We are looking for individuals who are interested in Montessori education and passionate about providing a quality education for all families. No prior experience with Montessori education is required.
You will be primarily responsible for supporting the children and the Guides in the environment.
Montessori environments support independence and concentration for young children and require very different behaviors from adults. This is unlike a typical child care setting . You will not be responsible for planning lessons or activities and it is not your role to entertain the children. The video above provides a brief introduction to Montessori education and the role of the Assistant Educator.
Kindness, patience, and watchfulness are the most important traits for Montessori education. We also treat children with kindness and dignity. We are patient while the children choose activities and provide support only when necessary. We observe the children to discover their interests and personality so that we can choose activities that will spark concentration and joy.
When the environment is hectic you may be reading books, singing songs, or playing games with small groups, but when the environment is running smoothly you may be helping individual children, or reading a book to a child, or sitting quietly and observing the children and Guide.
Although you will begin as an Assistant, you will have access to a career path that includes opportunities for training and advancement to become a Montessori Guide.
You will have the opportunity to explore various aspects of administration, such as enrollment, marketing, parent development, etc… When you are ready, you may choose to try out single or multiple administrative roles. We believe that this is an important professional growth opportunity.