Lead YCC (Toddler) Guide


Pinewoods Montessori School

Lead YCC (Toddler) Guide

Pinewoods Montessori is always on the lookout for quality caring professionals to join our PWMS community. Pinewoods Montessori School has been providing quality Montessori education for children in the triangle area for over 30 years. With competitive compensation and benefits, a culture of professional excellence, collegial support and a deep commitment to Dr. Montessori’s vision and educational principles, PWMS is an employer of choice for those looking to make a meaningful impact in the lives of children and families.

If you are interested in learning more about a career with PWMS, either for current or future positions, we encourage you to submit your resume and a letter of interest to our Head of School, Jon Churn at jon.churn@pinewoodsmontessori.com.

Current Searches include:

Lead Guide for our Young Children’s Community (YCC), for children ages 18 months – 3 years.

YCC lead guides are responsible for the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth and development of 12 students in a full-day, multi-age environment. Lead guides work collaboratively with the assistant guides to prepare and maintain a Montessori environment, including developmentally appropriate materials and activities. The Lead teacher is responsible for preparing and maintaining a Montessori environment and observing, directing and supervising children in accordance with Montessori pedagogy and Pinewoods Montessori School policies.

Pinewoods educators model integrity, curiosity, responsibility, creativity, and respect for all persons as well as an appreciation for racial, cultural, and gender issues and diversity. Educators adhere to the PWMS mission, for the purpose of maintaining safety and excellence.


Montessori training diploma for 0-3 years (required)

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (preferred)

3+ years of experience working with children 18 months – 3 years of age (preferred)

Fluency in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills (required)

Commitment to equity and belonging (required)

Pinewoods Montessori School is committed to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. These opportunities include, but are not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and all other terms and conditions of employment.