Website Playcrafter Kids

Be part of a playful, dynamic and collaborative team where we prioritize play, child-led exploration, curiosity and wonder!

This position’s purpose is to provide engaging and meaningful individualized learning experiences for 2 ½ – 5+ year-old students in a multi-age classroom while serving as Assistant Director to a growing community.

Full-Time / Year Round
School Year (August – May) & Summer Camps (June & July)
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Playcrafter Kids is a creative arts organization serving children ages 3-12 through play-based preschool, summer and day camps, after school programming, preschool theater enrichment classes, and more! Our approach is to cultivate, nourish and support all learners, thinkers, and doers through the arts and play. We are community focused and expanding our reach by moving into a new official home in Fort Collins.

You may be a great candidate if you…
– Understand and have practice meeting the developmental needs of children ages 2 ½ – 5+
– Have a creative arts background (drama and theater arts, movement and dance, music, puppetry, storytelling, visual art)
– Love the outdoors
– See possibilities where others see problems
– Believe that a child’s education is about more than “school-based” activities OR you believe that education is better served by facilitating rather than “teaching”
– Bring your whole self to what you do, and encourage children to do the same
– Are naturally curious, adaptable, passionate, creative, and supportive
…we’d love to hear from you!
Qualifications:
– Colorado Early Childhood Teacher Qualification Requirements (see below for more details)
– 1+ years of experience
– A current Early Childhood Professional Credential Level II or higher in Version 3.0: a combination of experience and professional development
– Director certification is a bonus!
– Must pass state and federal background check and fingerprinting
– CPR and First Aid Certification must be current or acquired within one month of hire
– Must complete 15 hours of required pre-service trainings and courses before working with children

Benefits:
– Be part of a growing, artistic community!
– Monthly Stipend for Health Benefits
– Vision and dental plan
– PTO and scheduled days off throughout the year (including holidays, spring break, week off after school year and then after summer camps)
– Free Playcrafter Kids childcare tuition or our school-aged programs
– Professional development stipend and opportunities for growth

The essential duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
– Plan and implement stimulating and developmentally appropriate play spaces and lessons that honors each child’s play urge as a play responsive educator
– Maintain student documentation and support the creation of their individual portfolio
– Build respectful and collaborative relationships with families. Communicate daily to offer support and partnership
– Help maintain clean, safe and stimulating classroom environment and play spaces
– Co-teach AM play-based group and lead PM Universal Preschool (UPK) group with assistant to create an environment of love, support and safety
– Attend and participate in meetings and events with team and families (some after school hours)
– Collaborate with the team regarding lesson planning, school events, policies and procedures
– Maintain all school, local, state, and federal ratios, regulations, rules, and requirements
– Cover Director duties in their absence
– Demonstrate cultural competence to effectively interact, work, and develop meaningful relationships with people of diverse identities, perspectives, and cultural backgrounds

To apply, fill out the Interest Form and submit your application.

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