Our nonprofit school is inspired by the infant-toddler centers and preschool programs of Reggio Emilia and is rooted in social constructivism. We create our curriculum in response to our children’s ideas, passions, and questions. We believe that play is the true work of early childhood, as it is through play — storytelling, building, imagining, and inventing — that a child can develop her self-confidence, language, creativity and problem-solving skills. As Wild Lilac teachers celebrate diversity and seek to know and honor the whole child, our work with children and families is guided by the principles of inclusive, anti-bias education. To learn more about our program we encourage you to visit our website, www.wildlilac.org.
In order to begin working at Wild Lilac you need to be enrolled in the Oregon Central Background Registry, hold infant/child First Aid/CPR training certification, and complete the federally mandated Introduction to Child Care Health and Safety (ICCHS), Prevention is Better than Treatment (PBT), and Infant Safe Sleep online trainings. You must also hold a Food Handlers’ Card and complete a Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (RRCAN) online training.
At Wild Lilac we are committed to creating and fostering racial and cultural diversity at every level of the organization including but not limited to staff, students, and leadership. Applicants from historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applying for a Position
If you are interested in applying please send us a cover letter and resume. In your cover letter please share your story: your personal philosophy for early childhood education, your experiences, who you are and what you care about most in this work.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or application materials.
Substitute Teachers (Infant, Toddler, Preschool)
Wild Lilac is hiring substitute teachers to cover shifts between the hours of 8:30 am – 5:30 pm (shifts will include shorter days in that time frame). As a substitute teacher, you will be available to step into any classroom (infant through preschool, depending on your comfort and experience with different age groups) where coverage is needed due to vacation, illness or other personal absence. You will assist Wild Lilac teachers with a wide variety of responsibilities in the classroom including the respectful care, support, and supervision of children as well maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all members of our school community.
Substitute positions are a great way to get to know our program and will prepare you for regular, full-time employment as positions may become available in the future.