Montessori Kids Universe located in Ashburn Village is seeking lead Montessori teachers for our Primary classroom. The individual must already have a Montessori certification to be considered for the position. This is a full-time salaried position.
If you have a passion for the Montessori & Reggio Emilia philosophies, and take pride in creating and sustaining the highest-quality educational environment, this position is for you! Montessori Kids Universe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The ideal candidate will posses:
* Montessori credential
* Experience working with children (1 year full time)
* Warm, Kind, Respectful, Nurturing
* Passion for the Montessori & Reggio Emilia philosophies, combined with excellence in communicating these philosophies to parents and other community members
* Genuine warmth and love for guiding children (and their families!)
* Good leadership skills and ability to relate well to children and adults, including parents, staff members, and visitors.
* Must be able to accept differences in style and personality among teachers and children.
* Have the ability to supervise one or more assistant teachers.
* Eligible to work in the United States.
* Ability to read, write and speak English.
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
Teaching a class of children in a manner consistent with the philosophy and goals of the center. This includes: treating each child with dignity and respect.
Planning activities that will encourage each child’s growth in the areas of emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development.
Recognizing and considering the individual needs of each child.
Be responsible for a prepared, safe learning environment.
Being able to communicate clearly, both in verbal and written form.
Maintaining a weekly parent newsletter.
Working towards a normalized classroom at all times.
Knowing and delivering Montessori lessons in sequential order.
Delivering Montessori lessons with the aim of promoting coordination, concentration, independence and order.
Planning curriculum lesson topics for the whole year for the class and for extended day.
Preparing the environment daily so that it is inviting and appealing to the children (this will include changing the materials regularly).
Promoting positive discipline in the classroom so that there is respect for each other.
Being responsible for reporting to the administration any equipment repairs or replacements needed, maintenance needed in the room or elsewhere in the building or on the playground, and supplies that need to be reordered.
Generally promoting a good rapport among staff members.
Actively seeking to continuously update skills by attending outside workshop and conferences whenever possible, by becoming active in professional organizations, and by constantly seeking new ideas and materials for use in the classroom with the children or to share with other staff members.
Supervise Assistant teachers to assist with daily group activities.
Assume the responsibility for supervising all activities to ensure the physical and emotional well-being of each child in the group.
Maintaining professional conduct and attitudes in working with parents and staff as well as visitors and the general public.
Maintaining strict confidentiality regarding children and their families.
Maintaining the records that are required by center policy.
Attending all staff meetings and programs sponsored by the center.
Planning and carrying out conferences with the parents of the children in the class. Keeping records on the children’s development.
Share information and materials appropriately with other Center staff members.
Work in harmony with other staff members and Management Team.
Maintain proper staff child ratio at all times.
Must have or be willing to receive CPR and First Aid training.
Capable of accepting training and supervision.
Capable of communicating with emergency personnel.
Perform other related duties, as requested by Management Team
We are interested in lead teachers who are kind, thoughtful and strong at guiding children in self-motivated learning and helping stimulate their natural desire to learn.
Please provide resume, cover letter and salary expectations when applying for the position.
About Montessori Kids Universe
The Montessori school educational approach is unique compared with traditional child care such as daycare and preschool programs. The MKU child-centered focus aligns with their natural ability to be explorers; preparing the child for a lifelong love of learning. MKU classrooms are carefully prepared environments; providing abundant resources for the child. DaVinci Kids; the MKU proprietary enrichment curriculum, opens the child’s mind to art, science, technology, engineering, and math. Children learn while doing; sparking creativity and natural curiosity.