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Name of SchoolHarrison Newark Montessori School
Address777 S 3rd St
Harrison, New Jersey 07029
United States
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Contact NameSamantha Walker
Phone(862) 300-3999
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School Websiteharrisonnewarkmontessorischool.com
Level / PositionInfant Lead Teacher
Description of Position

We are a Montessori school serving the families of Harrison, Newark, Kearny, and beyond. Our approach to early education and care features a progressive curriculum starting in infancy with music and movement, American Sign Language, Spanish, and a variety of authentic Montessori materials. We are proud to offer an all-organic meal plan for children.

What We’re Looking For:
A loving, experienced, highly qualified Lead Teacher for our Montessori infant classroom (ages 6 to 18 months). We seek a lead teacher who is organized, resourceful, and has excellent communication with children, parents, and assistants.

What You’ll Do:
Establish and maintain a safe, nurturing and clean learning environment.
Work collaboratively with assistant teachers and delegate tasks to improve the flow of the classroom.
Communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with parents, co-workers and management.
Create and implement developmentally appropriate Montessori lesson plans that peak the interests of the children and help them develop their artistic and practical capabilities.
Change diapers.
Interact with the children to support play, exploration and learning.
Track children’s progress and prepare observations.
Comply with all applicable laws and regulations relating to childcare.
Ensure that children are always within state ratio requirements.
Pursue professional development/continuing education.
Attend faculty meetings, in-service days, conferences and professional growth opportunities.

Our Benefits:
Company-paid health care
Accrued PTO beginning with the first day of employment
Opportunities for professional development and training
Room for growth within the company
Holiday and inclement weather pay for continuing staff
Discounted childcare
401(k) savings and investment plan with matching


Valid Montessori teaching certification for relevant age group
Bachelor's or Associate's degree preferred
CDA preferred
Proven experience working in a childcare setting

School Community

Our school is located in the vibrant and rapidly evolving town of Harrison! We are fortunate to partner with incredible families who collaborate with us to provide the best experience for our children.

Job Start Date07/05/2023
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