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Lead Early Childhood Assistant

Waldorf School of Princeton

Princeton, NJ, USA

Full time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood

Mar 15

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The Waldorf School of Princeton seeks two full-time (30 hours per week) lead assistants in our Early Childhood program.

Love where you work! The Waldorf School of Princeton sits on 20 acres of beautifully tended campus, including access to a creek, forest walks, and carefully tended gardens. The campus is within easy reach of the thriving village center of Hopewell and the college town of Princeton. Further afield, New York City, Philadelphia, and the Jersey Shore provide endless entertainment at weekends.

The Job

Primary Function: To provide assistance and support to the lead teacher in an Early Childhood classroom (ages 2-6). To act as a substitute lead teacher up to 1 day per week. To act as a lead during the Summer Extension program and during February and April continuation programs. This position is ideal for someone undertaking the Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher training and who has an interest in becoming an Early Childhood Teacher in the future.

Skills: Ability to provide support and work cooperatively with the lead teacher; ability to work quietly and selflessly with both the children and lead teacher; ability to follow policies and procedures of the school. Ability to plan and execute developmentally appropriate activities. Ability to direct a classroom assistant.

Training: An interest in learning about Waldorf Education. Experience working in an early childhood setting is required.

The School

An Associate Member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America, the Waldorf School of Princeton is committed to providing a rich Waldorf education to all its students, from pre-K through 8th grade. In 2021, the school committed to a nine-year plan to build our school into a beacon for the local community, with a team of dedicated, well-supported, excellent educators at its heart. Since 2020, our enrollment has grown from 107 to 149 students and we are preparing for continued growth in the coming years.

Joining the Waldorf School of Princeton, you will find yourself among kindred spirits. Our faculty and staff form a supportive group, working together for the children in our care, encouraging one another to do their best work, and extending grace when we struggle.

Pay and benefits: This is a salaried, school-year position for 30 hours per week, including healthcare and 50% tuition remission. Salary is $31,400 annually.

To apply, send a resume and letter of interest to Amy Shor, Early Childhood Chair. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants with identities and backgrounds less well-represented in Waldorf schools.

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