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SEEKING AMAZING OUTDOOR EDUCATORS! 

DO YOU HAVE A HAPPY SUNNY PERSONALITY?

LOVE CHILDREN & BEING OUTDOORS?

We offer an inspiring, happy work environment full of fresh air & sunshine! We are a unique preschool environment and choose our teachers for their unique talents. We seek well rounded teachers with a positive attitude. Looking for those with the talents and abilities to improve our program. An early childhood degree or a degree in an education related field is preferred for this position.

  • We are looking for high-quality part-time early childhood educators.
  • Teachers will implement lesson plans, provide direct supervision for safety, have quality interactions and care for children of various ages, and build strong relationships with our preschoolers.
  • End of the day responsibilities include cleaning, resupplying & resetting the outdoor classrooms for the next day.
  • It is preferred that applicants without a degree are attending school and receiving credits towards an education-related field.

Preschool Teacher Required Skills and Education:

  • High school diploma required
  • Proof of a North Carolina Early Childhood Credential or equivalent preferred
  •  Degree in Early Childhood Education preferred
  • High level of flexibility and willingness to work with all ages.
  • Prefer applicants have experience working in a licensed childcare facility.
  • A clean criminal background check is required.
  • Starting pay based on education, good job references & experience.
  • This is an at will teaching position. We have a 90 Day probation period with interval evaluations. Not meeting the required job standards will result in immediate dismissal.

Please stop by during business hours 8am-1pm to drop off your application. 

  • Review our website and Learn about our school!
  • Visit our Facebook page and familiarize yourself with our program.
  • We are a half day program and teachers work 4.5 hours per day.
  • You must apply for a qualifying letter from DCDEE (criminal records check and background clearance check by the Division of Child Development and Early Education), please see the Link button below.
  • We do not hire anyone with ANY type of criminal history or any DSS investigations into the mistreatment of children in their care. 

Forest School Teachers need to be comfortable with:

  • Continually ask questions to establish children’s interests and extend the curriculum lessons to embrace the children’s individual interests.
  • Learn and respect each child’s learning style and developmental ability.
  • Create a learning environment that intrigues and interests preschoolers.
  • Be open to learning about new education ideas and be willing to implement new concepts & learning provocations into your  outdoor classroom.
  • Be very comfortable with MESSY PLAY including set up & clean up of wet, messy, muddy, hands on sensory and artistic experiences.
  • Be familiar with Forest schools, Reggio Emilia, Montessori, and Steiner/Waldorf education models and able be able to scaffold learning experiences based on each child’s interest and developmental level. 
  • Be open, friendly and welcoming to all families, visiting educators and volunteer community members involvement at our community nature school.
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  • We welcome those still in the process of obtaining their education to apply.

  • A conservative and professional appearance is required. You must have a preschool-friendly vocabulary and impeccable manners in dealing with our preschool families. It is essential that you maintain professional standards befitting someone who works with families & children.

  • Our Dress code requires pants, jeans, capris or burmuda shorts.
  • Shirts with school logo are provided to all staff.
  • Staff Shirts are school property and must be returned at the end of the school year or the end of summer camp.
  • All Uniforms must be washed & returned to receive your final paycheck.
  • Cost of uniforms will be deducted from final paycheck if not returned.
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