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Toddler, Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers

The Treehouse: a Forest Garden School

Milwaukie, OR, USA

Full time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood

Jun 14


  • Free organic, vegetarian meals while teaching. 
  • 50% off of tuition for staff members dependents ages 6 weeks - 6 years. 
  • 40 hrs Paid Time Off
  • All Co-teachers and Lead Teachers are salaried, receiving 23 paid days off a school year. 
  • Lead Teachers will receive $150 monthly stipend for retirement or towards a flexible spending account. 
  • We are constantly working on staff benefit improvements, please still apply if you wish to discuss benefit options. 

Commitment: We ask for a minimum of a 1-year commitment for Co-Teachers and a 2-year commitment for Lead Teachers.


Sapling Class: 2 and 3 year-olds 

  • Co-Teacher: Full-time or part-time. Starting at $18/hr (Salary will be based on hours scheduled) 

Oak Class: Preschool & Kindergarten (3-6-year-olds)

  • Co-Teacher: Full-time or part-time. Starting at $18/hr (Salary will be based on hours scheduled) 
  • Co-Lead Teacher: Full-time or part-time. Starting at $19-21/hr based on experience and education (Salary will be based on hours scheduled) 

Support Teacher

Starting this Summer or Fall. May begin immediately as a Substitute 

  • $16-$18/hr depending on experience and education 
  • Full time. Supports all 3 classes and teachers during the day. 
  • Gives 10 min and 30 min breaks to teachers 

Required certificates include (may be obtained upon employment):

  • Pediatric CPR and 1st Aid Certificate
  • Oregon Food Handlers Card
  • Enrollment in the Background Registry
  • Introduction to Child Care Health and Safety (ICCHS)
  • Safe Sleep Training
  • Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Additional RIE infant training is needed in the infant classroom and may be obtained after hiring. 

Knowledge of and/or experience in a Waldorf early childhood environment is highly sought after!

All Co-Teacher and Lead Teachers must be “Teacher Qualified” through the Early Learning Division 

Requirements on Page 27 

Application Instructions

Please email required application materials to desirae.thetreehouse@gmail.com (see below) with the email subject titled "Co-Teacher or Lead Teacher Applicant".

**Please Note: Applications will be dismissed if any of the following is negated.**

Please do not call the school to follow up - we do not have a receptionist.

Application Materials Include:

1) Resume

2) Names and phone numbers of three work and/or teaching-related references

3) Cover letter with answers to the following:

  • How has your experience prepared you for the responsibilities of this position?
  • We follow the Waldorf philosophy and teach through an emergent curriculum. How would your approach combine with ours?
  • Our Forest Garden is a dynamic part of our curriculum. Elaborate on your experience and awareness of the Forest School movement and/or Outdoor Education. 
  • We encourage our whole staff to use their interests to enrich the overall experience we provide to both children and families. How could your interests and skill set enrich our program?
  • If applying for Infant care: What is your knowledge and experience of RIE?

After an interview, qualified applicants will show the ability to foster and lead a healthy working environment through a working interview.

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