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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Position: Childcare Provider
Organization: Little Sprouts Daycare
Location: Grey County, Ontario (near Ayton, 15 mins from Durham, Hanover, Mount Forest)

Looking for an experienced, caring daycare provider who loves nature.

Little Sprouts Nature Preschool is looking to hire a daycare provider from October 2019 – June, 2020. The schedule is M-F, 8:30-1:30, daily. Snacks and lunches are provided. We currently have three children enrolled between the ages of 1-3. The set up includes a well-furnished indoor play area and eating spot, an enclosed outdoor space and nature areas for exploration.

Pay would be $18/hr.

Qualifications:

  • Degree / Certificate in Early Childhood Education or equivalent experience or training with young children.
  • Minimum 1 year experience in the field
  • New Police Check (vulnerable sector)
  • Valid Standard First Aid and CPR Level C certification
  • Previous experience working with children aged 1 to 4 years
  • Positive behavioural management techniques required

Assets would include:

  • experience working with children in an outdoor setting in all kinds of weather
  • knowledge of/interest in Ontario plant and animal species
  • understanding of risky play and emergent learning philosophies
  • ability to incorporate early literacy and numeracy concepts in play

Please send a resume and cover letter to:
moskovitsleslie@hotmail.com

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Topical Links & Resources:


Outdoor schools / outdoor education jobs
https://GoodWork.ca/outdoor.ed

About Forest Schools & Nature Schools
https://www.google.ca/search?q=%22forest+school%22
https://www.google.ca/search?q=%22nature+school%22
http://www.ourkids.net/school/forest-schools

Forest school teacher training
http://childnature.ca/forest-school-canada/
http://forestschools.com/training-help/forest-schools-practitioner-train...
https://google.ca/search?q=Forest+School+Practitioner+Certificate
https://google.ca/search?q=forest+school+teacher+training

Organizations & Resources
* Take Me Outside http://takemeoutside.ca/
* Child and Nature Alliance http://www.childnature.ca
* Nature Child Reunion http://naturechildreunion.ca

* Outdoor & Environmental Education - orgs, schools, links, resources
Outdoor Education: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Outdoor_education
Enviro Ed: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_education
https://google.ca/search?q=%22outdoor+education%22
https://google.ca/search?q=environmental+education
Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario (COEO) http://www.coeo.org/
Orgs., schools & links: http://www.planetfriendly.net/learn.html#ee
http://curlie.org/Top/Recreation/Outdoors/Schools_and_Education/

* Green & Eco-friendly Kid's Books
http://www.eeweek.org/resources/green_reading.htm

* Last Child in the Woods
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Last+Child+in+the+Woods%22
Richard Louv http://richardlouv.com/
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Richard+Louv%22

* Nature Deficit Disorder - "a range of current child health issues arising from a lifestyle
that focuses on screen time rather than outdoor exploration"
About: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nature_deficit_disorder
Search: http://www.google.com/search?q=%22nature+deficit+disorder%22
News: http://news.google.com/news?q=%22nature+deficit+disorder%22

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Aug 13 2019    ID: 54485