Toddler Assistant Teacher

Amherst Montessori School | Amherst, MA, United States

Posted Date 5/03/2021

Job Description

The Toddler Assistant will play a supporting role in the success of the school. They will contribute to the education and socio-emotional development of children ages 15 months to 3 years old in the Toddler classroom. The Assistant’s role is to support the Guide in utilizing research-based best practices in Montessori instruction in a student-centered learning environment appropriate to the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional needs of all learners.

Position Details

The Toddler Assistant Teacher role is a full time, benefited, 12-Month position.

Start date: August 23rd, 2021

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Compensation: $14.00 to $18.00 per hour, commensurate with experience

Required Quali?cations: High School Diploma and EEC Certification or eligibility are required.

Preferred Quali?cations: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or a related field 
  • Montessori Method training/familiarity with pedagogy 
  • Experience as an assistant in an early-childhood setting, collaborating as a member of a teaching faculty, supervising children, and supporting instruction for students with diverse socio-emotional and learning support needs.  
  • Kind, caring, compassionate, and enthusiastic
  • Well-organized 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 



  • Assists the Lead Guide in developing and modifying instructional materials to appropriately meet the academic, physical, and socio-emotional needs of all learners 
  • Monitors appropriate use and care of equipment, materials and facilities
  • Continues planned instructional activities during Guide’s temporary absence from the classroom during lunch, prep time, and team meetings
  • Assists individuals and small groups of children in various subject areas and motor activities.

Classroom Management 

  • Supports children in following classroom procedures and grace and courtesy
  • Helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students, including crisis intervention.
  • Monitors students engaged in independent work or similar activities, ensuring respect for classmates and materials

Care of the Environment 

  • Repairs or replaces broken classroom materials and equipment in a timely fashion and ensures that learning materials are in good order and ready for student use each day
  • Replenishes consumable items, e.g. paper, pencils, polish, cotton puffs, art supplies, etc.
  • Prepares, monitors and assists children with clean up of food activities - lunch, snacks, and food prep 
  • Monitors coatroom activity and maintains order in the cubbies
  • Assists students in clean up of the environment at the end of the day

Observation and Record Keeping

  • Contributes to classroom record keeping and communication journals
  • Alerts Guide to individual student progress and needs and offers suggestions 
  • Participates in individual student action plans, implementing activities and recording progress under direction of the Guide


  • Communicates and interacts regularly and appropriately with students, faculty, staff and administration, maintaining positive relationships
  • Meets regularly with classroom team, engaging in planning of activities 
  • Attends and actively participates in all required staff meetings and events
  • Keeps con?dential information about students and families con?dential at all times


  • Maintains all professional certi?cations necessary, including yearly CPR/First Aid certification
  • Seeks opportunities for professional development 
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

How to Apply

Please submit resume, cover letter, and three references to Kelly Edreich at 


Open until filled.

Montessori Credential Level
Credential Not Required
Education Required
High School
Job Type
Classroom Teacher/Staff
Position Type
Full-Time (12 mos.)
Phone(413) 253-3101

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