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Kinderhaven Aide – Kinderhaven Preschool Academy


Kinderhaven Preschool Academy
Lake Forest, IL

Start Date: September 6, 2021

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

The City of Lake Forest is looking for a qualified, adult to aide at Kinderhaven Preschool Academy of the Lake Forest Parks & Recreation Department. Aides are expected to supervise the class, enforce safety procedures, assist in instructing children on class curriculum, and help with set-up and take-down of classroom. Prospective aides must show strong leadership skills, independent functioning, and a passion for working with children, have a team mentality and be positive role models for youth in the community.

Examples of Duties
Help with daily set-up and take-down of classroom
Regular sanitization of high tough surfaces and shared supplies
Enforce school rules and regulations
Provide a safe and friendly environment
Foster an organized classroom setting
Provide excellent customer service to parents and children enrolled at Kinderhaven Preschool Academy

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

Experience working with children. Specifically, preschool aged children preferred
Knowledge of child development
Must be able to work in a team environment
Willingness to work additional hours is a plus
Understanding of Reggio approach to childhood education is a plus
Ability to work up to 8-12 hours a week
Understanding of a sound recreation philosophy
Excellent customer service and communication skills
Strong leadership skills
High School Diploma/GED
Able to lift 50 lbs.
Ability to be self-driven and willing to engage in continuing education
Must pass DCFS background check

Salary & Benefits


Application Procedures

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Program Description

The seeds that are planted at Kinderhaven Preschool Academy continue to flourish throughout the child’s formative years, producing thoughtful, caring, curious and involved human beings.

Kinderhaven Preschool Academy is a developmental preschool for children ages 2 1/2 to 6, licensed by the State of Illinois. Our approach and curriculum has been influenced by the preschools of Reggio Emilia and are supported by short and long term projects that are inspired by the children’s interests, knowledge of early childhood development and topics that are generally of interest to children. Imbedded in these projects are the tools and opportunities for all children to develop concepts and skills that will lead to a successful school experience and desire to learn. Our educators are dedicated Early Childhood Professionals committed to upholding our mission and goals. The school follows the holiday calendar for School District #67 (September – May).

Contact Info

Brina Diaz
Human Resource Specialist

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