Mundelein Park District
  • 10-Jan-2022 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Child Development
  • Mundelein, IL, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time-Non-Exempt (Hourly)

IMRF Pension, Health Benefits, Group Life Insurance, PTO and District Discounts

Early Childhood Lead Teacher

Position Type: Full-Time Start Date: ASAP

Starting Salary: DOQ

Benefits: IMRF Pension, Health Benefits, Group Life Insurance, PTO and District Discounts


Under the direction of the Child Development Director, the Early Childhood Lead Teacher is responsible for the planning, organization and facilitation of learning for children in the classroom. The Lead Teacher is responsible for creating a safe, nurturing, and developmentally appropriate learning environment where positive self-concepts are enhanced, independence is encouraged, and individuality is respected. The Lead Teacher will serve as a manager on duty in the absence of the Child Development Center.


Two years of credit (64 semester hours) in any discipline from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 21 semester hours in Early Childhood Development. Or, two years of child development experience from an accredited college or university, or one year of college credits with 10 semester hours in Early Childhood Development and proof of enrollment in an accredited college until 2 years credit and 21 semester hours in Early Childhood Development have been achieved.

Essential Functions

Assist in planning, organizing and conducting a stimulating, developmentally appropriate early childhood program, consistent with the philosophy and policies of the Center.

Function as a member of the teaching team by planning and working cooperatively with coworkers.

Assist in maintaining responsibility for daily implementation of the program by helping prepare weekly lesson plans and conducting activities.

Attend and participate in staff meetings, planning sessions, in-service trainings, and outside training needed to meet D.C.F.S. requirements with a minimum of 15 hours annual training.

Develop curriculum. Review lesson plans on a daily basis. Implement new curriculum and technology as directed.

Attend and participate in scheduled special events as assigned.

Assess the individual needs and developmental patterns of the children, work with other staff to implement curriculum appropriate to meeting such need.

Continuously seek ways to improve and deliver quality services to both external and internal customers.

Quickly and diplomatically attend to questions, suggestions, and/or complaints received from parents and staff.

Contribute to the organization, arrangement, safety and sanitation of the Child Development Center.

Conduct parent-teacher conferences twice per year as scheduled by the Child Development Director.

Assist in development of a portfolio for each child in your classroom, containing assessments, samples of work, photographs, progress notes, etc, to share with parents at conference time.

Establish and maintain good working relationships with the Director, co-workers, children, parents and the community.

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