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Providence Preschool Teacher - Intergenerational Learning Center in Seattle, Washington


Providence is calling a Full-time Preschool Teacher to the Intergenerational Learning Center (ILC) at Providence Mount St. Vincent in Seattle, Washington. The classroom has 15-20 children and 3 co-teachers; we are looking for a loving, reliable, open-hearted teacher to join the team. We are a play-based and social/emotional focus program that puts relationship at the center of our work. We are internationally renowned and award winning for the intergenerational aspects of our program. See video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k19X7Ib0PEM

In this position you will:

  • Be responsible for the overall care of children in the Intergenerational Learning Center. This includes the planning and implementation of an age appropriate program, development of interesting, stimulating and challenging indoor and outdoor environment and planning appropriate daily activities.

  • Be responsible for developing an intergenerational program and nurturing interaction between clients and children. Included in these responsibilities are maintaining the classroom, preparing materials for the children and certain clerical and record keeping duties.

  • Plan and implement the daily scheduled activities, indoor and outdoor environments and all other aspects of the children’s program; This program reflects physical, cognitive, social and emotional needs of the children and is developmentally appropriate; Teacher is or becomes familiar with Focused Portfolios and Focused Planning.

  • Use appropriate interactive strategies per approved guidelines; For example: Using active listening, helping children learn to problem solve through negotiation and encouragement of child’s own thinking, using appropriate limit setting strategies like I-messages, giving information, contingencies, natural and logical consequences or choices.

We work in a fun and caring community that offers:

  • Exceptional medical, dental, and vision benefits at little or no cost to you.

  • Paid, in-house training in Food Handlers, CPR, First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogens.

  • College tuition reimbursement up to $5,250 annually.

  • Retirement with company match.

  • Competitive pay rates based on experience


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Completion of CDA or at least 12 Early Childhood Education or related credits as determined by the program manager

  • 2 years of experience working with children ages birth to 5 years

  • Prior to first day of hire:

  1. Must create a MERIT Account and Apply for STARS ID at dcyf.wa.gov/services/earlylearning-profdev/merit

  2. Apply for and complete a Portable Background Check through the DCYF (Department of Children, Youth and Family) MERIT system

  • Within 30 days of hire, must have a STARs Basic Child Care Center Certificate or equivalent as determined by program manager completed.

  • First Aid, CPR, Food Handlers Permit and Annual Blood Borne Pathogen class required within 60 days of hire

About the Intergenerational Learning Center (ILC):

The Intergenerational Learning Center (ILC) is an award-winning child care program located in West Seattle, WA. Our program is unique in that interaction between the infants, toddlers and preschool-aged children and the 400 elderly residents of Providence Mount St. Vincent is an integral part of daily activities. This enhances the opportunities for children and people of all ages to have frequent community interaction. Our program includes a philosophy based on problem-solving, where teachers act as facilitators and guides encouraging children to think of solutions to problems that may arise throughout their day.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:


Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Education

Location: Washington-Seattle

Req ID: 291852