Assistant Teacher

Craftsbury Saplings: A Community Children’s Center


Full time:  Approximately 40 hours/week

Start-Date: End of August

Location: Craftsbury, VT


About Craftsbury Saplings

Craftsbury Saplings is a non profit Children’s Center scheduled to open in September 2017. The  Center’s mission is to provide childcare to families in the greater Craftsbury area, emphasizing community collaboration and exploration of the natural world.  We value and nourish each child’s innate wisdom, guiding them toward lifelong learning. Together, the Director, staff, volunteers and Board of Directors will create a unique and inspirational programming for children and families.  


Craftsbury Saplings will be located in the lower level of the East Craftsbury Presbyterian Church. We offer 12 spaces for children from 18 months to 5 years old, 5 days/week, from 7:30am until 5pm, 50 weeks/year. Over the next three years we hope to expand to offer 35 spaces for children 0-5.


Position Description

Duties include daily care and educational activities for toddlers ages 18 months – 5 years in a center based program. Work as part of a team with the Director, two head teachers,  and a Food Coordinator. This person possesses a warm and loving demeanor, strong organizational and observational skills.


Key Responsibilities

  • Daily care routines for toddlers and children including, feeding, changing, and helping to sleep
  • Skill development through individual and small group activities- reading, singing, art, self care  etc.
  • Communicating effectively and positively with children, co-workers, and families
  • Create a safe space that inspires creativity, self-confidence and cooperation with peers and the children’s community



  • At least 18  years of age, is a high school graduate
  • Meet state education and licensing requirements
  • CPR and First Aid Certified, or be willing to obtain before center opens
  • Have at least 1 year of experience working with children working with groups of children from grade 3 or younger
  • Can Pass a Federal Background Check

Salary: $13/hour


Job Details

  • Position Type: Program
  • Location: Orleans County
  • Employment Type/ Status: Full Time


  • Name: Craftsbury Saplings