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Infant Toddler Teacher – Jessica Kass Center Infant Toddler Program

Jessica Kass Center Infant Toddler Program
Seeking Experienced Infant and Toddler Teacher

  • Full time, year round
  • Start Date: Immediately
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio

Program Philosophy:

At Columbus Montessori Education Center we recognize that early experiences last a lifetime. Most of a child’s foundation for lifelong success is built during the first three years of life. Who young children spend their time with and how they spend their time matters. As a result, we build on the Montessori principle of mixed age groups and the three year cycle in our Infant and Toddler program.

Our model is unique even to Montessori schools. Each child is assigned a primary caregiver and is nested in a primary group of four that has only one infant, and a mix of yearlings and toddlers. Young children thrive in this environment as they form strong attachments to their caregiver and their peers which provide them the security they need to embrace and explore the world around them. This continuum of care provides our youngest learners numerous opportunities to be both nurtured and the nurturer and the learner and the leader in their classrooms.

Job Description:

This is a full-day, full year position with an immediate start date. We have a group size of 12 children 6 weeks to 3 years of age. You are an integral member of a 3 person teaching team. You will be responsible for the primary care and education of 4 children and provide support for all of the children throughout the day. We are NAEYC accredited, Star Rated and a full member of the American Montessori Society therefore quality is essential in everything we do. We are an inclusive community where diversity is valued and parental preferences are honored therefore we have respectful and mutually beneficial relationships with our families. We believe in the potential of all children and therefore we utilize the power of observation to guide our planning and implementation of curriculum to meet each child’s unique needs.

Qualifications:

  • Direct experience working with infants and/or toddlers
  • Associates degree or higher in early childhood preferred
  • Joyful and energetic
  • Professional
  • Excellent communication skills with adults and children
  • Willingness to embrace a spirit of continuous improvement

Benefits:

  • Highly competitive salary based education and experience
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Paid holidays, school closure days, and additional paid time off
  • Professional and rewarding workplace

Please send your letter of interest and resume to jgottesman@columbusmontessori.org