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Child Care Lead Teacher

Company: The Gan ealry childhood center
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description About The Gan - Early childhood center is a community based non-profit, serving as a hub for young Jewish families to connect and participate in Jewish life. The Gan flagship program is a full service daycare serving children 6 weeks to 3 years old. Providing nurturing, loving care while building a strong community is our number one goal. We are committed to helping families raise well-rounded and self-confident children ready for Preschool with refined social-emotional, motor, and cognitive skills. We're looking for someone who is looking to grow in this position and has the type of spirit and attitude to work at something new and help grow our business while upholding our values. Job Description To provide a warm, nurturing, safe, and loving environment where self-concepts are enhanced, independence encouraged, and individuality is respected. To aid the Director when needed as well as doing secretarial work and provide leadership in overall maintenance and productivity in all center activities. This is an incredibly unique role. This candidate must be flexible, understanding, hardworking, and goal oriented. Perfect for someone who is looking to learn and master the Director role. This position will start primarily as a Lead Infant or Toddler teacher with Assistant Director responsibilities growing as the center grows. 1 year in Jewish childcare center preferred. Responsibilities To offer a program that meets the emotional, physical, intellectual, and social needs of both the individual and the group. To interact with the children and to encourage their involvement in activities. To prepare a warm and safe environment that is orderly, clean, and appealing which permit---s the child to grow and explore. To use appropriate and positive discipline and to train the aide so that discipline is consistent. To plan lessons based on a curriculum outline. To provide assistants with the opportunity to have input to program. To observe, record, and report significant individual and group behavior. To maintain all records and files. To supervise, train, and evaluate assistants. To establish and maintain good communication with parents through monthly staff, monthly theme calendars, parent/teacher conferences, and on a daily informal basis. To keep staff informed of program goals and developments with children, parents, and administrators. To attend staff orientation, staff meetings, class programs, and other functions. To prepare material needed in the program. To provide overall leadership to other staff members and be a role model of the center Help The Director in established tasks and projects when needed. Be open to learning new concepts, show flexibility and understanding with staffing plan, and ready to learn what it takes to be a Director. Additional Prior to employment, employee shall submit a dated report of satisfactory TB test or chest X-ray taken within six months prior of beginning employment. Such tests needed not be repeated except at the advice of a licensed physician or the local health department. Employee shall present to the center a dated medical physical form, signed by a licensed physician, a licensed nurse practitioner, or a licensed physicians assistant, verifying that he/she suffers no physical or known emotional illness which would adversely effect child care. This medical form shall be dated no more than six months prior to employment. The employee shall obtain a subsequent statement every two years or at the time interval recommended by the physician, nurse practitioner, or physician---s assistant. The staff member shall submit a list of known immunizations he/she has had and most recent dates when immunized. An employee, upon examination or as a result of testing, shows any indication of a physical, emotional, or mental condition which could be hazardous to a child, other staff, and which would prevent satisfactory performance of their duties, shall not be assigned or returned to a position until the condition is cleared to the satisfaction of the examining physician. All personal shall be excluded from the center when they have an infectious illness. Benefits Packages to be discussed with candidates Education Sixty semester or 90 quarter hours of credit from an accredited college or university with 18 semester or 27 quarter hours in courses related directly to child care and/or child development from birth to age 6; Two years (3120 clock hours) of child development experience in a nursery school, kindergarten, or licensed day care center, 30 semester or 45 quarter hours of college credits with 10 semester or 15 quarter hours in courses related directly to child care and/or child development, and proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university until 2 years of college credit have been achieved. A total of 18 semester or 27 quarter hours in courses related directly to child care and/or child development is required to be obtained within the total 2 years of college credits; or Completion of a credentialing program approved in accordance with Appendix G of this Part, completion of 12 semester or 18 quarter hours in courses related to child care and/or child development from birth to age 6 at an accredited college or university, and 2 years (3120 clock hours) child development experience in a nursery school, kindergarten or licensed day care center. Company Description The Gan -Early childhood center is a community-based non-profit, serving as a hub for young Jewish families to connect and participate in Jewish life. The Gan flagship program is a full service daycare serving children 6 weeks to 3 years old. Providing nurturing, loving care while building a strong community is our number one goal. We are committed to helping families raise well-rounded and self-confident children ready for Preschool with refined social-emotional, motor, and cognitive skills. The Gan is an affiliate of Chabad of River North & Fulton Market JewishRiverNorth.org

Keywords: The Gan ealry childhood center, Downers Grove , Child Care Lead Teacher, Education / Teaching , Downers Grove, Illinois

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