A note about COVID-19

Much detailed attention has been paid by the Acorn Hill community to modifying programs so that COVID-related guidelines and concerns can be effectively addressed. We are looking for candidates who understand that our safety as a community is dependent on each and every one of us as individuals. Because of COVID-19 all classes are based outdoors, and each class has access to an indoor classroom as well. Full COVID vaccination is required for employees.

Early Childhood Outdoor Lead Teacher SY 2022-2023

We are seeking an excellent Waldorf Early Childhood teacher to join our community of dedicated educators. The ideal candidate has completed Waldorf teacher training and is able to offer an engaging and developmentally appropriate outdoor program for children ages 3-6. All classes are based outdoors, with a corresponding indoor classroom. Our site offers woodland, playgrounds, gardens, and within walking distance, the magical Sligo Creek. 

We are looking for an organized, skillful communicator who works well with colleagues and parents, and is excited to join a team of teachers committed to our values of diversity and innovation. We require a bachelor’s degree (or 120 hours of college credit) and value an interest in Anthroposophy.

Early Childhood Outdoor Substitute Teacher

We are looking for dynamic, creative, and dedicated early childhood substitute teachers to join our school for all of our early childhood programs—nursery and kindergarten classes—for children 2.5 to 6 years old. Experience working with children is required, and a love for the outdoors a must. Experience with Waldorf education is a plus. Different subbing opportunities for full day and half day, Monday through Friday.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume and three references to info@acornhill.org by February 15, 2022. (There is no deadline for Substitute positions.) All employees must meet Maryland State and Montgomery County licensing requirements, and need to pass a background check, including fingerprinting, and must possess the legal right to work in the United States.

Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten and Nursery is a well-established, 57-year-old school dedicated to early childhood education located in Silver Spring, Maryland just outside of Washington, DC. We are a Waldorf school and a member of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN). We are nestled in a secluded wooded area on a six-acre site. Our beautiful campus includes playgrounds, forest trails, and gardens. We are a certified kindergarten and nursery licensed by the Maryland State Board of Education and a ChildCare Center licensed by the Office of Child Care, division of Maryland State Department of Education. We commit to making our school a place where families, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds feel welcomed and expressly valued. Our faculty and staff strive to bring students to an understanding and experience of the common humanity of all the world’s people–transcending stereotypes, prejudices, and divisive barriers. We undertake the work necessary to prepare our children and ourselves for the challenges and joys of life in a diverse society.