An Early Childhood Education Teacher has primary responsibility for planning and conducting age-appropriate and curriculum appropriate activities for an assigned group of young children. Instructs children in activities designed to promote social-emotional, physical, and intellectual growth and development by performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Demonstrates knowledge and competency of basic child development and professional child care giving 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 childre 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 on 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 over-all responsibility for proper maintenance of classroom. Shares responsibility with classroom team for cleaning up after classroom activities.
Associate’s degree (A.A.) in Child Development or Early Childhood Education with a minimum of 2 years experience as an Assistant Teacher or Teacher Apprentice in an early childhood/child development program.
Additional Salary Information: Varies based on education and experienceCompensation/Benefit Information:High industry competitive salaryPaid Time OffInsurance BenefitsRetirement Benefits
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.
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 mont...hs to 12 years of age
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.
Our Philosophy on Leadership:
We believe that establishing positive relationships with the teachers through caring and responsive interactions are critical to a child’s development. The CEO/Founder provides strong leadership to implement the program mission and to reach the program goals. In light of this, the administration has adopted a practice of Participatory Leadership, where staff and parents are actively involved in the program implementation. Additionally, it offers guidance to teachers and also participates in the group and allows input from teachers and parents.
The CEO/Founder believes that the contribution of teachers and parents is of great quality. Their contribution shall be taken seriously and duly implemented to further grow the program. Staff and parents feel engaged in the process and are more motivated and creative. We believe that we are partners with the children’s parents and families in promoting the children’s growth and development.