The Primary Trained Assistant supports the Lead Guide in the All Day Children’s House community, in a peaceful and nurturing way which supports each child’s development.  Oversees and maintains the daily preparation and maintenance of the indoor and outdoor environment.  Supports the Lead Guide’s plan for the children enrolled in the full day and extended day program.  The Trained Assistant will supervise the children at all times, for health and safety, while following all school policies & procedures.  Completes daily observation tasks and record keeping.  Supervises lunch and recess with other staff.  Assists with the flow of transitions throughout the day.  Works in coordination with lesson plans to offer presentations, small group games, and large group experiences during the extended work cycle. Guides the culture of the extended work cycle within both indoor and outdoor environments. Prepares a portion of the environment for the next day. Supervises dismissal of the extended day children.

The Trained Assistant collaborates with the All Day Children’s House team to model professional and respectful behavior at all times.  The candidate should be able to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with the children, the team, and members of the parent community.  Commitment to the school, colleagues, and extended community is imperative.  The Trained Assistant will participate in weekly meetings with the Lead Guide.

Knowledge of AMI standards and methods is important.    The Trained Assistant works with the Guide to incorporate early childhood best practices, follows all Health & Safety regulations, follows MN DHS Rule 3 Licensing Regulations, follows the MVMS Employee Handbook/Parent Handbook and follows AMI standards.

About Mississippi Valley Montessori School

Mississippi Valley Montessori School, serving children since 1967, is an AMI Accredited Montessori school. At MVMS we strive to help all children reach their full potential by providing respectful, self-paced, learning using the Montessori method. We serve children from 33-months until 6-years-old in our beautifully prepared environment.