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Preschool Teacher – Kinderhaven Preschool Academy


Kinderhaven Preschool Academy – Lake Forest, IL 60045

Start Date: September 1, 2021

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

The City of Lake Forest is looking for qualified adults to teach at Kinderhaven Preschool Academy of the Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Department. Teachers are expected to supervise the class, enforce safety procedures, instruct children on the class curriculum, and assist with set-up and take-down of classroom. Prospective teachers 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.

Responsibilities include: Develop curriculum for school year; Help with daily set-up and take-down of classroom; Enforce school rules and regulations; Provide safe and friendly environment; Teach students the daily lesson; Foster an organized classroom setting; Provide excellent customer service to parents and children enrolled at Kinderhaven Preschool Academy

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Experience working with children. Specifically preschool aged children preferred knowledge of early childhood development, experience or knowledge of the Reggio Amelia Approach to early childhood education is a plus, must be able to work in a team environment,  willingness to work additional hours is a plus, ability to work up to 8-12 hours per week , understanding of a sound recreation philosophy,  excellent customer service and communication skills, and strong leadership skills.

Requirements: High School Diploma/GED, able to lift 50 pounds., must provide 3 letters of recommendation,  ability to be self-driven and willingness to engage in continuing education , and must pass DCFS background check

Salary & Benefits

$16.00-$22.00 per hour based on education and work experience

Application Procedures

Please apply online at:

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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