Turtle Island Children's Center

Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Teachers (full-time or part-time)

Reference ID : 47384
Location : Montpelier, VT
Category : None
Job Type : Full Time



We are hiring full- and part-time floating teachers for each of our age groups (infant, toddler, preschool). We are also looking to fill an eventual Infant Co-Teacher Position.

Turtle Island Children's Center (TICC), a nonprofit organization, is a year-round play and nature based early childhood program, serving infants through pre-Kindergarteners. We are located on magnificent grounds along the North Branch River in the Capital City of Montpelier, Vermont. 

We spend much of our time outdoors, with regular adventures on the trails surrounding our school. Our operating hours are 8:00-3:30.

The health and safety of our community are at the forefront of our decisions, which are made collaboratively with input from our teachers, children and parents. All staff members are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or have a medical or religious exemption). We are committed to social justice as foundational to our teaching and we practice emergent curriculum; letting children's interests lead the way. 


 -Work collaboratively in teaching teams to provide young children (birth to age 5) with an engaging, safe, and healthy environment to help them develop socially, intellectually, physically, and emotionally.

 -Support volunteers, substitutes or floating teachers in the classroom and ensure they are following state and program guidelines and regulations. 

 -Observe, document and encourage children's long term learning and development to support emergent curriculum in the areas; of building self-confidence, problem solving, taking responsibility/accountability for their actions, and making connections to the greater world & all living things.

 -Coordinate and collaborate with co-teacher or teaching team to create and maintain a safe, responsive and healthy physical environment that fosters the physical, emotional and cognitive development of young children.

 -Communicate effectively with team members, administrators and families.

 -Co-teachers facilitate parent-teacher conferences biannually

 -Actively supervise and engage with children while keeping them safe at all times.

 -Create and maintain an environment that is clean, organized, responsive, inviting, welcoming and safe for all children and families (Per VT Child Care Licensing Regulations and TICC Health & Safety Protocols).


*Must be at least 18 yrs. of age.

*Must be able to lift up to 70 lbs.

*Able to maintain extended periods of time sitting, squatting, kneeling and crawling on the floor.

*Passion for learning, enthusiasm for nature and comfortable outdoors in all seasons. TICC supports teachers in acquiring appropriate outdoor gear, as needed.

*Meet annual professional development requirements with support of TICC, per Vermont state regulations.

Nice To Haves

*Experience in early education and/or coursework in early education preferred.


  • flexible schedule
  • 50% reduced childcare tuition for your children
  • 20 days paid leave annually (sick/personal)
  • 13 paid program holidays annually
  • Ongoing professional development
  • A Direct Primary Care Plan through the North Branch Health Center
  • the chance to work with an amazing team of passionate, dedicated early educators

Salary : $13 to $19/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : None
Minimum Experience : None
Location : Montpelier, VT

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