First Roots-Wild Roots

Infant-Toddler Teacher

Reference ID : 36389
Location : Hinesburg, VT
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



Mission Statement

The mission of Annette's Preschool is to understand each child's unique developmental profile. Using a nature-based, emergent, developmentally responsive curriculum, Annette's works to achieve the highest level of professional development for our teaching staff, build a community where families feel connected to one another and to the wider community, and to cultivate sustainable environmental choices and business practices to support the health and wellness for the children and teachers who work and play here!

The Infant/Toddler Co-Teacher is responsible for the care, supervision and management of a class of children (age 6 weeks – 24 mos) in accord with the goals of First Roots-Wild Roots Preschool. The Co-teacher is responsible for creating a warm and nurturing relationship with each child and family and nurturing learning in the out of doors! Using observation and assessment tools, the Co-Teacher documents each child’s growth and learning in relation to his or her developmental level and Vermont Early Learning Standards to design an age-appropriate curriculum that supports communication, social skills, and autonomy through exploration and play. The Co-Teacher reports to the Center Director.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities to support an emergent nature based curriculum focus that is consistent with the Vermont Early Learning Standards to develop the whole child.
  • Ensure the safety of children through constant supervision, effective arrangement of space, proper maintenance of equipment, and regular practice of fire drills and other emergency procedures.
  • Conduct observations and assessments using current tools/methodology to gather information on each child’s development and maintain written records designed to evaluate each individual child.
  • Observe children to detect signs of illness, injury, abuse, neglect, emotional disturbance, or other special needs. Document and report these signs immediately to the Director.


Education and Experience:

  • BA or Associates in Early Childhood or Elementary Education or appropriate human service field (e.g. psychology, special education, music, social work);or
  • A child development associate credential.
  • First Aid and CPR certification

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Love the outdoors!
  • Must be physically able to perform the job of a teacher of young children (i.e. able to lift up to 35 lbs., sit on floor with children, kneel on floor).
  • Have the ability to work independently and cooperatively with other staff members.
  • Knowledge of emergent curriculum, nature based learning and the Vermont Early Learning Standards (VELS).

Nice To Haves

The successful candidate will be creative and have a natural affinity for working with infants, as well as possess a high degree of knowledge about child development and be an effective communicator with parents and family members. The successful candidate will LOVE the outdoors and be a team player, have a commitment to environmentally healthy practices and wellness initiatives, and be committed to professional growth and learning! We are a dynamic and fun team that values collaboration, critical thinking and work/life balance that you will want to be a part of!


General Pay and Contract Provisions: 

40 hour work week

Paid Vacation, sick time, public holidays, professional coursework.

Competitive compensation commensurate with education and experience. 

Generous benefits package including $1200 contribution to health reimbursement account

Fun, dynamic team with long term growth potential!


About Us

We are a nature-based early childhood program with centers in Hinesburg and Underhill Vermont. We value our teachers as professionals, appreciate work/life balance, and welcome staff to become a long term member of our community!

Salary : $36,400 to $42,600/Yr
Minimum Education : Associate
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 2 Yrs
Location : Hinesburg, VT

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