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Our Montessori School located in Northbrook, IL has part and full-time (5-8 hours/day, 5 days/week (M-F)) openings for Assistant Montessori Teachers for our toddler and primary classrooms (15mos to 6 yrs)!

This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in teaching in a high quality Montessori environment.

For Assistant Teachers:

Montessori Experience of any kind is a plus but not required.

Experience working and/or caring for children in some capacity is required.

Experience working with children under the age of 6 required for this position.

Background in special needs, yoga, art, music, dance, etc. is also a plus.

Requirements include:

Being reliable and approaching work with integrity, enthusiasm and dedication.

Find great joy working with children and have a genuine love and respect for each child.

Ability to pass a background check and TB test.

If you are interested in working with children in a beautiful learning environment with a warm and caring staff, please submit your resume for consideration.

About us:

At Northbrook Montessori School, we provide unique, supportive, and respectful environments that nurture the spirit of your child. With over 40 years of combined experience, we founded our school to build peaceful learning communities for children and adults. The main objectives of our school is to provide a carefully planned, stimulating environment which will help children develop within themselves the foundational habits, attitudes, skills, and ideas which are essential for a lifetime of creative thinking and learning. When engaged in well-structured tasks, students experience a deep inner satisfaction which leaves them with an overall positive attitude toward learning. 


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The owners of Bright Beginnings Early Learning Center believe that successful childcare begins with empowered teachers. As a locally-owned and non-franchise center with a strong connection to our neighborhood, we seek a special kind of teacher, one who thrives in a collaborative atmosphere united by its passion while encouraging creativity and the strengths of each individual. We provide our teachers with the support, resources, and encouragement necessary to tap into their own creativity and share it with others. Applicants should possess a sincere passion for working with children, as well as a willingness to collaborate and constantly evolve. With a strong, tight-knit staff, we foster an atmosphere of warmth and constant support, providing teachers with individual attention and room for professional growth. No teacher is isolated, and input is not only encouraged but highly desired. By fostering close relationships with staff, parents, and the community, we've stayed true to our mission of holistic growth and have had assistant teachers advance into lead positions.

Here's how we show our devotion: competitive wages, accrued sick-leave, PAID time-off, mental health days, PAID holidays and tuition reimbursement for ECE classes! We also provide FREE telehealth services, including physician and mental health appointments. 

Available Positions:

Lead and Assistant Teachers to work in our center (ages 6 weeks to 3 years)

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 Our play-based, year round preschool seeks a warm and energetic individual who has a natural rapport with young children.  Candidate MUST have a MINIMUM of a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field (child development, child and family studies) and have at least 2 years experience working with children ranging 15 - 24 months.  In addition to the day to day responsibilities, lead teachers must also write and implement age appropriate daily lesson plans, write monthly newsletters, write biannual student evaluations, conduct annual parent-teacher conferences among other things.  Starting salary ranges from 38,000-41,000 based on experience.  We also offer an extensive benefits package including health insurance, 401K plan, and 29 paid days off.  Please submit resume and cover letter.  Position available March 2020.  

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Our mission is to take advantage of the teachable moments that happen every day by fostering the intellectual, creative, social, emotional, and physical growth and development of our students and to inspire a lifelong commitment to learning. A caring, cooperative school environment promotes cultural values and supports positive relationships and respectful interaction. We will provide an environment that allows children to learn by doing and moving from concrete, hands-on experiences to more abstract concept development. Our priority is to provide a healthy balance of child-directed and teacher-guided activities, as well as time for children to work individually, in small groups and in large groups. We believe that a stable, safe, healthy, comfortable, and culturally relevant environment is crucial to a child's growth. A play-based approach provides a child-centered curriculum directed by teachers in which children are encouraged to construct their own knowledge. We believe that our program reflects the needs and goals of children and families. We look forward to working closely with families which will provide an integrated, comprehensive approach to learning.


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Elmhurst Academy is a private, independent Reggio Emilia inspired early childhood school. For over 38 years, the academy has been educating children from birth through kindergarten. Our school year begins in September and ends in May; the academy also offers a summer session throughout the months of June, July and August.

