Toddler Assistant Guide: Magnolia Montessori For All Austin, Tx

Help Montessori For All change the face of 21st century schools. We are currently looking
for a Toddler Assistant Guide (ages 18 months to 3.5 years old). Come share your talents with us as we build a movement for educational equity.

● Do you believe that the conventional “factory model” of education with everyone doing
the same thing at the same time in the same way is antiquated and not aligned with
preparing children to reach their fullest potential?
● Do you believe in diverse, high-quality schools as an integral component of social
justice and equity?
● Do you believe that schools should feel like a second family?

We do, which is why Magnolia Montessori For All is a school where children from a variety of
racial, cultural, linguistic and socio-economic backgrounds all learn in the same classrooms
with highly differentiated instruction based on the Montessori approach. Children are treated
with dignity and exercise choice about what they learn and how they grow; they learn
executive functioning and build critical thinking abilities; we focus on cultivating academic
skills AND social emotional skills.

Montessori schools have been cultivating leaders with these traits for more than a century
through hands-on learning, multi-age classrooms, and embedded social and emotional
learning. In our country, there are more than 5,000 private Montessori schools serving
families who can afford it. Magnolia Montessori For All seeks to make Montessori education
accessible to all families, regardless of income.

Our Pillars:
● Focus on Leadership: We strive to cultivate the leaders of tomorrow. We teach by
example and constantly model living with integrity and courage, eagerly learning,
appreciating and showing gratitude, demonstrating persistence, excelling, and
respecting and helping others and the environment.
● Education for the Whole Child: We help children grow academically, intellectually,
socially, emotionally, culturally, creatively, and physically by providing an authentic
Montessori education that includes multi-age classrooms, engaging hands-on
materials, an emphasis on intrinsic motivation, student-led projects, rigor, and learning
beyond the classroom.
● Teachers as Leaders and Innovators: Our teachers are empowered to shape
curriculum and school culture and contribute to ongoing developments in the field of
education through research and the dissemination of knowledge.
● Families as Partners: We partner with families to provide the most nurturing
environment to help children grow into their fullest potential, so they can pursue lives
full of meaning and joy.
● Continuous Improvement: We strive for continuous growth. We hold ourselves and
others to high expectations, engage in self-reflection, and take personal responsibility
for ensuring success for each and every child.
● Diversity and Teamwork: We believe that children learn best in racially, culturally, and
socioeconomically diverse environments, so they are prepared to act as global citizens
and leaders. As such, we commit to working together to create a welcoming and
inclusive environment for all members of our diverse community.

Requirements & Qualifications:
We are looking for people who embody the above pillars. In addition, the following are
required for this position:
● Bilingual Spanish Required
● High school diploma or equivalent
● Must be at least 18 years of age
● Employment or volunteer experience indicating an ability to effectively follow, and give,
● A compassionate, nurturing attitude
● Effective written & verbal communication skills
● Desire to work in a constantly changing environment
● Comfortable using and learning new technology
● Able to pass background check
Toddler Assistant Guide Physical Responsibilities:
● Must be able to keep children in visual and auditory range at all times.
● Must be able to move from child to child around the classroom and on the playground,
Including, squatting, bending to be on the child’s eye level, and sitting on the floor.
● Must be able to lift to 50 pounds occasionally and 20 pounds frequently.
● Must be able to use a three-finger grasp.
Toddler Assistant Guide Responsibilities:
● Support daily student activities inside and outside of the classroom.
● Maintain a calm, caring attitude and constant observation of the children to respectfully
enforce ground rules and classroom behavior guidelines.
● Use positive discipline techniques to aid in the social and emotional development of
each child.
● Assist in maintaining a neat, well organized, and prepared environment.
● Communicate openly and effectively with co-workers, families and administration.
● Maintain a consistent Montessori environment during before and after-school care
● Participate positively as a member of the school, handle conflict well with colleagues,
and avoid gossip.
● Follow the school’s policies and procedures for student record keeping.
● Attend all staff meetings, professional sessions and school events as assigned.
● Participate in school activities and outside of work activities ex; playdates.
Training and Certification Expectations:
● First Aid/CPR certification (within 30 days of hire)
● Continuing education requirements (Texas Rising Star 30 hours per year)
● Recognizing and preventing shaken baby syndrome and abusive head trauma
● Understanding and using safe sleep practices and preventing sudden infant death
syndrome (SIDS) certification
● Understanding early childhood brain development certification
Our Schedule & Calendar:
● The work day is from 7:30am-4:30pm Monday through Thursday. On Friday the
schedule is 7:30am-4:00pm.
● We follow a modified schedule with 1-2 week breaks in October, November,
December, and March, as well as summer break. Approximately 1-2 days of Fall Break
and Spring Break will be devoted to Professional Development.
Benefits from Working with Our Team & Community:
● Our campus and classrooms create a comfortable working environment. Classrooms
include bathrooms, a kitchen area, ample natural light, back patios and gardens.
● The opportunity to broaden your impact by working at an innovative school that hosts
visitors and shares best practices.
● A family-friendly work environment with onsite childcare (for a fee) and automatic
enrollment for children of staff into the Preschool through 6th grade program.
● Ample time for professional development that is built into the week and year.
● Vacation time spread out through the year, including a Fall Break, Thanksgiving Break,
Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer Break.
● Comprehensive benefits package.
● An incredibly collaborative, supportive, and joyful team and community.

Statement of Non-Discrimination:
Montessori For All is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect
of its relations with its applicants, staff members, and families, without regard to race, color,
ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status,
military status, pregnancy, or parenthood. People of diverse backgrounds are strongly
encouraged to apply.