Nature-Based Preschool Teacher

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Address:

Laconia, NH
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Other

Overview:

Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center seeks a Nature-Based Preschool Teacher to join our team of environmental educators either full-time or part-time, three days per week, in our nature-based preschool program for children ages 3-5. Prescott Farm’s Educational philosophy inspires life-long connections with nature through creative lessons and exposure to the natural learning environment. 

Program Description:

Fledglings, our Nature-Based Preschool Program, is part of Prescott Farm, a non-profit, environmental education center located on White Oaks Road in Laconia, N.H.  Fledglings offers an integrated Nature-Based Curriculum for 3-5 year olds with an option of attending 2, 3, or 5 days a week. The majority of the students’ days are spent outside in all weather.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Preschool Programs Director and Assistant Teacher in planning appropriate nature-based lessons and activities
  • Provide leadership in delivering nature-based lessons both inside and outdoors
  • Communicate openly with parents/guardians about the Fledglings program
  • Collaborate in monitoring and assessing students enrolled in the Fledglings Nature-Based Preschool program
  • Support and mentor volunteers who participate in the program
  • Guide and communicate with the Assistant Teacher for optimal classroom support
  • Fulfill all legal and professional obligations as mandated by NH state licensing laws and educational professional development requirements
  • Respect and comply with Fledglings Rules and Policies
  • Maintain the safety of preschool students
  • Other duties as assigned

Preschool Teacher Requirements:

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or related field
  • Experience in educational program planning, development and implementation
  • A minimum of 1000 hours experience working with children in a licensed childcare program or public or private elementary school
  • Active interest in and passion for nature which may include NH ecology, geology, natural history, gardening, etc.
  • Commitment to integrating a developmentally appropriate learning environment with nature as the main focus
  • Creative and enthusiastic communication/presentation skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Strong organizational, time-management, and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to perform tasks requiring physical exertion indoors and outdoors, in all weather conditions, and on varied terrain while supervising young children
  • Ability to stand, stoop, bend, kneel, pull, push, sit without back support, and lift and carry up to 50 pounds occasionally and 10-35 pounds frequently
  • Sound character and ability to pass a criminal background check

Job Duration:

Seasonal

How to Apply:

Please submit a letter of interest, resume and 3 references via e-mail to:

Courtney Coppi, Preschool Programs Director at ccoppi@prescottfarm.org.  No phone calls, please.

Job Compensation:

Salary

Compensation Information:

$20-$22 per hour.  

Contact Name:

Courtney Coppi, Preschool Programs Director

Contact Phone:

(603)366-5695

Contact Email:

ccoppi@prescottfarm.org