Daycare Center Lead Teacher & Assistant Teacher

(Uptown, Chicago)

4848 N Sheridan Rd

4848 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago IL 60640

– Associates degree in education, or completion of credentialing program to acquire CDA, with at least 1 year of child development/early childhood/education experience
– Bachelor’s degree in education and/or IL early childhood teaching license preferred
– At least 19 years of age
– Clear background check and good health record

– Implement the creative curriculum
– Implement developmentally appropriate practice.
– Act as part of a team in creating an environment where children can learn
– Act as part of a team in creating and implementing group lesson plans
– Record observations, write individual child lesson plans, maintain up-to-date documentation in Teaching Strategies GOLD, child education files and child portfolios
– Conduct screenings and assessment and reporting of outcomes for assigned children within the mandated timelines
– Communicate with parents/families and report child progress daily and through scheduled Parent-teacher conferences and home visits
– Initiate referrals for children with special needs
– Promote an atmosphere of teamwork where staff, parents and children interact positively with each other
Complete yearly self and peer evaluations
– Provides functional training and guidance to staff, interns, substitutes and volunteers assigned to the classroom
– Perform other general duties as assigned by the director of the center
– Ensures that Assistant Teachers are kept updated in all matters concerning the classroom and program, i.e. Teaching Staff Meetings, lesson plans, policies & Procedures, training received
– Reported family changes in schedules and educational development opportunities as required by the center
– Complete a total of 20 professional development hours per year, 16 of which needs to be Gateways Registry-approved trainings
– Participate in ongoing development and evaluation of center’s goal and objectives
– Maintain safety, cleanliness and organization of the classroom and everything and everyone in it
– In accordance with our team philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description
– Staff must believe in and act in accordance with the center’s mission statements
– Must be physically able to perform the job of a preschool teacher (be able to lift children and/or equipment up to 40lbs, able to bend, sit and stand for extended periods of time). Must have a warm, supportive attitude toward children, must be reliable, must be flexible in receiving assignments or adapting to changes in the program, must be willing to accept supervision in order to improve work performance, must be willing to perform other duties as required
– Teachers will be given a minimum of one hour of uninterrupted planning time per week to complete necessary paperwork, lessons, enter documentation and meet with fellow tam staff to plan coordinate and discuss children’s progress

Benefits: Health Insurance, 401(K), Paid Holidays
Salary: $16 – $23 / hour

compensation: Health Insurance, 401(K), Paid Holidays

employment type: full-time

job title: Daycare Center Lead Teacher & Assistant Teacher

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