The School: Carmel Cooperative Preschool is a play-based, cooperative preschool that has had a thriving early childhood learning community since 2015. The school is located in Carmel, Indiana and is home to bright, well-appointed classrooms and an engaging playground that serves as an outdoor classroom.

Job Description: Our preschool teacher will teach 2-3 year old students social and emotional skills in a play-based, cooperative school setting. The teacher will work on a day-to-day basis with parents both inside and outside the classroom. The teacher will possess a progressive philosophy in education and have a background in one or more of the following: Reggio, Project Based, Montessori, Play Based, Forest Program and/or Loose Parts. This is a part-time position, approximately 8 hours per week.

Responsibilities: Including but not limited to: 

  • Create weekly age-appropriate, play-based lesson plans that align with the cooperative model.
  • Mediate conflict with children so that they learn appropriate conflict resolution skills.
  • Supervise, direct, and instruct parents that are participating in the classroom as teaching assistants.
  • Attend and participate in activities related to the operation and promotion of the school such as:
    • Staff and parent meetings    
    • Regularly scheduled Board meetings
    • School events, open houses, and fundraisers


  • Bachelor's Degree or Bachelor’s degree in education, preferred . Co-op experience preferred, must submit a background check and have an up-to-date CPR and First Aid certification.
  • Must have excellent organization and communication skills while being flexible.
  • Must have good management/delegating skills; parents will be assisting in the classroom on a daily basis.
  • Work cooperatively and effectively with other professional staff and parents
  • Must be comfortable creating and implementing a play and group project based curriculum
  • Must be comfortable teaching class outside, in a variety of weather
  • Must be willing to participate outside of classroom time for school events and fundraisers, continuing education, and workshops

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