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Farm and Forest Pre-K Lead Teacher

Lakeside School at Black Kettle Farm

Essex, NY, USA

Full time

$32-40k (annually)

Kindergarten and Early Childhood

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Jun 20

The pre-K lead teacher will be expected to have the skills and qualities necessary to run a Waldorf early-childhood program that takes place outdoors for a large portion of every day. The pre-K program is a transitional program that meets the needs of children that have outgrown the nursery, but are not yet ready for a full day of farm-and-forest kindergarten. The program runs from 8:15 to 2:15.


Responsibilities include:

  • Creating a loving, child-centered learning experience based on Waldorf pedagogy¬†
  • Giving clear Instructions to the assistant teacher and substitutes
  • Taking children on outdoor adventures that are fun and safe
  • Leading children in farming activities (gardening, collecting eggs, foraging)
  • Planning and preparing food (snacks)
  • Communicating appropriately with parents
  • Hosting regularly-scheduled parent education gatherings
  • Collaborating with colleagues, particularly the early childhood faculty
  • Attending weekly faculty meetings
  • Participating in school events (work days, festivals, fundraising events)
  • Helping to maintain the common areas (kitchen, mudroom)


Ideal qualifications:

  • Waldorf training and/or experience working in a Waldorf school
  • Early childhood teaching experience, especially for preschool-aged children
  • Experience in working with children outdoors and enthusiasm for nature-based education
  • Experience and interest in working collaboratively
  • Excellent communication skills


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