In addition to NAEYC accreditation, Elmhurst Academy is also a certified Nature Explore School, an accreditation through the Arbor Day Foundation. The academy was currently named a Partnership for 21st Century Learning Exemplar School, one of 16 schools across the country; as well as is a candidate to become a Gold Circle of Quality School through the State of Illinois.


We are currently seeking a dynamic Early Childhood Teacher in our full-day Toddler Classroom of students between the age of 15 months to two years.

Elmhurst Academy seeks teachers who are eager to grow their reflective practice as researchers, learners, facilitators and collaborators with children.


This is a full time, salaried position with 45 work week. The position includes a full benefit package.


Responsibilities include:


· Collaborating in a team teaching environment with lesson planning using the Project Approach and Early Learning Standards in a constructivist classroom


* Student Assessment and Portfolio Documentation


* Create a rich learning environment within the classroom


Elmhurst Academy is a Nature Explore school through the Arbor Day Foundation. Teachers must have experience and a passion for bringing the learning outdoors.


Teacher candidate requirements:


· A college degree in early childhood education or similar


· Classroom teaching experience as well as a knowledge of the Reggio Emilia philosophy


· Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills


· A great sense of humor and a passion for teaching and learning


 


Starting Salary:


$38,500 - $42,500.00 annual salary, School Year and Summer Session.


Additional Benefit Package included.


Please send resume and cover letter to Colleen Odegaard, Executive Director, at codegaard@elmhurstacademy.com.


Company Description

Elmhurst Academy is a private, independent, Reggio Emilia inspired early childhood school, educating children from birth through kindergarten. In addition to NAEYC accreditation, Elmhurst Academy is also a certified Nature Explore School, an accreditation through the Arbor Day Foundation. A member of the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA) and a P21 Exemplar School. Visit www.elmhurstacademy.com and like our school on Facebook.


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Early Childhood Teacher -


Ladybug & Friends Daycare and Preschool (LFDP) is a full-day early childhood program serving children 6 weeks old through 5 years old. The center is located in the northwest side of Chicago, near Irving Park, and is very close to the Irving Park CTA - Blue Line station as well as Irving Park and several other CTA-bus routes.


Job responsibilities include:



  • Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children in accordance to The Department of Children and Family Services’ (DCFS) regulations and LFDP’s internal policies and practices.

  • Create a classroom environment in accordance to the program’s goals and philosophy.

  • Follow the LFDP’s curriculum guidelines.

  • Provide opportunities for children to develop emotionally, socially, cognitively, linguistically, physically, and creatively.

  • Respond developmentally appropriate to the children’s needs and behavior.

  • Model positive behavior.

  • Conduct continuous assessment of children’s development though daily observations and bi-annual developmental screenings.

  • Report progress of children to parents in bi-annual parent-teacher conferences.

  • Establish and maintain daily open communication and cooperative relationships with each child’s family.

  • Maintain confidentiality.

  • Work cooperatively and effectively with colleagues.

  • Attend staff meetings and participate in individual reflective supervision meetings.

  • Continue professional development through attending workshops, conferences, and other staff development (a minimum of 15 hours annually).

  • Supervise assistants, aides, and volunteers in the classroom.

  • Keep all appropriate records such as accident reports, attendance and time sheets, written observations of children, and anecdotal notes.

  • Meet all applicable licensing regulations and follow the LFDP’s policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director.


Minimum Requirements:



  • 60 college semester hours with 6 semester hours in Child Development or Early Childhood Education OR1 year of full-time work experience in a licensed childcare or preschool program and 30 college semester hours with 6 semester hours in Child Development or Early Childhood Education

  • Commitment to professionalism

  • Dependability and maturity

  • Ability to relate positively with children and adults


Preferred Requirements:



  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development

  • Experience working with DCFS licensed programs


 



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Teachers are responsible for planning and implementing learning experiences that advance the intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development of children within a safe, healthy learning environment. They encourage the involvement of the families of the children of the program and support the development of relationships between children and their families.


 



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Wicker Park child development center looking for confident, upbeat, positive, full-time teacher / assistant director who is passionate about early childhood education and has direct experience with infants and toddlers.   Flexibility, experience, and reliability is a must.   We focus on nurturing creativity and hands on learning.   Applicant must be a team player, have excellent organization & communication skills.  Salary dependent on experience and level of education. Experience as a director is a plus but not necessary.


