The University Child Development School Studio Infant-Toddler Program, an innovative Reggio-inspired program, is seeking an Extended Day Program (EDP) teacher to join our teaching team as a part-time, hourly employee.
Who We Are
The UCDS Studio, located in Seattle, Washington is an early learning program serving students ages 6 weeks to 4 years old. The Studio allows our youngest students the opportunity to learn through play, investigation, and discovery. With an emphasis on communication and cooperation, learning also occurs through relationships with others, and we design experiences that support children to see themselves as active participants who make an impact in their communities.
UCDS Studio is comprised of highly collaborative teachers who are part of teaching teams that use observations about children to design innovative and responsive educational programs. The classroom curriculum reflects students’ wonderings, development, and relationships with each other and the world around them and learning emerges from children’s theories and ideas as they experiment, investigate, question, and explore. The curriculum design creates extended blocks of time for discovery, play, and group projects that feed and inspire children’s curiosity.
We strongly encourage members of marginalized communities, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, as well as members of other underrepresented groups, to apply and become part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive educational environment.
Responsibilities & Essential Duties
Work alongside lead teachers to create a positive and safe learning experience for students.
Actively participate and supervise activities alongside lead teachers.
Build meaningful relationships with students.
Demonstrate enthusiasm and inspire students to participate fully in daily activities
Carry out all policies according to The Studio educational philosophy, licensing regulations, The Studio Handbook, and The Studio Health and Safety Policies Handbook.
Assist in providing all necessary care for young children such as changing diapers, preparing bottles, feeding, changing clothes, helping with naps, etc.
Collaborate and work effectively in teams
Employ strong interpersonal skills including being patient and positive.
Working Conditions & Physical Requirements
Great opportunity for college and high school students!
Able to sit on the floor for extended periods of time, be outside in all types of weather, and pick up heavy objects, including young children.
Routinely kneel, bend, crouch, stand, walk, and sit on child-sized chairs throughout the day.
The work is typically performed in a school environment, with moderate to loud noise.
Time spent outside every day with young children exploring our play spaces, surrounding neighborhood, and city.
Able to change diapers and perform all tasks associated with meeting the needs of children from 6 weeks-4 years of age, including feeding, changing clothes, holding/comforting, etc.
Inspired by children’s wonder and natural curiosity about the world around them.
Experience working with children (preference for work with children under 5 years old)
Outstanding customer service and relationship-building skills
Works well in a team environment
Excellent communication skills with varied audiences including children, parents, staff, and school personnel
Ability to take direction and constructive feedback and use it productively.
Flexibility in assignments i.e. moving between classrooms, shifts in duties and routines.
Current CPR, First Aid, Child Abuse, Bloodborne Pathogens training, and negative TB certificates. (Or ability to obtain these certifications once hired)
Minimum age of 16 years
Meet the school’s standard when completing all background screenings.
Typical Hours & Compensation
Monday-Friday, 2:00 pm-6:00 pm, with the possibility of full-day substitute teaching as needed. This is a great position for students or those exploring a career in early childhood education. The pay rate for this position is $23/hour.
How to Apply
We are currently scheduling interviews for this position. To apply, please visit the UCDS website to submit your resume and cover letter.
University Child Development School is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace and to seeking a diverse and broad spectrum of qualified candidates. The School does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender or gender identity, age, or sexual orientation.
UCDS is a dynamic learning environment for students and teachers alike, located in Seattle’s University District.
UCDS designs a culture of inquiry essential to meaningful learning. We cultivate reflective, collaborative, skillful thinkers who ignite positive change in their communities. We engage diverse perspectives in an ongoing effort to shape and share our innovative education model.