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Children of America Lead Teacher - Infant in Yorkville, Illinois

Job Title: Lead Teacher - Infant

Position Overview

The Infant teacher position requires crafting an enriched learning experience and creating a positive environment that helps to set the stage where milestones are celebrated and encouraged. COA teachers are motivators where hard work is "no problem" and where no task to too much to handle. You'll enjoy a supportive environment where you are encouraged to grow in your field and share your passion for early childhood education with children, parents and co-workers. You will work alongside a talented team of educators pass on your love of learning to young, eager minds. Additionally, our company culture invites you to bring your whole self to work, because it is our unique attributes, perspectives and backgrounds that make us a stronger team.

$500 Sign on Bonus! Our program serves preschool children 6 weeks - 12 years of age. Programs include, Infant, Toddler, Preschool 1 Preschool 2, Pre-K, and Before and After Care.

Children of America (COA)

It's a special recipe of people, principles and pride that makes the COA rich in diversity and strength. COA is an organization that understands the value of its people; one that prides itself on support, collaboration and cooperation and one that recognizes and appreciates the strengths that each associate brings. We provide an environment where team members can bring their whole selves to work, and where individuality, creativity and contributions are valued. The COA family is a passionate group of individuals driven by the common idea of delivering the exceptional COA Experience to everyone.

Who Would I Interact with?

This position interacts daily with customers, the management team, and teaching staff just to name a few.

The successful candidate must:

  • Be positive, creative, and responsible
  • Be familiar with child-directed, center-based learning
  • Have leadership skills
  • Be comfortable receiving feedback to continue development of teaching practices
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Have a collaborative working style
  • Have Certification in Early Childhood Education. Initial and professional certifications are both acceptable. *If you are approaching certification within the next year and have a transcript as evidence, you may also qualify for this position.

What are the requirements for this job?

  • Must meet Illinois state requirements.
  • An education related degree (Bachelors, Associates or CDA) or the desire to complete
  • Sixty semester hours (or 90 quarter hours) of credits from an accredited college or university
  • One-year of child development experience in a licensed day care center
  • Preferred license or certification: Early Childhood Certification
  • Commitment to Professional Development
  • Have or willing to obtain SIDS/Shaken Baby, CPR, and First Aid certification
  • *Salary dependent on experience and level of education.

THE BENEFITS OUR CAREER PROFESSIONALS ENJOY:

  • Internal Company Career Advancement Opportunities.
  • Discount Employee Childcare
  • Recognition Programs
  • Medical, Dental, Vision + 401(k)
  • Life, Accident, & Disability Insurance Plan Coverage
  • Paid Vacation/ Paid Holidays
  • Educational Assistance/Reimbursement
  • T.E.A.C.H Scholarship Partnerships
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Perks at Work: exclusive savings for employees to 1000's of merchants

Children of America is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace

Job Start/End Date: 05-Apr-2021 to 04-Jun-2021 (EST)

Department: Yorkville

Location: Yorkville, IL, USA

Pay Rate: $13.00 -$15.00

Pay Type: Hourly

Employment Type: FT and PT

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