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Infant/Toddler/Two's/ Early Childhood Teacher

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

A complete application will include a cover letter, a resume, and three letters of professional reference with with contact information. A copy of your transcripts which support your qualifications for this position is also required. You may select the "other" option in the Optional Applicant Documents Section to upload additional documents if necessary. The applicant who passes the in-person interview will have to pass background checks, have all references verified, pass a physical and lift test, be able to provide original transcripts, and have their immunization records on file prior to assuming the position.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Type Administrative Appointment
Classification Title Infant/Toddler/Two's/Early Childhood Teacher
Position's Functional Title Infant/Toddler/Two's/ Early Childhood Teacher
Position Start Date 09/01/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Position Summary

Governors State University’s Family Development Center Seeks to fill the position of Infant/Toddler/Two’s/Early Childhood Teacher.

The successful candidate will have the responsibility to implement a success oriented, developmentally appropriate program for Early Head Start children in a mixed age classroom ages 6 weeks to 3 years.

Infant/toddler teachers integrate all aspects of Early Head Start Performance Standards, NAEYC standards, and Illinois Day Care Regulations into the schedule and curriculum for each child including any special items as directed including but not limited to nutrition, behavior, or Individual Family Service Plans.

Infant/Toddler teachers work in teaching teams of two or three in conjunction with the Education Director to design the environment and create lesson plans to meet the individual health, safety, social-emotional, and academic needs of the children.

Additionally, the applicant must be able to create a warm and accepting environment for children, parents, volunteers, community representatives and staff and serve as models for GSU students.

Current or former Head Start or Early Head Start parents who meet the minimum qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

Must be of age 18 years or older

Must be able to speak and write in English

Associates degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development

An Associates Degree with 18 hours in Early Childhood Education/Child Development

One year of experience working with infants/toddlers in a licensed setting

Valid Drivers License

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood

Education/Child Development with 36 credit hours of course work focused on infant and toddler development and at least 3 years of experience working with infants and toddlers

Posting Date 08/04/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application will include a cover letter, a resume, and three letters of professional reference with with contact information.

A copy of your transcripts which support your qualifications for this position is also required. You may select the “other” option in the Optional Applicant Documents Section to upload additional documents if necessary.

The applicant who passes the in-person interview will have to pass background checks, have all references verified, pass a physical and lift test, be able to provide original transcripts, and have their immunization records on file prior to assuming the position.

Posting Number AP0130P
Type of Search External
Quicklink for Posting http://employment.govst.edu/postings/2851
Employee ID
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you 18 years of age or older?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least 12 months of experience working with infants and toddlers in a licensed child care?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have an AA in Early Childhood/Child Development or an AA with 18 hours of course work in Early Childhood Education/Child Development?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * How many years have you worked with infants and toddlers in a professional setting?
    • 0-1 Year
    • 1-3 Years
    • 3-5 Years
    • 6+ Years
  6. * How many credit hours have you earned from courses that directly relate to infants and toddlers development?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Please answer the following question in 2-3 paragraphs: What is your teaching philosophy in relation to infants and toddlers?

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
  4. Letter of Recommendation
  5. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Certification/Professional License
  2. Other
  3. Other2
  4. Other3
  5. Other4
  6. Other5