Clover Montessori School

Assistant Teacher

Job Description

Clover Montessori is a Montessori micro-preschool serving 30 families in the heart of Philadelphia’s Mt. Airy neighborhood. Founded in 2021 with support from the Wildflower Foundation, CMS strives to celebrate Early Childhood in a joyful, inclusive environment. To make a Montessori education as accessible as possible to as many children as possible, CMS utilizes a tiered-tuition model in which families pay according to household income.

CMS is seeking a part-time Assistant Teacher for the 2024-25 school year. The ideal applicant finds working with young children (3-6-year-olds) to be joyful, fulfilling work. They should be curious about child development and familiar with Positive Discipline or similarly developmentally appropriate approaches to working with preschool-aged students. Experience working with this age group is required, though working in a Montessori Early Childhood environment is not.

The Assistant Teacher’s responsibilities would include:

  • Supporting the Lead and Support Teachers in maintaining a safe, joyful, and clean environment.
  • Facilitating transitions such as from the classroom to the playground, from lunch to nap, etc.
  • Maintaining overview of the children at all times.
  • Fostering toileting independence in the youngest children.
  • Preparing afternoon snack for children in Aftercare (3-5pm).
  • Assisting with the creation and implementation of activities for Aftercare.
  • Communicating with children, families, and staff in a respectful manner.
  • Asking questions often!
  • Representing Clover to the best of your ability to the wider community.

The ideal Assistant Teacher hours would be Monday-Friday from 11am-5pm (with a paid 30 min. break), though this schedule is negotiable. Starting hourly rate is $20/hr though negotiable depending upon experience in the field. Health/Dental/Vision benefits available.

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About the Author

Communications Manager

Brad brings a background in journalism to his position handling communications for Mt. Airy CDC—and a four-block commute from his home in the neighborhood.