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West Philadelphia Cooperative School (WPCS) is hiring FULL-TIME and PART-TIME preschool teachers for the 2021-22 school year!


WPCS is a play-based, child-centered, mixed age cooperative preschool where children and adults play and grow together as partners in lifelong learning.


WPCS is currently implementing a vision to become an environment which unabashedly centers Black and Brown children, uplifts the cultural experiences of BIPOC children and does so in the context of a neighborhood currently being gentrified. Our community is intentionally evolving to become reflective of the predominantly and historically Black neighborhood where we reside at 51st and Spruce. 


Black applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. 


Our child-centered curriculum includes all the things kids love: learning about the world through the senses, taking risks, navigating consequences, figuring out how to solve problems with peers, and finding ways to express oneself with respect for others.  


Children play outside daily at WPCS. This can be mixing mud, observing bugs, running in the rain, or moving our hands through sensory bins. Our kids connect to the environment on the daily as they learn about the worlds they are creating and inheriting. 


Find out more about WPCS by investigating our website: http://www.wpcs.rocks 


Below are qualities we believe reside at the center of excellent candidates, extrapolated from the values of Cultural Intelligence, Wisdom, Love, Cooperation and Initiative:

  • Authentically loving and honoring young children.
  • Demonstrating wisdom gained through life experience.
  • Understanding the liberation of Black people is about your own liberation.
  • De-centering whiteness in the ways you think, speak, and act.
  • Knowing how to keep it real with others while maintaining healthy boundaries.
  • Managing one’s words and emotions responsibly.
  • Demonstrating self-reflection and a desire to grow as a teacher.
  • Seeing yourself as a non-hierarchical facilitator of children’s growth and learning.
  • Offering unconditional love to all kids.
  • Feeling excited about collaborating with others in a teaching team.
  • Bringing joy, a sense of humor, and honesty to your teaching journey.
  • Knowing when to lead, when to work side-by-side, and when to follow.
  • Taking initiative to do what needs to be done for the sake of our community.
  • Getting your hands dirty every day,
  • Bringing humility and empathy to your everyday interactions with parents, kids, and other teachers.

Required:

  • 2+ years experience with children ages 2-5 in a group educational setting.
  • PA Child Abuse clearance
  • PA Criminal Background Check
  • FBI Fingerprinting
  • Mandated Reporter training
  • National Sex Offender Registry Verification
  • Recent physical including TB test (within 30 days of hire)

Details:

  • This position is 20-35 hours per week (8am-3pm OR 2pm-6pm) Monday-Friday.
  • This position has a flexible start date.
  • Starting salary is $15-17 hour with PTO, optional health and dental insurance.
  • Applications are being accepted until September 15, 2021.


West Philadelphia Cooperative School (WPCS) is hiring FULL-TIME and PART-TIME preschool teachers for the 2021-22 school year!


WPCS is a play-based, child-centered, mixed age cooperative preschool where children and adults play and grow…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    September 7, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 7, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required

Salary

$15-$17 per hour

Benefits

Optional Health and Dental Insurance, PTO

Optional Health and Dental Insurance, PTO

Location

On-site
S 51st St, Philadelphia, PA, USA

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