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Discover job openings at North American Montessori, a family-owned and operated Montessori preschool and daycare with 3 locations in the Greater St Louis area.

The Centre at Conway

13725 Conway Road,
St. Louis, MO 63141
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Casa Dia Montessori Kinswood

610 Kinswood Lane,
St. Louis, MO 63129
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Casa Dia Montessori Kinswood

610 Kinswood Lane,
St. Louis, MO 63129
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Career Opportunities & Openings

We are looking for caring, dedicated individuals to join our daycare and preschool community.   At North American Montessori, we work to provide a safe, friendly environment for our children and staff. Learn more about our open child care positions below.

Child Care Lead Teacher

Lead Teacher Essential Function:

The Montessori Lead Teacher functions as a designer of the environment, resource person, role model, demonstrator, record-keeper, and meticulous observer of each child’s behavior and growth.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise children through the school day
  • Maintain staff-to-child ratios at all times
  • Set up a physical environment in which children can work effectively and efficiently, either individually or in small groups
  • Develop hands-on learning opportunities
  • Engage in positive and encouraging communication with the children
  • Offer conflict resolution among and between children to assist the development of negotiating and problem-solving
  • Ask a variety of open-ended questions to encourage children’s examination of the work and identify new possibilities to extend the depth of knowledge
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the physical environment and the children’s personal hygiene

Competencies:

  • Follow all rules and regulations in the North American Montessori Employee Handbook
  • Be of good character and intent
  • Demonstrate knowledge of children’s developmental stages and present appropriate learning materials
  • Cooperate with the director and identify students’ learning deficits to the director
  • Take and offer feedback in a constructive manner and execute in a positive manner
  • Participate in the development of administrative procedures
  • Attend a minimum of 12 hours in service
  • Maintain positive public relations with children and guardians
  • Maintain assessment data necessary for the completion of student records
  • Gather information to be utilized in summarizing the status of the school

All classrooms have a folder that must include a book, schedule of the day’s activities, attendance sheet, emergency information regarding student allergies, map of where mats are placed during nap, and clear directions of where documents in the classroom are located such as parent contact info, etc.

Education and Experience:

Required – High school diploma or GED

Preferred – College degree from an accredited institution; Hands-on training experience ensuring qualification to provide care conducive to the welfare of children in classrooms

Benefits

  • Child Care Benefits
  • Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Funeral Leave
  • Holidays
  • Personal Days
  • Vacation Days
  • Aflac

Equal Opportunity

There is no discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, handicapping condition, political affiliation, gender, or age.

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Child Care Assistant Teacher

Assistant Teacher & Teacher Aide Essential Function:

The Montessori Assistant Teacher & Teacher Aide supports Lead Teachers in a variety of ways, including observing and supervising children, organizational duties, and optimizing the learning and play environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist teacher plan, organize, coordinate, and implement classroom educational program and instruction
  • Participate in the implementation of lesson plans, identified goals, and objectives
  • Prepare instructional material to be utilized
  • Engage in positive and encouraging communication with the children
  • Supervise children through the school day
  • Maintain staff-to-child ratios at all times
  • Supervise and assist in maintaining the children’s personal hygiene
  • Participate in classroom clean up
  • Serve breakfast, lunch, and snack
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the lead teacher

Competencies:

  • Follow all rules and regulations in the North American Montessori Employee Handbook
  • Be of good character and intent
  • Participate in in-service programs, a minimum of 12 hours
  • Have a flexible mindset and the ability to receive direct guidance
  • Have the patience to help children gain independence
  • Display good time management

Education and Experience:

Required – High school diploma or GED

Preferred – College degree from an accredited institution; Hands-on training experience ensuring qualification to provide care conducive to the welfare of children in classrooms

Benefits

  • Child Care Benefits
  • Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Funeral Leave
  • Holidays
  • Personal Days
  • Vacation Days
  • Aflac

Equal Opportunity

There is no discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, handicapping condition, political affiliation, gender, or age.

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Our Daycares Are Hiring, Apply Today!

If you would like to join the North American Montessori team, apply now!

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What Is the Montessori Method?

This system of education is both a philosophy of child development and a rationale for guiding such growth. It is based on the children’s developmental needs for freedom within limits, as well as a carefully prepared environment that guarantees exposure to materials and experiences. Through this, children develop intelligence as well as physical and psychological abilities. It is designed to take full advantage of a child’s desire to learn and their unique ability to develop their own capabilities. Children need adults to expose them to the possibilities of their life, but children must determine their response to those possibilities.

The main premises of Montessori education are:

  • Children are to be respected as different from adults and as individuals who differ from each other.
  • Children possess an unusual sensitivity and intellectual ability to absorb and learn from their environment that are unlike those of the adult both in quality and capacity.
  • The most important years of a child’s growth are the first six years of life when unconscious learning is gradually brought to the conscious level.
  • Children have a deep love and need for purposeful work. They work, however, not as an adult for completion of a job, but the sake of an activity itself. It is this activity that enables them to accomplish their most important goal: the development of oneself — their mental, physical, and psychological powers.

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