Under the guidance of the Education Supervisor, the Teacher is responsible for the education and general development of the children enrolled in the agency’s Head Start or Pre-School for All programs. In collaboration with the teacher assistant, the Teacher shall take leadership in maximizing the children’s developmental progress and promote school readiness through curriculum implementation, constant supervision of children and ensuring a healthy and safe environment for all children in an inclusive environment. The Teacher will implement the programming adhering to state, federal and agency standards and regulations.

JOB FUNCTIONS: (include but are not limited to the following)

  • Monitors each child’s well-being and safety;
  • Implements the curriculum that is being used by the program with fidelity;
  • Plans lesson plans based on the curriculum in collaboration with the teacher assistant;
  • Provides guidance and support to teacher assistant; serves as a mentor.
  • Completes required paperwork on a daily basis, including lesson plans, child observations, home visit reports and parent/teacher conference reports and implementation of developmental and social and emotional screenings;
  • Required to enter documentation and data in program database TSG, COPA, or ChildPlus.
  • Analyze child outcome data based on the on-going assessment schedule and report on progress made by children in meeting school readiness goals.
  • Communicates with parents, other staff members and children in a professional and respectful manner on a daily basis;
  • Maintains a high level of professionalism while adhering to city, state and federal regulations outlining the Head Start program;
  • Acquires all necessary signatures of parents and/or guardians for events/activities needing their permission;
  • Recruits volunteers for In-Kind
  • Recruits in community for full enrollment during the day and/or occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Provides active supervision to ensure the safety of Head Start children while in the classroom, during transitions, and while on the playground. Ensures that no child shall be left alone or unsupervised;
  • Completes Teaching Strategies Gold Interrater Reliability training module within 90 days of hire date.
  • Attends IEP evaluations/meetings to support family in the referral process with Chicago Public Schools.
  • Other duties as they apply to program goals.


  • Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education from accredited college or university required;
  • Two to five years of job-related experience required;
  • Successful completion of First Aid/CPR certification required;
  • Proof of physical examination, tuberculosis and measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) screening within the last six months required;
  • Fluent verbal and written English and Spanish communication preferred.


  • Full-Time


  • 1951 W 19th Street, Chicago, IL 60608
  • 2434 S Kildare Ave, Chicago, IL 60623
  • 3050 E 92nd Street, Chicago, IL 60617
  • 5310 W 24th Place, Cicero, IL 60804


  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Employee assistance program
  • 401k with employer matching
  • Company-paid basic life insurance and AD&D coverage
  • Company-paid short term disability coverage
  • Tuition Reimbursement


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday (some weekends and evenings may apply as needed for recruitment events)

To apply please submit resume and cover letter to regarding interest in this open position.