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3224 North Gordon Place
Milwaukee, WI 53212



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KinderForest Teacher

LifeWays Early Childhood Center is seeking KinderForest Teacher

LifeWays Early Childhood Center is a non-profit organization that provides child care, pre-school and parent-child enrichment activities for families with children ages infant to six years. LifeWays focuses on mixed-age, relationship-based care, providing young children with the best elements of care found within a healthy family.

Located on the Koenen Land Preserve in the vibrant Riverwest community, LifeWays Early Childhood Center is seeking dedicated and hardworking individuals who are passionate about working with children in a warm, family-oriented environment.  At LifeWays, life is the curriculum and there are ample opportunities for experiential learning.  Daily outdoor play, gardening, baking, storytelling, washing, singing and sweeping are among the home-like activities that the children and caregivers share at LifeWays.  
LifeWays is currently seeking a part-time KinderForest teacher for fall 2016.  Our unique outdoor preschool program provides young children with the opportunity to be immersed in nature and imaginative play.  The ideal KinderForest teacher is an experienced, LifeWays trained, early childhood educator and nature enthusiast who possesses a deep understanding of the development of the young child.  KinderForest meets on Thursday and Friday mornings from 9 am until 11:30 am from Labor Day until Memorial Day.  Pay grade is based on education level of the caregiver and years of experience in the field.  

Qualifications and Responsibilities

•	Care for and supervise a group of 8 children ages 3-6 years old outdoors on the on-site nature preserve.
•	Plan and provide daily enrichment activities including storytelling, singing and circle games. Create seasonal crafts with the children to celebrate special occasions. 
•	Enrollment in or completion of the LifeWays Early Childhood Certification Training 
•	Experience in child care with a demonstrated interest in continuing in child care work
•	Completed coursework in early childhood education (college level preferred)
•	Meets all DCF requirements for training and job experience 
•	Meets all applicable licensing regulations
•	Commitment to 15 hours of continuing education annually
•	Knowledge of child development and Waldorf education 

Qualified applicants may send cover letter and resume to jaimmie@lifewaysmilwaukee.com