Contact: Maria Stobie
Name of School/Organization: Whole Child Learning Center
Age Group: Ages 2.5-3.5
Description: Montessori Preschool - *Co-Teacher, Plus Sub Positions Available
WHOLE CHILD LEARNING CENTER is a highly reputable Montessori preschool serving a dynamic group of supportive families in the greater Seattle Community since 2000. Each day we have sixteen to twenty-one 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.
Co-teaching position available (30 hrs. a wk) for the youngest group, ages 2.5 - 3.5. This is for long term employment at WCLC. We also have sub positions available that can work into co-teaching positions. Important to find a great fit, someone who's teaching philosophies are similar to the schools and interested in making a long term commitment. Twenty hrs. of training starting as early as June. School year is Sept-July (closed in August). Ongoing training and opportunity for growth, creativity and collaboration with the Teaching Team of Educators at WCLC. Possible Lead Teaching position available in the future.
-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, WCLC administration and the 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.
-Plan, implement and manage curriculum, as well as group circle activities, take a co-lead role in curriculum development for the youngest group, the 2.5 - 3.5 year olds.
-This includes helping the children build potty learning skills each day, goal development and milestone record keeping for up to ten students during the year.
-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.
-Sound working knowledge of child development ages 2.5-5 years.
-Excellent interpersonal communication skills with children, co-teachers, administration and family members.
-Proven initiative and accountability with great follow through skills.
-Twenty credit/clock hours in early childhood education.
-Minimum of five years of professional Montessori preschool classroom teaching experience.
-Strong experience designing dynamic curriculum for children ages 2.5-5 years of age.
-Must have leadership abilities, initiative skills to direct and co-manage your own classroom.
-Native English speaker.
-BA, preferably in Education
-Three Professional references
-CPR/First Aid/BBP training
-Cover letter and resume
-Music or a second language a plus.
-$12-$15 per hour for Sub, DOE. $15-$18 for Co-Teaching Position, DOE
-Vacation/Sick days available
-Monthly bonus to help defray cost of personal health insurance.
-Ongoing training, & opportunities for growth, creativity & collaboration with Teaching Team.
START DATE: Twenty hours of training as early as June. (August the school is closed)
-Co-teaching and Sub positions start in September 2016.
- Require a full year contract for co-teaching position.
***Please send a cover letter with resume***
Phone: (206) 282-3589
School Address: 400 Ward St., Seattle, WA 98109