Early Childhood Lead Teacher - Full and Part Time for an Amazing program
Job Type
Full-time, Part-time

If you consider yourself creative, enthusiastic and have a love for teaching young children please join our team at Norridge Park District Early Care and Preschool. We have a wonderful staff who strive to provide the best Early Childhood experience we can for our children. You will be part of a team who has fun doing what we do. Every day is an adventure.

We are looking for a full time and part time lead for our 2-3 year old room as well as a part time lead for our 3-5 year old room. 





• Must be at least 19 years of age.

• High School Diploma or G.E.D.

• 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours or credits from an accredited college or university with 6 semester or 9 quarter hours in courses directly related to child care, early childhood and/or child development from birth to age 6 or

• One year (1560 clock hours) of child development experiences in a nursery school, kindergarten, or licensed day care center with six semester hours or nine quarter hours in courses related to child care and/or child development from birth to age six; or

• Completion of credentialing programs approved by DCFS such as Child Development Associate (CDA) or Child Care Professional (CCP) with the understanding that the teacher will be participating in classes leading to an associates or baccalaureate degree program (NAEYC teacher qualifications).

• Required paperwork relevant to DCFS and the Norridge Park District must be on file.

• DCFS background check required.

Personal and Programmatic

• Emotional maturity when working with children.

• Cooperation with the purposes and services of the program.

• Respect for children and adults.

• Flexibility, understanding and patience.

• Listening skills, availability and responsiveness to children.

• Sensitivity to children’s socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds and individual needs and capabilities.

• Use of positive discipline and guidance techniques.

• Ability to provide an environment in which children can feel comfortable, relaxed, happy and involved in play recreation and other activities.

• Skills to help children meet their developmental and emotional needs.

• Skills in planning, directing and conducting activities that meet the child’s basic and educational needs.

• Ability to communicate effectively and clearly in speech and writing.

Physical Constraints Required Include:

• To hear the conversational voice with or without a hearing aid.

• The ability to see and read newsprint with or without corrective lenses.

• To speak and be understood under normal circumstances.

• To lift and carry children and items weighing up to 50 pounds.

• The use of arms, hands, legs and feet with or without corrective devices to accomplish the job including the evacuation of the building during emergencies.