Craftsbury Saplings

Licensed Preschool Teacher - Nature/Community Inspired Program

Reference ID : 47641
Location : Craftsbury, VT
Category : None
Job Type : Full Time



Part to Full-time: 32-40 hours/week, year-round

Start-Date: August 1 or sooner

Position Overview

Nature-based children's center in Craftsbury, VT seeks a warm, collaborative teacher to lead our preschool classroom. Duties include daily care and educational activities for up to 12 children ages 3- 5 years. You'll have the support of an assistant teacher, other program teachers, and our directors to lead a holistic and inspiring program. A strong candidate is excited about guiding children through outdoor learning experiences including gardening and forest exploration and aims to work collaboratively with our Montessori-inspired toddler classroom.

Program Overview

Craftsbury Saplings is a year-round, nonprofit childcare center in Craftsbury, VT.  We are committed to high-quality care for our community of toddlers and preschoolers, with learning that values and nourishes each child's innate wisdom. Our program is rooted in community engagement and outdoor learning in our garden, field, and forest. We are inspired by diverse teaching philosophies and a team approach. Visit to learn more.


  • Plan & implement curriculum in-line with the Vermont Early Learning Standards
  • Maintain safe and inviting spaces that inspire creativity, self-confidence, and cooperation with peers 
  • Operate classroom in compliance with state licensing standards & program policies
  • Conduct on-going observations & assessments through Teaching Strategies GOLD (support provided)
  • Participate in training and continued education, as necessary, to maintain and grow in your role
  • Oversee support staff and build relationships with families


  • Must hold a VT Teaching License with an endorsement in Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Special Education, or be eligible to obtain a Provisional License
  • Must be CPR and First Aid Certified, or be willing to obtain

*Saplings will support the right candidate in obtaining the necessary credentials.

Nice To Haves

  • Experience teaching nature or farm-based programming with young children
  • Experience using Teaching Strategizes GOLD


-Annually $41,500 - $48,000 (40 hours/week), depending on experience. 

-Signing bonus of $1000.

-Up to 4 weeks paid time off, optional 3 weeks unpaid time off, 9 paid holidays

-Funding for continuing education and/or professional development tuition.

-Monthly Wellness Stipend

-Free Membership to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center including nordic skiing and fitness class discounts.

-Healthy/locally sourced lunches are provided for staff.

-Discount to local Farm Food Share (CSA).

-Paid planning time

Salary : $41,500 to $48,000/Yr
Minimum Education : None
Job Type : Full Time
Category : None
Minimum Experience : None
Location : Craftsbury, VT

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