Assistant teacher Forest Kindergarten /Outdoor educator
Company: Village Playgarden
Posted on: November 23, 2022
Seeking a dynamic seasoned assistant early childhood educator
with ECE units. (minimum of 6) and experience working with children
4 -7 years old. Confidence and capacity to work with children in
the natural world is necessary for this position. *THIS JOB is
outdoors all day.* Waldorf or Forest School early childhood
teachers training and experience is a plus. A strong understanding
of child development, developmentally appropriate practices, mixed
aged kindergartens, and Forest kindergartens is a plus. Experience
with and capacity for parent communication is necessary.
The ideal candidate has had experience in outdoor early childhood
education, loves the natural world and is confident in the
wilderness; loves animals; can assist with rest time; has a calm,
patient, and confident demeanor; is capable of domestic arts (snack
preparation, cleaning, and sense of organization); thrives on arts
and crafts and creative experiences with children; and is looking
to be part of a conscious community of children and parents.
We are looking for a self motivated and self reflective mature
person. Creative problem solver. A person that is able to work
collaboratively and take initiative . Someone who is looking
forward to learning a tremendous amount about working with young
children, and who is eager to engage professional development
This job is for someone in excellent physical health who likes to
be outdoors and has a professional aspirations for nature based
early childhood education.
We are a mixed-age Farm/Forest kindergarten in our 12th year of
existence. This is a beautiful, peaceful, and respectful place to
work. We are located on a 2 acre regenerative farmlette at the base
of the San Gabriel Mountains with trails leading off the property
abutting a wildlife interface zone. The farmlette produces seasonal
organic bounty that is fed to the children daily and available to
the community. Our teaching collective of colleagues is a dedicated
and supportive community.
People from diverse backgrounds encouraged to apply. We are an
equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of
anti-racism, equity , inclusion, and diversity.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $20.00 - $25.00 per hour
* 8 hour shift
* Day shift
* Monday to Friday
Our kindergarten is located all outdoors with ample space for
healthy distancing and air dilution. We will not be using interior
space at all. We have thorough protocols to help prevent exposure
and clear steps to protect the community if there is one.
Ability to commute/relocate:
* Altadena, CA 91001: Reliably commute or planning to relocate
before starting work (Required)
Work Location: One location%58047475%
Keywords: Village Playgarden, Altadena , Assistant teacher Forest Kindergarten /Outdoor educator, Education / Teaching , Altadena, California
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