22818 SE 8th Street, Sammamish, Wa. 98074. (425) 698-5777
WE ARE HIRING
Title: Preschool Teacher, Lead (Solo) Teacher, Mommy and Me Class
TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter and resume to Kristine Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 425-392-7897.
Sammamish Hills Lutheran Preschool, a non-profit preschool located on the Sammamish Plateau, is seeking a lead (solo) teacher for our Mommy and Me class (18 months-30 months/ 6 moms and their little ones) to begin in late August.
We are excited about this new class for our preschool! The lead teacher will be a part of the development and implementation of the class. Sammamish Hills Lutheran Preschool is well established with a commitment to excellent teachers, small class sizes, developmentally appropriate curriculum and teaching about the love of Jesus.
This is a part time position. Hours are Wednesdays from 9:00-11:30. Class runs from 9:30-11:00.
Provide a loving and nurturing environment that is safe, comfortable and healthy in order to enhance children’s growth and development that is age appropriate.
Qualifications and Experience
-Experience working with children between the ages of 2 ½ and 5 and/or training/education in Early Childhood Education
-Pass WSP Background Check
-Current STARS 20 hour basic training or working towards it
-Must be 18 years of age
-Committed to continued professional growth through attendance in STARS course work, conferences, etc.
**Applicants must be a part of a Christian Church**
The teacher provides a model for working with young children and encourages the growth of each child. The teacher will:
-Plan curriculum and establish an intentional environment designed to engage young children.
-Plan a variety of hands-on experiences based on children's needs and interests.
-Support the Christian environment of Sammamish Hills Lutheran Preschool.
-Develop positive relationships with the children and their families.
-Make suggestions to parents to increase their skills with the children.
-Participate in organizational meetings including monthly staff meetings.
-Attend workshops and classes to keep abreast of current research and practices in Early Childhood Education.
-Work with the director and fellow teachers to support all of the preschool’s programs and policies.
-Attend preschool “social” events such as: Back to School BBQ, Pumpkin Carving Night, Christmas Program, Spring Celebration etc.
-Set-up and clean-up of preschool space, heavy lifting required.
Conditions for Employment
Pass background check by the Washington State Patrol. Maintain current CPR/First Aid training and STARS certification.
$12-18/hour will be determined depending on experience. Paid months are from the end of August to late May. There are no benefits offered with this part time position. Paid continuing education is included plus additional paid monthly preparation and meeting time time.
TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter and resume to Kristine Meyer at email@example.com or fax it to 425-392-7897. No phone calls about this posting please.
We are accepting resumes until the position is filled. After receiving resumes, selected applicants will receive formal applications. Interviews will follow.
Director- Kristine Meyer
See Registration page for more information.
Sammamish Hills Lutheran Preschool offers an age-appropriate theme based curriculum. The preschool day involves a wide range of activities including circle and story time, songs and music, center time activities, sensory activities, crafts, gross and fine motor development, active play time and chapel.
We offer an early childhood experience that focuses on the social, emotional, spiritual, academic and physical development of each child, designed to encourage a deep love for learning and build confidence for the years ahead.
Summer Literacy Activities
Hands-on activities are fantastic for your preschool child. While kids learn when they can see or hear, they learn even better when they can touch, too! Get your child’s fingers walking the alphabet, with this easy project. All you need is glue, and a few other simple supplies.
Keep the cards for later play. For example, you can string several cards together to make words. Or you can add pictures of words that begin with each specific letter. Let your child be your guide, and keep those art supplies handy!
This a great way to increase your child's vocabulary and learn beginning sounds all in one activity. Create your own set of alphabet blocks— you can make just a few or all 26! Select pictures that begin with a particular letter or choose a theme for your custom set of blocks.
You now have a set of alphabet blocks that your child can enjoy reviewing—and stacking!—time and again. This combines letter and sound recognition with kinesthetic learning, as your child moves and plays while she learns!
ILLUSTRATE YOUR OWN BOOK:
In the best picture books, the illustrations bring as much meaning to the story as the words themselves. But what if your child couldn’t see the pictures? In this activity, she’ll listen to a story without looking at it, and create her own images. Not only will she get a kick out of becoming the “new illustrator” of a famous book like Where the Wild Things Are, or The Little Engine That Could, but she’ll get some major reading comprehension help along the way.
Bind the story and make a cover. If he likes, you and your child compare his version to the original and see what’s different. Don’t forget to take your new illustrator’s creation over to grandma’s house for some well deserved bragging! He's earned it.
WHAT'S IN THE BAG:
The cat’s out of the bag! Or is it the book? Or the shoe? You'll have to play this guessing game to find out!
One of the key things kids learn in preschool is how to categorize and sort a set of objects—figuring out what makes them the same and what makes them different. Comparing things to one another is one of the baby steps towards critical thinking and problem solving.
There are lots of things you can do at home that will help foster these same analyzing skills. But one of the most fun requires nothing more than a set of objects from around your house, and a simple pillowcase or brown paper grocery bag.
At first, kids may have trouble guessing what’s in the bag. Start them off with a set of very common objects and later, begin adding more unique items. You can do this activity indoors or out. What will seem to your child like nothing more than a fun game is actually a lot more. Because in between all that play, your kid is building problem solving skills that will serve her well in kindergarten…and beyond.
We are a peanut and tree nut free school.
Academic: Theme based curriculum allows the teachers to select a topic to study and build a variety of activities around that topic. In this manner of teaching, children learn naturally. Teachers also use learning centers to promote listening, speaking, reading, writing, math and small motor development. These centers include; math, art, dramatic play and sensory areas. Table manipulative's such as puzzles, sorting and matching are used in the math area. In the art area, children will use many different materials to reinforce and expand on what they are learning in class. At the sensory table water, sand sifters, rice, bubbles and other tools are used for skill development.
Chapel: As a Christian preschool we focus on teaching about God's unconditional love for us and the world He created. Each week students enjoy chapel time. Students learn a Bible story, sing Bible songs and learn how the Bible stories relate to their lives.
Music and Movement: During this class students are exposed to various musical instruments and forms of music. Students will use their bodies for creative movement and use sign language while singing. Music and Movement encourages individual expression and the appreciation for the beauty of Gods world around us.
Play: Play is a foundation for early childhood development. Children's language, literacy, math, reasoning, cognitive and social development, fine and gross motor control and emotional and faith foundations are developed with a play based program. Through play children in our program have to negotiate with their peers, problem solve, make decisions and use purposeful language as they play. Children who are playing in our program are engaged, learning by making sense of their world and concretely using their senses to explore.
Social: 1 Thessalonians 5:11 "Therefore encourage one another, and build each other up". Teachers use encouragement, the ability to build on strengths, to notice what is right, and to build a sense of belonging and significance to foster social development.
Lunch Bunch (LB): Students in the 3's, 4's and Pre-k class are given the opportunity to extend their day and stay for Lunch Bunch. Students eat lunch together with teachers. They also have more time for centers and outside playtime. Students can stay for Lunch Bunch daily, one time a week, or on a drop in basis.
You can find us on Facebook @ Sammamish Hills Lutheran Preschool.