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2s Class Teacher

About the Position:
This position will be responsible for leading a class of up to 8 students aged 2-3 years. Class hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with a half hour of planning before and after. This position will implement a play-based curriculum consistent with Patterson’s philosophy of child-led learning in an environment of supportive adults. 

About Patterson:
Patterson Preschool Cooperative has provided the first educational experience for numerous children in Eugene for nearly 50 years. We believe a twos class is a gentle first school experience away from the child's caregivers. 

A cooperative preschool is a special environment. It requires a teacher’s ability to handle the needs of both students and parents while maintaining a position of leadership. Patterson is proud to have a diligent and committed membership who are excited to add a new teacher to our community.


  • Plan and implement a play-based curriculum for students aged 2-3.

  • Monitor child development and adjust curriculum and classroom environment to promote growth.

  • Work alongside two parent-aides daily.

  • Work with classroom support team to ensure activities are prepared.

  • Ensure classroom environment is stimulating for children, as well as tidy and safe.

  • Communicate with parents about students’ successes and issues.


  • Commitment to working in a parent-child preschool cooperative environment.

  • Commitment to play-based principles of early childhood learning.

  • Positive Attitude.



  • Experience working in an early childhood program.

  • Knowledge of early childhood development, curriculum development and implementation, positive discipline, and early childhood learning strategies.

  • A current clearance from the Criminal History Registry.

  • Current First Aid and CPR Card, Food Handler’s card, Annual Mandatory Reporter/Child Abuse and Neglect Training.

  • A valid Oregon driver’s license.

How to Apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter via email to


PO Box 885

Beaverton, OR 97075

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