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Preschool Afternoon Teacher

Mancos Valley Dragonfly School

Mancos, CO, USA

Part time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood


Apr 30

Afternoon Preschool Teacher 2023/24 (Waldorf/Lifeways inspired curriculum)

Pay:  $16-$20 an hour DOE - position is hourly, paid every two weeks

Contract Hours: Afternoons only from 12-4 pm (16 hours of classroom time). Additional outside class time includes weekly–or as needed–meetings with the other Preschool Teachers, and weekly faculty meetings from 4:30 to 6pm making the position about 20 hours/week. For teachers looking for more hours, opportunity to be an on-call substitute teacher for other classrooms when not in their own classroom. 

Required whole Faculty Training is Monday, August 21st–Thursday, August 31st, 2023

School year starts Tuesday, September 5th – ends May 30th, 2023

Role: This position is a co-teaching position with our other Afternoons nap teacher. Afternoons in the Preschool classroom include lunch all together at 12 pm, transition to nap/rest, preparing snack after the children wake, and outdoor play before pick up at 3:30 pm. There will be two afternoon teachers with 8-10 children. This position requires experience and ability to help children sleep, or rest quietly. As an afternoon Teacher you will help create a professional, peaceful, loving and respectful environment for students, families and staff by :

  • Working together with the afternoon teachers to provide a healthy, nurturing, creative and respectful environment for each child and follow our daily rhythm.  This may include specifically assigned tasks and will also require taking initiative when needed.
  • Supporting Afternoon nap time routine and lead afternoon class activities with other afternoon teacher
  • Assisting other teacher(s) with behavior management and child engagement during group activities, transitions, and when working with individual children 
  • Participating in seasonal family events/celebrations at school

Desired Qualifications include:

  • Early Childhood teaching experience
  • Understanding of Waldorf education (experience preferred)
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and parents
  • Reliability and consistency
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Adaptability to changes
  • Possess a warm, friendly, joyous demeanor
  • Compliance with all early childhood teacher requirements and licensing regulations.

Contact Emily if interested! Director@dragonflypreschool.org

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Mancos Valley Dragonfly School

Wonder and Imagination of Early Childhood