18500 Cooper Orbit Rd
Little Rock, AR 72210
Retirees/retired teachers have been an excellent fit for this position in the past, as well as anyone who loves kids and loves to be outside!
A Bit About Lake Nixon
LNOP is located within the 200+ acre Lake Nixon Outdoor Center (LNOC) in Little Rock, AR. Owned and operated by Second Baptist Church, LNOC provides outdoor and educational programs for over 500 children and adults each year. LNOP has a talented and dynamic staff of full and part-time educators, administrative support staff and volunteers. LNOP is open year-round and the majority of the preschool day is spent learning and playing outdoors in all weather. The staff to child ratio is kept at a maximum of 1:8. Classes are team-taught by a Lead Educator and other teachers and staff. A typical day will include supporting the Lead Educator, offering further extension activities and engaging with the children. Each Teacher will be responsible for their small group of children while ensuring basic safety for the entire class as a whole.
Duties and Responsibilities
Lake Nixon Outdoor Center seeks substitute teachers to join the team at the Lake Nixon Outdoor Preschool (LNOP). The Teacher will help fulfill LNOP’s mission to inspire children (ages 3-5) with a connection to the outdoors. Children at LNOP are taught through nature immersion, play and exploration in an inquiry-based environment that supports child-led learning through an evolving and emergent curriculum.
Ensure the health, safety and welfare of the children at all times.
Greet parents as they enter the building and relay communications between the parent and Lead Teacher when necessary.
Create a welcoming family environment.
Learn and implement Conscious Discipline practices within the school.
Fulfill other duties as assigned.
Ability to perform tasks requiring physical exertion indoors and outdoors, in all weather conditions, and on difficult and varied terrain while supervising young children.
Ability to stand, stoop, bend, kneel, pull, push, sit without back support.