Position's Functional Title
Closing Infant/Toddler/Two's Teacher
Position Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Governors State University seeks to fill the position of Closing
Infant/Toddler Teacher. Salary is $29,500
The successful candidate will have the responsibility to implement
a success oriented, developmentally appropriate program for Early
Head Start children in a mixed age classroom ages 6 weeks to 3
Early Head Start teachers integrate all aspects of Early Head Start
Performance Standards, NAEYC standards, and Illinois Day Care
Regulations into the schedule and curriculum for each child
including any special items as directed including but not limited
to nutrition, behavior, or Individual Family Service Plans.
Early Head Start teachers work in teaching teams of two or three in
conjunction with the Education Director to design the environment
and create lesson plans to meet the individual health, safety,
social-emotional, and academic needs of the children.
Additionally, the applicant must be able to create a warm and
accepting environment for children, parents, volunteers, community
representatives and staff and serve as models for GSU
Current or former Head Start or Early Head Start parents who meet
the minimum qualifications are encouraged to apply.
Three positions are available.
At least 19 years of age
High School Diploma
Awarded a Child Development Associate Credential awarded by the
Council for Professional Recognition or NAEYC defined
60 college credits with a minimum of A minimum of 12 college
credits in child development, early childhood education, or early
childhood education that encompasses 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.
Must be able to speak and write in English
As of September 30, 2017 all teachers and assistants and aides are
required to have an Illinois Early Childhood Education Credential
Level 1 Credential
1 year of experience in a licensed infant/toddler/two’s
Open Until Filled
Type of Search
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Special Instructions to Applicants
Please provide a list of three professional references with current
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Are you 18 years of age or older?
- * Do you have at least 12 months of experience working with
infants and toddlers in a licensed child care?
- * Do you have a valid Driver's License?
- * How many years have you worked with infants and toddlers in a
- 0-1 Year
- 1-3 Years
- 3-5 Years
- 6+ Years
- * How many credit hours have you earned from courses that
directly relate to infants and toddlers development?
(Open Ended Question)
- * Do you have an AA in Early Childhood/Child Development or an
AA with 18 hours of course work in Early Childhood Education/Child
- * Please answer the following question in 2-3 paragraphs: What
is your teaching philosophy in relation to infants and
(Open Ended Question)
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Recommendation
- List of Three Professional References
- Certification/Professional License
- Written Response to Interview Question 1