Early Childhood Lab School Teacher (Full-Time 41 weeks)

Elgin Community College
Elgin, IL

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Job no: 493880
Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Entry-Level
Categories: Early Childhood Lab School
Role: Early Childhood Lab School Teacher

As a result of the Covid-19 Delta Variant, the Governor of the State of Illinois has issued Executive Order 2021-20 (Covid-19 Executive Order No. 87), to include mandatory COVID vaccines or submission to weekly testing for higher education faculty, personnel, and college students, as well as issuing an indoor mask mandate for all. By choosing to apply, I acknowledge and understand that upon employment, Elgin Community College (ECC) may require proof of vaccination or weekly testing as required by this mandate.

About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

Work Schedule:


Successful candidates for this position must work in the state of Illinois.

Rate of Pay:

$26,027 prorated for 1640 hours per year (41 weeks)

FLSA Status:


Grant Funded:


Job Summary:

An employee in this classification performs work of moderate difficulty by providing quality care for the children of students, staff and faculty of the college. Work is defined by the ability to plan and implement age-appropriate curriculum, maintain the classroom and keep accurate records of the center’s daily operations. General supervision will be received from the assigned manager.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    Associate's degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.Meet and maintain DCFS licensing requirements. Sixty semester hours (or 90 quarter hours) of credits from an accredited college or university with six semester or nine quarter hours in courses related directly to childcare and/or child development, from birth to age six; or One year (1560 clock hours) of child development experience in a nursery school, kindergarten, or licensed day care center and 30 semester hours (or 45 quarter hours) of credits from an accredited college or university with six semester or nine quarter hours in courses related directly to child care and/or child development, from birth to age sixGood knowledge of the State of Illinois licensing standards and regulations.Considerable skill in verbal and written communications. Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department including days, evenings, and weekends.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Essential Duties:

  1. Provide age-appropriate and developmentally sound activities for children; engage children in activities.
  2. Provide appropriate care for children assisting them with any needs as they arise; foster good hygiene, including diaper changing, hand washing, etc.
  3. Provide a supportive role in eating habits; assist the children in eating, provide a clean, safe area for food consumption and appropriate portions of nutritious food; model the use of proper table manners, etc.
  4. Complete follow-up evaluations for each child, outlining cognitive, social, physical and emotional development.
  5. Regularly document children’s attendance, food intake and eating habits, medication distribution, fire/tornado drills, incidents and/or accidents involving children, to establish a record of the children’s physical, social and cognitive development and progress.
  6. Establish and maintain communications with parents regarding the progress of their children. Communicate any issues and work with parents to address them.
  7. Complete all necessary DCFS paperwork, as required.
  8. Assist in the creation and implementation of an age-appropriate curriculum designed for the developmental readiness of each child.
  9. Maintains required training, licensure and/or certification
  10. Maintains confidentiality of privileged information and adheres to applicable privacy laws
  11. Demonstrates sensitivity, understanding and respect of diverse populations within the workplace
  12. Maintains an understanding of the work of colleagues to effectively provide back-up and/or support for co-workers during times when the division is short-staffed or experiencing an increased volume of work
  13. Adheres to department guidelines for attendance and punctuality.

Other Duties:

  1. Perform other job-related duties as assigned which pertain to the job description.
  2. Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes days/evenings/weekends as needed by the department.

Physical Demands:

Medium (up to 50 lbs. occasionally or 30 lbs frequently or 10 lbs constantly)

Visual Acuity:

Close visual acuity (e.g. computer, assembly)

Work Environment:

Loud noise

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office or administrative

Outdoor weather

Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

The initial posting date for this position is 09/01/2021. Elgin Community College Support Staff Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 09/09/2021 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Elgin Community College does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender/gender identity, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers.

In addition, Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment practices, educational opportunities, and programs and services. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the College’s EEO/AA Officer. Determinations on request for a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Advertised: September 1, 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled


Working at Elgin Community College 

Elgin Community College offers 2,000 courses to choose from and services that fit the lifestyles of busy adult learners. Every semester, 6,000 returning adult students take classes at ECC. Their average age is 28, and 80 percent of them are taking one or two courses per semester.

ECC is in the education and training business which means better business for employers and employees. ECC offers relevant and economical professional continuing education, custom business training, and services forsmall business through the corporate and continuing education division of ECC. Students can select from an array of exciting and in-demand topics that allow them to gain the confidence to embark on a new career, start a small businesses, or convert a personal interest into a paid endeavor. Skilled, professional sales representatives work directly with companies and area employers to assure that presentations developed are custom designed. Instructors with real-world know-how, experienced at working with adults, teach the classes. Applicable state training incentives are used to keep programs cost-effective.


ECC Campus: Thirteen buildings grace a picturesque 217-acre campus. It's a modern network of buildings where learning is enhanced by the latest equipment, Internet and wireless access and computer instruction across the curricula. ECC is outfitted for the future and continues to grow to meet the ever-changing needs of our students.

Streamwood Center: In 1998, the college and Village of Streamwood remodeled the lower level of Village Hall to include computer and general purpose classrooms. Classes offered there make it easier for those who live in the eastern portions of ECC’s district to attend college.

Satelitte Campuses: ECC holds classes throughout the northwest suburbs at off-campus locations scattered across the district. Whether it is a medical center where ECC nursing students assist in patient care, a fire station where students transform into prospective lifesavers, or a nearby forest preserve where bird watching takes over on Saturday mornings, ECC classes are somewhere nearby.

Employment at ECC

ECC provides a work environment that is characterized by the shared values of excellence, freedom of inquiry, equity, ethical practices, accountability, respect for diversity and community engagement. 

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