Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

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The Drop-in Learning Center seeks a Pre-Kindergarten Teacher with calm demeanor in a busy environment. The position is approximately 20-30 hours per week, Monday-Friday.

Duties include:

·         Playing with and interacting with children in a positive manner, using positive language when speaking to children

·         Planning age-appropriate activities and curriculum targeting areas related to child development such as social, motor and language skills

·         Working with children one-on-one and in groups, supervising activities, keeping students on task

·         Serving snacks and using meals as a way to incorporate learning, especially social skills

·         Introducing students to concepts that are to be explored further in kindergarten, such as early literacy experiences

·         Helping students interact and adapt socially through activities that promote group engagement and fairness, such as group experiences for music and parallel play for choosing activities

Qualifications:
Individuals with an Associate’s degree or higher in Early Childhood are preferred.

·         Team player

·         Comfortable changing diapers, feeding children and maintaining general room cleanliness

·         Comfortable using technology to communicate.

·         Respect for diversity

·         Excellent listening skills

·         Positive reinforcement practices

·         Patience and understanding

·         Tolerance for different learning abilities

DCFS requirements include a background and fingerprinting, medical exam, 3 reference letters, mandated reporter online training.

Salary based on experience.

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