Job Opening for 2024-25

Lead Infant and Toddler Montessori Guide in Rockville, Maryland, US

Job description:
Are you an Infant and Toddler Guide who is looking for something special? Not a job, but a career opportunity? Our Early Childhood Program is growing, and we would like to add a new Montessori Guide to our team. We are looking for an energetic and motivated team player to join our supportive and caring school, one committed to providing a nurturing and creative atmosphere for all members of the community. Our ideal applicant has a genuine love of children and is dedicated to personal and professional growth, devoted to promoting the Montessori philosophy.

We are seeking someone with a deep curiosity about life, social responsibility, and a lifelong love of learning who is passionate about Montessori, nature and promoting peace through education. Our school is a warm, diverse and enthusiastic community of learners. We believe that in a loving, caring and safe atmosphere, every child will learn and grow with a proven program, based on excellence and experience. At our school, the teacher learns what ignites each child’s passions, and helps them to discover and develop their talents.

Our schools are dedicated to making quality Montessori education accessible to more children around the world, through creating beautiful schools, training future Montessori teachers, advocating for policies that support Montessori education, and advising others who share our goals.

Since opening its first Montessori school in 1977, Metro Montessori has expanded into a network of 6 highly regarded Montessori schools. All our schools are AMS-accredited which ensure that our schools meet or exceed the most exacting standards of Montessori pedagogy.

The Montessori Infant and Toddler Guide will lead the classroom caring for infants three months through 24 months. You must communicate effectively with infants, toddlers, their parents, and other staff. Provide quality, nurturing care to infants enrolled in the school. The Montessori Guide must demonstrate skills to properly address developmental needs of infants and help direct the children in their care with activities the support the child academically, emotionally, and physically in a prepared Montessori environment in accordance with Montessori philosophy and methods.

•       Bachelor’s degree or 120 semester hours of approved college credit or a Bachelor’s degree equivalence as determined by an independent agency authorized to evaluate foreign credentials.
•       Certification from AMS or AMI, MACTE-accredited training facility appropriate for the Infant-Toddler Certification.
•       Must be a self-motivated, self-directed team player that has the ability to establish and maintain wonderful relationships with staff, parents, and children.
•       Must have at least one-year experience working with children.
•       Must be physically able, easily sitting on the floor and getting up, as well as being able to lift about 50 pounds.

Benefits include: Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package including Competitive salary structure, including benefits such as medical insurance, Health saving account, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Life insurance, 401(k) Retirement plan, and Paid time off. Other benefits include:
•       Schools-Credentialing program, and Employee childcare discount.
•       Supportive Work Environment.
•       Emphasis on Work-Life Balance.
•       Strong Focus on Professional Development.
•       Opportunities for Career Growth.
•       Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion.
•       State-of-the-Art Facilities and Resources.
•       Focus on Curriculum Innovation.
•       Recognition and Appreciation.
•       Strong Parent and Community Engagement.
For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter with salary requirements and at least one letter of reference to

Metro Montessori is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity. All applicants must be able to pass a criminal background check.

This service is provided as a courtesy by The Center for Guided Montessori Studies.
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