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Children’s House Teacher

Children’s House Program
Seeking Children’s House Teacher

  • Full time, academic year (August- June)
  • Start Date: August 17, 2015
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio

Since 1984, Columbus Montessori Education Center (CMEC) has served as a model for authentic Montessori educational programs. Columbus Montessori is a dynamic Montessori center that provides early care and education for children six weeks through 6th grade including before and after care, a Summer Program and a nationally recognized Montessori Teacher Education Program (TEP). As part of CMEC’s commitment to excellence, the Center is accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children and is an affiliate of the American Montessori Society.

CMEC is a medium-sized non-profit organization in an urban community in Central Ohio that values socio-economic and cultural diversity. It is the mission of CMEC to nurture and develop the whole child through magnified learning and quality care in a diverse community.

CMEC is searching for a highly skilled, nurturing teacher to join our professional team as an Infant Toddler teacher.

Job Description:

Children’s House is the Montessori name for a specially designed three-year individualized program with mixed age groups – ages 3 – 6. The Classrooms accommodate up to 22 children with a child to staff ratio of 11 to 1.   The curriculum includes work in practical life, sensorial, math, language, geography, science, movement, music and art. Our primary goal is to “nurture the whole child” in an environment in which students learn at their own pace. We guide children’s development of self-esteem, independence, coordination, concentration and respect for themselves, others and the environment. Practicing socialization skills, developing good interpersonal problem solving skills, and learning attitudes of grace and courtesy are also important goals.

A Children’s House Teacher co-teaches with a teaching partner and establishes a collaborative team teaching environment. Teachers establish positive relationships with parents providing regular communication regarding classroom, curriculum and individual student needs and progress. Teachers complete on-going professional development and participate in required school meetings and events.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of an Associate Degree in early childhood education or related field; Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education or related field preferred
  • Early Childhood AMS/ AMI Montessori credential or enrollment in an approved Teacher Education Program and completion of credential within one year*
  • Minimum of two years of experience teaching in early childhood preferred

*Teachers hired prior to July 10, 2015 can enroll in Columbus Montessori’s Teacher Education Program beginning July 15, 2015.

Job Requirements:

  • Passion for working with pre-school and kindergarten children
  • Knowledgeable of early childhood development
  • Positive classroom management skills
  • Curriculum planning and child assessment skills
  • Maintain records and prepare reports for each child
  • Relates comfortably and effectively with adults as well as children
  • Ability to establish positive working relationship with parents
  • Contributes to a climate of cooperation, respect and problem solving
  • Confident self-starter
  • Exhibits a professional appearance and demeanor
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experienced with technology and proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Knowledgeable of Ohio Department of Jobs and Families Services child care licensing and Step Up to Quality rules

Columbus Montessori Education Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides a competitive salary, health and retirement benefits, professional development opportunities, educational benefits, tuition remission and sick and personal leave.

Please forward a resume and cover letter to:

Columbus Montessori Education Center
Attn: Jamie Gottesman
979 South James Road
Columbus, Ohio 43227
Or e-mail to:
jgottesman@columbusmontessori.org