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Job Opportunities

The Early Childhood Education and Care Program occasionally receives job postings from community partners. Please check back for additional opportunities.

Teachers and Associate Teachers

Bright Horizons at Naperville and Bright Horizons at the Esplanade (Downers Grove, IL) are now hiring Teachers and Associate Teachers  with full- and part-time opportunities available!

You'll be part of a supportive team in a classroom with abundant resources and small class sizes. Bright Horizons offers extensive benefits* including 401(k), health insurance, paid time off, and free ECE degrees!

Visit www.brighthorizons.com/careers to apply today for immediate consideration!

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Crafting enriching experience.

As a child care teacher at Bright Horizons, we help you explore your age group preference with opportunities to work with Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers. You’ll enjoy a warm and supportive environment where you are encouraged to share your passion for early childhood education with children, parents and co-workers. You will
work alongside a talented team of educators in state-of-the-art classrooms and pass on your love of learning to young, eager minds. Your guidance and positive reinforcement will help set the stage for many incredible milestones to come.

At Bright Horizons, you’ll also find opportunities to experience personal and professional breakthroughs of your own. As a company with a learning culture, you will discover your full potential through state-of-the-art online training, leadership development and tuition reimbursement, including the opportunity to earn your ECE college degree for FREE! Additionally, our company culture invites you to bring your whole self to work, because it is our unique attributes, perspectives and backgrounds that make us a stronger team.

How will you inspire our future generation?

  • What you will do as a Child Care Teacher
    Feel a sense of accomplishment as you hear the laughter and experience the wonder of children participating in activities you planned
  • Observe children’s interests and work with co-workers to develop creative ideas for engaging curriculum
  • Record and share children’s triumphs and progress with parents, relating that continued safety and attention to their individual basic care needs is a top priority
  • Communicate with parents on a daily basis, sharing their children’s latest adventures and achievements through a variety of avenues, including mobile apps and personal discussions
  • Live our HEART principles of Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Respect, and Teamwork

Requirements (Must meet State requirements)

Education

  • Must meet state requirements for Teacher and additional center/school requirements may apply.
  • High School diploma/GED required. Related college-level course work or CDA course work preferred. CDA or working towards an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

Experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge of developmentally appropriate curriculum practice.

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Part-Time and Full-Time Teachers

Cadence Academy Preschool is looking for experienced and inspired Part-Time and Full-Time Teachers for our preschool, serving children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. The right candidate truly understands the importance of education in children’s lives and will cultivate trusting, caring relationships with children, families, teachers, and the local community.

Cadence Academy Preschool offers competitive pay, childcare discount, compensation for ECE classes and a generous benefit package.

If you want to be part of a fantastic and supportive team of dedicated Early Childhood Professionals, please call us at (630 )668-8088.

Full-Time Early Childhood Teacher

Are you a classroom rock star? Our Early Preschool classroom focuses on the following: Attention and self-regulation, understanding routines, interacting with peers and the environment, and vocabulary development. Join our team and share your teaching superpower

School Age Teacher

Hours: 7 to 10 a.m. and 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Are you ready to have a positive impact on young minds, every day? Our School Age program includes different clubs filled with activities to do both before and after school. Help establish routines, facilitate activities, and provide a structured and supportive environment. Join our team and share your teaching superpower.

Apply online at careers.learningcaregroup.com.

Contact the school at 0105@childtime.com or (630) 637-9195.

