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Early Childhood Educator

Location:

SEED ECS at Temple Beth Am, Seattle, Washington

Start Date: September 30, 2019

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

We are seeking warm, thoughtful, flexible, reflective, collaborative, fun-loving early childhood educators
to join our stellar faculty in providing an excellent, high-quality learning environment for children.
Our school is grounded in Jewish values, and the curriculum is Reggio-inspired, child-centered, and
relationship-based. We believe deeply in Loris Malaguzzi’s idea of “Nothing without Joy” and hope that
students, families, and faculty alike will find joy and growth in this learning environment.
We work collaboratively as a faculty team partnering with children and families as we support children’s
natural curiosity, growth, and development. Teachers work in co-teaching teams with additional support
to keep ratios low and provide opportunities for deep, meaningful work with children and faculty
partners. Teachers have weekly paid planning time, regular reflective practice meetings, and time to
collaborate with age group colleagues.
We are looking for teachers who love to engage with children, think deeply with colleagues, learn and
grow as educators, exercise creativity, and actively participate in the workplace community. We seek
teachers who are eager to grow their practice as researchers, learners, facilitators, celebrators, and
collaborators in this incredible field of joy and wonder in the lives of children and their families.
We offer highly competitive wages, ongoing professional development, as well as support for attending
professional development conferences and workshops, medical/dental/vision insurance, access to
scholarships for continuing education/degree completion, generous paid time off, and retirement plan
contributions.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

The most competitive candidates will have 3+ years teaching experience and completed formal
education in early childhood education. We are seeking teachers who have a commitment to reflective
work with children; an eagerness to collaborate with co-teachers; a drive to grow as professionals; a
disposition towards research and inquiry; experience designing curriculum responsive to children’s
emerging interests; familiarity with emergent curriculum, Reggio practice, and anti-bias approaches;
community enrichment/volunteer experience; and a long-term commitment to early learning.
We are an equal-opportunity employer that values diversity, and we encourage people of color and
LGBTQIA+ individuals to apply.

Salary & Benefits

16-20/hour, depending on role and education/experience

Application Procedures

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Dara McAllister at dmcallister@seedecs.org.

Program Description

Our school is grounded in Jewish values, and the curriculum is Reggio-inspired, child-centered, and
relationship-based. We believe deeply in Loris Malaguzzi’s idea of “Nothing without Joy” and hope that
students, families, and faculty alike will find joy and growth in this learning environment.

Contact Info

Dara McAllister
Interim Director
dmcallister@seedecs.org

Your support will help us advance the quality of every child's one childhood.

Together, we are empowering exceptional education.