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Lead Teacher

Location:

Orcas Island Children’s House
Eastsound, Washington

Start Date: July 1, 2021

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

Orcas Island Children’s House, located in the beautiful San Juan Archipelago, is currently seeking warm and kind-hearted early childhood educators for our growing program. We are an Infant-Toddler Center and Preschool serving children 1month – 6 years.

Play is at the heart of what we do at Children’s House. Teachers enjoy small class sizes and low student-to-teacher ratios and provide a warm nurturing setting for children to receive a bespoke education that lasts a lifetime.

Teacher responsibilities:
-Plan and implement daily play-based learning experiences for children
-Model emotional intelligence and respond to the social and emotional needs of children
-Support children’s growing independence and self-care
-Observe and document children’s learning
-Maintain child portfolios
-Work cooperatively and professionally with staff members and parents
-Maintain clean, healthy and organized classroom environment
-Attend staff meetings, trainings and school functions

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

Priority will be given to candidates fluent in Spanish and/or those with a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or Special Education. Priority also given to candidates willing to pursue one of the degrees above within six months of hire.

Salary & Benefits

Hourly rates range from $16-$19/hr depending on position and experience. We offer generous paid time off, supportive and professional work environment and scholarships for teachers pursuing a degree or certificate in early childhood education.

Application Procedures

Please email resume and letter of inquiry to info@oich.org.

Program Description

Orcas Island Children’s House is a place of wonder and belonging. We value inclusion, participation and equity. We value diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and the rights of children, families and educators to have an amiable school and place of prominence in our community.

Contact Info

Ady Walker - info@oich.org

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

Together, we are empowering exceptional education.