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Preschool Teacher

at  Steamboat Island Cooperative Preschool
6240 41st Ave NW
Olympia, WA 98502

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Job type Part-time
Estimated Wages $11.50 to $12.24 per hour
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Job description

Preschool Teacher

We have a part-time opening for a Preschool Teacher.

Must be able to work various shifts per week.

  • Must have 1 or more years experience.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Be authorized to work in the United States.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Background check required.

Additional Info

Valid Driver’s License
Minimum Age
18+ years old


The Steamboat Island Cooperative Preschool is seeking an experienced, fun-loving, nurturing and motivated teacher to join our cooperative preschool and teach 18 month to five year old children!


The classes meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00-11:30am (3 to 4 year olds) with an afternoon class from 12:30-3:00pm (4 to 5 year-olds), and Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00-11:30am (18 months-3 years old).



We are looking for someone who:


  • Has previous experience teaching preschool
  • Has a degree in Early Childhood Development (preferred) , Education, or closely related field
  • Experience promoting positive social, emotional and physical child development
  • Ability to develop and implement developmentally appropriate, vibrant and creative curriculum
  • Adaptability, enthusiasm and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to lead parent helpers within the classroom and communicate and work closely with board members/community


We offer:

  • Enthusiastic parent and family support
  • A highly competitive salary that covers attendance at school functions and board meetings
  • Open classroom with ample supplies, recently renovated, large open outdoor play area with play structures
  • Small class ratio (1:4 with parent helpers)
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • Parent helpers in the classroom
  • An advisor through South Puget Sound Community College
  • Great location near the beginning of Steamboat Island Road, and close relationship with Griffin School and the Steamboat Community



The preschool teacher effectively provides a stimulating and age appropriate educational environment where preschool children have the opportunity to develop cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills.  Prepares and delivers lesson plans.  Leads parent helpers within the classroom. See details on following page.



The children's teacher is hired by the preschool parents and supervised by the preschool Board. The position of teacher has a double focus. Part of the position is planning and teaching the preschool children. Equally important is leading and involving the parents who are also students taking a course.

The teacher's duties are to:


1. Develop and plan a children's program including a) curriculum, b) sequential developmental activities, c) field trips, and d) a predictable daily schedule with flexibility determined by children's needs. These shall be consistent with the children's program philosophy as described in "How Young Children Learn" in the South Puget Sound Community College Parent Cooperative Preschool Parent Handbook.


2. Serve as the head teacher during children's class time, with parent helpers as the assistant teachers. Orient parents to parent helping and classroom procedures and assign tasks as necessary on a daily basis. Serve as a resource person and model for parents.


3. Communicate the few classroom rules to children and parents. Use and model positive guidance techniques based on children's developmental stages.


4. Schedule opportunities to communicate with parents about their child's development, behavior, and progress in preschool.


5. Schedule time to work with the Parent Education Advisor at least monthly during college teacher in-services, classroom visits by the Advisor, or individual meetings to: a) conference about children and their progress, b) plan and improve the children's program and involvement, c) plan and improve the parents program and involvement, and d) develop ongoing teaching skills and methods. Attend the scheduled teacher in-services sponsored by the college.


6. Know the requirements and benefits of South Puget Sound Community College affiliation. Work with the Board and Advisor to support and explain the parent education course.


7. Attend parent meetings at least three times per year to communicate and discuss children's program philosophy, curriculum, children's rules, guidance techniques, parent helping skills, and classroom issues. Communicate through the preschool newsletter and handouts between those meetings.


8. Attend monthly board meetings to report on plans for the month, classroom needs, and training conferences and in-services. Participate in board decision-making on issues affecting the children's program. Maintain communication with board members and others responsible for preschool business between meetings as necessary.


9. Work with the Board and other teachers to plan and arrange the children's environment and equipment. Request or obtain materials and supplies as needed.


10. Seek evaluation from parents, Parent Education Advisor, peers and Board.

Participate in program and advisor evaluation.


11. Develop a professional development plan and share it with the Board at least annually. Pursue professional growth through reading, classes, workshops, visits to similar programs and involvement in professional organizations.


12. Maintain high professional standards, particularly in the area of confidentiality.


13. Carry out additional duties as described in the individual cooperative preschool's Teacher Contract and Teacher Job Description.

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Posted: 2016-05-21

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