Primary Classroom Assistant

Montessori Children's House | Providence, RI, United States

Posted Date 9/10/2020

Montessori Children’s House, an independent Montessori school on the East Side of Providence, seeks a Primary Classroom Assistant. The ideal candidate is passionate about education and excited to be part of a small but bustling school community dedicated to fostering a love of learning and committed to social justice. The Primary Classroom Assistant works with two other teachers, and all adults work cohesively as a team, providing a calm and nurturing environment for the children.

The Primary Classroom Assistant works with children aged 3-6 years old. Daily duties include assisting with arrival/dismissal, general classroom management, light cleaning and maintaining of the classroom, and recess, lunch and specialist class monitoring (art, music, P.E., etc.) Throughout the day, tasks may vary but constant supervision is expected. Montessori Children’s House strives to indulge a natural sense of curiosity in children and allow them to become self-disciplined and self-motivated in their learning process. Classroom Assistants may contribute to child development and record keeping through observations and team meetings.


Monday-Friday: 8am-4:30pm during the school year

Seeking a candidate for the current school year


Competitive salary

School vacation, Standard school holiday, paid sick days

Responsibilities and general expectations include but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring children’s safety
  • Being warm, compassionate and appropriately caring to each child
  • Being punctual, dependable, responsible
  • Demonstrating flexibility, willingness to adapt
  • Being a self-driven team member
  • Assisting teacher with various tasks as requested
  • Collaborating with colleagues and contributing to a positive school culture
  • Upholding the Montessori approach to education
  • Supervising children and maintaining appropriate classroom management
  • Participating in staff and team meetings and school events
  • Cleaning/sanitizing as needed


  • Experience in school and with young children
  • Must maintain required health and safety training, including First Aid/CPR
  • BCI Background check

Prospective candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Claire O’Neill,

Learn more about our school at


Credential Level
Credential Not Required
Education Required
Some College
Job Type
Classroom Teacher/Staff
Position Type
Full-Time (academic year)
Phone(401) 331-6120

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