Apple Playschools Mentor/Lead Teacher Job at Apple Playschools, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Apple Playschools
  • Ann Arbor, MI

Job Description

About Us: Apple Playschools is an early childhood educational center that offers outdoor immersion and Spanish immersion programs. At our Ann Arbor facilities, we seek to provide progressive early education for a better world.

What Sets Us Apart:

  • Play-based education

  • Emergent curriculum
  • Anti-bias education 
  • Emilio Reggio approach to teaching
  • Social justice focused 
  • Muddy & Messy!

Your Role: As a Mentor/Lead Teachers provide high quality, mission-aligned early childhood education for children in their assigned classroom. Mentor teachers hold the main responsibility for collaborative curriculum planning, providing students with individualized support, and coordinating teaching staff to deliver high-quality learning experiences and complete daily classroom and community care tasks. Mentor teachers must work at least 35 hours a week, and at least 6 hours a day in the classroom.

What's In It For You:

  • Competitive pay ranging from $18-21/hour, commensurate with experience

  • Growth opportunities
  • Flexible schedule options
  • Retirement matching*
  • Network Health Benefit Plan*
  • 4+ weeks of PTO
  • Child Care Assistance available!
  • Low/No-Cost CDA Training Program 
  • 50% tuition reduction at Apple Playschools
  • Employee Assistance Program 

*For staff working 30 hours or more a week 

Your Impact:

  • Designing learning activities and creating unforgettable experiences

  • Coaching and training up other teachers through feedback and modeling 
  • Providing exceptional partnerships with students, parents, and community members
  • Contributing to a fun, welcoming and organized environment
  • Ensuring the safety of participants, reporting any concerns as per licensing guidelines

What You’ll Need – The Must-Haves:

  • Be age 19 or older
  • Must be eligible to work in the United states
  • Be able to work a minimum of 35 hours per week
  • Be able to pass all required background checks and criminal history review
  • Meet LARA licensing education requirements appropriate to assigned role
  • Current TB Test required
  • Be able to be “on your feet” for most of the day
  • Hold, carry, or lift up to 25 pounds
  • Work outside in all weather conditions
  • Prior experience working with children

What Will Give You an Edge – The Nice-to-Haves:

  • Prior experience and love of the outdoors

Come Join Us and Transform Our Community through PLAY!

Job Tags

Full time, Outdoor, Flexible hours,

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