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Our small, progressive school is always on the lookout for teachers with a love of nature and creativity, who are committed to inquiry-based learning and a social constructivist approach.

Current Opening: Preschool Assistant Teacher


  • Daily, lead and learn alongside a group of 13-15 children (ages 3-5), serving as a co- constructor, resource, facilitator and advocate, utilizing the outdoor environment to the greatest extent possible.

  • Employs a social-constructivist approach

  • Cultivates curiosity and wonder about the natural world and is rooted in a sense of place within our local ecosystem.

  • Uses projects about real life concepts that are of interest to the children (emergent curriculum)

  • Inspires children to investigate and research

  • Builds understanding of processes, and encourages critical thinking and discovery

  • Develop spaces (indoors and outdoors) and materials that provide a stimulating environment for exploration for children and support daily, weekly, and long term goals and needs.

  • Develop individual relationships with each child and learn about his or her unique personality and needs, and strong, positive and productive relationships with all families whose children are enrolled in the school, particularly those in teacher’s core group.

  • Adjust teaching approach based on individual children’s needs; create a climate where children feel safe to learn and contribute; and provide support and feedback to children.

  • With Program Director, brainstorm and discuss concepts and creative ideas for program development, school development, and activities and schedules.

  • Assist in maintaining the school spaces and caring for school animals and garden.

  • Participate in school-based and other professional development opportunities, some of which occur outside of school hours.


  • Love of nature and being outdoors in all weather; respect and appreciation for creatures, including insects, small wildlife and birds, and a true appreciation for the need for children to get muddy, dirty and wet.

  • Practical experience with Reggio Emilia Approach and/or a nature-based approach.

  • Ability to effectively work with children individually and in groups. Excellent group management


  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative, evolving environment.

  • Compelling and inspiring ability to communicate respectfully and wholly with children, fellow teachers, and families.

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and balance the needs of children, parents, and other staff.


  • Base pay starting at $17 per hour. Experience and/or education taken into consideration when a final offer is made.

  • Full time teacher receives paid federal holidays and prorated compensation for times when the school is closed for break.

Apply today by emailing your resume and answers to the questions below to


1) What has been your most valuable experience with young children so far? Why?
2) Based on your visit to our web site, why do you think you would be a good fit for Meadowlark School?
3) What is your favorite age group to work with?

OR What subject/topic are you most passionate about sharing with children and why?

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