Preschool 4 Teacher (part time)

Job Posted: Nov. 10, 2023

Our part-time Preschool teachers bring warmth, patience, and understanding to their rooms every day, encouraging children to learn and grow. They are committed to making our center successful and know that creating meaningful relationships with children, families, and their team plays a crucial role in that success. The Preschool-4 Teacher is responsible for providing a safe and nurturing Christian environment for preschool-4 (4 years-5 years) to develop and reach age-appropriate milestones.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Cooperate with the Director and Executive Team in implementing all policies, procedures, and directives governing the operation of the Preschool.
  • Establish and maintain a developmentally appropriate environment that supports the growth and development of Preschool.
  • Plan and conduct developmentally appropriate daily activities for children.
  • Turn in written lesson plans according to the schedule established.
  • Observe, record, and report significant individual and group behavior.
  • Be responsible for written communication to parents; notes, newsletters, and end-of-year written reports on children: conduct Parent and Teacher conferences.
  • Integrate Biblical principles and the Christian philosophy of child care and activities.
  • Establish a safe and healthy nurturing environment for children.
  • Supervise children by sight and sound at all times.
  • Display teaching excellence for other staff; role model, share professional and technical information
  • Establish/follow feeding schedules and procedures for Preschool-4 and others as needed.
  • Maintain a clean, attractive, well-ordered classroom.
  • Plan a program as required by the Illinois Dept. of Children and Family Services licensing standards.
  • Assess the development of Preschool-4 regularly and provide progress reports as required.
  • Maintain regular and accurate attendance records
  • Keep parents and administration adequately informed of progress or deficiencies.
  • Follow the Matthew 18 principle in dealing with students, parents, and administration.
  • Attend and participate in scheduled devotional, in-service, faculty, and parent meetings.
  • Know the procedures for dealing with issues of an emergency nature.
  • Inform the Director/Executive Team in a timely manner if unable to fulfill any duty assigned.

Key Competencies
  • Be in whole-hearted agreement with the school’s Statement of Faith,
  • Be a "born-again" Christian who knows the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior (John 3:3, 1 Peter 1:23).
  • Be a Christian role model in attitude, speech, and action toward others. This includes being committed to God’s Biblical standards for sexual conduct.
  • Faithfully attend and financially support a local church whose fundamental beliefs are in agreement with the Statement of Faith of this school (Hebrews 10:25).
  • Have the spiritual maturity, academic ability, and personal leadership qualities to “train up a child in the way he should go.”
  • Self-motivation
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • High work standards
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Decision making
  • Learning orientation
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Initiative

Education and Experience
  • Associate or Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education or Development, Sixty semester hours (or 90 quarter hours) of credits from an accredited college or university with six semester or nine quarter hours in courses related directly to child care and/or child development, from birth to age six; or
  • One year (1560 clock hours) of child development experience in a nursery school, kindergarten, or licensed day care center and 30 semester hours (or 45 quarter hours) of credits from an accredited college or university with six semester or nine quarter hours in courses related directly to child care and/or child development, from birth to age six; OR
  • Bachelor degree from an accredited institution and at least 12 semester hours in Early Childhood Education AND
  • Minimum of 2 years of Early Childhood experience, as documented and three written references.

● The number of people supervised: Lead teacher will supervise assistant teachers.
● Team player

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk throughout the facility; Must be able to talk, hear and have sufficient vision to allow for active supervision and interaction with students. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must lift, hold and/or move up to 45 pounds.