The Toddler Assistant will play a supporting role in the success of the school. They will contribute to the education and socio-emotional development of children ages 15 months to 3 years old in the Toddler classroom. The Assistant’s role is to support the Guide in utilizing research-based best practices in Montessori instruction in a student-centered learning environment appropriate to the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional needs of all learners.
The Toddler Assistant Teacher role is a full time, benefited, 12-Month position.
Start date: August 23rd, 2021
How to Apply
Please submit resume, cover letter, and three references to Kelly Edreich at email@example.com.
Open until filled.
High School Diploma and EEC Certification or eligibility are required.
Bachelor’s Degree in Education or a related field
Montessori Method training/familiarity with pedagogy
Experience as an assistant in an early-childhood setting, collaborating as a member of a teaching faculty, supervising children, and supporting instruction for students with diverse socio-emotional and learning support needs.
Kind, caring, compassionate, and enthusiastic
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Assists the Lead Guide in developing and modifying instructional materials to appropriately meet the academic, physical, and socio-emotional needs of all learners
Monitors appropriate use and care of equipment, materials and facilities
Continues planned instructional activities during Guide’s temporary absence from the classroom during lunch, prep time, and team meetings
Assists individuals and small groups of children in various subject areas and motor activities.
Supports children in following classroom procedures and grace and courtesy
Helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students, including crisis intervention.
Monitors students engaged in independent work or similar activities, ensuring respect for classmates and materials
Care of the Environment
Repairs or replaces broken classroom materials and equipment in a timely fashion and ensures that learning materials are in good order and ready for student use each day
Replenishes consumable items, e.g. paper, pencils, polish, cotton puffs, art supplies, etc.
Prepares, monitors and assists children with clean up of food activities - lunch, snacks, and food prep
Monitors coatroom activity and maintains order in the cubbies
Assists students in clean up of the environment at the end of the day
Observation and Record Keeping
Contributes to classroom record keeping and communication journals
Alerts Guide to individual student progress and needs and offers suggestions
Participates in individual student action plans, implementing activities and recording progress under direction of the Guide
Communicates and interacts regularly and appropriately with students, faculty, staff and administration, maintaining positive relationships
Meets regularly with classroom team, engaging in planning of activities
Attends and actively participates in all required staff meetings and events
Keeps conﬁdential information about students and families conﬁdential at all times
Maintains all professional certiﬁcations necessary, including yearly CPR/First Aid certification
Seeks opportunities for professional development
Performs other duties as assigned
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds