The Acorn School and Wilderness Early Learning Center are currently hiring for the position of Executive Director. Please see the following link for job description, qualifications, and other information about the position and how to apply.
If interested in learning about our current teaching job openings, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Kathy at 303.938.8233 with any questions.
Thank you for your interest.
WHY WORK AT ACORN?
Our unique program was designed by a teacher to support teachers in reaching their highest potential for the benefit of children. The American Academy of Political and Social Science used our program as the case study for high quality childcare in 1999. Our model of Primary Caregiving has been acknowledged by top early educators as one of the best child care programs and is taught in early childhood programs at colleges and universities. We recruit faculty on a national basis and have high standards and practices for our teachers and administrators. A strong ethic of continual evaluation and professional growth for all staff members makes our working environment challenging and dynamic.
Teacher Support: A Supportive Teaching Environment is a Priority The staff of The Acorn School is composed of excellent educators who are committed to teaching on a long-term basis and supporting each other in our shared vision for the school. The teachers are continually progressing in their field and learning from each other. Our administrative team is consistently available for support and guidance. Our Program Director conducts evaluations and supportive feedback sessions regularly. Teachers and administrators work together to identify areas for growth.
Staff Development: Ongoing Growth Benefits Everyone Staff development is a priority. Teachers are encouraged to continue learning and growing as educators and as human beings. The Acorn School allocates three hundred dollars annually per staff member to go toward classes, workshops, and conferences. There are opportunities for growth and advancement at The Acorn School. Our goal is to help our staff members become Master Teachers and identify areas for future leadership advancement. Our administrative team provides individual professional development support for teachers.
Low Ratios: A Quality Environment Class sizes are small, the ratios are well below the requirements set by the State of Colorado and are even lower than the guidelines recommended by NAEYC for a quality program. Our teachers work with a budget for classroom supplies and materials. Expensive items are put on a wish list and funds are raised to make larger purchases. We believe that teachers should have what they need in their classrooms. As a non-profit organization, all of our financial resources go directly back into our program. Staff salaries compose seventy-five percent of our budget.