Lead Toddler Teacher

About Us:

Interlake Child Care and Learning Center is hiring actively to provide quality care and developmentally-appropriate practices for children ages 0-5.

We are seeking exceptional educators who are passionate about Early Childhood Education, who enjoy working with a variety of age groups of children, and who are looking to join a great team with low ratios and amazing benefits. Interlake’s teachers are a diverse group of people who enjoy growing and learning together. We value a vibrant workforce where all humans are safe and welcome.

Benefits:

  • Generous time off
  • 17 days of paid time off per year
  • 14 paid holidays/year
  • Paid trainings and in-services
  • Medical insurance (platinum plan)
  • Dental, short term disability, and AD & D insurance
  • Voluntary vision insurance
  • Voluntary life and additional AD & D insurance
  • Voluntary long term disability insurance

TITLE: Toddler Teacher

Overview:

This is a full-time position in the Toddler Room of our Early Achiever’s accredited center. Interlake Childcare provides excellent medical, dental and vision insurance to all its full-time employees. We are looking for toddler teachers who can provide experiential-based learning and assist with planning and implementing age-appropriate curriculum with children ages 14 months- 3 years.

Responsibilities:

  • Encourage children’s social and emotional development and instill a sense of wonder and excitement about learning and creativity.
  • Attend to children’s physical and emotional safety using best practices.
  • Be familiar with State Licensing Requirements and Early Achiever’s standards.
  • Develop collaborative and cooperative relationships with families and staff.
  • Work with fellow teachers to provide continuity and consistency for the children.
  • Planning developmentally appropriate activities within an emergent curriculum and document each child’s growth and development.
  • Organize and maintain classroom areas.
  • Use positive guidance methods that strengthen each child’s problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Must be in good physical health and able to lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Be committed to professional development, maintaining yearly required training and STARS credits.
  • Participate in self, classroom and center-wide evaluation processes.
  • Be knowledgeable of basic computers and iPads.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • One year of experience working with children
  • 30 STARS Hours- Basic training
  • Working knowledge of child development ages 12 months–3 years
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Proven initiative and accountability
  • 18 years of age or older and a high school graduate

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • CDA credential and extensive experience with toddlers OR
  • AA or BA or equivalent in Early Childhood Education or Child Development

$500 JOINING BONUS 1 MONTH AFTER HIRE IF YOU HAVE:

  • Current state approved infant/child CPR and First Aid certification
  • Proof of negative Mantoux TB Test within the last 12 months
  • HIV/AIDS & Blood Borne Pathogens training certification
  • WA State Department of Early Learning Portable Background Check

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $21.00 to $24.00 /hour DOE

To apply, visit our Indeed page.