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Lead Teacher for Preschool - 2nd Grade Students

Hummingbird Co-Op School

Newcastle, CA, USA

Full time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood

Jun 7

Hummingbird Group Teacher Job Description 

The Hummingbird Group is seeking a creative lead teacher with a firm understanding and practice of Waldorf Education and the ability to lead our Waldorf-based homeschool/playgroup. Children’s ages vary from mainly 4-6 year olds to some 7-8 year olds. We are looking for someone to lead up to 4 days a week, 6 hours a day (including 30 minutes before and after school), depending on enrollment. 

The ideal candidate will have the following: 

  • Confident classroom presence with strong social and communication skills.
  • A love for teaching children ages preschool-2nd grade. 
  • Enjoy being outdoors with the children in all weather conditions. 
  • Has a desire to make a year to year commitment to the group. 
  • Waldorf training, or a desire to learn about Waldorf education is considered a must.
  • Be CPR and First AID certified.
  • Currently has or can obtain Personal Liability Insurance. 

Duties will include:

  • Provide and facilitate waldorf based crafts, lead circle time and stories, lead in simple eurythmy or curative movements, offer music and/or Spanish and model a daily rhythm for the children.
  • Provide a simple and wholesome snack for the children daily. 
  • Observe the children while meeting their diverse needs.
  • Daily setup and pickup of the classroom and other school areas. 
  • Hold parent meetings to help bond the group and deepen the understanding of Waldorf education and child development.

Qualifications to be considered:

  • Completion or enrollment of Waldorf Early Childhood training.
  • California Early Childhood Education is recommended. 
  • Candidate must undergo Live Scan (fingerprinting) and a background check prior to being hired.


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