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Career Opportunities

Title:  Lead Nature Preschool Teacher & Health Caretaker

Grade/Level: 9 month, part-time, 12-24 hours per week. This position will have the option to stay part time or move to full time in the 2025-2026 school year.

Salary: $15-20 hourly

Location: Carriage Hill MetroPark, Dayton, Ohio

A Lead Nature Preschool Teacher at Wildflower Child & Family Center works with a small dedicated team to provide custom nature-based care and education. With a small child to adult ratio, in depth child observation, preparation and documentation are possible. WCFC is working to reimagine the top down ‘power over’ model of management; each teacher will also hold a specialty focus where they are able to practice leadership within the team. The teacher in the Health Caretaker role is the team member that conceptualizes, plans, sources, and manages duties related to mental, emotional, and physical health. This includes paperwork, activities, food and family engagement. All team members will support the execution of food preparation and cooking.  The ideal candidate is passionate about all children having access to nature-based education and will use best practices in early childhood care and education to create connections to our natural world for children and their teachers. All required background checks (FBI, BCII) must be cleared and candidates must have reliable transportation.  The state of Ohio also requires a physician signed medical statement and maintenance of an OCCRRA account.  The candidate must be ready to hike in the rain with 16 kiddos in tow, delight in having their hands in the soil, enjoy building forts, be outdoors in the winter, and be ready to paint or have a parent conversation as the day unfolds!​

Title:  Lead Nature Preschool Teacher & Land Caretaker

Grade/Level: 9 month, part-time, 12-24 hours per week. This position will have the option to stay part time or move to full time in the 2025-2026 school year.

Salary: $15-20 hourly

Location: Carriage Hill MetroPark, Dayton, Ohio

A Lead Nature Preschool Teacher at Wildflower Child & Family Center works with a small dedicated team to provide custom nature-based care and education. With a small child to adult ratio, in depth child observation, preparation and documentation are possible. WCFC is working to reimagine the top down ‘power over’ model of management; each teacher will also hold a specialty focus where they are able to practice leadership within the team. The Land Caretaker will be responsible for conceptualizing, planning, sourcing, and managing our gardens and interaction with the local natural environments.  All of the team will support in execution and will provide feedback.  The ideal candidate is passionate about all children having access to nature-based education and will use best practices in early childhood care and education to create connections to our natural world for children and their teachers. All required background checks (FBI, BCII) must be cleared and candidates must be able to travel to areas in the central Dayton area.  The state of Ohio also requires a physician signed medical statement and that all staff maintain an OCCRRA account.  The candidate must be ready to hike in the rain with 16 kiddos in tow, delight in having their hands in the soil, enjoy building forts, be outdoors in the winter, and be ready to paint or have a parent conversation as the day unfolds!

Title:  Support Nature Preschool Teacher

Grade/Level: 9 month, part-time, 4-24 hours per week. This position may traditionally be called a substitute teacher.

Salary: $15-16 hourly

Location: Carriage Hill MetroPark, Dayton, Ohio

A Support Nature Preschool Teacher at Wildflower Child & Family Center works with a small dedicated team to provide custom nature-based care and education. With a small child to adult ratio, in depth child observation, preparation and documentation are possible. Our support staff is key to our success by holding a weekly [flexible] day of work to allow classroom teachers team planning, extra hands during the beginning of the year and during conference season as well as joining classes when other teachers are out. WCFC is working to reimagine the top down ‘power over’ model of management; support staff is included in communication, events, professional development and our whole school community. The ideal candidate is passionate about all children having access to nature-based education and will use best practices in early childhood care and education to create connections to our natural world for children and their teachers. All required background checks (FBI, BCII) must be cleared and candidates must be able to travel to areas in the central Dayton area.  The state of Ohio also requires a physician signed medical statement and that all staff maintain an OCCRRA account.  The candidate must be ready to hike in the rain with 16 kiddos in tow, delight in having their hands in the soil, enjoy building forts, be outdoors in the winter, and be ready to paint or help children out of muddy gear at various times during the day!  

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