Discovery Playtown
Discovery Playtown

Help us build Maple Valley's first drop-in preschool and day care

We are seeking energetic, positive, and loving individuals to join our team as lead teachers for both toddler and pre-Kindergarten classrooms. Ideal candidates share our philosophy that preschool is a time when children learn best through play and hands-on experiences. Teachers work with the owners to assist in the design and implementation of a developmentally appropriate curriculum and work collaboratively to maintain positive relationships with parents, children and co-workers. We also use the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum in our monthly preschool program.

Responsibilities include: Implementing lesson plans, engaging children in age-appropriate activities, providing a structured environment, and completing basic housekeeping tasks within the classroom.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2 years of lead teaching experience
  • AA degree in ECE or current CDA preferred
  • 30 hours of STARS training is required in lieu of the above education
  • Pass a background check
  • Current CPR, first aid, negative TB test
  • Punctual in attendance
  • Good communicator, able to take direction and able to express your own needs in a constructive manner
  • Self-motivated, good multitasker, and able to thrive in a drop-in environment where every day brings new challenges, issues, and rewards

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

We are a small, family-owned facility. As such, all staff report to the director and owners. As we grow, other reporting relationships will be established as appropriate.

PAY

Depends on experience.

FREE & DISCOUNTED CHILD CARE

  • 50 percent off of child care tuition*
  • Children must be between the ages of 12 months and 6 years old at this time. (We have plans to expand to include school-age children up to 9 years old)

OTHER BENEFITS

  • Sick pay accrues at the rate of one hour for every 40 hours worked
  • This position does not offer medical benefits at this time

*Does not include Parents' Night Out

 

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