Preschool Teacher

Wallingford Childcare Center
Full Time
Seattle, WA 98103 (Wallingford area)
$21 - $25 an hour
Posted EmployerActive 4 days ago
Job description

Wallingford Childcare Center is hiring lead teachers positions in our two year old and Pre K classrooms. Our center serves children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Join our team and receive a $1500 bonus! $500 paid upon hire and $1,000 after 6 months!

Who are we?

Wallingford Child Care Center is a unique community with a lot to offer a mindful, purposeful teacher. Our curriculum is based on RIE and Reggio Emilia philosophies. We support our children's learning through an emergent curriculum that reflects their interests and curiosity. As we provide a nurturing environment for children, we work to provide the same for staff. We understand that for adults to be full-time caregivers, they need to receive the same things that we expect them to give the children - respect, empathy, and kindness.

We are proud to have low ratios, offer great benefits, and work in a collaborative and supportive community of educators and families.

Who are you?
You are an experienced teacher looking for a special place to grow your practice and enjoy our special community of families and teachers. Teachers who succeed here are thoughtful in their actions, presence and leadership. Our teams enjoy working collaboratively, sharing ideas, and supporting one another as they support the children.

What do I need to fulfill this role?

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Fully vaccinated for COVID-19
  • Negative TB test
  • Cleared background check (prior to start)
  • Pediatric CPR/First Aid (within 30 days of hire)
  • Food Handler Permit (withing 30 days of hire)
  • 30 Hour Basic Stars training (within 30 days of hire)
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Respectful, thoughtful, and purposeful approach to children and adults
  • Preferred: at least 1 year experience working with young children in a lead teacher position.

Why should I want to work here?

  • $1500 signing bonus!
  • Excellent medical and dental plan 100% employer paid
  • Free food daily
  • Generous sick, vacation and holiday pay
  • A welcoming, team building environment
  • Low teacher to child ratios
  • Vision and life insurance
  • Free unlimited use Orca card
  • Employer supported Early Childhood Education

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $21.00 - $25.00 per hour


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Signing bonus

COVID-19 considerations:
We have gone above and beyond the COVID-19 requirements for childcare centers. Our center has only had to close one classroom one time for COVID-19 since our reopening in June 2020.


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • CPR Certification (Preferred)
  • Child Development Associate Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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