We are looking for a nurturing, innovative, non-traditional teacher with a creative out-of-the-box approach to exciting little learners for 6 Kindergarten students starting in September 2020 and continuing through June 2021. The ideal candidate is a teacher who will engage the students' natural curiosities, nurture critical thinking, and foster a love for learning - utilizing a teaching approach that is hands-on, child-centered and based in nature. We are seeking a teacher who can help to enable the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development of each child as well as emphasize literacy and early math skills. We are a community of compassionate, caring, and responsible families joining forces to provide our children with an enriching, home-based school. We believe that every child can make a difference in the world and we have a responsibility to encourage them. We resolve to nurture a child's intrinsic love of learning, develop their individual talents and critical thinking skills, and empower them to build real connections through their voices, ideas, and creativity. Our goal is to grow our children's creativity, verbal and written expression, problem solving skills, empathy, and self worth. We believe that child-directed learning gives the child a deeper sense of discovery, fulfillment, confidence, and curiosity, AND allows the child to develop their inner light and guide. Salary commensurate with experience. Wiggle room for the right candidate. Required: At least 2 years experience as an Early Childhood Education, Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade teacher A 4-year college degree in child development, early childhood education or relevant degree A love for the outdoors and nature Excellent knowledge of child development and latest education theories and best practices Proven experience teaching literacy and early math concepts Patience, flexibility and strong communication skills Current Pediatric First-Aid and CPR certification 2 References Standard background check Preferred: Experience teaching Montessori, Waldorf or Reggio Masters in relevant field of study Committed engagement in positive social change and global healing CA teaching credential Job Responsibilities: Plan & implement an age-appropriate curriculum for students which includes early literacy skills, handwriting skills, & early math skills Use a variety of activities and instructional methods (songs, stories, media, structured games, art, outdoor activities etc) to motivate and stimulate children's abilities Provide a warm, nurturing, safe, and loving environment Protect the safety of all children and respond to children in distress promptly and appropriately Aid in conflict resolution and support students in developing their own conflict resolution strategies Provide a well-balanced schedule of individual/group activities, and active/quiet activities with variations of structure Keep informal anecdotal notes on children's progress through observations and documentation (developmental assessments, pictures, quotes of what the kids are saying/doing). Maintain an open line of communication with parents Develop a caring environment where a portion of instructional time is dedicated to community building, conflict resolution skill-building and empowering students to be peacemakers and agents for positive social change. Other Details: Position is ideally 5 days a week 9-2 pm, but there is some flexibility. We're open to creating a school schedule that works well with the teacher's schedule. The teacher would be hired as an independent contractor for the entire school year from September 2020 - June 2021. A group of families is looking to create a safe, healthy, reliable alternative for next school year given the uncertainty of the pandemic. Creating and finalizing schedules, routines, safety protocols, curriculum etc. will be a collaborative process between the families and teacher. Candidates must reside within 20 miles of 90290 No out of state or out of country candidates will be considered.