Early Childhood Substitute Co-Teacher

Administrator / Full-Time

The Wheeler School, Providence, RI

Early Childhood Substitute Co-Teacher for the 2024-2025 School Year

The Nest at Wheeler is a premier Nature-Based preschool, located in Seekonk, Massachusetts. The program welcomes students from 2.9 to 5 years old. At The Nest, our mission is to provide an early childhood education that meets the developmental needs of each child through joyful, hands-on, experiential learning in the natural world. Our nature-based curriculum integrates academics and social-emotional skills and inspires a love of learning and connection to the natural world. 

We encourage children to take an active role in their school experience and we strive to nurture each child’s intrinsic sense of creativity, curiosity, adventure, and wonder. Our teaching is grounded in learning that emerges from children’s interests and is based on their skills and needs. Through time spent outdoors immersed in nature, as well as through group and instructional time indoors, we provide effective and meaningful learning for children. 

Position Description: The Nest at Wheeler is seeking a qualified, dependable, substitute co-teacher to support classrooms when a teacher is absent. In this role, the substitute teacher will support, teach, and guide a small group of young children through all activities of the school day alongside a head teacher. The ideal candidate possesses the flexibility to operate independently and as part of a team; have an engaging personality; and a genuine interest in working with young children. We encourage experienced teachers, teacher training students, as well as candidates who have experience working with young children to apply.


  • Availability to work 7:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., and/or 9:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Experience working with children as young as 3 years old in a supportive or lead role.
  • Comfortable spending the majority of the day outdoors.

Statement on Diversity and Cultural Competency 

At The Nest at Wheeler we actively seek students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds in the belief that a broad range of experiences and viewpoints enhance learning, enrich life on campus, and better prepare us all for full participation in a pluralistic, democratic society. We seek to further the overall diversity and cultural competency within our community through hiring.

How to Apply 

Please send a resume and cover letter to Michelle Dolan, Director of the Nest, at michelledolan@wheelerschool.org.  List the position title in the subject heading.  

The Wheeler School is committed to our policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or disability, and any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.  

The Wheeler School

Providence, RI
Infant / Toddler, Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender