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Teacher Naturalist/PreK Teacher

Pre-K Teaching Assistant/Naturalist

Framingham Centre Nursery School is looking for a Pre-Kindergarten Assistant Teacher and Naturalist for the 2018/2019 school year. We are a nature-focused school (50% outside) and will be piloting a nature-based classroom in the Fall (90% outside). We are on 5 acres of beautiful conservation land, which our pilot program will call their classroom on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays will continue to be a nature-focused classroom, using the indoor classroom more often but still utilizing the outdoor classroom 50% of the time.

Position Summary: This position will be Monday through Friday 8:45-1:15. Our naturalist will help to guide the Pre-K teacher in developmentally appropriate, nature-based learning experiences. This teacher will assist in providing natural science instruction, guidance, and supervision for a group of Pre-Kindergarten children. Assist in providing training and outdoor resources for the the entire FCNS staff. As an assistant teacher, provide supervision and management for a developmentally appropriate Pre-K classroom, work collaboratively with internal and external resources, and assist in regular teaching responsibilities within the classroom.

-BA/BS in early childhood education, environmental education, environmental studies, biology, or earth science
-Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) Certification preferred: Teacher Preschool
-Be familiar with inquiry-based learning; previous teaching experience preferred
-Be skilled in verbal and written communication
-Have current CPR/First Aid certifications
-Work experience in a NAEYC facility is preferred
-Ability to lift 40lbs

Angela Elkins –

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