Website Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center
Exploring & Preserving the Natural World, One Adventure @ A Time
- Fledglings Preschool - Prescott Farm’s signature nature-based preschool program, offers an integrated nature-based curriculum for 3-5 year-olds with an option of attending 2, 3, or 5 days a week throughout the school year. Although a warm and inviting preschool classroom is available, students spend a significant portion of their days outside but also learn and take rest time in our sunny and inviting preschool classroom.
- Tadpoles - Our newest program, provides a small group setting in which young children can begin to explore and learn in our gardens, fields, and natural playscape away from their favorite grown-ups for just two hours twice each week.
- Polliwogs and Music Magic at Prescott Farm - Young learners ages 2 ½ to 5 years old and their favorite grown-up are invited to join us for stories, play, crafts, and music.
- Pre-K Pioneers - Part of our WildQuest summer day-camp program and designed to offer the very first camp experiences for children ages 4 and 5 years-old over the course of nine themed one-week sessions.
- Provide Leadership in early childhood education, developing programs and curricula
- Manage Staff - hiring, training, scheduling, supervision, and professional development
- Establish and promote the educational philosophy of Prescott Farm
- Communicate with parents and caregivers on an ongoing and regular basis
- Facilitate parent/caregiver involvement at Prescott Farm
- Provide program administration including overseeing licensing compliance and registration
- Collaborate with other program directors and staff in the development and delivery of quality nature-based programs
- Have an active interest and passion for nature, ecology, gardening, farming, and/or other areas related to the natural world and a commitment to integrating a developmentally appropriate learning environment with nature as the main focus. Experience teaching in an outdoor or environmental education program preferred but not required.
- Be a team player with demonstrated enthusiasm for connecting young learners to the natural world through hands-on learning
- Be an experienced early childhood educator, adept at lesson planning, curriculum development, and program management.
- Have a bachelor’s degree in child development, early childhood or elementary education, other field of study focused on children, or meet any of the other requirements for state licensing. Master’s Degree preferred.
- Have a minimum of 1500 hours of experience working with children in a licensed child care program or in a public or private elementary school
- Have (or plan to have by September 1, 2021) documentation of successful completion of at least 3 credits in child development, and 3 credits in management and supervision, awarded by a regionally accredited college or university.
- Be certified in First Aid and CPR or be willing to become certified
- Demonstrate excellent verbal and interpersonal skills.
- Have the ability to work collaboratively and independently.
- Exhibit strong organizational, time-management, and multi-tasking skills.
- Be able to perform tasks requiring physical exertion indoors and outdoors, in all weather conditions, and on varied terrain while supervising young children
- Be able to stand, stoop, bend, kneel, pull, push, sit without back support, and lift and carry up to 50 pounds occasionally and 10-35 pounds frequently.
- Pass a criminal background check.
Located in a bucolic setting on 160 acres with farm fields, forests, gardens, a pond, walking trails, and a natural playscape, Prescott Farm is the ideal place to share your love of nature with young learners! We offer a fun and pleasant workplace culture, a 35-hour work week, and a generous benefits package including health and life insurance; matching retirement contributions; paid time off for vacations, sick time, and holidays; and professional development.