PHCC is hiring a Cooperative Preschool Teacher for our 2019-2020 year. This will be a PART TIME position that does not provide health benefits. The hours will be EITHER two days per week (Tuesday/Friday) from 8:30a-3:30p OR three days per week (Monday/Wednesday/Thursday) from 8:30a-3:30p. Please read through the job description below and if you feel you are a good fit, please submit your resume, cover letter and professional references to [email protected]


Our purpose at Perry Hall Children’s Center is to foster a lifelong love of learning in each of our students. Our school provides positive, developmentally appropriate, learning experiences through a play-based curriculum. One of the many benefits of a cooperative preschool is the close working relationship the parents and teachers experience daily as a team, providing the best education to the students.

Position Description

JOB TITLE: Early Childhood (Pre-K) Classroom Teacher

REPORTS TO: Educational Director

DEFINITION: Under the direction of the educational director, plans and provides for appropriate learning experiences for students. Instructs and supervises students in a variety of school-related settings. Monitors and evaluates student outcomes. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Meets and instructs assigned classes at designated locations and times. Maintains a safe and orderly learning environment.
  • Plans and implements play-based programs that adhere to center goals and priorities; meet the needs, interests, and abilities of students in accordance with Maryland state guidelines.
  • Prepares and documents appropriate lesson plans, based upon adopted curricula, to teach play-based and instructional objectives.
  • Creates an instructional environment that is conducive to the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of students. Including but not limited to helping students learn classroom procedures, personal responsibility and respect for fellow students.
  • Communicates standards, achievements, and deficiencies to students and parents. Through observation and evaluation of  the children’s performance, behavior and social/physical development. Meets with students and parents.
  • Maintains complete and accurate student academic, attendance, and disciplinary records. Monitors and assesses students’ academic progress. Completing and maintaining a portfolio for each student with samples of work and observations.
  • Oversees the appropriate use and care of instructional materials, facilities, and equipment used for in learning activities and imaginative play.
  • Collaborates with school administrators, other teachers, parents, and community members in the education of students.
  • Attends staff meetings. Serves on various committees.


Education, Training, and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in an applicable field.

Licenses and Certificates:

Possession of, or eligibility for, a Maryland Certificate commensurate to the position is required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of effective instructional techniques. Knowledge of instructional materials and equipment.
  • Skill in instructing students. Skill in preparing and implementing lesson plans. Skill in communicating with students, their parents, administrators, and others.
  • Technology competency. Knowledge of and skill in the use of database, internet, spreadsheet, word processing, and related applications.
  • Ability to properly maintain confidential information.


The work of this class is generally performed in a school environment. Work may require the ability to move around the school and classroom.


Requires attendance at after-school and evening meetings and events.


This document describes the duties and responsibilities of a position. It shall not be held to exclude duties not referenced nor limit the right of management to assign work to employees. Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Application Instructions

Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.

Please submit your resume, cover letter and professional references to [email protected]

Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc. will not be accepted. Applicants should notify their reference proactively to inform them they will receive an email from PHCC.  Applicants should also inform their reference(s) of the job they are applying to.

If selected for an interview, come prepared to fill out an application on site.

Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.

Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer “yes” to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • All persons employed by PHCC are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $81.00. An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
  • Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
  • Official transcripts for all higher education must be received prior to contract signing.
  • Some positions will require employees to undergo drug testing.

Non-Discrimination Statement

PHCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities.

Contact Information

Perry Hall Children’s Center

ATTN: Hiring Committee

9534 Belair Road

Nottingham, MD 21236

Phone: (410) 529-8224

Email: [email protected]