Early School teachers maintain a learning environment that supports the Charlotte Preparatory School mission statement and upholds the Four Pillars of Leadership: Respect, Integrity, Perseverance, and Courage. The position requires patience, respect for children and the ability to encourage the children to be independent. This person will serve as the Extended Day Teacher working in conjunction with the Lead and Assistant Teachers in the Pre-Primary program until 6:00 pm. This person will also be required if needed by the Director of After School Programs to come in for coverage during those days when the Early School requires full day child care and campus is closed, professional development days, or conference days. See Director of After School Programs for schedules.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Assist the Lead and Assistant Pre-Primary Teachers with individual and/or group activities to stimulate the growth of the child in social, emotional, and academic areas.
Plan, prepare, and lead activities for and with the children throughout the end of the day, including (but not limited to) story time, music and movement, art experiences, group games, and free play.
Be actively involved with the Lead and Assistant Teachers in toilet training, restroom monitoring, and supervision of nap time and playground time.
Assist the children by moving around to support the following activities: complete different work cycles; choosing work; returning work when the child completes his task.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with children, parents, and co-workers.
Be responsible for the cleanliness of the classroom; understanding the placement of the Montessori materials in the classroom to keep them set and ready for the next day; daily cleaning of table tops/surfaces; weekly dusting of shelves and bookcases; disinfecting work daily; reporting to custodian and Head of Early School items not cleaned daily such as bathrooms, sinks, vacuuming, mopping, emptying trash.
Participate in Early School events as requested by the Head of Early School.
Abide by all guidelines outlined in the school's handbooks, policies, rules and regulations, as adopted.
Early Childhood Education Certification or equivalent; Infant/Toddler Montessori certification/experience desirable but not required.
1 year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Team orientation – able to work effectively with other members of the school administrative team, other faculty members, parents, students, and other school/Montessori community colleagues. Sees the school as an entire entity, rather than an isolated Early School division.
Strong communication and organizational skills with high levels of attention to detail
Positive, enthusiastic, and warm personality
Strong work ethic, proactive, and success-oriented
Demonstrates patience and respect for small children and their natural development as inherent throughout the teachings and philosophy of Maria Montessori
Please submit resume, cover letter, and references to:
Charlotte Preparatory School is Charlotte, North Carolina's leading independent TK-8 school. Located in the southeast area of the city, Charlotte Prep currently serves approximately 400 students. The entire school, from its Montessori Early School to its Middle School leadership program, is built upon three guiding principles: Charlotte Prep is research-based, it is student-centered, and it is c...arefully designed for student success. Charlotte Prep lives its mission of "fostering lifelong learning and providing an exemplary educational experience founded on academic excellence, positive character, and leadership development in a diverse, inclusive community" to a level rarely found in most schools. The results are stellar: Charlotte Prep graduates matriculate to top day and boarding schools around the country and routinely win top awards there. For a better look at this dynamic, growing school, visit the Charlotte Prep website at www.charlotteprep.org.