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Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher

Company: Guidepost Montessori
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Job Description:

Are you an Early Childhood Educator who is passionate about guiding children to more independent? If so, then join us on our mission to dramatically increase the accessibility of authentic Montessori education to children around the world!
We are now hiring a Lead Teacher and aspiring Montessorian for our Infant/Toddler classrooms.
Your role: In this Lead Guide role, you will create and lead a model classroom as a part of our founding team. You, and the team you lead, will partner with your families to meet each child's individual needs and foster a deep sense of community within your classroom. You will be provided with a full set of high-quality materials to fuel the child's development, along with a classroom budget to make your classroom unique, and upon hire, you will receive specialized, in-house training from an expert in the Montessori approach to early childhood education. Take a tour of our existing campuses to see our classrooms: Deerbrook and Old Town. What we offer:
Starting salary around $33K - 39K
Fully sponsored MACTE-accredited Montessori Teacher Diploma ($5,000 value)
75% tuition discount for two children at any school in our network (we serve children 3 months through 12th grade)
6 weeks of flexible paid time off and paid holidays
Excellent compensation package including health, dental, and vision insurance, and a retirement 401(k) account
Ongoing professional development and a network of supportive peers and mentors who regularly share best practices
Career growth and promotion opportunities in our national network
We'd love to talk to you if you:
Have 6 completed ECE credits
Are interested in becoming Montessori certified for the 0-3 year old age group and are familiar with child-led philosophies such as Reggio Emilia or Montessori
Have experience with the appropriate ages in a group setting, such as a preschool, daycare, childcare, or nursery
Help children by giving them the tools to become independent
Are open to guiding your colleagues, and be guided by them in turn
Are eager to partner with parents on their child's journey
Take pride in your work and are friendly with error
Get energized and inspired by working with children!
Want to learn more about us? Guidepost Montessori is a community of educators who truly believe that to meet the needs of today's students and to bring about true progress in the world around us, we need an education model that fosters independence and develops competent, capable, action-oriented thinkers and change agents. For more information about us, check out our website! Interested in another location or position? Check out our career page! Apply now by completing the application below - it will only take a few minutes!

Keywords: Guidepost Montessori, Downers Grove , Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher, Education / Teaching , Downers Grove, Illinois

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