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Lead Preschool Teacher - Cairn Hill Nature Preschool – Exciting Opportunity

Position: Lead Preschool Teacher
School: Cairn Hill Nature Preschool
Location: Lynn, Massachusetts, United States

We are seeking a dynamic, nurturing, energetic educator with a pioneering spirit and enthusiasm for bringing Waldorf/Nature education to families in and around Lynn, Massachusetts, a multi-ethnic community 15 miles north of Boston.

Cairn Hill’s mission is to bring the transformative power of the arts to young learners in urban and multi-ethnic communities using story, music, nature and the hands-on approach inspired by Waldorf education. Our nature preschool will provide preschoolers aged 2.9 years to 5 years with a high-quality preschool experience incorporating inquiry-based, outdoor learning with explicit instruction in literacy, math, and science. Our approach features storytelling, science and nutrition awareness through gardening and nature walks and daily exposure to arts and music.

Position commences in July 2018;

Part and full-time positions available.

Salary competitive, commensurate with experience


  • 3-5 years preschool teaching experience

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required. Would expect the candidate to take advantage of free courses offered through the local R3P grant to obtain Associate or Bachelor’s degree in ECE.

  • Training in Waldorf Early Childhood education +/or Environmental education preferred

  • MA DEEC Teacher Certification (or qualifications and willingness to advance toward certification)

  • Experience working with dual language learners(DLLs)

  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weather

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, Social Media, Blogging, etc.)

  • Openness to networking and communicating with a progressive educational community with the goal of fusing public educational standards and innovative curricular methods, including measuring the success and sharing outcomes of the educational experience.

While an ideal candidate will have experience in Waldorf early childhood, Environmental education, and teaching DLLs, we invite candidates with a strong background in any of these fields to apply and will supplement with professional development opportunities.


Cairn Hill is an equal opportunity employer.

We welcome applications from Canadians who are able to work in the US.

Cairn Hill Educational Collaborative, 75 Westminster Ave., Arlington, MA 02474

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Liens et ressources :

About Forest Schools & Nature Schools

Organizations & Resources
* Take Me Outside
* Child and Nature Alliance
* Nature Child Reunion

* Nature Deficit Disorder - "a range of current child health issues arising from a lifestyle
that focuses on screen time rather than outdoor exploration"

Outdoor education
Environmental education

* Green & Eco-friendly Kid's Books

* Last Child in the Woods
Richard Louv

* Outdoor & Environmental Education - orgs, schools, links, resources
Outdoor Education:
Environ Ed.:
Orgs., schools & links:
Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario (COEO)

* Nature-based homeschooling

* Environmental Psychology

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Numéro : 45015       Date publiée sur Apr 3 2018