Leroy Springs, Inc
Educates pre-elementary age students kindergarten readiness skills through age-appropriate, interactive, hands-on activities in a nature-based learning environment weekday mornings September through May. Continually engages in activities through play, exploration and inquisition while providing quality care and enrichment that enhances children’s social skills, elevates activity level and extends learning in a fun and safe environment. This position requires a love for the outdoors in all weather conditions.
Ensures compliance with all applicable policies, procedures, laws and regulations
Engages in academic, recreational, and enrichment activities to achieve curriculum objectives
Teaches developmentally appropriate nature-based preschool lessons guided by the NAAEE Early Childhood Environmental Education Programs: Guidelines for Excellence with a focus on project based and inquiry-based learning
Works in conjunction with program director(s) to create developmentally appropriate nature-based preschool lessons guided by the NAAEE Early Childhood Environmental Education Programs: Guidelines for Excellence with a focus on project based and inquiry-based learning
Teaches a curriculum utilizing appropriate resources that will promote both kindergarten readiness skills and environmental stewardship in an outdoor learning environment where open-ended play is the focus
Addresses the emotional, cognitive, social and physical needs of participants
Identifies areas of improvement; makes recommendations to supervisor and fellow Preschool Teacher(s) based off of assessments, current research and developmentally appropriate practices
Provides a safe environment for the children indoors, outdoors and beyond
Other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES
Must have a love for the outdoors/nature and comfortable being outdoors in all types of weather
Strong decision making, organizational, versatility, initiative, and human relation skills
Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks
Above average interpersonal skills with strong written/oral communication skills and an ability to work with a wide variety of people and circumstances
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and or/ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Degree in Early Childhood Education, Development or related field preferred or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities
Experience working in nature-based instruction, outdoor education or similar field preferred
Current CPR, First Aid, AED certifications; will train
Child Abuse prevention training; will train
REPORTING TO THIS POSITION
No supervisory responsibilities
Must be able to exert up to twenty-five pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects when needed. Physical demands are in excess of those for sedentary work; must be able to remain on feet for extended periods.