Arly Childhood (Preschool) Teacher

Archdiocese Of Chicago, Office Of Catholic Schools Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 2 months ago

Job Opening:

Full-Time Early Chilhood Lead Teacher

Progressive, child-centered Catholic school is looking to fill a full-time Early Childhood instructor position for the 2019-2020 school year. St. Edward is a school community that believes in offering each student a child-centered, challenging curriculum. We value creativity, and are in search of a candidate that understands the importance of educating the whole child.

The successful candidate will provide a stimulating, safe, and developmentally appropriate educational environment where children have the opportunity to develop cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills. This position may ask candidates to lead and functionally supervise teacher's aides or assistants.

Candidate must be enthusiastic, professional, dependable, warm, kind, creative individuals who has experience and qualifications per the State of Illinois to work with children in an Early Childhood school setting.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Organize and provide developmentally appropriate early childhood education programs; plans and implements curriculum and education for three and four-year old children.

  • Provide activities and opportunities that encourage curiosity, exploration, and problem solving appropriate to the developmental levels and learning styles of children.

  • Plan and prepare classroom setting; oversee safety and educational programs; supervise children in the classroom; provide a supportive environment in which children can learn and practice appropriate and acceptable individual and group behaviors.

  • Interact with parents and community groups; maintain open and cooperative communication with parents and families, encouraging their involvement in the program and supporting the child's family relationships.

  • Write and compile individual assessments of each child's development; complete daily inventories, child attendance, and related reports.

  • May lead, guide, and train staff/student employees, interns, and/or volunteers performing related work; may participate in the recruitment of volunteers, as appropriate to the area of operation.

  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution.

  • Current Illinois ECE license.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

  • Records maintenance skills.

  • Knowledge of early childhood education programs and techniques.

  • Knowledge of child development theory and practice.

  • Ability to evaluate, design, and implement curriculum, testing, and/or teaching methodologies.

  • Ability to provide activities for children that encourage healthy growth.

  • Ability to exercise control and maintain classroom discipline.

  • Knowledge of applicable safety procedures.

  • Ability to provide a supportive and caring environment for children.


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Arly Childhood (Preschool) Teacher

Archdiocese Of Chicago, Office Of Catholic Schools