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Preschool Program Director
UW Children's Center at Portage Bay

Seattle, WA

Immediately

9/19/22

We are looking for an experienced Montessorian to be a Preschool Program Director in one of our UW Children’s Centers. You would report to a Head of School and work alongside a Program Director for the Infant/Toddler portion of the school.

Who are we? We are Haggard Childcare Resources (https://www.haggardchildcare.com), a long-standing company that owns and operates Montessori early learning centers in Seattle and Mukilteo.

What are we looking for? We are looking for a special someone who is an experienced Montessori Preschool Teacher/Guide who would like to move into a role that offers more mentoring and support to other Montessori Preschool Teachers/Guides. Please be someone who:


-has a strong theoretical and practical understanding of Montessori Theory,
-can lead a program (that exists within a larger school) to improve on practices and make valuable additions,
-facilitate lead meetings and classroom team meetings,
-develop and maintain a training protocol for assistants,
-support family events,
-facilitate lead meetings and classroom team meetings,
-Is a positive, problem solving person,
-Can remain calm in stressful situations,
-And a clear communicator

What do we offer? We offer competitive pay based on education and experience. We offer many benefits, including:


-medical
-dental
-vision
-401K with a matching component
-a discounted ORCA card
-free AA and BA degrees in early childhood education
-RIE training
-Montessori teacher training
-Professional development, via in-service days, workshops, and conferences
-paid holidays
-closure pay
-PTO
-A creative working environment


What do we value?


-We center children in all of our decisions,
-Community! We like to support each other, collaborate, and don’t give up on each other.
-A teachable mindset! We are all still learning, from the Executive Director all the way down. Please be a curious, life-long learner. A sense of wonder is an incredible start to working with children.
-Similarly, we value continuing education and professional development. Even if you’ve been in this field a long time, there is still more to know, refine, and update.
-Finding true joy in being children! Sure, some days are really hard but we value finding joy in the work and celebrating the messiness of childhood and life.

ABOUT:

TO APPLY:

If you are interested and would like to find out more, please contact Nicole Siciliano (nicole@haggardchildcare.com); to be considered, please submit a resume and a note of interest.