Montessori Schoolhouse of Cheshire County Associate Teacher Keene, NH · Full time Company website

At Montessori Schoolhouse of Cheshire County, you'll join a community dedicated to the Montessori philosophy and the development and success of young children. As an Associate Teacher, you’ll have the opportunity to make a significant impact in a supportive and dynamic environment. Whether you're just starting your career or looking to advance, we provide a platform for professional growth and development within the Montessori framework. If you are enthusiastic about early childhood education and committed to fostering a nurturing and stimulating Montessori learning environment, we invite you to apply and become a part of our dedicated team.


Position: Associate Teacher

Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week

Location: Montessori Schoolhouse of Cheshire County

About Us

Montessori Schoolhouse of Cheshire County is dedicated to providing high-quality early childhood education. We foster a nurturing and stimulating environment where children can thrive emotionally, socially, and academically.

Role Overview

The Associate Teacher supports the Lead Teacher in creating a positive and enriching learning environment for young children. This role involves assisting with educational activities, managing classroom dynamics, and ensuring the safety and well-being of all students. The Associate Teacher will work closely with the Lead Teacher and other staff members to deliver a comprehensive educational program.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Classroom Support:
  • Assist the Lead Teacher in planning and executing a developmentally appropriate curriculum.
  • Help create a safe, clean, and engaging classroom environment.
  • Support the management of classroom behavior using positive discipline techniques.
  • Child Development:
  • Assist in observing and documenting each child’s progress and development.
  • Support the implementation of individualized learning plans as directed by the Lead Teacher.
  • Family Engagement:
  • Communicate regularly with parents and caregivers about their child’s progress and any concerns.
  • Professional Development:
  • Participate in ongoing professional development and training opportunities.
  • Stay current with early childhood education best practices and licensing requirements.
  • Team Collaboration:
  • Collaborate with the Lead Teacher and other staff to create a cohesive and supportive educational environment.


  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • At least 18 years old.
  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED, HiSet, or TASC).
  • Meet one of the following criteria as per NH childcare licensing guidelines:
  1. Written documentation from or on file with the department that she or he was qualified and employed as an associate teacher on or before November 6, 2017.
  2. A minimum of 9 credits in related coursework, including at least one 3 credit course in child or human growth and development.
  3. Current certification as para II educator by the department of education.
  4. A minimum of 1000 hours of supervised child care experience in a licensed child care program, and knowledge of child growth and development obtained through one of the following:
  • Completion of a high school level 2-year career and technical education course in teacher education.
  • A 3 credit college course in child or human growth and development.
  • Thirty hours of training in child growth and development, granted by an accredited college or university, an authorized provider of the International Association for Continuing Education and Training or obtained through documented life experience, including experience with the same age children the associate teacher supervises, such as a family child care provider, service as a foster parent, work as a school teacher, work as a camp counselor, and experience as a group leader for children in sports or other activities, such as scouts or little league, or closely related experience.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Montessori associate credential.
  • Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field.

Desired Skills

  • Strong understanding of child development and early childhood education principles.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to support a positive and effective classroom environment.
  • Compassion, patience, and a genuine love for working with young children.


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Health savings account (matching)
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance


$20 - $23 per hour