Job Opening for 2021-22

Various positions in Winthrop, Washington

Little Star School is hiring for the 2021-22 school year! We are seeking Montessori teachers and
assistants for various positions including:

 Infant, 15-25hrs per week, children aged 6 weeks – 16 months
 Toddler, 15-30hrs per week, children aged 16 months – 3 years
 Early Childhood, 15-30hrs per week, children aged 3 – 6 years

Little Star sparks children's curiosity, compassion, and sense of community through joyful learning and
discovery. We are a Montessori-inspired school that provides outstanding early childhood education for
infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners. The Methow Valley is a special place, nestled in the
foothills of the North Cascade mountains in north-central Washington State.  The valley has a rich
culture, amazing outdoor recreation, and provides a safe, friendly, and close-knit community for
Our school was founded in 1982 as a non-profit organization by Rayma Hayes, a certified Montessori
instructor, and a group of parents who wanted to establish a quality preschool in the Methow Valley.  In
1989, after seven years in three different rented spaces, land was donated to the school and, with
contributions of money and services from community members, construction of a new building began.
The building was completed in 1992 and has been the home of Little Star School ever since. In 2018, our
school grew again, with a second school building constructed on the Winthrop campus and a small
satellite campus for infants and toddlers opening 8 miles down the road in Twisp.
Today, Little Star nurtures over 10 children and employs over 40 staff members across its two campuses
in Winthrop and Twisp. Little Star has a dedicated teaching staff including teachers who have been here
since the beginning, staff who have been employed for 20+ years, and alum students who are now staff,
sending their own children to Little Star. Our special school is a home to many!

 Positions will remain open until filled, with priority given to applications received by May 28th,
 Benefits: We offer a competitive wage with a possible salary option for those interested in full-
time year round work, retirement, health stipend, and childcare discounts
 Please email a cover letter and resume to
 More information can be found at

Applicants will ideally have Montessori training and/or 2+ years of experience in a Montessori setting.
For our assistant teachers, 3+ years of childcare experience with the relevant age group in any setting
will be considered. Little Star offers a variety of professional development and training for new staff as
well as during the school year. The most important attribute Little Star looks for is an attitude that is
nurturing, calm, kind, respectful and open towards all children and families. We also highly value
creativity and strong interpersonal skills.

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