Montessori lead and assistant

Virginia Montessori Academy
October 25, 2023
Job Type
Education Requirements
Early Childhood experience
Experience Requirements
Leads: Montessori certification, Assistants: Montessori experience preferred, but will train.
Work Hours
Street Address


What could be more rewarding than helping young toddlers and preschool aged children develop their full potential? If you have a passion for teaching, nurturing and developing cognitive, emotional, social and intellectual competence for toddlers and preschoolers, this is the perfect role for you. 

Virginia Montessori Academy aims to provide an authentic Montessori experience; inspiring the growth of the whole child by providing a safe, secure and loving environment. Across all three of our classrooms - toddlers 16 months to 2 years old, 2-3 years old and 3-6 years old - we take pride in allowing for individualized education that builds a love of learning and promotes independence that prepares the child for success in their adult lives. We consider the emotional, intellectual, physical, and social development of the whole child by following the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. 

At Virginia Montessori Academy, we believe in working hand in hand with parents and families. Parents are their children’s first teachers and we are a system of support. A cooperative relationship between home and school can contribute to the success of a child. We believe the adults in our school community are role models. We are here to guide the children in independence, critical thinking, problem solving techniques, social grace and courtesy as well as respect for all. Read more about our mission, vision and values

Rewarding culture and benefits

When you join us, you can expect to work alongside professional, experienced and friendly professionals. Our first-class facility has earned trust and recognition from day one. Some of the perks of joining us include:

  • $18/hour starting pay for assistants
  • Lead teachers salary to be discussed
  • Part-time and full-time opportunities available
  • Montessori training available to high-potential candidates 
  • Health and dental insurance to full-time employees
  • Learning and development opportunities 
  • Staff discounts for childcare at our program

Apply to this role by submitting your cover letter and application/resume to : If your experience is a good fit, we will call you to schedule a phone screen.

*Virginia Montessori Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer


1+ years of experience working in a licensed childcare facility preferred for assistants
Leads: Montessori certification and experienc.
Excellent communication skills 
Patient and receptive to feedback 
Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license 
Background check 
Fully vaccinated for COVID-19; Willingness to take a TB test and physical 
Willing to complete professional development hours, required by the state
Associate’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Development or related field preferred, not required. 
Ability to stand for extended hours and be able to lift and carry children if needed. 


As a Lead or Teaching Assistant, you’ll collaborate with teachers to create a supportive, intelligent and safe environment for children. You’ll exhibit kindness, patience and effective communication to care for children, while giving parents peace of mind. In this role, you will:

Build trusted relationships with lead teachers, parents and children
Create a rapport with the children and be responsive to their needs, guiding them through self-directed activities
Organize materials and clean workspace to facilitate the learning process for each child 
Maintain open lines of communications with parents to answer questions, provide constructive advice and take feedback
Keep notes and records of development milestones and setbacks 
Foster a nurturing, safe and stimulating, environment, along with lead teachers, that allow children to develop at their own pace 
Exhibit passion for character development, leadership and team building

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