 


QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS


·       Bachelors, Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, or CDA 


·       At least 1 year teaching in a classroom setting as a lead teacher


·       At least 2 years in an infant / toddler classroom


·       Infant CPR & 1st Aid (or willingness to become certified within 5 days)


·       Strong written and verbal communication skills


·       Knowledge about the principals of early child development


·       Must be able to kneel, stoop, squat, and stand for long periods of time and lift up to 50 pounds


·       Must be dependable and a self-starter


·       Microsoft Office & internet literate


·       Must pass a background check and be up to date with vaccinations


RESPONSIBILITIES


·       Plan and implement activities and lessons to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of the children in the program


·       Arrange the classroom to encourage safe creative play and exploration


·       Enforce all administrative policies and rules governing the program


·       Ensure children are supervised at all times


·       Establish routines and provide positive guidance


·       Create and maintain a portfolio for each child throughout the school year


·       Communicate with parents and host parent activities


·       Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence


·       Manage co-teachers


·       Maintain a safe, clean environment


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We are very excited to welcome a new toddler teacher and director into our Wicker Park Infant and Toddler Center! Our Infant locations concentrate on a child's most critical years (6 weeks- 15 months). We are seeking someone passionate about engaging our children and helping them to develop social, emotional, physical, and cognitive skills while encouraging them to explore their imagination.


We want our teachers to be excited about educating, guiding, and caring for our children, therefore our teachers are given the opportunity to create his or her own lesson plans and activities.


At L&L Academy and Preschool, we are committed to providing a comprehensive employee benefit program that helps our employees stay healthy, feel secure, and maintain a work/life balance. In addition to our competitive pay, we offer our employees medical, dental, vision, life, long term disability insurance, 401(k), paid time off, discounted childcare, opportunity for growth, food handler training, CPR/First aid training, a generous yearly bonus, and a warm and welcoming environment.


Requirements:


Candidate MUST have:



  1. 18 early childhood education credits

  2. 3 administrative credits

  3. 1 year prior experience leading an infant classroom

  4. impeccable references

  5. the ability to meet state and or accreditation requirements for education and experience

  6. flexibility in regards to schedule

  7. great attitude


Please submit your cover letter and resume for consideration. We can't wait to meet you!



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This Early Preschool Lead Teacher position is for working with Infant, Toddler, and Two-year-old age groups. We are located in Rogers Park (north side), Chicago, IL


Summary:


The Infant Toddler Lead Teacher has primary responsibility for planning and conducting age-appropriate and curriculum appropriate activities for an assigned group of young children. Infant/Toddler Lead Teachers also instructs children in activities designed to promote social-emotional, physical, and intellectual growth and development by performing the following duties.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Infant Toddler Lead Teacher include the following. Other duties may be assigned:



  • Demonstrates knowledge and competency of basic child development and professional child caregiving practices.

  • Demonstrates an ability to apply developmental theory to practice with children.

  • Attends to the cognitive, socio-emotional, health needs and physical care of children in an assigned group.

  • Acts as a primary caregiver for an assigned group of children. Is responsible for the supervision of the children.

  • Leads classroom team in creating an environment, establishing lesson plans, guidelines and goals in which children can learn.

  • Introduces, facilitates, and reinforces language/literacy development, numbers concepts, colors, shapes, textures, science skills, health safety, music, rhythm, movement, arts and crafts.

  • Observes and maintains a portfolio of each child. Each portfolio will include examples of the child’s work and interests, anecdotal reports, individualized lesson plans, records of the child’s developmental growth assessment and parent-teacher conferences.

  • Assumes overall responsibility for proper maintenance of classroom. Shares responsibility with classroom team for cleaning up after classroom activities.


Education:



  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) in CD or ECE preferred

  • Associate's degree (A.A.S.) in Child Development (CD) or Early Childhood Education (ECE)

  • Minimum requirement of 60 college semester credits with 30 credits in ECE

  • Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate required for candidates whose degree is in a field other than ECE

  • Minimum of 2 years experience as an Assistant Teacher or Teacher Apprentice in an early childhood/child development program.


