The Garland School is seeking a Teacher with an interest in wilderness and play-centered education who will work with children ages 3-5 (mixed age group). Set among 200 acres of forest and streams, our Waldorf-inspired school emphasizes year-round immersion in nature including trail walking, woods exploration, gardening, and seasonal Waldorf festivals. Teachers at Garland are welcomed into a community that prioritizes care and mutual aid. In addition to a competitive salary we offer seven weeks of paid vacation, paid personal and sick days, a supplemental insurance plan, professional development stipends, mentorship stipends, support for the TEACH grant, and local and organic breakfast and lunch served daily. This position comes with a $1,000 hiring bonus (after three months) and will begin in late August 2022. Responsibilities While Waldorf inspired and nature-based, our teachers are invited to design a classroom environment that speaks to their interests, strengths and vision of early childhood education. She/He/They will be expected to co-lead the classroom with the help of a co-teacher, with attention to the emotional, cognitive, and physical needs of each child.
Other responsibilities include:
Holding a weekly rhythm of activities that encourage imaginative play and creative expression
Creating and leading daily circle time with fingerplays, songs, and movement games
Incorporate meaningful work (gardening, handwork, cleaning, cooking) into the rhythm of the day, in support of the Waldorf values of mirroring the home environment
Communicating with parents about their child daily and writing a weekly summary
Collaboratively organizing four seasonal festivals
Serving home-cooked meals prepared by the school’s chef.
Keeping the classroom clean and tidy and caring for materials and toys
Salary and Benefits
35-40k ($17-$20 hourly) depending on experience
$1,000 signing bonus
Seven weeks of paid vacation
Paid personal leave
Paid sick leave
Professional development stipends and mentorship stipends
Supplemental insurance plan
Support for the TEACH grant (100% tuition for Early Childcare Education college classes toward Early Childcare Education apprenticeship, a college degree, or licensure, plus additional financial benefits)
Local and organic breakfast and lunch served daily
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