Job Purpose: The Assistant Preschool Teacher supports the well-being of the children in the preschool program through daily mentorship and program support.

Principal Responsibilities:
• Support the Lead Teacher in the daily operations and supervision of children in the preschool program (9am-1pm), 5 days per week (M-F)
• Supervise children in the early care program, 8:30am-9:00am
• Assist in set-up and clean-up of the program facilities and places
• Assist Preschool Team with the development and implementation of daily practices and routines, as well as seasonal, place-based, emergent curriculum that promotes early childhood development and deep nature connection
• Participate in family community events
• Ensure the indoor and outdoor learning environments are in good condition to support safe, engaging, rich in experience, and positive child development
• Attend weekly Preschool Team meetings, Thorne all staff meetings, trainings, and professional development as schedule permits

Tagged as: Teaching/Education


Desired Skills and Abilities:
• Strong communication skills with parents, staff, and children
• Knowledge of and desire to learn about early childhood development, nature, science, and Colorado ecology
• Strong decision making skills to respond to risk management, emergencies, or difficult situations
• Ability and desire to support excellent place-based, child-centered, emergent curriculum
• Good organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks and roles, patiently and professionally

About Thorne Nature Experience

To build Earth stewardship by providing youth with joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences that foster an emotional connection to nature.

Application Instructions

Follow this link to apply online. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Preschool Manager, Lorene Wapotich at [email protected] No phone calls please.