Hutch Kids Child Care Center

Lead Teacher - Young Preschool

Reference ID : 74299
Location : Seattle, WA
Category : None
Job Type : Full Time



Hutch Kids Child Care Center provides care for infants, toddlers, and preschool aged children. We are seeking experienced candidates for the position of Young Preschool Lead Teacher for the 2023-2024 school year, which begins July 5, 2023. The ideal candidate will be able to start in mid-June so onboarding can be completed prior to the new school year. A potential to start sooner can also be discussed.

At Hutch Kids, we use the Creative Curriculum as a framework to thoughtfully construct a child-centered, developmentally appropriate, emergent curriculum that encourages children's self-confidence, spontaneity, curiosity, and self-discipline.

As a whole and within each classroom, we consider ourselves a community of learners. Teachers work as a team with a co-teacher and an assistant teacher to develop and implement a positive, nurturing and stimulating environment suited for the individual developmental needs of each child. Low classroom ratios allow for the development of secure, lasting relationships between children, teachers, and families. Hutch Kids is accredited by NAEYC and participates in Early Achievers.

Strong candidates will be patient and professional, with a child-centered philosophy of how children learn and grow. Must be a team player and love all children. Must have a minimum of a Washington State ECE Certificate (or be working towards your degree), though a AA in ECE is preferred and a minimum of 1-years teaching experience with young toddlers. As an Early Achievers participating center, our faculty have access to scholarships and grants that cover their entire tuition for Early Childhood Education programs at the Seattle Colleges.

Hutch Kids is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture for children, families, and staff. Individuals who are male identifying, members of the BIPOC community, and who represent a marginalized community are encouraged to apply given that their unique experiences and perspectives directly supports the need for young children to have both mirrors and windows within our community.

Salary range for this position is $22-$27/hour.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to be considered for the position.

Job Type: Full-time, 40-hours/week, Monday - Friday



  • Plan & implement emergent, interest-based curriculum
  • Observe & document children's development
  • Plan & conduct parent-teacher conferences three times a year
  • Write weekly emails to families keeping them updated on classroom curriculum & activities




Lift up to 35 lbs. unassisted, bending, standing, climbing and walking

Must have a negative TB skin test taken within the past year

Must have proof of MMR vaccinations or immunity

Must have had a flu vaccine

Must be able to present or pass a DCYF background check

Must have or be able to obtain within 10 days of hire, current First Aid/CPR and Blood-born pathogen certificate

Must be able to work in a culturally diverse environment

Must be fully up to date on Covid-19 vaccines

Nice To Haves



- Fully subsidized ORCA card (for public transportation) or potential for access to paid parking permit

- Medical Insurance (Employer covers 100% of the base plan)

- Vision Insurance (Employer covers 100%)

- Dental Insurance (Employer covers 100%)

- 401-k w/employer match after one year of employment (employee may begin contributing after 90-days)

- Long term disability

- Life insurance

- Paid Time Off (PTO)

- Paid Holidays (13/year)

- Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


Salary : $22 to $27.50/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : None
Minimum Experience : 2 Yrs
Location : Seattle, WA

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