Contact: Maria Stobie
Name of School/Organization: Whole Child Learning Center LLC
Age Group: Preschool 2.5-5 years of age
Description: WHOLE CHILD LEARNING CENTER: WCLC is a highly reputable Montessori/Reggio Emilia preschool serving a dynamic group of supportive families in the greater Seattle Community since 2000. Each day we have fifteen to twenty multi-age children, 2.5 to 5 years of age with four dynamic Educators - RATIO: 1-5, and three plus - classrooms. Our teaching team is energetic, supportive and reliable, and we whole heartedly believe that working with children is our calling. We know and believe that this is rewarding and important work.
POSITIONS: Lead teaching position available now for long term employment at WCLC as well as sub positions. Important to find a great fit, someone who's teaching philosophies are similar to the schools and is interested in making a long term commitment. School year is Sept-July (closed in August). Lead position benefits include paid sick /vacation days and a healthcare bonus to defray cost of your own insurance, ongoing training and opportunity for growth, creativity and collaboration with the Teaching Team of Educators at WCLC.
RESPONSIBILITES: -Work in coordination with the Teaching Team to provide continuity and consistency to provide a high quality preschool curriculum for children 2.5 to 5 years.
-Provide appropriate emotional and social support for each child's development.
-Build positive relationships with children, co-teachers and parents.
-Use positive guidance and discipline methods that strengthen each child's problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
-Awareness and experience of best practices for the preschool classroom.
TASKS/DUTIES: -Plan, implement and manage curriculum, as well as group circle activities, and take a lead role in the curriculum development of your own classroom of eight students daily.
-Participate in written assessment keeping where needed, photo taking and web based portfolio.
-Help document and participate in the yearly Parent/Teacher conference where needed.
-Clean, organize and maintain the classroom and teaching materials.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: -Sound working knowledge of child development ages 2.5-5 years.
-Excellent interpersonal communication skills with children, co-teachers and family members.
-Proven initiative and accountability with great follow through skills.
-Twenty credit/clock hours in early childhood education.
-Minimum of three years of professional preschool classroom teaching experience.
-Strong experience designing dynamic curriculum for children ages 2.5-5 years of age.
-Native English speaker.
-BA, preferably in Education
-Montessori/Reggio Emilia experience
-Three Professional references
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: -Music or a second language a plus.
SALARY: -$12-$15 per hour for Sub, DOE. $15-17 per hour for Lead Teaching Position, DOE
-Lead position includes paid sick/vac days, a healthcare bonus to defray cost of your own insurance, ongoing training, and opportunities for growth, creativity and collaboration with the Teaching Team.
START DATE: Lead and Sub position start in November 2014. (School closed in August)
- Require a yearly contract for lead teaching position.
Phone: (206) 282-3589
School Address: 400 Ward St., Seattle, WA 98109