CURRENT JOB OPENINGS
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KENT MERIDIAN COOPERATIVE PRESCHOOL, KENT, WA 

 

Job Description: Teacher / Facilitator 2021-2022 
Start Date: Late August 2021

 


Teacher: Red Class (1 year old class)
Class Day & Time: Wednesday, 9:30-11:30 AM
Responsibilities include: 
● Planning and preparation for weekly class. Class elements include; circle time with songs, art center,

playdough, free play areas, large muscle development and a snack.  Plan developmentally appropriate

activities for these centers. In addition to the curriculum, preparation includes creating age-appropriate

art projects and sensory center materials and set-up and take down of supplies needed. Parent helpers

assist with some cleanup. 
● Interact with parents and coach them on interacting with children in this age group, reinforce positive

instruction through examples.  
● Provide job cards for parent helpers and give direction to them as needed.  This includes explaining

how they should assist with art, snack, free play, etc.  
● Coordinate and work with the parent education instructor for class. 
● Coordinate with other preschool teachers and attend board meetings as needed. 
● Attend preschool open houses, in-person orientations, and welcome & end of year picnics.  

 

Facilitator: Gold Class (parent & me class with infants less than 1 year old)
Class Day & Time: Mondays, 9:30-11:30 AM
Responsibilities include: 
● Planning and preparation for weekly class. Class is run as a “parent & me” baby class with circle time,

parent discussion (while infants play), a snack, and parent education.  
● Facilitate discussions on various parenting issues; examples include sleeping, eating, separation anxiety, etc.

Provide relevant material to parents, such as recent parenting articles and possibly books to further their

knowledge on these subjects. Class uses Google groups; facilitator should be prepared to provide information

via that format.  
● Encourage parents to ask questions about their child’s development and engage in the group discussion.

Provide answers and pose follow-up questions to the group.  
● Preparation includes set-up and takedown of the room. This includes moving some preschool furniture and

“baby-proofing” the area. Light lifting is required.  
● Coordinate with other preschool teachers and attend board meetings as needed.  
● Attend preschool open houses, in-person orientations, and welcome & end of year picnics.  

 

 

The above responsibilities assume Kent Meridian Cooperative Preschool will return to in-person operation

in Fall 2021. In the event that we cannot operate in person, the responsibilities would shift and include

teaching and facilitating via an online format. KMCP has used this model for red class for the 2020-2021

school year and it has proven successful. Planning for Fall 2021 would happen over the summer and teachers

& facilitators would be included in the discussions. Below is a small list of modified responsibilities for an 

online learning environment, as plans are finalized responsibilities would be updated.  

● Red Class 

● In coordination with other preschool teaching staff, develop monthly curriculum with projects that

can be sent home. All materials needed to be assembled into Activity Kits for parent pick-up. 
● Assemble and email a monthly calendar and directions for the activity kits.  
● Lead weekly class via zoom. Virtual classes include songs, music, rhymes and reading. 


● Gold Class 

● Lead weekly discussion for parents via zoom, day and time would be TBD.
● Provide parenting materials and resources via email and Google groups; possibly encourage group

check-ins via email or other formats.

About Kent-Meridian Cooperative Preschool
Kent Meridian Cooperative Preschool uses a play-based curriculum where every activity is carefully selected

and implemented to encourage learning through play. This approach is the result of a conscious decision

to focus on non-cognitive development for preschool aged students, rather than a solitary focus on academic

skills.

 

The ideal candidate would fill both teacher and facilitator positions; however, applicants interested in one

position only are still invited to apply.


For more information about our program please visit:
www.kmcoop.org


Submit a resume and references to:
Cochair2@kmcoop.org​