Discovery Playtown
Discovery Playtown

Discovery Playtown is a licensed commercial child care facility serving ages 1 to 9 with a capacity of 63 children in five classrooms (two toddler, one preschool, one pre-Kindergarten, and one school-age). Our open concept center features a unique layout complete with a kid-size, realistic two-story playhouse, treehouse, diner, animal hospital, grocery store, beauty salon, and fire truck. Our focus is on engaged play experiences and social-emotional learning with a trauma-informed lens. We have a high focus on staff training in promoting first relationships and collaborative care via open communications with our families. We strive to build a relational bridge between home and school with attachment, safety, and security for our students and peace of mind for our families.

About You

  • Are you passionate about early childhood education? Do you have experience working in a daycare, preschool, or elementary school role, as a teacher or assistant, or are you studying for a career in early childhood education?
  • Are you interested in working in a fast-paced, happy atmosphere, working with a team of dedicated educators to teach, guide, inspire, and enrich children in our care?
  • Can you diffuse and resolve conflicts, problem solve, redirect behaviors, and engage and connect with children?
  • Do you enjoy creative lesson planning, and coming up with special events and activities?
  • Are you committed to safety and cleanliness, and are you willing and able to perform daily routine and deep cleaning?
  • Are you dependable and punctual?

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to engage children with a focus on individualized lesson plans to meet each child’s developmental stages
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Educational/Licensing Requirements

The following are required at time of employment:

  • An account in MERIT with a STARS ID number
  • A cleared portable background check
  • CPR card, first aid card, BBP card, negative TB test, proof of MMR vaccine
  • 12 basic Washington STARS credits (minimum)
  • 30 basic Washington STARS credits, CDA or ECE certificate, or AA in ECE (preferred)

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive pay based on education and experience
  • Monthly staff training meetings
  • Reflective team-building meetings
  • Paid planning time
  • Discounted child care
  • Paid holidays and sick time