Toddlers Teacher Job Opening
2024-2025 School Year

Job Overview

Magnolia Cooperative Preschool is now hiring a teacher for our 2024-2025 Toddlers preschool class (ages 12 months-2 years old). We are looking for a caring, creative, and enthusiastic teacher who believes young children make sense of the world through creative and cooperative play.  Along with creating a classroom environment where unstructured, freely-chosen play thrives, you will work together with a Parent Educator from North Seattle College to further the early-childhood education of parents as assistant teachers.


Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach approximately 16 students and collaborate with parents and your Parent Educator to create a classroom environment that engages children
  • Lead age-appropriate “circle time” activities
  • Create engaging, age-appropriate play stations and activities
  • Model positive interactions for parents, and encourage their participation as assistant teachers
  • Run a monthly class meeting with the help of your North Seattle College Parent Educator
  • Collaborate with other teachers to provide children with a developmentally-appropriate program that follows NAEYC standards and meets children’s emotional and physical demands
  • Maintain a clean, inclusive classroom environment


  • Teach two morning classes per week (Thursday and Friday, 9:30-11:30), plus setup, breakdown, and planning time;
  • Attend three evening meetings per month: a two-hour board meeting and two two-hour parent education meeting, and;
  • Attend one daytime staff meeting per month: two hours


  • Degree in Early Childhood Education, or equivalent amount of experience working with preschool age children.  Experience in a co-op setting a plus.
  • Ability to develop age-appropriate curriculum and activities for children through play-based learning
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with both children and adults
  • Enthusiasm for, and commitment to, the collaborative nature of a cooperative school
  • Ability and comfort to move frequently between different physical classroom stations (kitchen, play areas, circle time, etc.) and position self to interact with children in these areas
  • First Aid and CPR certifications, or ability to obtain prior to start date


  • Salary based on experience
  • High adult to child ratio (parents stay for full class time and act as assistant teachers)
  • Paid sick days and holidays
  • 10 work months per year; option to work during the summer months
  • Partnership and support from Parent Educators from North Seattle College
  • Monthly stipend to assist with medical premiums, copays,  prescriptions, deductible costs, and dental costs.
  • Monthly retirement stipend to assist with retirement savings.
  • Field trip and/or end of the year celebration budget.
  • Paid Professional Development and trainings including but not limited to: WAEYC seminar cost, NAEYC dues, yearly First Aid/CPR trainings

Magnolia Cooperative Preschool Overview


Celebrating more than 80 years, we are the oldest and largest cooperative preschool in Seattle. Magnolia Cooperative Preschool works to not only provide a play-based cooperative preschool experience for children, but also educates parents in the principles of early childhood education through parent education meetings and the collaborative assistant teaching model. Parents work alongside teachers in the classroom, creating a community atmosphere for our families. We focus on anti-bias education and social and emotional development of the child through creative and cooperative play. Magnolia Cooperative Preschool is affiliated with the North Seattle College cooperative preschool system and follows EOE guidelines.


Contact Information

To apply, please reach out to Christine Burrill at