Company Description

Who We Are: We are located in the Rogers Park community on Chicago's north side. We have been providing quality care and education for children from 3 months to 12 years of age since 1994.

Our Mission: To provide quality early care and education through research-based curriculum, programs, and family-oriented initiatives for the purpose of promoting school readiness in children ages 3 months to 12 years of age

Our Philosophy: Eyes on the Future believes that children are active learners who learn best through play. Children gain knowledge by moving, touching, seeing, hearing, smelling and tasting. As such, children are encouraged to experiment and to explore the people and objects that are in their environment. A physical environment that is safe, healthy and that contains a variety of materials enables children to safely explore their environment. We believe that all children move at their own pace through developmental stages. Our classrooms have been carefully designed to ensure that children progress and have success in social-emotional, physical, cognitive and language development.


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This Early Preschool Lead Teacher position is for working with Infant, Toddler, and Two-year-old age groups. We are located in Rogers Park (north side), Chicago, IL


Summary:


The Infant Toddler Lead Teacher has primary responsibility for planning and conducting age-appropriate and curriculum appropriate activities for an assigned group of young children. Infant/Toddler Lead Teachers also instructs children in activities designed to promote social-emotional, physical, and intellectual growth and development by performing the following duties.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Infant Toddler Lead Teacher include the following. Other duties may be assigned:



  • Demonstrates knowledge and competency of basic child development and professional child caregiving practices.

  • Demonstrates an ability to apply developmental theory to practice with children.

  • Attends to the cognitive, socio-emotional, health needs and physical care of children in an assigned group.

  • Acts as a primary caregiver for an assigned group of children. Is responsible for the supervision of the children.

  • Leads classroom team in creating an environment, establishing lesson plans, guidelines and goals in which children can learn.

  • Introduces, facilitates, and reinforces language/literacy development, numbers concepts, colors, shapes, textures, science skills, health safety, music, rhythm, movement, arts and crafts.

  • Observes and maintains a portfolio of each child. Each portfolio will include examples of the child’s work and interests, anecdotal reports, individualized lesson plans, records of the child’s developmental growth assessment and parent-teacher conferences.

  • Assumes overall responsibility for proper maintenance of classroom. Shares responsibility with classroom team for cleaning up after classroom activities.


Education:



  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) in CD or ECE preferred

  • Associate's degree (A.A.S.) in Child Development (CD) or Early Childhood Education (ECE)

  • Minimum requirement of 60 college semester credits with 30 credits in ECE

  • Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate required for candidates whose degree is in a field other than ECE

  • Minimum of 2 years experience as an Assistant Teacher or Teacher Apprentice in an early childhood/child development program.


Company Description

Who We Are: We are located in the Rogers Park community on Chicago's north side. We have been providing quality care and education for children from 3 months to 12 years of age since 1994.

Our Mission: To provide quality early care and education through research-based curriculum, programs, and family-oriented initiatives for the purpose of promoting school readiness in children ages 3 months to 12 years of age

Our Philosophy: Eyes on the Future believes that children are active learners who learn best through play. Children gain knowledge by moving, touching, seeing, hearing, smelling and tasting. As such, children are encouraged to experiment and to explore the people and objects that are in their environment. A physical environment that is safe, healthy and that contains a variety of materials enables children to safely explore their environment. We believe that all children move at their own pace through developmental stages. Our classrooms have been carefully designed to ensure that children progress and have success in social-emotional, physical, cognitive and language development.


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  • Creates developmentally appropriate lesson plans.

  • Maintains a safe play environment.

  • Observes and monitors children’s play activities.

  • Communicates with children’s parents or guardians about daily activities, behaviors, and related issues.

  • Performs general administrative tasks, such as taking attendance and making phone calls.

  • Organizes and participates in recreational activities and outings, such as field trips.

  • Helps children with school work.

  • Strong Interpersonal Skills

  • Highly Organized Mind and Skills

  • Previous Experience Working With children

  • Ability to Create and Build Dynamic Curriculum That Meets the Needs of children.

  • MUST HAVE AN ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION


 


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Must have a minimal of an Associate’s Degree in ECE/CD. Bachelor degree in ECE or any related field with at least 27 credit hours of ECE/CD is highly preferred.


