"The greatness of the human personality begins at the hour of birth."
In the AGBMS-AEHI infant and toddler program, each child is nurtured as a unique individual, encouraged to explore in a beautiful, safe, and orderly space with materials carefully chosen for their educational purpose and sensory qualities. A critical opportunity for development, these first years of life are an extraordinary period of cognitive and emotional growth, brain development, and language acquisition. Our infant and toddler Montessori-trained teachers form close bonds with the children, nurturing language and body awareness development through freedom of movement and exploration. Under their care, the children establish a strong sense of security and autonomy, laying a foundation for lifelong learning.
As an Assistant Teacher you plan and implement activities that promote the social, physical, and intellectual growth of children; you are responsible for the care, hygiene, learning, developmental activities, specialized programs, and redirection of children; and, communicate directly with parents; maintains classroom records, cleanliness, and orderliness.
Education, Experience and Skills:
CDA certification or 2+ years of early childhood education
or 2+ years of Montessori toddler care and education
Become fluent in Cued Speech within 6 months of hire (memorize chart, school will provide training for Cue Speech).
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent oral, listening, and written communication skills
Willingness and ability to be flexible in assignments and work hours
CPR and First Aid Certification
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Must love working with children.
DCFS Mandatory Trainings; SBS, SIDS, WEEC,Mandated Reporter, Health Safety and Child Development Training, and Food Handler Certificate. & Gateways Membership
Minimum Physical Requirements:
Ability to stand and move for 95% of the day.
Use of hearing, hands and eyes 100% of the workday.
Ability to push, pull, lift and carry up to 40 pounds occasionally during the workday.
Assume postures in low level positions that best allow visual contact with children.
Ability to bend, stoop, sit on the floor, perform activities with children such as, jump, dance, run, etc. for extended periods of time.
Ability to multi-task and able to respond quickly and appropriately to the changing needs of the children.
Typical of a classroom environment; exposure to activity and children.
Work both indoors and outdoors.9. Stamina to work all assigned hours.
9300 Capitol Drive, Wheeling, Illinois * 847-850-5490 * firstname.lastname@example.org Website by Alexander Graham Bell Montessori School
Alexander Graham Bell Montessori School does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, preference or identity; or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.