Montessori Reggio Academy of Sugar Land
Position: Assistant Teacher
The ideal candidate must show good leadership skills and ability to relate well to children and adults, including parents, staff members, and visitors. He/she must be able to accept differences in style and personality among teachers and children. Must have the ability to supervise one or more assistant teachers. Must be eligible to work in the United States. Must have the ability to internalize and act upon suggestions and requirements imposed by Management Team.
Assisting the teacher in planning and implementing the daily program, including the following:
- Treating each child with dignity and respect.
- Planning activities that will encourage each child’s growth in the areas of emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development.
- Recognizing and considering the individual needs of each child in relation to cultural and socio-economic background, handicaps, special talents and interests, style and pace of learning.
- Helping children learn to think creatively, to solve problems independently, and to respect themselves and others.
- Establish and maintain safe and healthy learning environment for all children in age group.
- Work to prevent injuries and handle emergencies, accidents and injuries appropriately when they occur.
- Supervising the classroom, according to the plans of the teacher when the teacher is out of the room.
- Helping with meals and preparation of snacks.
- Assisting the teacher in other appropriate ways, including the normalizing of the classroom.
- Maintaining professional attitudes, behavior, and dress at all times while on duty. This includes using the proper channels to air problems and complaints.
- Participating in professional organizations that work for the improvement of early childhood education.
- Maintaining strict confidentiality regarding children and their families.
- Generally promoting a good rapport among staff members.
- Sharing with the teacher the responsibility of maintaining a clean room.
- Develop strong classroom management and be able to maintain classroom order.
- Capable of carrying out other related duties assigned by the Teacher or Director.
- Be willing to work with the Administration staff to make Montessori Kids Universe a school of excellence.
- Follow personnel policies of the center.
- Maintain neat appearance.
- Report problems promptly to teacher.
- Come to the center rested and able to deal with the demands of the children.
- Participate in all trainings scheduled by Montessori Kids Universe.
- Capable of communicating effectively both orally and in writing as applicable to the job responsibility.
- Ability to lift a child 50 lbs. or more.
- Ability to move furniture/toys/equipment in the classroom.
- Ability to use computers and handle paperwork.
- Ability to multi-task: answer phones, look up information.
- Ability to concentrate on a task.
- Ability to remain alert at work.
- Capable of communicating with emergency personnel.
Must be at least 21 and have a HS diploma or its equivalent and have ONE of the following:
- One to two years of experience in a center or two years of experience in a family child care home.
- Completed a two-year Child Care Occupational Home Economics course in high school.
- Complete 26 clock hours of training in child development within the first 12 months of employment (This is in addition to annual in-service training hours. Credential coursework could be counted).
$10 - $12 per hour
About Montessori Reggio Academy of Sugar Land
What We Stand For:
Childcare is an expense. A Montessori Reggio Academy education is an investment in your child’s future. Research has shown the first five years of life are the most important with regard to brain development. This is why we believe “a Montessori education is an investment”. We take great pride in offering an authentic Montessori education enriched with a Reggio Emilia Inspired arts and science program – a unique combination of proven educational methods.
We follow the traditional Montessori Method with the belief that cognitive development is the product of interaction between the individual and the environment. The Reggio Emilia approach is an educational philosophy focused on preschool and primary education. The program is based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment based on the interests of the children through a self-guided curriculum.