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1. Under the direction of Early Childhood Teacher, implement an age
appropriate, success oriented, and developmentally appropriate
curriculum meeting all NAEYC requirements. Work as a team with the
teaching team, and Lead Teacher to design an environment and
activities to meet the need of individual children while remaining
responsive and aware of group needs.
2. Follow and maintain daily routines and schedule for all
individual children in the class. Maintain classroom management by
being on the floor engaging all children in play, especially during
routines such as diapering and feeding times. Create a warm and
accepting environment for children, families, students, volunteers
and community members. Follow all DCFS standards.
3. Ensure the safety of the children in assigned group, inspecting
indoor and outdoor toys and equipment daily. Assure that all
children are supervised by sight and sound at all times.
4. Maintain ratios at all times, even if that means being asked to
cover in another classroom to maintain ratios during naptime, at
the end of the day or the beginning of the day.
5. Eat with and assist children in development of social and
self-help skills, and sound nutritional practices. Use and teach
children Family Style Meal Service.
6. Maintaining classroom ratios when Teacher 3 has supervision or
7. Covering classrooms for napping children during outside or gym
8. Changing children’s diapers and feeding children in the absence
of their primary teacher to maintain continuity of care.
9. Implement all classroom procedures, including washing hands,
doing laundry, tooth brushing, and all other health and safety
10. Floating between classrooms as needed within the Family
Development Center, to best ensure quality of care.
25% Other Responsibilities
1. Abide by program philosophies on parent involvement and parent
2. Document all important communication with families.
3. Complete all required documentation and reports and submit in a
4. Assumes complete responsibility of the class over the summer,
including lesson planning, and ensure the health safety and
supervision of children at all times.
Four positions are available.
• Educator license endorsed as a Paraprofessional Educator in
Illinois (see ISBE website).
• “Noncertified Staff Noncertified staff ( PARA ) employed to
assist in the instruction of children ages 3 to 5 shall meet the
requirements set forth in 23 Ill. Adm. Code 25.510(b) (Endorsement
for Paraprofessional Educator) or hold an approval for
paraprofessional educator received in accordance with Section
25.15(a)(2)(J) (Types of Licenses; Exchange). Paraprofessionals
must obtain the appropriate Educator Licensure with Stipulations. A
paraprofessional educator endorsement on an educator license with
stipulations may be issued to an individual who. Is at least 20
years of age and;
Holds a high school diploma or a General Education Diploma and has
met one of the following requirements: Holds an associate degree
(or higher) from a regionally accredited institution of higher
education (evidence is an official transcript); or Has completed at
least 60 semester hours of credit from a regionally accredited
institution of higher education (excluding remedial coursework); or
Presents an official score report from Educational Testing Service
showing a score of 460 or higher on the ParaPro test; or o Presents
evidence of earning the following scores on the WorkKeys test
(offered by ACT ): Reading for Information (4), Writing or Business
Writing (3), and Applied Mathematics (4)”.
• Child Development Associate Credential or NAEYC equivalent: A
minimum of 12 college credits (semester hours) in early childhood
education, child development, or early childhood special education
that encompass the following: child development and learning of
children birth through kindergarten; family and community
relationships; observing, documenting, and assessing young
children; teaching and learning; and professional practices and
development by July 1, 2020.
• As of September 30, 2017 all teachers and assistants and aides
are required to have an Illinois Early Childhood Education Level 1
AA in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education,
or Child Development.
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- * If an offer of employment is made, will you be able to
request and provide in a reasonable and specified time official
transcripts which will be received by and kept on file with
Governors State University?
- * Are you able to perform physical activities required by the
job, which include, but are not limited to the following: standing,
walking, sitting; using hands and fingers, reaching with hands and
arms; climbing, balancing, lifting up to 50 pounds, stooping,
kneeling, crouching, or crawling; talking, hearing, tasting, and
- Cover Letter
- Certification/Professional License
- List of Three Professional References
- Letter of Recommendation
- Teaching Philosophy