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Applecreek Kids' Club Lead Mentor


Woodacre, CA, USA

Part time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood


May 3

Applecreek Kids’ Club Lead Mentor

About Us

Applecreek Family Club is a small, private association of families who value relationships - to each other, our children, and the earth. 

The Applecreek Kids’ Club is a benefit of this association and we contract with mentors to provide educational opportunities.   Our association is parent-led and our parents take an important role as volunteers within Kid’s Club.  As parents, we value ideas such as wild-schooling, child-lead learning,  and encouraging our children’s curiosity through an exploration of natural, outdoor settings. 

About You

We are looking for a Lead Mentor that will work in daily partnership with the parents of Applecreek Kids’ Club to care for our 3-6 year old children in gentle and respectful ways, to guide our children in the wisdom of nature, mindfulness, and creativity. 

You will be a good fit for this role if: 

Your life purpose and desire is to work with children. 

You follow a philosophy of respect when caring for our children, which includes gentleness, bodily autonomy, and choice with the absence of shaming, rewards and punishments, or bribing.

You have a lot of experience as an educator either in forest schools or traditional settings along with trainings that supported your development.  

You have a strong connection to your nervous system and understand that staying regulated and co-regulating our children is part of your job.

You are interested in instilling a passion for nature in our children

You have experience building programs that have a predictable rhythm with the ability to be flexible and allow space for spontaneity

You are confident in creating activities including hand-crafts, art, and games that will capture the attention of our children 

You are okay with guiding parent-volunteers and with close parental involvement. All decisions (including hiring decisions) about Applecreek Kids’ Club are made through a community decision making process. 

Compensation & Benefits

This is a non-employee contract position

Time Commitment

10 Months (Sep - June)

3 days per week - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

9am - 3pm (6 hours)

Preparation time (6 hours per week or 2 hours per club day)

Office hours (2-3 hours outside of club days)

Meet with parents once a month (usually on Zoom)

4 seasonal gatherings (in person)

$4500 a month for 10 months

3 paid sick days

5 weeks of paid vacation including fall break, winter break, ski week, and spring break. 

If you are interested please send a letter of intent, resume, and best times to talk over the phone to Julie Malinsky @ indivina@hotmail.com

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