First Roots-Wild Roots

Nature Based Preschool Teacher

Reference ID : 53022
Location : Hinesburg, VT
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



Become a part of a program that values you as a professional, welcomes you to become a long term member of our community and appreciates work/life balance!

We invite you to apply to this co-teacher position in our Preschool (ages 3-5) as we work to change the landscape of early childhood careers. If you want an exciting challenge we are interested to meet you!

We are a 5 STAR, nature-focused early care and education program that views each child as an individual with a unique developmental profile. Through developmentally responsive outdoor programming, we serve children ages 6 weeks to 8 years. Our mission is to Achieve the highest level of professional development, Build a community where families feel connected and respected, and to

Cultivate sustainable environmental choices and business practices to support the health and well being of all who work and play here!

Our Purpose: These are our fundamental reasons for doing what we do. If these resonate with you, come and talk to us!

Collaboration: We believe that our best work is done together with reflection and intention at the core.

Empathy: We believe in putting people first.

Quality: We believe in setting the standard for excellence in early childhood education.

Positive Impact: We believe in building a better world through our work with children as competent meaning-makers with deep associations and experiences in nature.

Sustainability: We believe in creating and developing practices that will sustain our planet, our local environment and our future.


The preschool teacher is responsible for the following:

*Engaging with students in our various outdoor playscapes and creating a curriculum to reflect our nature-based focus both inside and outside of the classroom.

*Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with co-teacher and wider team.

*Maintain an open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with children, families, and co-workers.

*Promote diversity and inclusiveness in your day-to-day interactions.

*Cultivate and maintain healthy environmental choices and sustainable practices

* and more!


 Education. B.A.or Associates in Early Childhood or Elementary Education, Ecology, Environmental Humanities, or Environmental Education. You may have a VT State Teaching License with Early Education Endorsement, but we look beyond formal studies for the best candidates who can thrive and get excited teaching within a nature-based curriculum.

 Teaching Experience. Minimum 2 years (+) experience developing and implementing developmentally appropriate and meaningful curriculum for children (age 3-5 years)

Love the outdoors. We have a great outdoor space and are actively engaged in building a new adventure playscape. We want this to be your passion too!

 Communication Skills. Be skilled in thoughtful and reflective communications with colleagues and seek dialogue that values all perspectives.

 Interpersonal Skills. Build trust and effectively collaborate with everyone.

 Sense of Humor: Our kids laugh a lot, and you should too!

Nice To Haves


  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Life insurance
  • Relocation assistance

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 $41,000/Yr
Minimum Education : Associate
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 2 Yrs
Location : Hinesburg, VT

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