Our preschool kids are amazing! Their curiosity, questioning, and zest for life inspire our passionate educators every day. As a preschool teacher you’ll be helping preschoolers to develop their problem-solving skills, guiding them in both structured learning and play time, and preparing them with the knowledge they’ll need to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.
OHU’s Early Learning and Child Development centers are dedicated to educating, nourishing, and empowering young children and families. Our 12 Child Development centers throughout the Chicago land area serve more than 2,100 children and meet all goals for social, emotional, cognitive, language and physical development. All of our eligible centers are accredited or undergoing accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)—a distinction held by only 6% of centers in the country.
The Preschool teacher will create a stimulating learning environment by:
- Providing an educational setting that encourages excitement for learning and preparing for kindergarten
- Developing learning centers that focus on school readiness
- Partnering with co-teachers on best practices and creating a warm and welcoming environment
- Encouraging preschoolers to engage, discover, and problem-solve
- Supporting continuous collaboration with parents and families.
Education, Experience, and Required Skills
- Associates degree in Early Childhood Education / related field with a minimum of 6 credits in Early Childhood Education or Teacher Qualified based on DCFS licensing standards required
- Minimum one year of professional experience working with children in a classroom setting required
- Knowledge of Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies GOLD preferred
- ECE Credential Level 4 or higher preferred
We Invest In You
- Competitive pay and benefits, plus tuition reimbursement
- Generous vacation and PTO plans
- Health, dental, vision, 403b Retirement, flexible spending accounts, Agency paid life and LTD, supplemental life insurance
- Career ladders, professional development, and promotion opportunities
- Leadership opportunities on site-based Center Management Teams
- Relocation assistance is available
- Discounted child care tuition
A Different Kind Of Employer One Hope United is strong and ready to grow. Are you ready to grow with us?
- 800 talented professionals’ strong, serving 10,000 children and families in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri and Florida
- Fiscally stable, $50 Million agency-- strong since 1895
- Energetic leadership and a rich community of support
One Hope United does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. One Hope United is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.
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