Lead Teacher Position

About us

Meaningful Milestones Daycare is a daycare located in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. Our philosophy for early childhood education is one that fosters the individual needs of each child to create a culturally responsive environment. The foundation of learning at MM is through culture, mindfulness, movement, nature, art, and Spanish. We are focused on providing families a high-quality education based in order to set the foundation for a future of success. Our certified teachers specialize in early learning, and are passionate to make a difference in the lives of our children. Through a holistic approach, we believe that child care should integrate the child, the family, the teachers, and the community so everyone can reach their full potential.

Why work for us?

  • Fun, positive work environment

  • Great work/life balance

  • Purposeful work you feel good about

  • Be valued: clear career path, on site trainings, scholarships for your education

  • Be in nature every day- this is not a desk job!

  • Predictable hours

  • Our customers are the BEST!

Benefits

  • $400 sign on bonus after being employed for 90 days

  • Scholarships for continuing education

  • Free childcare

  • Professional development/room for growth

  • PTO

  • Insurance plans such as medical, dental, and vision 

  • 401(K) Plan 

Requirements

  • Associates degree or equivalent

  • 2 years of experience in childcare

  • Minimum of 6 ECE Hours

  • CPR and First Aid Certification or willing to obtain 

  • Ability to work in a classroom such as: self-motivated, follows directions, makes good judgments, creative, reliable, improvise, verbal and written communication skills.

  • COVID-19 Vaccinated or willing to get tested weekly

Responsibilities

  • Plan both long and short range activities in accordance with curriculum objectives

  • Create weekly lesson plans with your co teacher and ensure you adhere to this schedule.

  • Implement Meaningful Milestone’s curriculum, based on developmentally appropriate practices and cultural diversity, mindfulness, nature, art, and language (Spanish/sign language).

  • Complete our assessment tools: the milestone checklist, done daily, and the ASQ, done as a parent teacher conference quarterly.

  • Create a fun and safe learning environment to ensure that you can meet the emotional, social, physical and cognitive needs of each child.

  • Provide real time daily reports to parents in our app.

Job Types: Full-time

Pay: $14.00 - $19.00 per hour, based on education and experience

COVID-19 considerations:
Vaccination requirements, mask usage, health screening upon arrival, etc...