Toddler Guide

Greenspring Montessori School | Lutherville Timonium, MD, United States

Posted Date 5/24/2023

Greenspring Montessori School has been offering a Montessori education to students for over 60 years. Nestled on a 7-acre property that was originally a dairy farm, students ages 18 months through grade 8 thrive in our newly renovated buildings, state of the art Montessori classrooms, and rich outdoor learning environments.

Greenspring Montessori School is seeking a Toddler Guide to work with 2-3 year olds for the 2023-24 school year. The right candidate is a loving, experienced, and mature leader with a deep commitment to implementing authentic Montessori practice.


The Classroom:  

  • Create a beautiful and inspiring Montessori prepared environment.
  • Cultivate a nurturing, respectful, inspiring, empowering, and safe learning environment for the children.
  • Provide and support deeply engaging learning experiences in accordance with authentic Montessori philosophy and practice.
  • Create a rich culture of grace and courtesy in the classroom.
  • Assure that Montessori methods, classroom environment, and individual student needs are well addressed. 
  • Lesson plan weekly to ensure each child’s unique needs are being met in each area of the curriculum with lessons that support and generate curiosity and wonder, a deep love of learning, and strong academic skills.
  • Keep accurate records, updated weekly, on individual students’ development and needs.
  • Strive to observe for at least 15 minutes a day, and record these observations.
  • Following the Student Support Protocol for students that present needs.
  • Model and teach appropriate conflict resolution and problem solving strategies.
  • Collaborate and support guides throughout the school to effectively develop, share and participate in learning activities and community events.

Student Family and Support: 

  • Ensure warm and effective connection between home and school, and support ongoing communication among the triad of parents, students, and the teaching team.
  • Educate and fully support full parent understanding of the beauty and importance of Montessori Education on the spiritual, academic, emotional, and social development for the young child.
  • Provide parent-teacher conferences three times a year to provide feedback on students’ intellectual, emotional, and social development. 
  • Create well written, educational and insightful conference summaries, progress reports, and newsletters.
  • Ensure successful transition of students into the next level of programming.


  • Understanding of and commitment to Montessori Philosophy
  • Commitment to professional development and best practices in education
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty to enhance whole school learning environment and community
  • Outstanding communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Commitment to meeting the needs of each child
  • Willingness to work hard and as part of a team for a common goal


This is a 10-month, full-time position. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. The salary is $38,000-$40,000, depending on experience. Benefits for full-time employees include medical, dental, life insurance, paid time off, retirement, and partial tuition remission for staff children.



  • Associates or BA/BS Degree  
  • AMI or AMS Montessori Toddler Teaching Credential 
  • Minimum of one year of Montessori Lead Teaching experience

Authorization to work in the United States is a pre-condition of employment at Greenspring Montessori School.

Please upload your resume and cover letter via our online application.

Salary38,000.00 - 40,000.00 Annual
Montessori Credential Level
Infant & Toddler (birth - age 3)
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type
Classroom Teacher/Staff
Position Type
Full-Time (academic year)
Phone(410) 321-8555

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