Infant and Waddler Teachers
We are looking for qualified teachers to join our team at The Growing Tree Playcare and Preschool!
The Growing Tree is play and nature-based early childhood center (6 weeks- 5 years), incorporating Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Waldorf approaches. We believe in teaching, modeling, and fostering compassion and a love for learning. We have a team teaching environment for the most part, so all teachers share responsibilities equally and rotate who plans what each day.
We are currently hiring for our infant (rising 1's) and waddler (rising 2's) classes.
Hours: Full time midday (8-4) or part time (12:30- 5:30) but can be flexible for part time hours.
Duties include playing, singing, reading, supervising, creating lesson plans, creating newsletters, providing daily updates through Procare, playing outside year-round (rain or shine), leading circle time, participating in small group activities, prepping snack, facilitating art projects, changing diapers, assisting in potty training, communicating with parents and coworkers, writing progress reports, parent/teacher conferences, team teaching, and maintaining professionalism.
A college degree in education or child development and experience working in a preschool or daycare are preferred, but a passion for early childhood education is a must! Teachers with a Waldorf background are encouraged to apply.
For lead teachers: By August 1, 2026 an ECE Initial Certificate (12 credits) is required. A Short Certificate (20 credits) is needed 2 years from completing the Initial Certificate.
For Assistant Teachers: By August 1, 2026 an Initial Certificate (12 credits) is required.
*Before one is able to work at our center, there are numerous trainings and certifications that will be required (CPR/First Aid, Food handlers, 30 hours basic STARS training, background check, etc.) We also start with a 2 month intro period just to make sure it's a right fit for all parties, along with the right age group.
Starting pay is between $20-$27 per hour based on education and experience. After the intro period, we offer a year contract with a $1000 signing bonus. We value our teachers and try to give frequent performance raises as enrollment grows.
After being with us for 60 days, we offer 100% paid Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance! All teaching resources, classroom materials and supplies, trainings, and conferences are paid for by the company.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Salary: $20.00 - $27.00 per hour
75% tuition remission
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
Monday to Friday
All staff must be vaccinated and wear masks while around the children at this time.
Please send a letter of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will contact you to set up an initial Zoom meeting with the Admin Team before an onsite visit. Please see our website for more information: https://www.thegrowingtreeplaycare.com