WAEYC is the professional association for those working with children ages birth through eight years old in Washington. We have 11 local Affiliate Chapters and 1600 members throughout the state.

Available Job Postings

Updated 2/26/2018

New Job Posting: 02/14/2018


Title: Assistant Director


Description, Responsibilities and Duties


We are looking for an excellent Assistant Director to assist with operations of Kiddie Academy Mill Creek, WA, a high-quality early childhood education program.

Position Overview:

You will be part of the management team responsible for managing the overall program including human resource development, staff scheduling, program planning, program implementation and evaluation; student assessments, family relations, marketing, enrollments and academy operations.


Minimum Qualifications/Requirements


Minimum two (2) years of full time experience in managing center-based programs in an Assistant Director or similar management role.

A thorough knowledge of WA Licensing regulations (WACs) for child care centers and agreat understanding of developmentally-appropriate practices Must have at least an AA degree in child care or management, or related field.

Strong verbal and written communication skills Action oriented, organized, strategic thinker, focused on getting the right things done


Salary and Benefits: Salary Dependent upon experience


Start Date: ASAP


Application Procedures


Name of School/Center/University/City, State, Province


Kiddie Academy of Mill Creek


Program Description


Kiddie Academy® is a leader in educationally focused child cares for more than 30 years. Kiddie Academy redefined childcare by creating a place where fun and learning go hand in hand.


Kiddie Academy of Mill Creek is conveniently located. Our academy has capacity of 170 children and we offer programs from Infants to Pre-Kindergarten as well as After-School programs for Elementary School Students. We are open Monday through Friday from 6:30 AM until 6:30 PM


Learn more at: http://KiddieAcademy.com/MillCreek


Name and Contact for Inquiries


Julie Aquino-jaquino@kagreaterseattle.com<mailto:Aquino-jaquino@kagreaterseattle.com>

New Job Posting: 1/8/2018




Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education, Residency Focus


Description, Responsibilities and Duties


The successful candidate's responsibilities include:

Coaching BAS teacher candidates in their residency experience on-site in a public school setting Ensuring a high degree of integration between the college coursework and school-based residency Evaluating BAS teacher candidate's progress towards teaching competencies required by the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) during their residency Building professional relationships with cooperating teachers, school principals, and other school district staff Evaluating schools and staff for the quality of placement experience of BAS teacher candidates Supporting the BAS teacher candidates in completing the edTPA Teaching the BAS residency seminar course and other Early Childhood Education courses that focus on supporting children who are culturally, linguistically, and ability-diverse and that are grounded in sound developmental theory and teaching methodology; Leading the team of residency faculty to ensure continuity Conducting outreach and coordinating with community partners & advisory boards; Drawing upon a strong base of disciplinary knowledge, skills, theories, issues, research, and applications to design engaging and effective learning experiences; Analyzing course assessments, evaluations, and data and engaging in continuous improvement of courses based on that analysis in order to advance student achievement of outcomes, success in subsequent courses, and impact on retention and graduation; Continuously innovating learning experiences (campus, online, hybrid, off-site) in response to assessment and evidence/data analysis; Demonstrating multicultural competence, including an awareness and understanding of historically disadvantaged populations, and creating an educational environment that affirms commitment to equity and diversity; Setting the stage for a high level of student engagement; Creatively designing learning experiences that extend beyond delivering content and assisting students in achieving course, program, and degree outcomes, including the college's five core abilities of Multiculturalism, Critical, Creative and Reflective Thinking, Information Competency, Responsibility, and Effective Communication; Teaching, advising, and mentoring students holistically from recruitment to completion; Engaging in shared governance; Participating in the First-Year Faculty Cohort in the first year of the tenure process.


Minimum Qualifications/Requirements


Master's degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), or a related field (or in process) with completion before tenure can be granted Three years' full time ECE and/or ECSE experience (or equivalent combination of full and part-time) teaching experience with children birth to grade 3 and the ability to use those experiences to bring relevance and meaning to the adult learning classroom Demonstrated knowledge and application of adult learning theories Demonstrated knowledge and application of current ECE/ECSE theories and practices Demonstrated knowledge and application of coaching/mentoring skills Special Requirements:

Must provide or be able to attain a clean background check through the Department of Early Learning.

Ability to travel to local schools to support residency


Salary and Benefits


Initial salary placement is based on the current full-time faculty salary schedule and is dependent upon education and experience. Salary placement for newly hired full-time faculty will be at one of five levels based upon qualifications including teaching experience and credentials. The five levels range from $51,462 to $55,571 per 173-day academic year. Opportunities for summer employment and other assignments are in addition to the base salary.


Start Date




Application Procedures


Please Visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/piercedist/jobs/1944152/assistant-professor-of-early-childhood-education-residency-focus?pagetype=promotionalJobs

To be considered for this position, applicants must include the following items in their application package:

Letter of formal application that addresses how your experience and education qualifies you to perform the assigned responsibilities (Cover Letter).

Response to the following: What personal and professional work have you done in order to broaden your understanding of multiculturalism? How have you infused multiculturalism into your classroom in order for students to be challenged/motivated/inspired to be a part of a multicultural society? AND Pierce College has set a goal of closing achievement gaps for all student populations by 2020. How will you contribute to this effort at the classroom, program, and institutional levels? (Supplemental Question).

Detailed curriculum vitae of all educational and professional experience, which includes a list of courses taught (Curriculum Vitae).

Unofficial copies of all college and university transcripts. International transcripts must include a foreign transcript evaluation. For a list of approved credential evaluation services visit: http//ncaes.org/members.htm. (Unofficial transcripts acceptable for application process; official transcripts required prior to hire) (Transcripts).

A list of four current professional references with name, relationship to candidate, address, email address, and telephone number. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted in lieu of a list of professional references (References).


Name of School/Center/University/City, State, Province


Pierce College- Lakewood, WA


Program Description


About the Program:

The successful candidate will join an Early Childhood Education program that provides comprehensive education to allow students to develop the skills need to support the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development of children from birth to grade 3. Pierce College offers various state stackable ECE certificates, a Professional-Technical Associate Degree in Early Childhood, and a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Teaching with a Washington Residency Certificate and endorsements in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education. Students gain the knowledge and competencies necessary for a professional career working with young children in a variety of settings. The program combines hands-on training in the on-site laboratory school, in community early childhood programs, and in a yearlong residency in the public schools, with college-level classroom instruction aimed at creating skilled, culturally responsive, and reflective teachers. Students! learn to develop and apply curriculum methods and to meet the needs of each and every child as an individual and as a member of social communities and families.


Name and Contact for Inquiries


Madi Nichol