Birth to Three Teacher Aide, Full Time

Exemption Status: Full Time, Non Exempt - Hourly

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Master Teacher, the Teacher Aide will support the development and execution of classroom activities with the classroom team and help maintain a classroom environment that is developmentally appropriate and meets the individual needs of children and enhancing all areas of development. The Teacher Aide will be responsible for assisting with implementing all programming requirements in adherence to all performance and outcomes standards as prescribed by the multiple funding and model requirements

Responsible to: Master Teacher

Supervisor to: None

Educational and Experience Requirements

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.,
  • Must be willing to pursue coursework specific to infants and toddlers, adhering to
    program guidelines, as necessary such as Child Development Credential (CDA) after 90 days must start the process and completion within 18 months;
  • Have some knowledge of best practices of Infant and Toddler development and care;
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred, but not required

Essential Functions

  • Participate in training to build an understanding of the Educare Model of early learning programming;remain up to date in required curriculum training and any other trainings as assigned or required;
  • Implement curriculum to support lesson planning
  • Provide a dual language model in the classroom
  • Aide/Provide with learning experiences that promote all developmental areas, including improving the readiness of children for school by developing their language acquisition and vocabulary through a balanced, dual language approach that supports both Spanish and
    English language acquisition;
  • With the Lead Teacher and Teacher Assistant, guide and facilitate activities of the
    children, including: daily activities, selecting and arranging equipment and materials in the classroom;
  • Cooperate with other staff and classroom groups to maintain the smooth functioning of the classroom which at times may require changes to meet the needs of the children;
  • Through training will maintain a comprehensive and ongoing portfolio assessment for each child, including observations in each area, and developmental assessment completed three
    times a year;
  • Through trainings and support from teaching team and supervisor will conduct home visits at least twice a year and two parent conferences to discuss the child’s individual development and progress, assist the parents in developing observation skills and solicit parent observations;
  • Participate and engage in school’s special events
  • Eat with children and help them in their development of social and self-help skills, and sound nutritional practices;
  • Guide children's acquisition of social skills;
  • Attend staff training and meetings, and parent meetings as requested
  • Aide in the provision and maintenance of safe and healthy developmentally appropriate environment; Assure that classroom equipment, furniture, materials, supplies are properly maintained and stored;
  • Use the playground as an extension of the classroom; assures that the playground is safe;
  • Write weekly observations per assessment procedure;
  • Aide in implementing an IFSP (Individual Family Service Plan) seeking clarification for any aspects that are not well understood;
  • Aide in recruitment of families
  • Support in the completion of required reports in a timely and accurate fashion, e.g., lesson plans, portfolio forms, assessment, timesheets, meal reports etc;
  • Aide, as requested, in transition activities
  • Actively participate in the development and implementation of the Teacher Aide
    Professional Development Plan;
  • Participate in reflective supervision as a participant;
  • Assures that files are complete, accurate, and confidentiality is maintained; and
  • Engage in active supervision of children which requires focused attention and intentional observation of children at all times. Teacher position themselves so that they can observe all of the children: watching, counting, and listening at all times. They also use their knowledge of each child's development and abilities to anticipate what he/she will do, then get involved and redirect them when necessary. This constant vigilance helps children learn safely.
  • Follow guidelines in the employee handbook, positive guidance and code of conduct
  • Perform other duties, as may be require The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed in such a position.

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Successfully experience working in a team setting;
  • Ability to to work respectfully and cooperatively with a Lead Teacher and Teacher
    Assistant; assisting her/him in creasing professional knowledge and skills.
  • Ability to present a positive image of the organization to members of the community;
  • Ability to work with the Lead Teacher and Teacher Assistant to plan, organize and
    implement position responsibilities effectively, providing input;
  • Visual and auditory acuity within professionally determined normal ranges, or with corrections if needed;
  • Ability to learn and implement child development and early childhood principles and practices.
  • Must be able to lift 55 pounds; including supporting children on and off changing tables.
  • Must be able to participate in outdoor experiences with children; adverse weather conditions are taken into consideration by referencing the Child Care Weather Watch guidelines.
  • Must be able to use all physical and mental capacities in order to perform the job duties
  • Experience successfully working with a culturally diverse staff and clients.

 

Birth to Three Lead Teacher

Exemption Status: Full Time, Exempt - Salaried

Position Summary

Under the direction of the School Director and the Master Teacher, the birth to Three Lead Teacher will develop and implement individual educational plans for children, which supports their development socially, intellectually, linguistically, physically, and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development. The Lead Teacher will be held responsible for implementing all programming requirements in adherence to all performance and outcomes standards as prescribed by the multiple funding and model requirements.

