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Date Added: Fri 04/06/2021

Associate Preschool Teacher - Two's / Three's Program

Chicago, IL, US
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Job Description
Sonnets Academy is seeking experienced full time Early Childhood Associate Teachers to join our Twos/Threes (24 months - 40 months) and Threes and Fours Programs (3 years - 4 years). Sonnets Academy is seeking a kind, imaginative, and experienced preschool teacher. This warm and patient individual should have creativity and lots of passion for the field of Early Childhood Education.

Our Early Childhood Associate Teacher is responsible for implementing the curriculum lessons in alignment with our developmental curricular goals and fostering open communication with parents, consistently about progress, schedules, and individual achievement. This position works in collaboration with the Director, Education Coordinator and the other members of the Twos/Threes and Threes and Fours classrooms and is directly supervised and mentored by the classroom Lead Teacher. You'll help provide a child-centered, play-based curriculum, which reflects best practices in the daycare industry.

Responsibilities and Duties
  • Support and help implement developmentally appropriate curriculum to foster a play based and structured environment 
  •  Arrange indoor and outdoor play spaces that facilitate creative play, motor-skill activities, and safe peer interactions
  •  Maintain a safe, organized classroom that supports each child's independent learning
  • In collaboration with Lead Teacher, assesses and reports using curricular checklists, anecdotal notes and narratives throughout the year that effectively and accurately communicates the child's progress
  • Documents daily and weekly reports for each child on classroom app for parents 
  • Meet the needs of the whole child and support the social and emotional growth of all children 
  • Follow supervision and mentorship from Lead Teacher for the purpose of providing an effective and efficient classroom environment and addressing the needs of individual students
  • Attend and participate in age group team collaborative meetings, whole staff meetings, classroom team meetings and cross age group team meetings
  • Establish and maintain appropriate relationships with children, parents, staff and community members by communicating in a respectful, courteous and confidential manner
Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or related area
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices for 24 months - 40 months and 3 years to 4 year olds.
  • Experience implementing curriculum lessons for the specific age group
  • CPR and First Aid certification or willingness to obtain certification
  • Proof of up to date physical, TB Test, and immunizations
  • Food Mangers License or Food Handlers Training Certificate
  • Must be a team player and eager to work with others
  • Excellent organization skills 
  • Positive and proactive communication skills
  • One or more years of professional experience in an early childhood classroom 
  • Be open to continual professional development in the field of early childhood
  • Must meet and follow all City and State licensing requirements
  • Salary dependent on experience and level of education.
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401K
  • Employee Discount
  • Paid Two Week Winter Break & 10+ additional holidays 
  • Two Professional Development/Institute Days
  • Paid Vacation
  • Full Time Position
  • Up to $42,500.00  per year
Work Location: 
  • One location
  • Lincoln Park
  • Position Hiring Immediately 

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