Job Openings

Part-time Afternoon Preschool Teacher

West Philadelphia Cooperative School (WPCS) is hiring a part-time afternoon Preschool Teacher! WPCS is a progressive, play-based, mixed age cooperative preschool where parents take an active role in contributing to their child’s education. Below are qualities we believe reside at the center of excellent candidates:

  • Genuinely loving and honoring young children.
  • Seeing yourself as a facilitator of children’s growth and learning.
  • Managing one’s words and emotions responsibly.
  • Feeling excited about collaborating with others in a teaching team.
  • Getting your hands dirty every day.
  • Demonstrating a desire to grow as a teacher.
  • Bringing humor and honesty to your teaching journey.


  • 2+ years experience with children ages 2-5 in a group educational setting.
  • Clearances:
  • PA Child Abuse clearance
  • PA Criminal Background Check
  • FBI Fingerprinting
  • Mandated Reporter training
  • National Sex Offender Registry Verification


  • Monday to Friday, 2:00pm-6:00pm (20 hours per week).
  • Immediate hire.
  • Starting salary is $17-$18/hour with PTO, optional health and dental insurance.

Please email your resume and a paragraph about why you are interested in teaching at West Philadelphia Cooperative School to:

Substitute teachers

If you are interested in joining our substitute teacher list, please contact the Personnel Parent at