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Preschool Teacher Assistant

About us

Coastal Early Learning Center is a high quality Child Care Center that uses the Montessori Method of Education to teach children 6 weeks to 6 years old.

Are you looking for a long-term career with growth potential in Child Care? Coastal Early Learning Center is now seeking an experienced Preschool Teacher/Assistant Preschool Teacher to join our amazing team!! We require a nurturing individual who is energetic, positive and passionate about working with young children. Join CELC and enjoy your child care career with us in a fun, caring, professional environment.

CELC teaches children using the Montessori Method of education, which is a hands-on approach to learning using all five of the senses. Montessori certification or knowledge is a plus, but not required at time of hire.

The position is year-round, full-time, 40 hours per week. We have a beautiful, new facility, offer competitive pay, paid vacations and holidays, paid sick leave, all in a professional, peaceful atmosphere with a positive, supportive, hands-on Administrative team!

Requirements prior to start date:

  • If applicable, documentation of prior child care experience in a state certified child card, along with all certifications
  • Must pass Federal and State Criminal Background check
  • Must pass a Medical exam

Responsibilities and Duties

Our Assistant Teachers:

  • Ensure a safe, high-quality Montessori educational environment is maintained
  • Monitor the children following the Montessori philosophy and method of education at all times
  • Adhere to MSDE Office of Child Care rules and regulations at all times
  • Adhere to all Coastal Early Learning Center Policies & Procedures
  • Communicate effectively with the Lead Teacher(s), other staff members and the Administration
  • Effectively help with classroom management
  • Ensure a clean & healthy environment on a daily basis
  • Tend to and help children with basic needs

Qualifications and Skills


  • At least one year child care experience in a state approved setting is a plus but not required for an enthusiastic candidate
  • Minimum of a high school education or equivalent is required
  • Must pass a Federal and State Criminal Background check
  • Must pass a Health exam
  • Candidate must be willing to become MSDE Preschool Teacher certified and/or MSDE Infant/Toddler Teacher certified
  • Montessori certification and/or knowledge is a plus but not required
  • Continuing Education classes required each year


CELC offers:

  • Child Care Discount
  • ONE (1) Week (40 hours) PAID Sick/Safe Leave per year
  • Coffee and Snacks Daily

Please contact me today to join our amazing CELC family!!

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $13.00 per hour


  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

COVID-19 considerations:
As of now, Maryland State Department of Education requires all staff to wear a mask while in the building.


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • State approved Childcare: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Preschool Teacher Certification (Preferred)
  • Infant & Toddler Teacher Certification (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No

Work Location: One location

Salary Range
$22,000.00 - 31,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Berlin, MD 21811, US