Assistant Teacher in Pacific Beach, WA
Bezos Academy

Pacific Beach, WA



As an Assistant Teacher for Bezos Academy, you share our passion for early-childhood education and the Montessori method, drawing your energy from working in a child-initiated learning process. Your responsibilities will include assisting lead teachers in developing and implementing a program that promotes the cognitive, language, emotional, social, and physical development of each child. Drawing on your previous experience working with young children, you will support lead classroom teachers in high-quality, tuition-free, Montessori-inspired programs in our growing network of preschools in underserved communities.


This is a full-time (40 hours per week), non-exempt/hourly position, eligible for full benefits (paid time-off, 401k savings, health/dental/vision coverage, etc.). You may earn $21-26 per hour ($43,700-54,000 per year) depending on qualifications and experience. This position offers a $2,000 sign on bonus ($1,000 on first pay check and $1,000 after 90 days).

The school is located in Pacific Beach, WA.

*Full relocation packages are available for candidates moving more than 50 miles for this role.


Experience working with children ages 3-5

•Washington Early Childhood Education Initial Certificate or equivalent (Child Development Associate or 12 aligned credit hours) OR willingness to acquire this certification immediately upon hire

•Ability to meet Washington state requirements for teacher assistants prior to start date, including passing background checks and requisite trainings

•Age 18 with high school diploma or GED

•Experience working across lines of difference and strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness

•Ability to supervise, communicate effectively with, and care for young children safely


•Two or more years of experience as an assistant teacher or aide in a preschool

•Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education or two years of post-secondary coursework in Early

•Childhood Education that meet Washington State Core Competencies for Early Care and Educational Professionals


•Work cohesively with the lead teacher's plans to prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active Montessori learning experiences

•Assist in guiding every child through self-directed activities, allowing them to develop at his or her own pace

•Along with lead teachers, foster a nurturing, safe, and stimulating, non-competitive environment

•Assist teachers in maintaining records on each child’s progress and development

•Responsible for assisting teachers with the full implementation of Bezos Academy’s performance standards, policies and procedures, regulations and guidelines in the day-to-day operation of the classroom

•Maintain a well-organized, safe and attractive classroom environment conducive to the optimal growth and development of children

•Develop a positive relationship with each child and promote the development of self-esteem and self-discipline

•Participate in team meetings, center activities, and staff development

•Organize materials and clean the workspace to facilitating the learning process for each child

•Observe each child daily to assess skills, interests, and needs and use this information to facilitate learning and growth

•Establish a positive relationship with each child’s family and share information about the child’s day at the preschool

•Assist lead teachers in conducting staff/family conferences



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