Sequim's Little Explorers Early Learning Center

Full-Time Child Care Teacher

Reference ID : 73587
Location : Sequim, WA
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



Sequim's Little Explorers Early Learning Center is hiring for a Full-time Lead Teacher willing to work with all ages 1 month-5 years.

We are actively seeking dedicated educators who can cultivate a nurturing and comforting atmosphere, fostering children's lifelong confidence and a genuine curiosity to explore their world. Our vision includes building a strong partnership with parents to provide unwavering support for their child's growth, spanning from infancy through the preschool years.

Our hours of operation are Monday-Friday 6:30am-6:00pm (Temporary 7:30am-5:30pm)


Teachers selected for this position will be responsible for the general supervision and management of a class of children providing a warm, nurturing, safe and loving environment where self-concepts are enhanced, independence encouraged and individuality respected. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintaining professional attitudes and loyalty to the school at all times.
  • Keep children within visual and auditory range at all times, as well as maintaining child to staff ratios.
  • Gearing the program to meet the emotional, physical, intellectual and social needs of both the individual and the group.
  • Interacting with the children to encourage their involvement in activities, exploration, problem solving and cooperation.
  • Preparing a warm and safe environment that is orderly, clean and appealing and permits the child to grow and explore.
  • Planning and implementing the daily program based on an emergent curriculum outline allowing all team members to have input into the program.
  • Establishing and maintaining good communication with parents on a daily basis and with monthly newsletters.
  • Observing, recording and reporting significant individual and group behavior; maintaining all records and files.
  • Using appropriate and positive discipline treating all children with dignity and respect.
  • Attending all staff meetings and recommended training programs and conferences and assisting in public relations sponsored by the school.
  • Assisting the director in explaining the program to visitors, and in any other appropriate ways.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have completed a high school education or the equivalent; and
  • Have documented child development education or work experience; or Complete Childcare Basics training within three months of hire
  • Background Clearance Check (not through the police dept.) Completed before starting.
  • Safe Sleep for Infants Training Completed or on file before working with children in the classroom
  • Mandated Reporter Training - Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse found Completed or on file before working with children in the classroom
  • TB test results (within the last 12 months) Completed or on file before working with children in the classroom
  • Proof of MMR on file Completed or on file before working with children in the classroom
  • CPR (Infant, Child & Adult) First Aid training HIV/AIDS training/Bloodborne pathogens completed within 30 days of hire
  • The right person for this position will be flexible, creative, and energetic and have a passion for children and a strong desire to make a difference every day.

Nice To Haves

Preferred qualifications for position:

  • Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or ECE credits or
  • Willingness to attend college classes in the future if needed for education requirements. Scholarships available! (Bonuses upon education completion)  
  • As well as special interests in:
  • Knowledge of Reggio Emilia approach
  • Emergent curriculum
  • Nature
  • Outside learning
  • Playing in the mud
  • STEM
  • Process art


Benefits of joining our team:

  • Free to Low-cost Medical
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Professional development opportunities (half of annual required training paid for after 6 months of employment)
  • Supportive Directors & Co-teachers
  • Scholarships available for continuing education
  • Home cooked meals
  • Comfy breakroom
  • Close to the Olympic Dungeness trail
  • Much more!

When you join our team as a Teacher you will:

  • Develop and provide a nurturing and responsive learning environment where children can play and learn.
  • Meet the needs of every individual child enrolled
  • Partner and communicate with parents, with a shared desire to provide the best care and education for their children.
  • Support your center's success; partner with center staff and leadership to achieve goals around enrollment, and engagement.
  • Cultivate positive relationships with families, co- teachers, Directors, state licensing authorities, & community contacts.

Salary : $16 to $17/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : None
Location : Sequim, WA

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