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Kindergarten and Early Childhood

Parent-Child Teacher

Sep 27 2017 | Azalea Mountain School | Asheville

Morning Garden Teacher (Parent-Child Class)

Azalea Mountain School is now accepting applications for a part-time Parent-Child (Morning Garden) teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. The Morning Garden class is currently held on Friday mornings with a possibility of adding more classes as space/time allows. This teacher is responsible to lead and run a program for young children (6 weeks-31/2 years) and their parents/caretakers. The successful applicant will have a background in Waldorf Education with a deep understanding and reverence for the special needs of the young child. This person should enjoy working with children as well as adults and serve as a guide to facilitate the transition from home life into the life of being in a school community dedicated to Waldorf Education. The duties of this teacher include:

*Welcoming new and returning families to our Azalea Mountain School and to the Morning Garden program.

*Providing a safe, structured, nurturing and supportive environment where children and parents can grow and learn.

*Providing an opportunity for parents to participate in the making of simple, yet beautiful crafts that can serve as inspiration at home with their children.

*Leading a seasonal circle that invites wonder and engages the children and parents through song, rhyme, finger-plays and a connection to the natural world.

*Providing a warm, wholesome snack to nourish all participants.

*Offering of puppetry and storytelling that is engaging for all.

*Providing an opportunity for guided discussion related to hand outs or a chosen book that is related to the Waldorf style of parenting and working with very young children.

*Planning for and purchasing needed supplies and food stuffs to remain within given budget

*Caring for the materials and physical space (the class is held in one of our nursery or kindergarten classrooms)

*Working with an assistant teacher, who will be available to support in the Lead teacher in tasks such as snack preparation, care of the space, and guidance of the class

*Attending two faculty meetings (paid) per month


To Apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to: [email protected] or Azalea Mountain School Hiring Committee, 587 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC 28806

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