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Job Opening
Preschool Teacher – Parent Education Facilitator

Pay Range: $15.75/hr -- $19.20/hr


Who We Are

Kent-Meridian Co-op Preschool is a non-profit, parent-run preschool that has been serving families in and around Kent, WA for decades. KM Co-op is a preschool with a strong commitment to play-based learning and instruction and supporting parents as well as children through the critical developmental years of early childhood. Parents support the early learning of their students by working in the classroom and supporting the classroom teachers.


Who We Need

We are looking for qualified individuals to help prepare our early learners for kindergarten as Preschool Teachers and to help guide member parents through the tricky stages of early childhood as Parent Education Facilitators. Qualified individuals may serve as both roles. 


A KM Co-op Preschool Teacher/Parent Education Facilitator must have a great love of and patience for children. An appreciation for and commitment to play-based early childhood learning is a must. Qualifications needed to teach them effectively include a knowledge of best practices and preschool educational methods as well as the ability to engage with students and earn their trust and attention.


Parent Education Facilitators must be able to meet student parents where they are in their parenthood journey, to provide an effective and engaging parent curriculum and to address concerns parents have helping their students grow.


What You’ll Do
  • Working with the other teachers/parent education facilitators, develop a thoughtful and creative play-based program for preschool-age children and an engaging and informative program for their parents

  • Employ a variety of educational techniques (storytelling, educational play, crafts, etc.) to help prepare young children for kindergarten

  • Observe students and work with their parents to improve social competencies and build self-esteem

  • Encourage children to interact with each other and resolve their conflicts

  • Guide parents working the classroom through their responsibilities and model appropriate adult/student interactions in the classroom

  • Communicate with parents regularly to understand students’ backgrounds


What We’re Looking For
  • Experience working in a preschool classroom

  • Experience working with a play-based early childhood curriculum

  • Familiarity with early-childhood teaching techniques

  • Excellent communication and instruction skills with children and/or adults

  • Certification in adult and child CPR

  • BSc/BA in education or relevant field a plus

  • Experience in education


How You Can Apply

Send a resume which highlights relevant experience and a short cover letter explaining why you feel you are a great fit for our school to We will begin scheduling interviews for qualified candidates on May 1st, 2023.

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