Phone: (831) 425-0519

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Assistant Preschool Teacher Position
Rosebud Preschool within the Santa Cruz Waldorf school is looking to hire a Preschool
Assistant Teacher. We are a small home-like preschool environment within a larger
school k-8 campus.
About our pre-school:
We are a Waldorf preschool with a curriculum based on the “living arts,” such as gardening,
cooking, baking bread, and cleaning. Every day we have a circle time that changes seasonally,
as well as a story time or puppet show told out loud. We prepare our own meals with the
children every day and spend a good portion of our morning exploring on a daily walk around
the larger campus as well as ample time in our play garden. Our children arrive at 8:30 and may
either leave at 12:45 or stay for nap, leaving at 3:00, Monday-Friday.
About the Assistant Teacher Position:
The Assistant Teacher is responsible for supporting an age-appropriate curriculum for a mixed-age
classroom of 2-4 year olds. This includes supporting the lead teacher during weekly circle
times, story times, and seasonal art projects for the children. The lead teacher works with the
assistant and children to prepare warm homemade snacks and meals. The assistant teacher
helps support the lead teacher during a monthly parent evening presenting a topic on Early
Childhood Education or and issue to support families on their path of Parenting. Teachers also
do bi-annual parent/teacher conferences as well as offer “office hours” where parents can reach
them about any issues that arise.
Minimum Professional Requirements:
-The Preschool Assistant Teacher must comply with Community Care Licensing qualifications
for Assistant Teacher, which include one of two of the following options:
-High school graduation and 6 semester units at an accredited college in specified early
childhood education classes, which shall include courses that cover the area of “Child Growth
and Development, “Child, Family and Community, and “Curriculum.” If teacher does not already
have these he/she may be enrolled over the summer or start of school year.
-Must also possess a current pediatric CPR and First Aid by a training program certified by the
American Red Cross.
-The Assistant Teacher must also obtain a fingerprints clearance through Department of Justice
for Child Abuse Index Check and Criminal Record Statement.
-The Lead Teacher must provide proof of a Health Screening by a MD as well as a current
negative TB Test.
The hours of this position are Monday-Thursday 8:30am – 3:30pm, with a 1-2 teacher
meeting in addition to hours with children. There are also work hours for parent evenings,
festivals and parent/teacher conferences. Compensation commensurate with experience. To
apply please send a short biography, a letter of interest, a resume and 3 references.


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Phone: (831) 824-2161
Address: 2190 Empire Grade
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Location: Next to UCSC,
10 minutes from downtown
Aftercare: After 1PM, Aftercare can be reached at (831) 425-0346
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