Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.

- Maria Montessori

The secret of all nature is to be found in the soul of a child.

- Maria Montessori

Through working by themselves, children acquire an active discipline, a practical independence, and a gradual increase in knowledge.

- Maria Montessori

Every child carries within him (unseen) the person he will become. In order to develop the physical, intellectual and spiritual powers to the fullest, he must have freedom, a freedom to be achieved through order and self-discipline.

- Maria Montessori

The world of the child is filled with sights and sounds, which at first appear chaotic. From this chaos, the child must gradually create order and learn to distinguish among impressions that assail her senses, slowly, but surely gaining mastery of herself and her environment.

- Maria Montessori


> The training of the teacher is something far more than the learning of ideas. It is a preparation of the spirit.

- Maria Montessori


Buffalo Grove Montessori School employs enthusiastic staff with a love of learning for our growing programs. Our staff includes Montessori trained directors, teacher assistants, childcare workers, high school co-op/aides, and cooks who love children.

We are accepting applications for Full and Part-Time teachers! Applicants should be DCFS qualified. Montessori trained teachers are preferred. If you're interested in joining our team of dedicated, child-oriented staff, download the employment application (PDF) and send it to us today!

Buffalo Grove Montessori offers competitive salaries, health benefits, flexibility, and financial support for professional development. Questions about career opportunities? Contact us by phone at 847.541.8111 or use our online contact form.


Staff shall be able to demonstrate the skill and competence necessary to contribute to each child’s physical, intellectual, personal, emotional and social development. Factors contributing to the attainment of this standard include:

  1. Emotional Maturity when working with children
  2. Cooperation with the purposes and services of the program
  3. Respect for children and adults
  4. Flexibility, understanding and patience
  5. Physical and mental health that do not interfere with child care responsibilities
  6. Good personal hygiene
  7. Frequent interaction with children
  8. Listening skills, availability and responsiveness to children
  9. Sensitivity to children’s socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, and individual needs and capabilities
  10. Use of positive discipline and guidance techniques;
  11. Ability to provide an environment in which children can feel comfortable, relaxed, happy, and involved in play, recreation and other activities.


  1. Early childhood and school age assistants shall have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate (GED).
  2. Early childhood assistants shall work under the direct supervision of an early childhood teacher or school age worker and shall not assume full responsibility for a group of children.


  1. A childcare worker/ teacher shall be at least 19 years of age.
  2. A childcare worker/teacher shall have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate (GED).
  3. In addition, a worker responsible for a group of children shall have achieved:

The Montessori teacher in the classroom will act as your supervisor and will present daily specifics to you.
The Employee Manual along with the following includes some of the duties.
In addition the following expectations also apply:

Examples: Help prepare and clean the classroom Help children with activities: organize, complete, extend Help set up, serve and clean up lunch and snacks. Assist children with toileting Assist in prepare and clean up of nap Assist in general supervision of class Exhibit mature, considerate and flexible behavior Be positive in attitude and demonstrate a friendly manner Indicate a willingness to continue to learn; attend meetings, seminars, etc. Support BGMS in all family and school events through participation and enthusiasm Every BGMS employee has a Daily Job (TASK) in regard to the care of the overall school. Ex: Vacuum the hall or cover the sandbox. You will be assigned a daily task in addition to your classroom responsibilities.


  1. The childcare director shall be at least 21 years of age.
  2. The childcare director shall have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate (GED).
  3. In addition to meeting the general requirements for all personnel,