Careers

Early Childhood Educator

LFS is seeking applications for an energetic, enthusiastic, creative, self-motivated Early Childhood Educator for our 100% OUTDOOR preschool program. The successful candidate will be training with our ECE Forest Practitioners, organizing and implementing a stimulating, dynamic forest preschool programme that encourages a holistic view of child development. If you can envision yourself joining our team and submerging yourself completely outdoors for our preschool day, we would love to receive your application.LFS is a play-based, place-based child-emergent, all outdoors, all-weather forest preschool that follows a September to June curriculum for 3-5-year-old children. We are currently based out of Williams Park in Langley, BC, Monday to Friday for 4 hours each day (9:30-1:30). We are expanding to a second site in Langley, 2 days per week with 3 hour morning and afternoon classes. Both locations are spaces where children learn in a natural environment that focuses on student-led learning and environmental stewardship.LFS offers a competitive wage, paid vacation days and holidays, clothing allowance, professional development opportunities, with time and supplies to implement program-specific strategies, all in a close-knit community school with a strong Board and parental support.If there is a qualified applicant who can provide a strong commitment to the school, LFS may be able to arrange funds for the right candidate to obtain forest practitioner training.If you are interested in joining our team, please submit a cover letter, two references and your resume to Director@langleyforestschool.com before Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

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Outdoor Experience Days Leader

Langley Forest School is looking for an Outdoor Experience Day Leader for the 2020/2021 school year. If you love the outdoors, are energetic and have experience working with and teaching young children and are looking for part-time work, LFS is looking for you!
Description:
To guide and instruct 5 to ~ 7-year-old children (Kindy ready to Grade 2) in a Forest Canada inspired outdoor education by creating opportunities to spend more time playing and learning directly from nature. The successful candidate will utilize a play-based, child-emergent pedagogy through regular, repeated access to a natural space (Williams Park), working to embed a culture of sustainability and environmental stewardship into the curriculum. The successful candidate will work with the children for four and a half hours on Fridays, in a 10 class series in each of two terms (Fall – Sept mid to Nov mid and Spring Apr mid to Jun mid). Children are in attendance from 9:30 to 2:00. The Leader will be available for set up for 30 min prior and 30 min post as needed; a total of 1.5 hours will be paid for each day over and above instructional time for the purposes of preparation, risk assessment, parent interaction, clean up and other tasks as directly related to the purposes of the position. Extra hours are available for inservice and staff meetings.The successful candidate will:

  • Instill a love of and respect for nature by providing play and place-based learning using hands-on, student-led activities
  • Use provided curriculum materials to plan, prepare and carry out play/place based, student led, learning activities using natural items and the natural surroundings.
  • Gather all necessary materials prior to the start of the session.
  • Provide a safety site check each Friday prior to the arrival of students.
  • Work with parents who will each volunteer to attend one day per term to provide classroom assistance.

Qualifications and Attributes 

  • Previous work in an outdoor setting is preferred, a love of the outdoors is essential. Commitment to continuing education and certification in outdoor settings is an asset (forest practitioner, outdoor educator, forestry, environmental studies etc).
  • Ability to utilize the natural environment with outside the box thinking, flexibility and improvisation skills. An unwavering commitment to child-emergent, play-based learning is imperative.
  • Experience teaching primary students in a multi-age setting, specifically experience working with small class sizes is preferred
  • Knowledge of the BC Kindergarten and Grade 1 Integrated Resource Package, as well as the Ministry of Education’s curriculum focusing on core competencies and learning standards, would be an asset
  • Valid Standard First Aid Certificate 

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit a cover letter, two references and your resume to Director@langleyforestschool.com before Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

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