Do you love working with young children? Children's Own School is seeking an assistant teacher. We offer yearly contracts but hope the right person will join the group of dedicated, long-serving staff for many years. This position will work alongside a Montessori trained teacher in a mixed age group of twenty children ages 3-6 years.
We enroll 90 children in 4 primary (3-6 year olds) classrooms and one toddler/preschool program. We have served families in the Winchester, MA area since 1942. We are also the host site for the Boston area AMI training course.
Every day, classroom assistants in a Montessori program provide integral support to insure that children have an true Montessori experience. Classroom assistants work with the lead teacher to prepare and maintain an orderly, attractive, and joyful environment. They provide another pair of observant, attentive eyes and ears. Classroom assistants are also crucial in modeling courteous and respectful behavior as well as contributing to the warm, supportive, and calm atmosphere that is the hallmark of the Children’s Own School Montessori classrooms. Assistants must acquire the ability to allow children to become more and more independent by learning when and how to intervene, but not interfere.
Montessori experience is a plus, as is Massachusetts certification by the Department of Early Education and Care, but not a requirement. We are located just north of Boston with the city accessible by commuter rail. We offer a flexible and supportive work environment with excellent benefits.
Patience, kindness, reliable, good communication skills, ability to work on the fly.
Bachelor's degree preferred, but not required.
Additional Salary Information: Option to work 8:00 - 3:00 or 8:00 - 4:00. 9 days paid leave annually, tuition reimbursement opportunities, health coverage, matching 401K plan.
About Children's Own School
Children's Own School has provided Montessori education to young children for over 75 years.