Assistant Preschool Teacher

Reports to: Early Learning Director

Status: Regular, 40 hours per week

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Hiring Range: $15.00 - $17.00
Location: ECEAP Site

Closing Date: Open until filled

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under general supervision of the Site Supervisor, the Assistant Preschool Teacher will have specific responsibilities, but may not be limited to:

  • Must be present where children are at all times when there are more than 10 children present.

  • Promote and support the Lead Teacher in implementation of curriculum and developmentally appropriate activities.

  • Actively participate in the planning, implementation and evaluation of a classroom curriculum.

  • Deliver developmentally appropriate center-based services to preschoolers during operational hours.

  • Assist in creating a safe learning environment reflective of the diverse backgrounds of the participating families.

  • Making an inclusive and culturally appropriate environment.

  • Participate in the arrangement and organization of the physical environment of the classroom.

  • Complete developmental and behavioral screenings for each child within 45 days of enrollment.

  • Effectively serve children with disabilities and their families by meeting goals and objectives on the Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Monitor children’s progress by completing developmental observations for each child and individualizing goals throughout the program year.

  • Help complete and maintain current records while ensuring confidentiality is observed.

  • Assist in ensuring parent involvement and/or awareness in program planning through regular open communications, monthly center meetings, parent newsletters, and parent conferences. This will require attending approximately 2 or 3 mandatory evening events.

  • Encourage parents as their child’s primary teacher and life-long advocate by implementing family engagement strategies in the classroom.

  • Seek opportunities to take on primary responsibility for specific tasks assigned and supervised by the Lead Teacher. Assume overall responsibilities of the classroom in the absence of the Lead Teacher.

  • Show a commitment to professional development and engage in ongoing learning with meaningful activities leading to growth.

  • Program Planning, Design and Implementation.

  • Giving instruction in Somali and English.

  • Complete all required program reports accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • AA degree preferred in early childhood education; or 12 college quarter credits in early childhood education or current CDA WA State Early Childhood Education Certificate (required)

  • Experience working with preschool age children

  • Bi-lingual ability Somali and English

  • Ability to communicate effectively and relate sensitively to adults and children from diverse ethnic and socio-economic groups

  • Proficiency in oral and written English language

  • Proficiency with computer software like Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teaching Strategies Gold (not required but preferred)

  • First Aid/CPR/Food Handlers certification

  • Portable Background Check with MERIT.

  • Ability to lead on your own and take initiative.

Hiring Process: To apply, please email your resume, cover letter to Farhan Mohamed at Incomplete applications will not be accepted.