Lead Teacher – Seattle Location


Location: Seattle, WA

Salary Range: $19.70 – $24.00 per hour – plus full medical and dental care benefits

Since 1978, the Denise Louie Education Center has provided high-quality multicultural early learning and family support services to ensure that Seattle kids will be ready to succeed in school and life. We believe that children from low-income families deserve to grow up in high-quality learning environments and we strive to close the “opportunity gap” so that all children can enter kindergarten ready to be successful.

Denise Louie Education Center is seeking a Lead Teacher who has an AA, BA, or advanced degree in early childhood education or related field that  have extensive understanding of child development, love children and are passionate about our mission to promote school and life readiness by providing multicultural early learning services to children and families, especially those who need our services the most.

To apply, please complete the Employment Application by clicking below. You will be asked to provide current and prior work experiences, education, references, resume, cover letter and any other important documents.

Specific Job Qualifications for this Position

  • An AA, BA or advanced degree in early childhood education; or, a BA or advanced degree in a field related to early childhood education and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education, with experience teaching preschool age children; or, a BA degree in any field and has been admitted into the Teach for America program, passed a rigorous early childhood content exam, such as the Praxis II, participated in a Teach for America summer training institute that includes teaching preschool children and is receiving ongoing professional development and support from Teach for America’s professional staff
  • One year of experience teaching pre-school children.
  • Knowledge of and ability to implement developmentally appropriate, multicultural, and bias free curriculum.
  • Able to lift and potentially carry a child weighing up to 50 pounds and able to routinely kneel, bend, crouch, and sit on the floor for extended periods of time.
  • Able to stand, walk and sit on child sized chairs throughout the day.
  • Able to communicate in English verbally and in writing; and
  • Access to a reliable source of transportation

Job Duties

  • Developing and implementing age appropriate activities and weekly lesson plans in accordance with the Center’s policies and philosophy.
  • Participating in observing and meeting the needs of individual children’s.
  • Leading the planning and execution of the end of year celebration, center meeting and parent training/classroom meetings.
  • Preparing and conducting home visits and conferences in a manner that provides individualized information and gets parent input for the curriculum.
  • Assisting in the completion of all health and dental screenings to meet the 45/90 day requirements and second screening requirements.
  • Managing children’s behavior using positive guidance techniques and handle with Care plans.
  • Maintaining an organized environment to complete Child Plus documentation, monthly reports, incident and accident reports, attendance, and record keeping in a timely manner.
  • Implement positive guidance techniques and maintain classroom control.
  • Develop positive relationships with the children, parents and other staff.
  • Collaborate with education staff and mental health consultant to proactively address any child or family concerns.

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