The Garland School

Early Childhood Teacher

Reference ID : 48810
Location : Brattleboro, VT
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



The Garland School is seeking a Preschool Lead Teacher with an interest in wilderness and play-centered education who will work with children ages 3-5 (mixed age group). Set among 200 acres of forest and streams, our Waldorf-inspired school emphasizes year-round immersion in nature including trail walking, woods exploration, gardening, and seasonal Waldorf festivals. Teachers at Garland are welcomed into a community that prioritizes care and mutual aid. In addition to a competitive salary we offer seven weeks of paid vacation, paid personal and sick days, a supplemental insurance plan, professional development stipends, mentorship stipends, support for the TEACH grant, and local and organic breakfast and lunch served daily. This position comes with a $1,000 signing bonus and will begin in late June 2022.



While Waldorf inspired and nature-based, our teachers are invited to design a classroom environment that speaks to their interests, strengths and vision of early childhood education. She/He/They will be expected to lead the classroom with the help of an assistant with attention to the emotional, cognitive, and physical needs of each child.

Other responsibilities include: 

  • Holding a weekly rhythm of activities that encourage imaginative play and creative expression
  • Creating and leading daily circle time with fingerplays, songs, and movement games
  • Incorporate meaningful work (gardening, handwork, cleaning, cooking) into the rhythm of the day, in support of the Waldorf values of mirroring the home environment
  • Communicating with parents about their child daily and writing a weekly summary
  • Collaboratively organizing four seasonal festivals
  • Serving home-cooked meals prepared by the school's chef.
  • Keeping the classroom clean and tidy and caring for materials and toys 


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field

Nice To Haves

  • 21 college credits with early childhood focus
  • Interest in pursuing VT's early childhood professional pathway and/or VT educator licensing
  • Waldorf training or life experience
  • Experience sharing the outdoors with children


Salary and Benefits

  • 35-40k ($17-$20 hourly) depending on experience
  • $1,000 signing bonus
  • Seven weeks of paid vacation
  • Paid personal leave
  • Paid sick leave
  • Professional development stipends and mentorship stipends
  • Supplemental insurance plan
  • Support for the TEACH grant (100% tuition for Early Childcare Education college classes toward Early Childcare Education apprenticeship, a college degree, or licensure, plus additional financial benefits)
  • Local and organic breakfast and lunch served daily. 

Salary : $17 to $20/Hr
Minimum Education : Associate
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 2 Yrs
Location : Brattleboro, VT

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