Great Foundations Montessori serves the community by providing an authentic Montessori environment with a carefully planned, stimulating environment designed to help children develop within themselves the foundational habits, attitudes, skills, and ideas which are essential for a lifetime of creative thinking and learning.

We are frequently seeking LEAD MONTESSORI TEACHERS and ASSISTANT TEACHERS to support our efforts toward achieving and maintaining Montessori Professional Standards leading to the holistic development of children. Positions available working with children ages six weeks to six years. 

Lead Montessori Teachers

Lead Montessori Teachers are responsible for implementing a Montessori curriculum utilizing AMI, AMS or another recognized developmentally appropriate Montessori practice; organizing and managing the classroom; planning the daily curriculum; facilitating student growth in developmental, academic and cognitive domains by promoting student participation in the learning experience and establishing strong relationships with parents, children and staff. Provide assistant teacher mentoring and serve as a role model.

Knowledge & Abilities

Knowledge of principles and practices of child growth and development including continuity of care, current concepts and practices used in early childhood care and education; nutrition requirements of young children; appropriate health and safety precautions and procedures; methods of observing, recording and evaluating both child and adult behavior; principles and practices of staff supervision; oral and written communications skills. Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. Teachers should be knowledgeable and demonstrate competency in tasks associated with age appropriate activities. give one-to-one attention to children when engaging in care giving routines, and engage children in frequent face-to-face social interaction each day.

Education & Experience

A Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 12 units in early childhood education (ECE) from an accredited institution is required in addition to AMI or AMS Montessori certification.  If working with Toddlers, Montessori Certification is strongly preferred but not required.  All additional regulations for child care requirements must be met.

Assistant Teachers

Assistant Teachers are responsible for assisting the Lead Montessori Teacher in general supervision and management of transition periods, promoting student participation in the learning experience and communicating positively about the children to the parents while directing all parent inquiries to the lead teacher.

Knowledge & Abilities

Ability to develop and maintain effective positive relationships with children 2–6 years of age, implement developmentally appropriate learning activities with young children, understand and follow oral and written directions; establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others; lift equipment and children weighing up to 50 pounds; meet schedules and timelines; maintain records and prepare reports; work confidentially and with discretion; communicate effectively; follow a timeline; arrive as scheduled; perform routine clerical tasks and operate office and audio-visual equipment; recognize signs of illness and safety hazards; maintain a professional appearance at all times; possess a working knowledge of the basic principles of nutrition.

Education & Experience

Must be 18 years old and possess a minimum of 12 ECE units.   All additional California Child Care Regulations must be met and maintained.  

Qualified Candidates

Qualified candidates should submit their resume with salary requirements and the age group you are interested in teaching (Primary 3–6) or Toddlers (2–3) to: careers@greatfoundations.com.  

Due to the volume of resumes received, we regret we are unable to respond to each submission.