Professional Development

Lincoln Nursery School and deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum are pleased to offer their shared site and experience as professional development. LNS Director Nancy Fincke and a member of the LNS faculty are available to offer professional development in response to your interests, or you may select from the following topics:

  • • Place-based education
    • Materials as a language for exploration
    • Environments as “teacher”; Documentation
    • Learning in small groups
    • Teachers and children as co-researchers
    • Reflective practice
    • Play
    • Learning stories
    • Documentation as assessment

A non-profit contribution of $60 per person is requested to help support professional development opportunities for Lincoln Nursery School faculty. The $60 per person contribution may be adjusted for larger groups. The fee should not be a barrier to engagement; if so, please reach out.

Please email our Assistant Director, Sisy Thomas, with the intended focus of your visit (see bullets above as a starting point) and numbers attending at

Educational Research Opportunities

LNS and deCordova are also interested in partnering with graduate students, professors, universities, and other researchers to investigate the pedagogy and practice offered by this unique forum for collaborative, experiential, reflective, discovery based, art and nature inspired teaching and learning.

For inquiries, please contact Nancy Fincke at

Employment Opportunities

When positions become available, we look for candidates with pre-school and/or kindergarten experience. A degree in Early Childhood Education is preferred. We are a Reggio-inspired program and candidates with experience or interest in this approach would have the opportunity to further their professional development. DEEC Certification is required for all teachers. Collaborative teaching and flexibility are vital. LNS is a dynamic community of children and dedicated teachers and parents. We offer small class size, competitive salary and an attractive physical setting.

**There are currently no openings at this time. You may still submit your resume to keep on file for future opportunities.**

If you are interested in applying, please contact NANCY@LINCOLNNURSERYSCHOOL.ORG