Infant-Toddler Education Program

Summer Camp Staff

The UCDS Studio Infant-Toddler Education Program, an innovative Reggio-inspired program, is seeking summer camp staff to join our team in June, July, and August. Our summer days are filled with play, outdoor adventures, and tons of joy and laughter. Both part-time and full-time hourly shifts are available. 

The UCDS Studio, located in Seattle, Washington is an early learning program serving students ages 6 weeks to 4 years old. The Studio allows our youngest students the opportunity to learn through play, investigation, and discovery. With an emphasis on communication and cooperation, learning also occurs through relationships with others, and we design experiences that support children to see themselves as active participants who make an impact in their communities.

UCDS Studio is comprised of highly collaborative teachers who are part of teaching teams that use observations about children to design innovative and responsive educational programs. The classroom curriculum reflects students’ wonderings, development, and relationships with each other and the world around them and learning emerges from children’s theories and ideas as they experiment, investigate, question, and explore. The curriculum design creates extended blocks of time for discovery, play, and group projects that feed and inspire children’s curiosity.

We strongly encourage members of marginalized communities, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, as well as members of other underrepresented groups, to apply and become part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive educational environment. 

Responsibilities and Essential Duties:

  • Work alongside lead teachers to create a positive and safe summer camp experience for students.
  • Actively participate and supervise activities alongside lead teachers.
  • Build meaningful relationships with students.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and inspire students to participate fully in daily activities
  • Carry out all policies according to The Studio educational philosophy, licensing regulations, The Studio Handbook, and The Studio Health and Safety Policies Handbook.
  • Assist in providing all necessary care for young children such as changing diapers, preparing bottles, feeding, changing clothes, helping with naps, etc. 
  • Collaborate and work effectively in teams 
  • Employ strong interpersonal skills including being patient and positive. 

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Great opportunity for college and high school students! 
  • Able to sit on the floor for extended periods of time, be outside in all types of weather, and pick up heavy objects, including young children. 
  • Routinely kneel, bend, crouch, stand, walk, and sit on child-sized chairs throughout the day.
  • The work is typically performed in a school environment, with moderate to loud noise.
  • Time spent outside every day with young children exploring our play spaces, surrounding neighborhood, and city. 
  • Able to change diapers and perform all tasks associated with meeting the needs of children from 6 weeks-4 years of age, including feeding, changing clothes, holding/comforting, etc. 


  • Inspired by children’s wonder and natural curiosity about the world around them. 
  • Experience working with children (preference for work with children under 5 years old)
  • Outstanding customer service and relationship-building skills
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Excellent communication skills with varied audiences including children, parents, staff, and school personnel
  • Ability to take direction and constructive feedback and use it productively.
  • Flexibility in assignments i.e. shifting schedules, moving between classrooms, shifts in duties and routines.
  • Current CPR, First Aid, Child Abuse, Bloodborne Pathogens training, and negative TB certificates. (Or ability to obtain these certifications once hired)
  • Minimum age of 16 years

Additional Requirements
Meet the school’s standard when completing all background screenings.

Pay rate: $18-$21 per hour, based on experience and education. 

How to Apply
We are currently scheduling interviews for this position, which begins as early as mid-May 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

If you are interested in applying for this position, click the “apply now” button to submit a resume and a cover letter addressing the following three questions:

  1. What interests you about working at UCDS Studio? 
  2. How do your experiences and qualifications directly relate to joining the summer camp staff at UCDS Studio? 
  3. What are you hoping to experience or gain during your summer camp staff experience? 

Non-Discrimination Policy
University Child Development School is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace and to seeking a diverse and broad spectrum of qualified candidates. The School does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender or gender identity, age, or sexual orientation.