Early Education Specialist/’Specialized Instructor’ - full time

Whatcom Center for Early Learning is seeking to add a Specialized Instructor/Early Childhood Education Specialist to our growing agency!  We are looking to hire an excellent team member who has experience working with infants and toddlers with developmental delays, who has provided services in family homes (or is interested in that approach) and who will bring maturity, professionalism and a sense of humor to the staff culture we are so proud of at WCEL.  

 This position provides support and strategies to support behavior challenges, child/caregiver attachment and child development through a model of reflective coaching to parents and caregivers of young children age birth to three years who have developmental delays and disabilities.  We utilize the Primary Service Provider approach to our work, meeting with children and parents or caregivers in their home, childcare or community setting based on the needs and priorities of families and caregivers.  The position also provides developmental assessment and evaluations, as well as consultation to multi-disciplinary team members as needed.   

 A Bachelor’s degree in Education from an approved University program and a Washington State teaching certificate with Special Education endorsement is required, Early Childhood Special Education endorsement is preferred.  Additional requirements include experience with infants and toddlers, a drivers license and an insured and reliable vehicle,  the ability to comfortably be on the floor for up to an hour, to lift up to 40 pounds, and to pass a background check prior to hiring.  Experience in early intervention and/or home visiting and Spanish-speaking is preferred. 

 This position is full time at 40 hours/week.  WCEL offers medical/dental/vision insurance, vacation/health leave, retirement benefits (with a company match up to 3%) and a 48-week work year.   Salary range is $23-31/hour and depends on experience.  WCEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a diverse staff.  Please direct your cover letter and resume to Erin Malone at  Position open until filled.


WCEL is always interested in experienced candidates who may be a good fit in our Early Intervention home visiting program.  If you are a physical therapist, occupational therapist, or early childhood specialist (with a Bachelor's degree or higher and teaching certificate in ECE Spec Ed), please send a resume and cover letter to  We'd love to connect with you!