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Early Childhood Specialist 3 (ECE 3)
Seattle Colleges in Seattle, Washington
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Date Posted 11/19/2019
Admin-Child Care Services
Salary $3,358.00 - $4,369.00  USD Per Month
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


$3,358.00 - $4,369.00 Monthly


OPENING DATE: 11/18/19


CLOSING DATE: Continuous



The Early Childhood Program Specialist 3 is a classified, 100%, 10-month cyclic position in the Child Care Center at North Seattle College. This is a lead teacher position that works under general direction and has responsibility for regularly assigning, instructing, and checking work of others, and/or has responsibility for the daily operation of an early childhood program.  Responsibilities include: establish & maintain a safe, healthy and developmentally appropriate learning environment; regularly plan, present & evaluate educational & recreational children's activities; communicate with and provide information to parents; develop & maintain a classroom environment that meets child care licensing regulations & applicable policies and procedures; communicate effectively with co-workers in a team environment.

The ASB (Associated Student Body) Child Care Center is located in north Seattle's beautiful Licton Springs neighborhood. With the light rail development soon connecting the college with the Northgate transit center, traveling to and from the campus will be even more convenient for commuters. The 62 acre college campus includes 11 acres of wetlands; the perfect environment for a refreshing nature walk! As a state employee, one can take advantage of the tuition waiver benefits by taking an enrichment class or staying physically healthy at our campus gym located in the Roy Flores Wellness Center. A happy healthy teacher has a happy healthy classroom!  

This recruitment is open until filled. First review of applications will be December 3, 2019.

Seattle Colleges are committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and staff who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement with representation by WFSE and is subject to union shop provisions.



  • Assess the social, intellectual, emotional, nutritional, and physical needs of children enrolled in the child care program; develop child- and adult-directed educational activities based upon assessed needs

  • Regularly plan, present, design and evaluate developmentally appropriate educational materials and activities for specific use with children in the program

  • Uses positive guidance methods to support a positive social and emotional learning environment

  • Incorporate cultural awareness and diversity into the classroom curriculum

  • Post weekly curriculum plans for parents and co-workers. 

  • Assess individual children's learning levels; monitor and record level of development and progress of each child

  • Communicate with parents regularly.  Discuss progress of the children with their parents and respond to parent's concerns; design individualized educational materials/plans

  • Be familiar with and implement child care licensing requirements and regulations

  • Maintain a healthy and safe indoor and outdoor environment for children in program. Follow health department standards and center policies and procedures

  • Receive visitors and telephone inquiries. Provide information about the program to prospective and current parents relating to program philosophy, procedures and routines

  • Attend staff meetings, parent/teacher meetings and other meetings/staff trainings as required by the Manager.

  • Work collaboratively with co-workers to share complete and accurate information, techniques, instructions, and feedback. Use more than one method of communication as needed.

  • Participate in on-going professional development and maintain current knowledge of the early childhood field

  • Participate in the planning and implementation of program activities and projects

  • Effectively manage time to meet required deadlines and work schedules

  • Must be able to lift 50lbs.

  • May provide input to grant applications

  • May inventory/order/organize materials for classroom use

  • May supervise or direct the work of classroom staff and volunteers

  • May administer medication and first aid; handle emergencies as they arise

  • May prepare food for children, clean food preparation area, wash dishes

  • May launder children's bedding as well as disinfect classroom toys

  • May be responsible for the opening or closing of the child care program.

  • May be responsible for the child care program in the absence of the Manager.



  • 45 college quarter hours in early childhood development/education/special education or equivalent, or Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) AND two years of experience working in a group setting with children of the ages enrolled in the program.

  • Ability to work, both individually and as a team member, with people of diverse educational, ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds including children, parents, staff and the general public.   

  • Ability to communicate verbally (English) and in writing (English) with parents. 

Prior to hire: 

  • Must provide documentation of negative TB test results 

  • Must successfully pass Criminal history/child abuse background check 

  • Current certification in child First Aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation 

  • HIV/AIDS/ Blood borne Pathogen training  

  • Child Abuse and Neglect mandate reporting training 

  • Current Washington Food Service Worker permit 

  • Food Safety and Sanitation training 

  • Must complete 10 hours of ongoing early childhood training annually (STARS).

  • Must have knowledge of and implement State of Washington 'Minimum Licensing Requirements for Child Care Centers WAC: 388-295



  • AA or BA in Early Childhood Education.     




1500 Harvard Ave
Seattle, WA 98122


Position #2019-00353

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