The ideal candidate for First Grade Associate Teacher is passionate about progressive education and what it can offer children. This candidate has experience working with children and understanding of first graders’ developmental needs. The Associate Teacher will work closely with the lead classroom teacher to implement curriculum and support the social, emotional, and academic growth of children. Position reports to the Director of Curriculum and Instruction.
Please send a cover letter and resume to applications@TheChildrensSchool.infoor by mail to Christina Martin, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, The Children’s School, 200 S. Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois, 60302.
Essential Job Functions
Work closely with lead classroom teacher to implement curriculum and support functioning of the classroom community
Attend to social, emotional, and academic life of each child
Work with children in creative and flexible ways to foster each child’s talents
Non-Essential Job Functions
Work collaboratively with other faculty/administration
Physical ability to escort students (e.g., on field trips, to the gym and playing field)
The Children’s School is designed to enhance learning in an environment that encourages the unfolding of children’s curiosity. Through discourse, hands-on projects, and age-appropriate curriculum, children’s innate love of learning thrives. Children are taught in an environment that supports the achievement of all local and state curriculum goals, in a relaxed manner focused on the child, without standardized testing pressures.
Bachelor's degree or higher
Experience working with children in the early elementary grades
Additional Salary Information: Health insurance and other benefits provided
About The Children's School
The Children's School was established in 2004 to create a learning environment that encourages the unfolding of students' curiosity. Through discourse, hands-on projects, and developmentally appropriate curricula, students' innate love of learning thrives. The K-8 school addresses local, state and national learning goals in a child-focused system without traditional standardized testing.
The mission of The Children’s School is to nurture students’ innate curiosity and love of learning through democratic practice, emergent curriculum, and hands-on projects, helping students become lifelong problem-solvers and engaged citizens.
The Children’s School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, hiring policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan program and athletic or other school administered programs.