Opportunities for Employment:





To begin August 2017. The primary responsibility of the Aftercare Teacher is to make sure that the experience is positive for the children who attend and the activities follow the pedagogy of the school, ensuring the supervision and safety of all the children ages 3 to 6 yrs-old.

Responsible To:       Lead Teacher / Program Director

Schedule:                11 a.m.–5:45 p.m.  M-F, approx. 28 hours per week.

Compensation:        $12.00/hour

Benefits:                  This position is eligible for partial paid health insurance and partial tuition remission.

Primary Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Supervise the children enrolled in the afternoon care program, average 3–6 students.
  • Punctual attendance, ready to receive children from naps and transition into afternoon play.
  • Ensure each child has a healthy afternoon snack (from home or food the school provides).
  • Maintain attendance records of children through the Parent Sign In and Out forms.
  • Carry cordless phone at all times to make and receive calls for assistance or emergencies.
  • Fill out incident reports and follows up with parents on any injuries or behavior problems.
  • Check in daily with Lead Teachers to report any concerns, accidents, or other critical information to ensure good communication and oversight of the program.
  • Ensure that the areas used (room and play yard) are clean and returned to original condition and prepared for the next morning’s activities.
  • Dress modestly, avoiding clothing with printed words/imagery, ready for all weather conditions experienced during daily outdoor play (usually a minimum of an hour).
  • Ensure that household activities are completed daily with the children (mopping, dusting,

Other Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Relates to all children and youth in positive ways
  • Responds appropriately to individual needs of children and youth
  • Encourages children and youth to make choices and to become more responsible
  • Uses positive techniques to guide the behavior of children and youth
  • Ensures children generally interact with one another in positive ways
  • Ensures that the program’s indoor and outdoor spaces meet the needs of children
  • Reports any site or facility problems to Lead Teachers
  • Closes and locks all doors and windows, turns off all inside building lights at the end of shift


Employee must maintain the highest level of confidentiality and professionalism commensurate with working in an educational setting. 


  • “Lead Teacher” certification, as required by the KS Department of Health & Environment, per our childcare license.

You must also have one of the following requirements met to be considered for this position: 

Option 1: (A) Five sessions of observation for not less than 2 1/2 consecutive hours per observation in licensed preschools or child care centers. Child care center staff shall plan their observations so that daily activities during morning, lunch, nap time and late afternoon can be observed; and (B) one year of teaching experience in licensed centers or preschools, or one year of supervised practicum in licensed centers or preschools (this can be from a practicum/internship experience) 


Option 2: (A) Seven to nine semester hours of academic credit or equivalent training in child development or early childhood education; and (B) three months' teaching experience in licensed centers or preschools, or one year of supervised practicum in licensed centers or preschools (this can be from a practicum/internship experience)


Option 3: A child development associate credential. 

Additional Kansas State requirements:

  • health assessment form current and certified by a licensed physician
  • current CPR (infant & child) / First Aid training
  • employee background screening

Please send cover letter, resume, an Employment Application, and three references to:

Prairie Moon Waldorf School
Attn: Early Childhood Search Committee Chair
1853 E 1600 Rd
Lawrence, KS 66044

Applications are welcome until the position is filled.

See below for application instructions.


Please send cover letter, resume, an Employment Application, and three references to:

Prairie Moon Waldorf School
Attn: Search Committee
1853 E 1600 Rd
Lawrence, KS 66044


About Lawrence, Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas is an ideal home to a Waldorf school. Home to the University of Kansas, Haskell Indian Nations University and being near cosmopolitan Kansas City, Lawrence provides a rich, international and multi-cultural life to its residents and visitors with the added benefit of a low cost of living. It has been said that Lawrence is America’s largest city without a shopping mall—a statement that reflects a strong commitment to local businesses and pride in the community’s historic downtown. Several years ago author John Villani identified Lawrence as among the top fifteen best art towns under a population of 100,000, and Lawrence has long been a music center. Several years ago, Lawrence was also identified as one of the top 10 locations to retire. Kansas University has created new centers for biological research, medicine, engineering and technology. The university’s school of education is renowned, with its program in Special Education consistently being ranked first in the nation. Lawrence, Kansas is a growing Waldorf community. Prairie Moon Waldorf School is Kansas’ only Waldorf school and sits on a beautiful 7.5 acres of prairie land in the Kaw River Valley only minutes from downtown Lawrence. Nearby, a Waldorf initiative in Kansas City has planted its seeds. Our school’s first grade teacher will come to a small, but growing Anthroposophical community and will have the opportunity to be a pioneer of Waldorf education in the Heartland.


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Prairie Moon Waldorf School is non-sectarian and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in its educational, administrative, admission, athletic, and school programs and policies.