The reason I ask is this:
I think it would really benefit DD to be in a Montessori environment for a few mornings a week. She's a month shy of 2 1/2 and I can see from her behavior that she is really craving more social interaction, structure, and opportunities for independence. I've been trying to create a Waldorf environment at home, but I'm not very good at it and I think she needs more.
Anyway, there is no way we could afford sending her to a Montessori school, even just 2-3 days a week. I also happen to need a job pretty desperately.
Do the assistants in Montessori schools have degrees and intense training? Or are they more like students of education who are just starting out? I have a lot of early childhood experience, worked in a preschool, etc., plus independent interest in the field, especially for methods like Montessori. I have some college hours, but it was at a community school with a core curriculum, so I didn't take any education courses even though that would have eventually become my major. I can't afford to go back to college right now, so unfortunately I can't say that I'm a current student on my resume.
Anyway I was thinking that maybe being a Montessori assistant would be a good deal for us. My daughter would get what she needs and I would have a job that allows me to explore my own interest. Do you think this is feasible?