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Seeking Early Chidhood Educators in WY

Apple Valley School

Lander, WY, USA

Full time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood

Feb 18

Apple Valley School is expanding and seeking dedicated lead, assistant, and aftercare teachers!

About Apple Valley School:
Apple Valley School is an early childhood education center in Lander, WY. The focus of this school is to offer
nature-based, experiential learning options to families of young children. The school is inspired by Waldorf
philosophies which nurture the feeling life and tactile senses of each child along with their thinking capacities.
The school is located in downtown Lander, a short walk from the Popo Agie River where children regularly
walk to explore a natural environment through the changing seasons. Ample unstructured play time provides
children with opportunities to develop their imagination and creative thinking as well as their cooperative
social skills. We are working to build an enthusiastic team of educators who share a passion for the
importance of early childhood education and an ability to work together, communicate clearly, and care for
one another, as well as for the children and their families.

Position Description:
The teacher will lead children through the rhythms of their day, creating a Waldorf based
curriculum that grounds the children in a home-like rhythm similar to our other classrooms. The lead teacher will
bring seasonally appropriate circles and stories to fuel the children’s imagination and connection to the earth.
They will work with their assistant teacher to support the children’s foundational hygiene, nutrition, and
breathing habits. And they will work with our entire faculty to create festivals and events for all the children
in the school. This teacher will also be responsible for communicating with parents about the health and
wellness of the class and learning about the celebrations and challenges of individual children.

Required Qualifications for all Teachers:

● Applicants should have prior experience working with young children in either an educational or home
● Completion of a six hour pre-service online training is required upon hire. Teachers must also complete
continuing education hours as mandated by state licensing.
● Applicants must pass a criminal background check and be able to adhere to all other regulations of
state licensing, including passing a self assessment TB test and an abuse and neglect screening.
● Applicants must hold current certification in Child and Adult CPR and at least basic first aid training.
More advanced medical training is preferred. Training can be completed upon hire.
● Basic understanding of, or training in, Waldorf education is preferred.
● Applicants must be comfortable spending long periods of time outdoors and must be able to manage
their own needs fluidly in order to prioritize caring for children in outdoor environments in any weather

Responsibilities Specific to this Position:
● Plan a weekly rhythm that includes seasonal activities that engage the children, circle time with story
and song, healthy snacks and peaceful meal times, as well as outdoor and indoor playtime that
enables the children to move in healthy, dynamic, imaginative, and cooperative ways.
● Plan with the Assistant Teacher who will anticipate and prepare the activities of the day: preparing
snack time, dressing children for morning walk and outdoor play, laying out lunches in advance of
lunchtime, preparing sleeping materials for rest time, and setting up artistic activities in advance of
● Work with the Assistant Teacher to ensure children's physical needs are being met, including regular
bathroom visits for potty training and developing hygienic habits of hand washing,, eating, and resting.
● Help plan, facilitate, and participate in events held by and for our school community and the public to
celebrate the changing seasons.
● Work with the whole faculty to develop strategies for supporting children in their relationship building
skills and work cooperatively with other faculty members to create a unified and caring approach to
behavior redirection and discipline.
● Due to the nature of establishing a new program, responsibilities may include social media
management, shopping for supplies, creating activities, etc.

Compensation and Hours:
● Compensation is based on experience, beginning at $35,000/year for full-time faculty.
● Hours of operation are 7:30am - 3:30pm (plus our aftercare program from 3:30-5:30pm).
● Faculty are additionally expected to participate in bi-monthly faculty meetings, four seasonal festivals,
and occasional aftercare shifts.

To learn more about our programs visit www.applevalleyschool.org.
Please send questions and/or resume and cover letter to Maureen Fox at maureen@applevalleyschool.org.

130 Eugene St., Lander, WY 82520 | applevalleyschool.org | info@applevalleyschool.org | 970-618-8831

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