Bright Prospects Cooperative Preschool- Preschool Teacher

Preschool Teacher
Bright Prospects Cooperative Preschool
2730 E 31st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Family-run, cooperative preschool in Minneapolis Longfellow neighborhood seeks an energized and creative teacher of 33-month to 5-year-old children for 22.5 hours a week. The preschool is open Monday through Friday mornings from September through May, generally following the Minneapolis Public Schools calendar. Our ideal candidate will be able to complete the 2011-12 school year and carry on into the 2012-13 school year and beyond.
Founded in 1948 by neighborhood parents, Bright Prospects Cooperative Preschool (BPCP) is a cooperative, nondiscriminatory, state-licensed preschool for children aged 33 months to 5 years. We strive to provide a stimulating social experience for young children in a creative, educational and nonjudgmental atmosphere. We emphasize social development and believe in small group, hands-on learning. We strive to incorporate goals of kindergarten-readiness and seamlessly integrate academic learning with play and experiential learning.
Job Purpose
Implement and maintain a program designed to provide a stimulating social experience for preschool children in a creative, educational and approving atmosphere.
Job Duties Include:
● Plan, implement and evaluate lesson plans and curriculum that incorporate a variety of activities, materials and teaching methods, in collaboration with other Co-Teacher.
● Identify and accommodate the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive needs of the children, and communicate these needs to the parents.
● In cooperation with Co-Teacher and parents, keep school attractive and sanitary.
● Interact with parents daily
Requirements: Meet Department of Human Services requirements for Preschool Teacher with a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree. Current CPR and First Aid training.
Preferred: Knowledge and practice of DHS Rule 3; previous experience teaching in a preschool cooperative experience; Spanish or other language skills; musical experience
Compensation: Hourly pay, depending on qualifications. This is a part-time, non-benefit earning position and includes PTO (currently 6 days) and paid holidays (approximately 20 days, depending on school calendar).
Application Deadline: February 1, 2012
To apply, please send Cover Letter, Resume, and References:
By e-mail: send to
By mail: send to Bright Prospects Cooperative Preschool, ℅ Janel Newell, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E 31st St., Minneapolis, MN 55406