• Part Time
  • Denver

Website Washington Park Early Learning Center

Play is children’s most useful tool for preparing for the future

Washing Park Early Learning Center is look looking for a part-time Lead Teacher for our Early Learner room on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Washington Park Early Learning Center is a parent cooperative preschool that nurtures kindness, encourages curiosity, and celebrates diversity in a play-based environment established in 1973 near Washington Park serving children 2.5-6 years old.
Start date: mid-August 2023
Ages: 2.5-3.5 year olds

Preferred qualifications:
• Degree in Early Childhood Education
• At least two years’ experience in a lead teaching role in an ECE environment
• Familiarity with cooperative preschool philosophy and comfortable working within a cooperative model
• Experience developing and implementing age-appropriate, play-based curriculum
• Excellent communication skills with children and adults
• Energetic, enthusiastic and warm personality
• A desire to be a part of an inclusive, dynamic, reflective school community and staff

• Plan and implement an age and developmentally appropriate play-based curriculum within the philosophy of WPELC.
• Plan a variety of hands on experiences that will enhance and encourage children’s independence and social, emotional and cognitive development.
• Help children learn personal responsibility and respect for others and the world around them.
• Establish a predictable but flexible schedule and environment that allows children a balance of active and quiet play, providing smooth transitions between activities.
• Listen and respond to children at their level with the utilization of positive guidance techniques. Classroom management is caring and consistent.
• Take responsibility for organizing, setting up, and putting away materials and resources for the children’s activities before and after class.
• Observe, interact, and participate in activities with children.
• Utilize both the indoor and outdoor classroom spaces on a regular basis.
• Recognize different learning styles and abilities and incorporate that understanding into best teaching practices
• Follow the guidelines established by DHS to maintain a safe, clean, warm, caring, enriching, happy and healthy environment for children and adults alike inside the classroom and on the playground
• Keep accurate and necessary records and documentation
• Respond attentively to children’s medical needs
• Lift and carry 35-50 pounds as necessary.
• Attend workshops, classes, and professional development to work towards 15 hours required for licensing.
• Share and communicate with parents on a regular basis. Supervise parents in the daily operation of the classroom.
• Prepare and conduct two Parent/Teacher conferences per school year for each student
• Attend parent meetings and extracurricular school-wide events
• Build a strong classroom community with all children and families

Compensation: Hourly pay rate per hour based on resume and experience (pay range between $24-32 per hour)

Total Teaching  Hours: (8am-12pm) approx. 396
Set-up and Planning Hours: approx. 70
Additional Event and Meeting hours:  approx 93

Contact Director@wpelc.org for questions, or go HERE to apply.

To apply for this job email your details to kristi@wpelc.org