Emerging Sprouts Forest School sees children as co-creators of their own learning process in the forest environment. It is based on a curriculum that responds to the needs, wants, and interests of the children in the program.
An emergent and co-created curriculum allows for children to explore what interests them most, and creates a "mirror" from the children, environment, and adults working in the program. This "mirror" allows children to feel heard, seen, and welcomed into learning and exploring.
The intern is responsible for observing the children and write an observation report every month and managing the day-to-day operational activities of the classroom. The intern must understand children’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical development in order to ensure a safe and stimulating classroom environment where children are actively engaged and encouraged to succeed.
Must be skilled in communicating with both children and adults in order to meet the needs of the children. The intern has to love playing with children and spending time with them.
Create a warm and enriching outdoor class environment.
Promote quality learning and play experiences.
Guide students in developing self help skills.
Provide proper supervision.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Preferred
Experience with early-childhood education
Experience with toddlers
Has teaching Arts experience
Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills
High energy and the ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents) and to foster a team environment
A strong understanding of child development
Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills
Must clear full background check and must pass a health screening
Nice to have but not a requirement: 1 Unit ECE
Employment Type: (Internship)
Work Hours: 1 shift a week (5-10 hours a week)
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