We’re Hiring!

Preschool Teacher/Director

Alpine Co-op Preschool is seeking an experienced, passionate and creative teacher to lead our cooperative preschool curriculum and nurture our students’ growth through a high-quality, play-based education.

Submit a resume, references, and cover-letter to:

For more information call Melissa 310-408-5025

About Our School:

Since 2003, we’ve been helping the parents of South Benton County get their children ready for kindergarten and a lifetime of learning.

Parents are vital contributors in a cooperative preschool. Our preschool operates under the direction of a teacher, supported by the Board of Directors, while parents assist with classroom duties. The teacher, who is hired by the Board of Directors, implements the curriculum and maintains standard procedures for the school program. By providing a safe, playful learning environment, we give children the opportunity to develop intellectual, social, and motor skills.

Classes are held Monday-Friday (following the Monroe School District calendar for holidays and weather closures) with the 3–4-year-olds attending on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 to 11:00 and the 4-5-year-olds attending on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 to noon, with parents taking turns assisting the teacher.

Our cooperative preschool is organized by the teacher with support of the Board. The teacher, who is hired by the Board of Directors, implements the curriculum and maintains standard procedures for the school program.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implement the curriculum purchased by Alpine Community Center.
  • Coordinate and schedule parent participation in the classroom.
  • Perform administrative duties necessary for the Co-op. 
  • Implement policies and guidelines in the Parent Handbook.
  • Participate in evening meetings: one parent meeting and one board/business meeting each month.
  • Coordinate Parent Volunteers to participate in and support ongoing special events, including community building events, and fundraising activities. These funds are used for preschool field trips and special events.
  • Recruit students for current and future school years including planning an open house before the end of the school year to recruit for the following year.

A probationary term of three months shall be in effect. At the end of this term, the contract will be offered for continuance through the remainder of the school year if performance has been satisfactory as determined by the Board of Directors. Thereafter, the contract will be negotiated on a yearly basis, with a letter of intent given to the teacher in February.

Minimum Experience & Education

  • High School Diploma 
  • Minimum of one year working with young children 

Preferred Experience & Education 

  •  Experience with cooperative school model (as a teacher or parent/caregiver) 
  •  Experience working with children and families from diverse backgrounds 
  •  Experience working with children with developmental delays and/or disabilities 

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, & Other Characteristics 

  • Understanding and commitment to play-based learning and emergent curriculum 
  • Commitment to and ability to model positive discipline 
  • Commitment to anti-bias education 
  • Prior to the school year, assist with school set-up and orientation. Engage with families and children individually.
  • Comfort and confidence directing caregivers working in the preschool classroom 
  • Participate in, attend or lead workshops related to child/family studies. Travel support provided.
  • Daily arrangement of school equipment, some heavy lifting required.
  • Excellent problem solving skills 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Good human relations and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Ability to work as a member of a team 
  • Ability to take initiative 

Ability to use multiple communication and technology systems, including email, Google apps, and web-based data management services. 

Teachers are required to obtain current CPR training, Food Handlers License, and Background Check. 

Alpine Cooperative Preschool is a member of the Parent Child Preschools Organization.

We do not discriminate with regard to race, religion, sex, or national origin.