Responsible to: School Director and Master Teacher

Supervisor to:  None

Educational and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education, child development or a related field with a minimum of (18) semester hours in courses specifically in the care and education of children 0-5 years old. Provide original transcripts.
  • Have knowledge and experience in the philosophy and practices of Infant and Toddler development and care (or comparable child development programs), early childhood education, developmentally appropriate practice, and bilingual education;
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred, but not required;
  • Have training or experience in collaborating with parents in the education and care of their children.
  • Must hold or be willing to obtain Gateways to Opportunity Early Childhood Education Credential LEVEL 5 (within six months of hire)

Essential Job Functions

  • Participate in training to build an understanding of the Educare Model of early learning programming, remain up to date in required curriculum training and any other trainings as assigned or required;
  • Implement curriculum to support lesson planning
  • Provide a dual language model in the classroom
  • Perform the functions of this position with a strong understanding of Developmentally Appropriate Practices and Child Development;
  • Plan and implement learning experiences that promote all developmental areas, including improving the readiness of children for school by developing their language acquisition and vocabulary through a balanced, dual language approach that supports both Spanish and English language acquisition;
  • Function as an “on-site” Director by the DCFS Licensing regulations.
  • Guide and facilitate activities of the children, including: daily activities, walking field trips, selecting and arranging equipment and materials in the classroom;
  • Cooperate with other staff and classroom groups to maintain the smooth functioning of the center, which at times may require changes to meet the needs of the children and their development;
  • Maintain a comprehensive and ongoing portfolio assessment for each child, including observations in each area, and developmental assessment completed three times a year;
  • Conduct home visits at least twice a year and two parent conferences to discuss the child's individual development and progress, assist the parents in developing observational skills and solicit parent observations;
  • Participate and engage in school’s special events
  • Eat with and assist children in development of social and self-help skills, and sound nutritional practices;
  • Guide children's acquisition of social skills;
  • Attend staff training and meetings, and parent meetings as requested;
  • Work with the Teacher Assistant, Teacher Aide, and volunteers to use and develop their skills and abilities in planning and carrying out classroom activities;
  • Maintain a safe and healthy classroom environment. Assure that classroom equipment, furniture, materials, and supplies are properly maintained and stored;
  • Use the playground as an extension of the classroom; assures that the playground is safe;
  • Assist in implementing an IFSP (Individual Family Service Plan) seeking clarification for any aspects that are not well understood;
  • Assist in recruiting families for the program
  • Write weekly observations per assessment procedure;
  • Complete and submit required forms and records in a timely and accurate fashion, e.g., lesson plans, portfolio forms, assessment, time sheets, meal reports etc.;
  • Actively assists in transition activities;
  • Participate in reflective supervision;
  • Actively participate in the development and implementation of a personal Professional Development Plan;
  • Assure that files are complete, accurate, and confidentiality is maintained; and Set up and maintain an environment in the classroom that promotes learning . Accommodate children’s interests and the need to scaffold learning by switching or rotating materials in learning centers on a regular basis.
  • In cooperation with classroom team support children in performing routine duties such as toileting, hand washing, cleanup, and supervision of children at all times, including outdoor play.
  • Meet with Supervisor, Family Engagement Specialist and team members on a regular basis; review classroom and child data, develop an action plan, support goal achievement through active collaboration
  • Conduct parent teacher conferences twice a year and home visits twice a year.
  • Maintain an inventory of classroom equipment and materials; acquire materials as needed Participate in team lesson planning with teaching team, Supervisor and Family Engagement using the Focused Teaching cycle to plan for each child and the classroom
  • Engage in active supervision of children which requires focused attention and intentional observation of children at all times. Teachers position themselves so that they can observe all of the children: watching, counting, and listening at all times. They also use their knowledge of each child's development and abilities to anticipate what he/she will do, then get involved and redirect them when necessary. This constant vigilance helps children learn safely.
  • Follow guidelines in the employee handbook, positive guidance and code of conduct
  • Perform other duties, as may be required

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed in such a position.

