believe children have the right to an engaging and beautiful environment full of materials and experiences that inspire wonder and exploration. We see families as our partners and the most important relationships in each child’s life. As educators, we act as facilitators and lifelong learners, engaging with and observing children to document their learning and reflect on our work together.
      Our program is child-centered, and our curriculum is play-based and emerges from the children’s current explorations and interests. We are inspired by the Early Childhood Centers of Reggio Emilia, Italy.

      Responsibilities:
      Work as a team with the Assistant Teacher to create and maintain a responsive and caring school community.
      Document children’s play and work.
      Collaborate with Assistant Teacher to develop curriculum & activities.
      Maintain frequent and open communication with families, including informal discussions and family conferences.
      Ensure policies and regulations are met.
      Actively engage respectfully with children, and manage cleanliness, maintenance, and availability of materials.
      Caregiving activities such as hand washing, toileting, or changing clothes.
      Prepare healthy snacks using safe food handling practices.

      Qualifications:
      2-3 years of professional child care experience.
      Ability to work well with others including staff, children, and families.
      Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills.
      An understanding of child development.
      Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
      Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification.
      Must clear full background check.
      Must be fully COVID vaccinated.
      30 hours Basic STARS.

      Term, Hours & Compensation:
      We are looking for a substitute for our Lead Teacher as she takes maternity leave for the full months of January-April 2023. Ideally, this person would also be able to serve as an on-call substitute for our Lead Teacher and Assistant Teacher from now until January, and after she returns from maternity leave.
      The schedule would be 36 hours/wk. 8.5 hours a day M-Th with a 30 minute lunch and 4 hours of planning time on Friday. Planning time is used for team meeting, family conferences, curriculum development, and maintaining the school environment.
      The pay rate is $20/hr in 2022. In 2023 the rate will get a COL adjustment.
      To Apply:
      Please email a cover letter, resume, and references outlining your experience and education.
      Sandbox Playschool is an equal opportunity employer, valuing what diversity brings to the workplace. Teachers of color, LGBTQ and others are encouraged to apply. Fascists need not.

      Visit URL: www.sandboxplayschool.com

    Date Posted: November 1, 2022

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  • Assistant

    Part-time

    Watch Me Grow Childcare

    (Federal Way , WA)

    • Type/Program:
      Family home early learning program Family home early learning program is an early learning program licensed by the department where a family home licensee provides child care or education services for 12 or fewer children in the family living quarters where the licensee resides.
    • Hours of Operation: 7:00am-5:30pm
    • Ages:

      Infants

      Toddlers

      Preschool

    • Language(s): English
    • Pay Rate: $20
    • Contact Person: Jazzmine
    • 2064347426

    • More information
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    Date Posted: October 27, 2022

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