Job Opening for 2022-2023

Primary Level Co-Teacher in Nashville, Tennessee, US

CHILDREN’S HOUSE MISSION: The Children’s House is a Montessori preschool and kindergarten that guides a diverse group of children to become joyful and confident lifelong learners who respect others and the world around them.

General Responsibility:

•       Responsible for the overall supervision, safety, education, and daily functions of a Primary (3 – 6 y.o.) Montessori class of 24 children, in coordination with classroom co-teacher
•       Reports to the Director

Qualifications:

•       Must hold degree related to early childhood or preschool or elementary education
•       Must hold Early Childhood Montessori credential from a MACTE accredited education program or acquire credential within two years of employment
•       Must be able to lift up to 35 lbs. in connection with the handling of children for the facilitation of programs, child safety, and potential emergency situations
•       Must meet basic requirements of local childcare regulatory agency
•       Must be able to relate positively with young children
•       Must possess basic computer skills and be familiar with Office 365 applications, Transparent Classroom, and email communication
•       Previous early childhood teaching is preferred

Specific Duties:

•       Plans and implements a daily schedule and a curriculum based upon Montessori method and philosophy, NAEYC’s Developmentally Appropriate Practices and the Tennessee Department of Education curriculum standards
•       Prepares classroom environment daily providing attractive, well-maintained spaces that encourage learning, creativity, respect, and independence
•       Purchases classroom materials as needed, staying within budgetary guidelines
•       Models appropriate teaching and observation skills to interns, volunteers, and practicum students
•       Models and implements Positive Discipline techniques
•       Assesses and provides for each child’s developmental needs on an ongoing basis
•       Records and maintains students’ observational and anecdotal notes, developmental milestones and checklists of materials presented and mastered
•       Plans and evaluates both long- and short-term goals for each child
•       Communicates with parents continuously, checks classroom emails daily and sends classroom newsletters and updates to parents at least monthly
•       Holds parent/teacher conferences at least two times per year
•       Maintains daily student attendance record
•       Participates in team staff meetings
•       Seeks out and participates in a variety of continuing education and professional development opportunities to comply with Department of Education requirements
•       Accepts responsibility for maintenance and necessary housekeeping duties of the classroom, common use areas and playgrounds
•       Maintains the Children’s House positive, professional attitude and work behavior
•       Attends all required staff meetings, workshops and/or school functions as determined by the Director
•       Participates and assists in special events of the school
•       Observes all rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of Children’s House and the local, state, or national regulatory agencies
•       Maintains professional Code of Ethics of the American Montessori Association
•       Performs related duties as required by the Director

Upon Employment:

•       Must meet all Children’s House of Nashville and local, state, or national basic health requirements as well as other requirements required by regulating agencies
•       CPR and First Aid training, as required
•       Must complete all necessary company employment and payroll forms
•       Fingerprinting and/or criminal investigation report completed

Children’s House of Nashville offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Qualified applicants may submit a resume to rhonda.mckay@childrenshousenashville.org. No phone calls, please.

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