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Under the direction of the Master Teacher and School Director, the Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher will develop and implement individual educational plans for children, which supports their development socially, intellectually, linguistically, physically, and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development. The Lead Teacher will be held responsible for implementing all programming requirements in adherence to all performance and outcomes standards as prescribed by the multiple funding and model requirements.


• Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education, child development or a related field with a minimum of (9) semester hours in courses specifically in the care and education of children 0-5 years old
• Have knowledge and experience in the philosophy and practices of infant and toddler development and care (or comparable child development programs), early childhood education, developmentally appropriate practice, and bilingual education
• Bilingual English/Spanish preferred, but not required
• Proof of a physical examination within the last 6 months, which includes a tuberculosis test, a dose of the Tdap vaccine and 2 doses of the MMR vaccine or is immune to MMR and comply with other background checks as required by the organization and/or Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) licensing
• Personal qualifications as required in Part 407: Licensing Standards for Day Care Centers, emotional maturity, willingness to cooperate with the aims of the program, respect for children and adults, flexibility, patience, good personal hygiene, and physical and mental health which does not interfere with responsibilities
• Have education or experience in collaborating with parents in the education and care of their children
• Have the child development course credit to function as an “on-site” Director by the DCFS Licensing regulations


We offer a competitive salary, health benefits and a 401(k) plan.

Additional Notes

We are a full-day, full-year Head Start/Early Head Start program that serves children aged birth to five in the Western suburb of West Chicago, IL.

How to Apply

Please go to www.educareofwestdupage.org and apply online.

Please send a copy of your transcripts.

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