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Successful experience working in a team setting;
  • Ability to work respectfully and cooperatively with a Teacher Assistant, assisting her/him in increasing professional knowledge and skills;
  • Ability to present a positive image of the organization to members of the community;
  • Ability to plan, organize and implement position responsibilities;
  • Visual and auditory acuity within professionally determined normal ranges, or with corrections, if needed;
  • Ability to work respectively and cooperatively with a Teacher Assistant and Teacher Aide, assisting him/or her increasing knowledge and skills;
  • Must be able to lift 55 pounds; including supporting children on and off changing tables.
  • Must be able to use all physical and mental capacities in order to perform the job duties
  • Must be able to participate in outdoor experiences with children; adverse weather conditions are taken into consideration by referencing the Child Care Weather Watch guidelines.
  • Experience successfully working with a culturally diverse staff and clients

Full-Time and Part-Time Teachers

The Goddard School located at 8350 Lemont Road in Darien is hiring passionate, professional educators. Contact The Goddard School at (630) 985-7117 to learn more about their programs and let them know why you would make a great addition to their team.

  • A current resume including education and work experience will be required.

Early Childhood Teachers & Teacher Assistants 

As a rapidly expanding company, we invite you to grow with us as we provide an exceptional school experience for every child. Kensington School is seeking Early Childhood Teachers & Teacher Assistants to join our teaching staff. 

Known for its comprehensive curriculum, beautiful environments, and professional staff, Kensington School continues to be a thought leader in Early Childhood Education. Educators enjoy bright expansive learning spaces, a strong curriculum base, top salaries and a family atmosphere with fellow staff and directors. 

  • Full time teacher positions are eligible for insurance & benefits.
  • To apply, email your resume to hr@kensingtonschool.com or call (630) 990-8000. 

Program Aide

Status: Full Time

Education Requirements: High School Diploma or GED

Job Description: Assist teachers in the classroom, working
with children ages 0-5.

Locations: Addison, Bensenville, and Wheaton

Teachers and Assistant Teachers Full Time and Part Time Positions

Join our team and enjoy teaching in a school that is all about the kids!

We have beautiful, well equipped classrooms, along with well developed outdoor playgrounds that incorporate nature and extra play experiences.

Staff members are supported with everything they need to implement an outstanding curriculum.

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to doris@preschools.net or call 630.961.3950

Visit our Website to Learn More about Us preschools.net

Note: We welcome COD students doing observation hours.

Part-Time and Full-Time Assistant Teachers

At Studio Preschool, our focus is to use an arts based curriculum (visual, music, theater, and dance) to promote growth and emotional intelligence through play. Artfully learning. 

Studio Preschool Beliefs:

  • Emotional intelligence as life’s foundation
  • Art as curriculum
  • Minimalism as design
  • Parents as partners
  • Early educators as professional teachers

What we're looking for:

We have opened our first Chicagoland School (Elmhurst, IL) and are seeking Assistant Teachers with a true love of young children! We are looking for teachers for our 3-month old to two-year old classrooms. Having an interest/background in the arts is a plus. Our ideal candidates will be highly organized, have excellent communication/presentation skills and the ability to thrive in a collaborative environment. We are looking for self-starters who are excited to be caring for young children. We are looking for Part-Time and Full-Time Assistants with varying schedules between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

An Assistant Teacher MUST: 

