Bloom is now accepting applications for a Toddler Teacher to begin working at the end of June/beginning of July 2013. This teacher will be working with twelve toddlers, ages eighteen months to three years old. There will be two assistant teachers working with him/her. This is a full time, year round position. We offer a competitive salary, medical benefits, 401K and paid holidays/vacation time totally approximately seven weeks throughout the year. Please read the position description below...
Receive the child in reverence.
Educate them in love.
Let them go forth in freedom.
-- Rudolf Steiner
We look forward to welcoming an early childhood teacher to our community who loves being with children, is warm and welcoming to families and who also sees teaching as a path of inner self-development. We deeply believe in relationship based care that is founded on mutual respect and trust between a caregiver and a child. Our curriculum is most influenced by the work of Rudolf Steiner, Emmi Pikler and LifeWays. Teachers at Bloom embrace these philosophies and apply the principles and practices of Waldorf education and LifeWays to their work with the children. We study together as a faculty and also attend conferences, workshops and trainings that support this view of the young child.
As a teacher/caregiver at Bloom you would be expected to create a homelike environment in which each child can unfold and blossom; to meet each child where they are as an individual; to maintain a clean, orderly, beautiful and seasonally appropriate room for the children; to bring to the children developmentally and age appropriate songs, stories, movement and activities; to offer families opportunities to be involved in their child’s life at the center and also opportunities for the adults to study together, to do handwork and to gather as a community for festival celebrations; to maintain daily, weekly and seasonal rhythms in working with the children; to work harmoniously with colleagues and to bring joy, wonder, reverence and gratitude to all that you do.
If this opportunity speaks to you please respond to Bethany Stewart, Owner/Director of Bloom at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. Thank you! Best wishes on finding the right position for you!