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Early Childhood Lead Teacher

Chicago Waldorf School

Chicago, IL, USA

Full time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood


May 8

We need a Lead Early Childhood Teacher for our Seedlings/Sprouts Class, which is for three and four-year olds. We are seeking teachers who embrace the play-based and nature-based Waldorf Early Childhood curriculum with joy and warmth. The Lead Teacher position requires strong interpersonal and communication skills, effective classroom management, and enthusiasm for developing a welcoming as well as an inclusive classroom. Is it our desire to hire qualified individuals with a demonstrated commitment to innovation, inspiration and healthy collegial teamwork. Although located in an urban setting, we spend time outdoors in all weather and celebrate the change of the seasons.

This position requires a deep understanding and grouping in the foundations of Waldorf Early Childhood education as well as the ability to:

• develop a program in support of each child, their parents and the entire class

• design developmentally appropriate stories, songs and circle activities

• keep a calm and steady daily and weekly rhythm

• be able to communicate with parents/guardians about Waldorf educational principles

• construct daily class content with an eye towards diversity and inclusion

• provide meaningful experiential learning opportunities and sensory activities

• build a healthy, joyful and inclusive classroom community

• participate in the life of the larger school community through committee work


The ideal candidate will:

• have at least an undergraduate degree and has completed or in the process of completing Waldorf Teacher training and/or three years successful Waldorf teaching experience

• be well-rounded in the arts

• be open to mentoring and/or further training

• have an enjoyment of nature and all the seasons

• have an enthusiasm for creating an inclusive and welcoming classroom environment

Compensation and Benefits

The Chicago Waldorf School offers an excellent and competitive benefits package, including health, dental and life insurance, 403B pension program, full tuition remission and funds for ongoing professional development. The salary is commensurate with experience.

Work remotely

• No

Job Type: Full Time


• Dental insurance

• Health insurance

• Paid time off

• Professional development assistance

• Tuition reimbursement

• Vision insurance


• 8-hour shift

• Monday to Friday


• High School diploma or equivalent

• Undergraduate degree


• CPR certified (preferred)

If you are interested in becoming a part of the Chicago Waldorf School community, email your resume to recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org.

equal opportunity employer & non-discrimination policy

The Chicago Waldorf School not only does not discriminate in its hiring practices, but beyond that has a deep commitment to respect and celebrate the differences in students, faculty, and administration from widely diverse social, economic, cultural, linguistic, intellectual, racial, educational, and religious backgrounds. There is a sustained effort and clear recognition that our educational excellence and fulfillment of our school’s mission is dependent on embracing diversity in our school community. We seek to fully include and affirm faculty, staff, and students in all of their identities. In everything we do we work toward freedom, responsibility and excellence. The Chicago Waldorf School provides its teachers, administrators, and families with ongoing opportunities to study and discuss aspects of diversity.

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