Job Description: Lead Infant Teacher
Mission: Montessori Community School of Rhode Island (MCS RI) is a socio-economically diverse community school that inspires children to cultivate confidence, inner discipline, a love of learning, and a spirit of connectedness. We are a family friendly, community oriented school, with an arts, science, and nature based curriculum. We are located on the South Side of Providence in our beautifully designed and renovated schoolhouse.
The Role: MCS RI is seeking a Lead Infant Teacher who is committed to creating a nurturing, safe, and stimulating learning environment for infants. The Lead Infant Teacher’s primary role is to serve the positive development of each infant while fostering a joyful classroom community. We are seeking an expert child care provider/educator who is nurturing, patient, kind and has the ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with infants and their families. The Lead Infant Teacher should be interested in Montessori education, and curious about developing and implementing culturally responsive curriculum.
Prepares and maintains a safe, nurturing and developmentally appropriate environment and curriculum
Develops positive relationships with all children and families
Interacts with and responds to infants in a way that promotes feelings of trust, security and a sense of belonging
Implements individualized feeding plans, taking into account preferences and eating styles: sits with infants and shares family style meal; modeling manners and good nutrition
Ensure infants treat each other gently, respecting their curiosity about each other
Model language with infants; talking, singing and reading frequently
Care for infants personal hygiene including diaper changing, cleaning, feeding, changing soiled or wet clothes
Organize daily schedule and activities that promote the development of curiosity, independence, problem solving, and creativity.
Collaborate with school community in order to implement and embed culturally responsive practices into the classroom culture and curriculum
Lead the teaching team and delegate as appropriate to assistant teachers, subs, and/or interns
Perform other related duties as assigned
At least 5 years experience as an Infant child care provider or Lead Infant Teacher, preferred
BA or equivalent experience required in: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Social Work, Special Education, Child Development or related field
Montessori Infant/Toddler Training, preferred but not required
Spanish Language Fluency a plus, but not required
BCI and fingerprinting/CPR/First Aid training
Show a dedication to MCS RI’s mission, social justice and culturally responsive teaching practice
MCS RI desires to have a diverse pool of applicants in order to reflect our diverse community. We aspire to a culture where each individual’s voice is heard and has the opportunity to thrive.
Start date: January 2, 2019
Please email your thoughtful cover letter and resume or CV to email@example.com Gina Marciano, Director of Operations
Job Description: Substitute Teacher
The Role: We are currently looking for substitute Teachers. We are open 10 months a year, Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. The ideal candidate will be caring, warm, and calm with young children as our programs run from 12 months of age to 5 years old. Opportunities to cover full school days, partial school days and the after school program exist.
Responsibilities may include:
Reading stories to children
Outside playtime with children
Assisting children with transition to nap time
Assisting the teachers with classroom clean up as needed
Experience working with toddler and/or preschool age children
Ability to maintain a warm, caring and calm presence with children at all times
Bachelor's degree in education or related field preferred, but not required
Knowledge of or interest in the Montessori methodology
A commitment to MCS RI's mission of making our programs accessible to children from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds
Bilingual English-Spanish a plus, but not required
A background check is required
To apply, please contact Gina Marciano, Director of Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.