Interested in spending more time outdoors? Love working with children? Join the University of Washington Botanic Gardens Fiddleheads Forest School staff at the beautiful Washington Park Arboretum (a 10 minute bike ride from UW Campus) in supporting the development and growth of the very first outdoor preschool in Seattle, a pioneering program
that has received international attention and acclaim (check out our profiles in Medium and The New York Times).
Interns gain valuable experience in early childhood development as well as nature-based education while working closely with teachers to create and lead fun, age appropriate, educational activities. This position will assist with activity development, and supervision of children ages 3-5 to provide a safe, enjoyable and developmentally appropriate
educational experience during our school day. Fiddleheads grows and changes with each passing year, and our internships allows for volunteers to participate in the creation and implementation of a uniquely dynamic, high-quality preschool experience in an extraordinary environment.
Interns and volunteers will have the opportunity to gain the following:
-Experience with early childhood behavior, and physical, emotional and social development.
-Time spent outside in an extraordinary environment, engaging children with the natural world through art, games, exploration, science, dramatic play and stories.
-Opportunity to develop skills in teaching and engaging children outdoors and an understanding of nature-based early childhood education
-Knowledge about our unique approach to helping young children develop self-regulation in an outdoor environment and access to a variety of self-regulation curriculum.
-Support from staff including access to resources, connection with experts and professionals in the field, and one-on-one time with the lead teacher to reflect on experience, seek feedback and discuss projects/connection to class work.
-Resume-building experience with an internationally known and respected program.
Volunteer: Commit to one day (or more!) per week for the duration of at least of one quarter from 8:45am-1:15pm.
School year begins: September 18th
Internships: We are equipped to support internships. We are happy to help create a specialized internship to suit your needs and interests!
Contact Kit Harrington at email@example.com for more information about how you can participate and make a difference!
Fiddleheads Forest School Director
2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle WA 98112
PH 206.616.5261 EM firstname.lastname@example.org