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Lead Teacher​/Infant​/Toddler

Job in Clarendon Hills - DuPage County - IL Illinois - USA
Full Time position
Listed on 2019-12-06
Job specializations:
  • Education
    Kindergarten, Preschool, Early Childhood Education
  • Teaching
    Preschool Teacher
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position:  Lead Teacher (Infant/Toddler) for January 2020
Responsibilities:
• Responsible for the execution of the educational and administrative policies and the successful operation of the classroom
• Prepare the environment and all materials for the classroom
• Ensure that the classroom is clean at the end of each day through general clean-up
• Prepare, maintain and clean-up the outside environment and materials
• Monitor the general safety of children while outdoors
• Create learning experiences to support the connection of the child to natural experiences
• Tidy up of the outdoor environment after each session
• Ensure each child has access to the environment needed to improve skills
• Partner with parents regularly to support their children’s progress
• Keep records on the progress and attendance of each child
• Direct and develop assistants and student teachers
Position Requirements
College
Minimum Qualifications:
• Strong desire to work with children and make a difference
• Dedication to Montessori philosophy
• Strong classroom management skills
• Ability to build strong and supportive relationships with parents and staff
• Commitment to continued professional development
• Ability to collaborate with a dynamic teaching team
• Physical dexterity and ability to lift children up to 40 pounds
• Actively working towards a bachelor’s degree in any subject
• Actively working towards a Montessori Certificate
• Minimum of 1 year of experience working with children
• Completion of DCFS requirements

Preferred Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in any subject
• Montessori Infant-Toddler certification from a MACTE-accredited program
• Minimum of 2 years of experience working with children
Additional Information / Benefits
Seton Montessori School (SMS) is in Clarendon Hills, Illinois. We offer school year and summer camp programs for children from birth through Elementary age. Located on a scenic four-acre campus, nestled amid a residential setting, Seton’s facilities offer children the finest in indoor and outdoor environments for learning and growing.

Our experienced and dedicated staff helps the child develop an awareness of themselves and the world around them. The child works and learns in an atmosphere of balanced independence and structure within a mixed-age group setting.

SMS partners with Seton Montessori Institute, one of the largest Montessori teacher education programs in North America. As a result, our staff practices the most current and progressive teaching methods in an authentic Montessori classroom.

What We Offer:
• Health, dental, and vision insurance
• Short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance
• 401K plus company match
• Paid time off and paid vacation
• 50% tuition discount for children at any school in our network
• Ongoing professional development
• A network of supportive peers and mentors
• Career growth
• The rewarding experience of contributing to a high-quality Montessori program that serves individual needs of each child
Contact Information
Contact Name: Seton Montessori Institute & School
Preferred method of contact: Email with CV via Application Box below.
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