$500 Sign on bonus for full-time lead teachers!

Hiring Teachers for our small and growing school!

University Temple Children's School (UTCS) is seeking talented, reflective and creative individuals to grow with our school in our new location at the beautiful University Heights Building. UTCS is a non-profit organization and one of Seattle's outstanding early learning centers, providing play-based, child-centered learning in a joyful, nurturing, and safe environment for over 50 years in the heart of Seattle’s University District. We have low classroom ratios and our teaching teams work collaboratively to give our children and families the best experience.

We are a passionate, supportive, and team-spirited community and are looking for full time lead teachers and full or part time assistants to help implement age and developmentally appropriate curriculums and activities with their teaching teams.

Our teachers are responsible for a safe, nurturing environment that is conducive to learning and exploration, parent communication, and maintaining a daily classroom schedule. We are hiring for full time positions Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00am-5:30pm.

Pay range: $20-25/hr DOEE

Benefits Include:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance and Retirement Plan through Simple IRA after 90 days of employment.
  • Paid Personal Leave and Paid Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays off and floating Birthday Holiday off
  • Unlimited Ride ORCA Bus Pass
  • Paid One Week off for Winter Break between the Christmas and New Year Holidays
  • Yearly Professional Development
  • Yearly Professional Goals
  • Education Stipend
  • Curriculum Planning Time
  • Weekly or Biweekly Team Meeting Time

Qualifications Upon Hiring or During the First 30 Days of Employment:

  • Portable Background Check
  • Food Handlers Permit
  • MMR vaccination and Covid-19 vaccination
  • High School Diploma
  • 30 Hours STARS Training
  • 1 year of experience in child care
  • CPR, First Aid, BBP/HIV Training and TB Test.
  • Washington State Early Ed teachers need to have an ECE Initial State Certificate or ECE Education degree or plan to obtain one within 3 years.


  • 8 hour shift (includes a paid hour lunch break) between 8:00am-5:30pm
  • Monday to Friday


  • High school or equivalent

UTCS does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, race, color, physical or developmental ability or ethnic origin in the hiring of its personnel.

We are committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Every individual has the right to work in an environment that is free of discriminatory practices and behavior, including harassment.

Email Shalla at director@utcs.org to apply.

We are always hiring quality educators!

UTCS is committed to fostering children's curiosity and uniqueness through play and experiential learning. We are intentional about building relationships with children, parents, and staff that carry on even after a family has completed our program.

Our motto here is "Good beginnings never end."

We would like to invite you to join our team and be a part of "good beginnings" that will last a lifetime.
We are interested in applicants who are:
- Passionate about early learning
- Energetic, creative, and caring
- Eager to collaborate and grow with a team of professionals
- Excited to be a part of a supportive, team spirited community

To apply:
Email letter of interest and resume to director@utcs.org highlighting your experience with children and education in early learning.

Salary and Benefits:
- Competitive wages starting at $18.50/hour DOE
- Fully paid medical and dental insurance
- Paid personal leave
- Retirement benefits
- Continuing Education Stipend
- Monthly ORCA card
- Yearly Performance review/bonus