Cooperative Preschool Teacher


About Our School:

HPP is a parent-run co-op, which means member families perform all jobs necessary to operate the school. We employ a teacher who is assisted by parents in the classroom. Each member family also holds a support job or board position, assists with fundraising, assists with facility maintenance, and attends required training and meetings.

Our philosophy is firmly based around child-led discovery.

There are no formal worksheets or assigned desks. Our open classroom allows children to move between learning centers, where they may develop and practice different skills. Play is done with intention and parent-teachers are there to scaffold the child.

We are influenced by the principles of the early childhood schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Our teacher uses a collaborative approach to teaching, which incorporates both children and parents.

Our school year runs from Sept 16th to Memorial Day (May 30th).

Blue Class meets T/Th, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

Green Class meets M/W/F, 9:00 a.m. – noon. 

The teacher will be expected to be present on site on these days, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • CDA (Child Development Associate)  in early childhood education, or relevant experience.

  • Have a solid understanding of the principles of child development and the importance of play.

  • Excellent communication skills and cooperative attitude.

  • Ability to act as a mediator between children in conflict resolution.

  • Creative, cool-tempered, friendly, punctual, and reliable. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

HPP is a cooperative preschool. This means that parents are heavily involved in every aspect of the school. As such, our teacher is expected to work closely with both parents and children. In addition to the traditional responsibilities involved in teaching, such as planning the curriculum and working with children, our teacher will also be expected to:

  • Prior to the school year, assist with school set-up and orientation. Engage with families and children individually. Review and revise the daily class schedule and written guidelines/schedules for parent-teachers.

  • On an ongoing basis, create and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum plans that allow for and respond to child emergent activities and play, in collaboration with enrolled parents/volunteer board.

  • Organize and oversee all activities of each class session. Model respectful, non-coercive care and support our problem solving, child-centered, anti-bias and play-based philosophies. Promote a positive, comfortable environment that encourages each child’s self-esteem.

  • Work closely with parents/caregivers as assistant teachers in class, as co-workers at parent meetings, and as a resource person on issues of child development. 

  • Participate in parent education, including co-teaching at parent meetings, and as needed, informal or formal parent teacher conferences.

  • Participate in evening meetings: one parent meeting and one board meeting each month.

  • Perform administrative duties necessary for the Co-op.


Compensation will depend on experience according to the PCPO Merit Scale, which starts at $25,086 for a teacher working M-F. 

As a co-op, salary and benefits are negotiable.

Starting date is mid-August.



  • Funds to support professional development.

  • Additional Summer stipend

  • PTO 

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and references here:

Resumes accepted until July 10th. All applicants who have returned completed materials by July 10th will be contacted on or about July 12th. The Hiring Committee will select applicants to interview based on resume review.

We are an equal opportunity workplace and employer.   

We are affiliated with the Parent Child Preschools Organization (PCPO).