Teacher’s Assistant- Closes 12/15/17

Position Teacher’s Assistant
Employer Allison Lovell
Job Description Position available for a teacher’s assistant in a well established, private preschool/ kindergarten program, in our 17th year. We have a mixed age class in a one room schoolhouse with a low student to staff ratio. We practice honoring ourselves and our place on the Earth. We use the world around us to enhance our process oriented curriculum, which includes art, science, language arts, singing/movement, mathematical solving, outdoor exploration, and weekly swimming lessons.

The job will be to assist the lead teacher in all classroom activities. This will also include singing with the class on a daily basis, snack preparation, occasional errands and communicating with parents. Participating in parent-teacher conferences and a once-a-year fundraiser are also part of the job. School is on summer break during July and August. A small summer stipend is given to a returning employee.

Qualifications We are seeking a person who has one of the following: an Early Childhood Education Degree, a Teacher’s Certificate, formal training in Montessori or Waldorf Education or lastly, an Environmental Education program. The candidate must also have had actual employment experience working with young children in one of the above fields or have been a camp leader or day care instructor. CPR/First aid training is required. Must have reliable transportation.

Desirable skills:

  • Music, Art and/or Environmental Ed. background
  • Ability to integrate into an existing format and be innovative, creative, and collaborative/team teach
  • Willingness to learn new strategies for communicating


$13/hour, 18-22 hours per week to start.
Days/Hours Schedule will be determined following initial training.
Contact Info Allison Lovell

EMAIL: directors@thecottageschoolbellingham.com

PHONE: 360.920.9053

How to Apply    To apply, email your resume to directors@thecottageschoolbellingham.com. Please provide a cover letter which describes you as someone who is qualified to work with children ages 3-6. What experiences in life/work do you have that depict what you would bring to a well-established program that encourages emotional/social well-being? Be sure to include a minimum of 2 personal and 2 work references.
Position Closes December 15, 2017