Hutch Kids Early Learning Center provides education and care for infants, toddlers, and preschool aged children. We are seeking candidates for the position of Lead Preschool Teacher.
At Hutch Kids we cultivate inclusive environments and meaningful relationships with children and families through the intentional integration of child-led play, research-based developmentally appropriate practices, and anti-bias/anti-racist curriculum. We aspire to help all children develop an appreciation of difference, a love of learning, a sense of creative agency, and a passion for social justice.
As a whole and within each classroom, we consider ourselves a community of learners. Teachers work as a team with a co-lead teacher and an assistant teacher to foster a nurturing environment suited for the individual developmental needs of each child. Low classroom ratios allow for the development of secure, lasting relationships between children, teachers, and families.
This is a meaningful opportunity for experienced professionals interested in continuing to grow their practice and share their knowledge. We also welcome educators who are new to the field and encourage those with non-traditional backgrounds to apply.
Hutch Kids is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture for children, families, and faculty. Individuals who are male identifying, members of the BIPOC community, or who represent another marginalized community are encouraged to apply, given that their unique experiences and perspectives directly supports the need for young children to have both mirrors and windows within our community.
The support teacher is a key role at Hutch Kids. Support teachers step into the classroom when lead or assistant teachers are ill, on vacation, and to cover planning time, meetings, etc. Support teachers work with all ages and maintain warm, professional relationships with their children, families, and colleagues.
We value candidates who are patient, flexible, energetic, devoted to positive discipline practices, communicative, respectful of children and their ideas, and committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community.
If you do not believe you meet every qualification but are passionate about working with young children, we would like to hear from you! Hutch Kids supports all teachers in fulfilling the requirements for employment in an Early Achievers-rated, NAEYC-accredited early learning center. Hutch Kids educators have access to scholarships and grants that cover their entire tuition for Early Childhood Education programs at the Seattle Colleges.
This position is full-time, 40 hours/week, 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Salary range for this position is $19-$22/hour. Generous benefits package includes: medical/vision/dental (employer covers 100%), matching 401-k after one year of employment (employee may begin contributing after 30-days), long term disability, life insurance, Paid Time Off (PTO), paid holidays (13/year) and access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Please submit a cover letter and resume to be considered.