Assistant Toddler Teacher

Full Time

Website Montessori Schoolhouse of Cheshire County, Inc.

Montessori early childhood educational programs

Responsibilities include:
  • Assists the Lead Toddler Teacher with supervision and preparation of age-appropriate lessons and activities, snacks, and nap mats
  • Classroom tidiness, light cleaning, laundry, dishes
  • Diapering/bathroom assistance
  • Outdoor activities in various weather and regular walks pushing wagons/strollers
  • Guiding/Assisting toddlers with outdoor clothing
Must meet ONE of the following qualifications:
  • 9 Early Childhood or Elementary Education college credits (3 in Child Development)
  • Current unexpired Para II Educator Certification
  • 1,000 hours experience in a licensed childcare center AND knowledge of child development gained through one of the following:
    • 2 year high school vocational course in teacher education
    • 3 credit college course in child growth & development
    • 30 hours of training in child growth and development granted by an accredited college or university or authorized IACET provider
    • 30 hours documented life experience with the same age children supervising (such as a family child care provider, service as a foster parent, school teacher or camp counselor, or group leader for children in sports or other activities such as scouts or little league, or closely related experience).

The toddler assistant teacher supports the Lead Toddler Teacher in a classroom with up to 11 students ages 16 months to 3 years old.

Schedule: Monday – Friday, Full time 8:15-4:15 p.m. during the school year and summer camp. Additional school vacation camp hours possible. (part-time may be possible, inquire if interested).

Must be willing and able to support and embrace Montessori teaching methods; use a warm, patient, and soft nurturing tone with children; have strong verbal communication skills; and ability to work as part of a team and be supportive.