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Assistant Teacher - Full Time

Posted: September 02, 2020

The Goddard School of Deerfield, a premier preschool in the northern suburbs of Chicago, is seeking experienced Preschool Teacher Assistants. A Teacher Assistant at Goddard School is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment. Additionally, a Preschool Teacher Assistant is responsible to work together with a Lead Teacher and in conjunction with the entire faculty.
Qualifications:
An Teacher Assistant must meet the following qualifications:
• the ability to understand and support the education program using “learning through play” philosophy;
• the ability to interact closely with children at their level;
• the ability to keep children within sight and sound supervision at all times;
• the ability to change children’s diapers and/or assist in toileting (where necessary);
• the ability to understand and comply with the franchisee’s employment policies;
• the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with school personnel, children and parents;
• the ability to handle crisis situations, including assisting in evacuating the building during emergencies; and
• the ability to comply in all respects with all applicable laws and regulations relating to childcare.
A Teacher Assistant must meet one of the following educational requirements:?
• a private academic teaching certificate for nursery school through kindergarten or early childhood education;
• proof of the teacher's current enrollment in a CDA credentialing program;
• proof of the teacher's current enrollment in an accredited associate’s or bachelor’s degree program in early childhood education or a related field.
Responsibilities:
The Teacher Assistant's responsibilities include assisting the Lead Teacher in implementing the Lead Teacher’s responsibilities.?
This Preschool Offers:
• Comprehensive Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)
• Personal Time Off (PTO)
• Holiday Pay
• Employee Assistance Program (Free access to confidential counseling services for parenting, senior care, home services, wellness, legal, and financial services)
• Professional Development
• State-of-the-Art Facility
• Child Care Discount
Experience: 1 Year Preferred
Job Type: Full-time & Part-time

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Lead Teacher - Full Time

Posted: September 24, 2020

Job Description

The Goddard School, an early childhood education center, located in Deerfield, IL is currently seeking a Full-time Lead Teachers in their Infant, Toddler and Preschool Classrooms. Voted the North Shore’s Best in 2020, The Goddard School of Deerfield is a renowned program with a play-based foundation that continues to set the standard for excellence. We know that our teachers are what make our program come to life and that is why we hire loving and dedicated professionals who understand each child's needs. Our highly qualified childhood educators are provided creative liberties to create unique lesson plans that are brought to life in a fun and imaginative way.



$ Salary Range

Pay is based upon Qualifications & Experience of the Candidate. Signing Bonus of $500 will be paid if the candidate starts on or before October 5, 2020.



General Qualifications

A Lead Teacher must meet the qualifications of Illinois and the following qualifications:

- the ability to understand and support the education program using “learning through play” philosophy;
- the ability to interact closely with children at their level;
- the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with school personnel, children and parents;
- the ability to handle crisis situations, including assisting in evacuating the building during emergencies; and
- the ability to comply in all respects with all applicable laws and regulations relating to childcare.


Educational Qualifications

- A Bachelor’s degree (preferred) in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development or
- A Bachelor’s degree (preferred) or 60 college credits in any field, including 6 semester hours of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8 or
- A CDA or
- 60 College credits in any field with a commitment to enroll in and complete 2 online or in person courses in Early Childhood Education within a Year of Employment at Goddard


Lead Teacher Responsibilities

A Lead Teacher’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Establish and maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment
- Develop an appropriate classroom management system to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom
- Promote healthy eating practices at lunch and snack times
- Ensure that children are always within state ratio requirements
- Advance children’s physical and intellectual competence
- Adapt program to meet the individual needs of each child
- Create a multi-cultural learning environment
- Provide a variety of developmentally appropriate activities to engage children in learning
- Interact with the children to support play, exploration and learning
- Encourage creativity through art, music, dramatic play and blocks
- Support each child’s social and emotional development and provide positive guidance
- Plan and implement activities to develop children’s self-esteem and social skills
- Plan and implement activities to enable children’s feeling of security
- Respect cultural and ethnic diversity
- Establish positive and effective family relations
- Prepare a Daily Activity Report for each child
- Maintain a portfolio for each child
- Assess supplies and materials needed to implement activities
- Develop lesson plans
- Perform child observations and document in their portfolios
- Use assessment tools (e.g., Progress Reports, Children’s Progress)
- Pursue professional development/continuing education
- Attend faculty meetings, in-service days, conferences and professional growth opportunities


This Preschool Offers

- Competitive Compensation
- Paid Time Off
- Parental Leave
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Childcare Benefits
- Comprehensive Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)
- Employee Assistance Program (Free access to confidential counseling services in parenting, senior care, home services, wellness, legal and financial services)
- Professional Development
- State-of-the-Art Facilities

Job Type: Full-time

Experience: 1 Year Required

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