Smart Love Family Services, a leader in the field of early childhood education and family support, is seeking a full-time toddler teacher. The position is a 40 hour per week, exempt position. Our well established non-profit organization operates The Natalie G. Heineman Smart Love Preschool which will be relocating in the fall of 2017 to our new home in Logan Square. The position will start at our current Buena Park location for the remainder of the 2016-17 school year, through the summer and then in our new Logan Square location in the fall. The preschool serves three through six year-olds in partial day sessions and also offers Parent & Child Programs from ages 6 weeks through three years-old. The building houses two preschool classrooms, a toddler play space and expansive outdoor yards and school garden. A unique Smart Love integrated play-based curriculum is offered. We are seeking an energetic, fun and caring individual eager to grow with our dynamic and unique toddler program within an organization that is supportive of employee development.
Working professionally and collaboratively with other staff in educating and caring for young children to promote their social, emotional, cognitive and physical well-being using the Smart Love® approach.
Learning the Smart Love® approach and continuing professional development.
Implementing and supporting Smart Love curriculum, classroom preparation and maintenance and facilitating parent partnerships in our toddler programs.
Six credit hours of college-level early childhood education combined with 2 years of early childhood teaching experience or an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education.
Ability to play musical instrument a plus.
Warm, friendly, creative and playful teaching style. Interested in making a commitment to learn the Smart Love® early childhood educational approach within a supportive environment.
Maintain visual and auditory supervision of all children at all times.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds, carry and hold children and/or classroom equipment.
Must have physical stamina and flexibility (walking, bending, stooping, crawling, kneeling, running, stretching, standing, sitting on floor) to participate fully with children.
Smart Love Family Services offers competitive pay, company health insurance plan and paid in-service training.
Interested candidates, please submit a letter of interest, resume and transcripts to: Kelly.Perez@smartlovefamily.org Kelly Perez, Preschool Director, The Natalie G. Heineman Smart Love Preschool, 800 W. Buena Avenue, Chicago, Il 60613
To learn more visit www.smartlovepreschool.org or www.smartlovefamily.org
The mission of Smart Love Family Services is to help children, adolescents, parents, couples and adults achieve greater inner well-being, sustain closer relationships, and reach their full potentials in life. Our services are based on Smart Love™ principles and includes counseling, parent coaching, and parent education classes. We also provide training and consultation to agencies, schools and org...anizations, helping their childcare personnel positively influence children’s social and emotional outcomes.