  • Be at least 18 years of age and have a high school degree or equivalent education
  • Have at least 1 year of experience working with children and/or a certificate in early childhood education or currently working towards the completion of one
  • Submit to various background checks
  • Be CPR, First Aid certified or obtain certification upon hire
  • Complete a Tuberculosis test and physical (including Tdap and MMR) and provide a physician’s documentation of both
  • Be mentally and physically capable of caring for a large group of children in a classroom
  • Possess a strong work ethic, be punctual, and have minimal absences
  • Be able to kneel, bend, squat, lift, push, pull, and carry children up to 70lbs
  • Have dependable transportation
  • Engage children in activities and play that stimulates their development
  • Appropriately supervise and scaffold children while keeping them safe at all times
  • Assist children with activities of daily life (e.g., diapering/restroom use, feeding, dressing)
  • Creating and maintaining an environment that is clean, organized, and safe for all children
  • Establish a professional level of rapport with each family in order to provide quality care and friendly service
  • Assist the Lead Teacher in implementing curriculum
  • Maintain a professional self-image and project the values of Studio Preschool at all times 

Job Type: Full-time/Part-time

Pay: $14.00 - $18.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations: To keep our teachers and staff safe, PPE is mandatory and provided by Studio Preschool, hand washing and other cleaning procedures are also mandated. We required all teachers and staff to be vaccinated. 

Immediate Openings

Love working with children? Looking for the right fit? You Found it! Successful Starts, a Group Home Childcare, where we have established a wonderful environment for School and Family.

Our philosophy is to enhance a child’s strengths and encourage them to reach for the best within themselves. Our goal is to nurture a more diverse and inclusive generation of young children who will succeed through their experiences of equitable learning opportunities we provide, focusing on their Social and Emotional Development.

Peg Pierce (Director) and Danielle DiCostanzo (Assistant Director) are College of DuPage- Early Childhood Education graduates that recognize the quality of the Early Childhood program offered and would love for you to join our Family.

Our Children’s ages range from 3-months to 5-years. We have a great group of children who love imaginative play, exploring new ideas, and various other learning or physical activities. We are looking for someone with a fun attitude who is eager to help our young children grow both personally and socially.

We Offer

  • Flexible hours between 8-4:30 Monday - Friday
  • Competitive Salary; based on experience
  • Support and Guidance with future trainings and education
  • Onsite observations
  • Collaborating with other teachers to meet the social and
    emotional needs of the children
    • Including: diapering, feeding, participate in lessons, and
      sanitizing.
    • Materials, guidance, and respect are ALL included!

We Require

  • Background check and fingerprinting (provided at no cost).
  • CDC and DCFS policies and procedures are all implemented and
    followed by all employees. Must show proof of vaccination.

To apply please email Peggy at successfulstartslc@gmail.com.
Looking for immediate start date.

Preschool Teachers in Naperville

  • Come join our team of dedicated teachers committed to helping young children grow and develop in a fun, loving environment!
  • Now hiring a lead teacher to co-teach in our 3s class. Teacher hours are 8:30-12:30 M/W/Th.
  • Now hiring a lead teacher in our older 2s class. Teacher hours are 8:30-12 on M/W.
  • If interested candidate does not meet lead teacher qualifications, we are open to hiring assistant teachers.
  • Starting salaries for lead teachers- $16 per hour. We pay for 15 hours of continuing education each year as well as CPR & First Aid training.
  • Our preschool runs September through May with 2 weeks off at Christmas and one week off for Spring break.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead teacher will be responsible for the care and education of the children enrolled. They will be responsible for providing physical care, developmental assessments, developing curriculum/lesson plans, and facilitating relationships with children, parents and staff.
  • Assistant teacher will assist the teacher in maintaining a safe and secure environment in the classroom. They will interact and work with students and provide support by assembling materials, making copies, and serving snack.

Required Qualifications

  • Must meet DCFS teacher and assistant teacher requirements
  • Experience in an educational setting preferred with positive recommendations required.
  • Each teacher at Word of Life Lutheran Preschool understands that we are a Christian preschool and base many of our lessons on the Bible. Teachers shall be a Christian role model in attitude, speech and actions towards others.


Interested candidates should contact Tamara Chandler at (630) 355-7648 or director@wordoflife.net.