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Kids and Company is looking for DYNAMIC, ENERGETIC, FUN, CREATIVE, & NURTURING Toddler Teachers for IMMEDIATE placement in our growing South Loop location!


Our ideal candidate will be able to create, manage and participate in a variety of learning environments and activities that provide opportunities for toddlers to develop to their fullest potential and achieve their learning objectives.


Key points:



  • Toddlers may want to be independent, but they still don’t always know how to be safe.

  • Toddlers are constantly testing the waters and pushing things to see how far they can go. They need a few simple rules—and sometimes a few gentle reminders!

  • Toddlers strive to be self-reliant, and they count on the understanding and attentiveness of the adults in their lives.

  • Children at this age are wavering between babyhood and childhood. One minute, a toddler may want to act like a grown-up and read to herself/himself. The next minute, she/he may climb up in her/his teacher’s lap with book in hand and ask for a story.

  • Toddlers are beginning to understand what’s expected of them, although they might not always comply.


It takes a patient teacher to sense the shifts in children’s moods and needs. It also takes a perceptive one to make the best out of this exciting time for learning.


Teachers should set and communicate clear and consistent limits for toddlers


Must Possess:



  • Strong Interpersonal Skills

  • Highly Organized Mind and Skills

  • Previous Experience Working With Infants 6 Weeks to 15 Months

  • Strong Desire to Work With Infants

  • Ability to Create and Build Dynamic Curriculum That Meets the Needs of Toddlers.


To be considered for a position you must have (at minimum) the following credentials:


  • Sixty semester hours (or 90 quarter hours) of credits from an accredited college or university with six semester or nine quarter hours in courses related directly to child care and/or child development, from birth to age six.

-or-


 


  • One year (1560 clock hours) of child development experience in a nursery school, kindergarten, or licensed day care center and 30 semester hours (or 45 quarter hours) of credits from an accredited college or university with six semester or nine quarter hours in courses related directly to child care and/or child development, from birth to age six.

-or-


  • Completion of credentialing programs, such as Child Development Associate or CDA.


FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION PLEASE FORWARD YOUR RESUME, SALARY REQUIREMENTS & AVAILABILITY FOR PHONE SCREEN AND INTERVIEWS


 


RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:



  • Plans and prepares curriculum activities using the thematic units provided

  • Observes and makes anecdotal records of children's progress

  • Records and completes portfolios and assessments for each child

  • Plans and implements activities that promote the social, physical, and intellectual growth of children

  • Responsible for the care, hygiene, learning, developmental activities, specialized programs, and redirection of children

  • Maintains classroom records, cleanliness, and orderliness

  • Engages with current and prospective parents and family members and is responsive to their needs

  • Keeps the management informed of any necessary information regarding the care and safety of children

  • Assists and accepts responsibility in other daily center duties that might be temporary in the event other personnel are not available

  • Attends and participates in all staff meetings, center events, and parent meetings as requested


EDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE



  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and/or CDA preferred; must have 90 clock hours

  • Degree in Early Childhood Education or related area highly desirable


EXPERIENCE



  • 2+ years of early childhood education experience desirable

  • 1+ years of experience working with assigned age group desirable


Compensation



  • We offer competitive salary based on education level achieved and field experience

  • Health, Dental, Vision coverage for all Full Time Employees

  • Paid Vacations and Personal Time


 


EOE


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Our Philosophy

The Kids & Company mission is to develop and foster the potential in every child through an enriched, nurturing and safe early learning environment. We create a partnership with families and our communities to develop confident children who are caring, capable and enthusiastic about the world around them. At Kids & Company, we believe in learning through play. We augment each day with our personalized curriculum which includes pre-literacy and reading, artistic expression, music, movement, science and exploration, and language.

Kids & Company is dedicated to providing parents with reliable, flexible and enriched superior quality child care solutions to suit the needs of each individual child and family. In many cities, we also work with corporations to help create more harmonious work-life integration for their employees. Please visit our Corporate and Partners page to learn how Kids & Company corporate members enjoy benefits such as guaranteed child care spots and back-up emergency care.


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