We provide high quality, full day early learning experiences utilizing the Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos, and Teaching Strategies Gold.
We keep class sizes small, minimize transitions, and practice continuity of care and primary caregiving to reinforce stable relationships, which are an essential component for young children’s learning. Through these initiatives children stay with the same team of teachers as they grow and each child is assigned to one special caregiver who is principally responsible for that child.
At the heart of our program is a commitment that respects the differing cultures, lifestyles, preferences, abilities, learning styles and needs of the infants, toddlers, and families we serve.
Job Description Summary
Under the guidance of the Child Development Supervisor Infant-Toddler Specialist, the Assistant Teacher:
Works cooperatively with a teaching team made up of the lead teacher and two assistant teachers.
Plans and implements, with a team approach, an individual education plan for young children ages 12 weeks though 3 years, which encourages their social, emotional, physical, and language development in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development.
Associate’s degree (A.A.) in ECE/CD required. Bachelor's degree in ECE/CD, preferred.
2 years prior teaching experience in relevant early childhood group setting, preferred.
Knowledge of early childhood curriculum and developmentally appropriate practice for children ages 12 weeks to 3 years.
Candidates must possess strong communication skills and the ability to establish a patient, respectful, trustworthy relationship with infants, toddlers, and their families.
Knowledge of Teaching Strategies Gold, Creative Curriculum for Toddlers and Twos
Successful experience working in a team setting.
Knowledge of the English language and grammar both verbally and written is required.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, Retirement Savings Plan with Company Matching Contributions, 11 Paid Holidays, and 19 PTO Days Annually.
Empowering families. Strengthening communities. Building brighter futures.
We care for thousands of Chicago's most vulnerable infants, children, teens, adults, and seniors. Our dedicated team offers comprehensive, multi-generational social services, and nurtures with compassion, to help our clients deal with life's challenges, while giving them the tools to improve their lives. We believe it i...s empowering, not enabling, to those who want to change the direction of their lives.
Our Vision - Ending the cycle of poverty.
Our Mission - Marillac St. Vincent Family Services strengthens, empowers and gives voice to those in need – in the Vincentian spirit of service – through education and comprehensive programs to build vibrant communities in Chicago.
Our Core Values - Integrity, Excellence, Creativity, Advocacy, Respect and Empowerment