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Parent/Child + Bridge Program Teacher

Mountain Laurel Waldorf School

New Paltz, NY, USA

Full time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood

Nov 9

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Parent-Child + Bridge Program Teacher

Mountain Laurel Waldorf School, located in the heart of New Paltz, NY is seeking a Lead Teacher for our Parent/Child classes for infants and a Bridge program for 2-3 year olds and their parent/caregiver. The Lead Teacher is responsible for creating an inclusive space for families/caregivers and providing seasonal songs, stories, and puppet shows while children play and explore. Parents/caregivers will have the opportunity to learn more about Waldorf Early Childhood guided by the teacher. The Lead Teacher will be responsible for planning and implementing all aspects of our Parent/Child & Bridge classes.

Beginning in Winter/Spring, 2022, the classes will meet 2-3 mornings per week, with the number of class sessions to be determined.

Requirements include experience working with young children and training in Waldorf Early Childhood education. Working out of the principles of Waldorf education and an understanding of the developmental needs at all stages of childhood, our faculty brings warmth, care and joy to the educational environment.

A Nursery through Eighth Grade school, mountain laurel Waldorf School was founded in 1983 by a group of parents searching for an educational alternative for their children. The school is housed in a charming Victorian mansion, circa 1876, which is in walking distance from the village center of New Paltz, Historic Huguenot Street (the oldest street in America), the State University of New York (SUNY) campus, and a large community playground where our elementary school children play. Our music program includes both an after school chamber group and recorder ensemble. The school currently has a mandate group system of governance and a committed College of Teachers. Our staff numbers near twenty five, with an active and supportive Board of Trustees.

Located in the beautiful Mid-Hudson Valley, New Paltz is approximately ninety miles from New York City. It is home to many active artist and ecological groups, as well as the renowned Mohonk Mountain House skating pavilion and nature preserve. In addition, two major centers of Anthroposophical endeavor, Spring Valley with Sunbridge College and Hawthorne Valley are close by.

Mountain Laurel Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, or any protected class. We acknowledge that a diversity of ethnicities, nationalities, socioeconomic backgrounds, gender expressions, sexual orientations, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhance our school’s learning environment, and we are committed to cultivating equity and inclusion. People of color and others underrepresented in our community are encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in joining us at mountain laurel Waldorf School, please send a letter of interest, a resume, which includes a biography and at least two references, all to the attention of the Personnel Committee email:personnel@mountainlaurel.org.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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