The primary role of the Child Care Center Montessori Teacher of
the Florida United Methodist Childrens Home is to provide for the
individual needs of the children in care by offering food, shelter,
a safe environment and a structured educational environment that
meets each individual students emotional, physical, social and
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
- The qualifications of the Montessori Teacher should meet and be
in Compliance with the standards established by Chapter 65C-22.001
and 402.26-402.319 of the Florida Statutes, Children's
- High School or GED Certificate
- CDA Certification from an accredited educational facility
preferred, but not Mandatory.
- Montessori Certified Primary and Elementary, preferred but not
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must have sensitivity to the service population's cultural and
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Establishes a warm and friendly, yet objective relationship with
Helps children to eat, dress, and do other activities, which
foster appropriate habits.
Provides care and protection of children and meets their
Participates in staff meetings and helps to plan goals.
Participates in State and CCRN required training.
Ensures that equipment and materials are accessible and in good
Attends and participates in meetings and workshops related to
group child care.
Distributes, arranges, and maintains teaching materials and
Reports any significant problems of progress or any unusual
behavior of children to the Director.
Keeps an incident log to observe and record significant
individual and group behavior. Also records any incident, injury or
area of concern and to documents significant parent
Records developmental milestones and observations. .
Communicates with parents through daily progress reports,
conversations, conferences, notes and PAC meetings.
Keeps daily attendance and meal counts. Documents reasons for
Performs general housekeeping duties in the center; maintaining
the room in a neat, clean, aesthetically pleasing manner, conducive
to constructive play appropriate for the age group served.
Is always friendly and helpful to children, staff and
Maintains responsibility and direct supervision of all children
in the group during on-duty hours.
Plans a flexible weekly program for the children on appropriate
lesson plan sheets basing the content on curriculum outline and the
developmental stages of the children.
Changes diapers according to written procedures, cleans up
messes such as vomit, diarrhea, or toilet floods as needed.
Maintains a positive attitude and supports the efforts of the
Decorates the room, door and bulletin boards according to daily,
weekly and monthly schedule.
Remains in the Child Care Center during assigned hours, unless
specifically assigned duty elsewhere.
Performs related duties as assigned