Assistant Teacher

Position Type: 
Assistant Teacher
Organization Name: 
​Families Together Cooperative Nursery School
Job Location: 
City of Chicago North of Eisenhower
Contact Information: 

 To be considered for this position, please send a current resume and a letter explaining why your experience, skills, schedule, and approach to early childhood education would make you a great fit for this position and our school. All materials should be sent via email to learn more about our school, please

12 Hour/Week TBD
Type 04 Certification required: 

Part­time (12+ hours per week), mid­day (10:30am­1:30pm) Position

Job Summary/Responsibilities:

Families Together Cooperative Nursery School, a cooperative preschool in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood, seeks an enthusiastic, experienced, and organized educator to help facilitate our new extended day “lunch bunch” program for preschool children ages 3, 4 and 5. Our school provides a play­based educational environment in which children thrive and parents are integral to the life of the school. At our core is a commitment to diversity and equity, genuine collaboration between educators, families and children, and a creative and flexible approach to supporting each child’s cognitive, social and emotional growth.We offer part­day preschool classes that are 2.5­3 hours in the morning and afternoon; the “lunch bunch” program will be an optional “add­on” that will allow morning students to stay until 1:00pm and afternoon students to come as early as 11:00am. The program will include time for children to have a relaxed puzzle/game play time, eat lunch, and participate in an active rotating enrichment class (such as dance, drama music, yoga, Spanish, etc.).




This position is an excellent opportunity for an educator who:


  • loves working with 3, 4 and 5 year olds.


  • deeply values the role of play and family involvement in the development of preschool aged children.


  • is looking for a set part­time position between the hours of 10:30am­1:30pm, M­Th, beginning in early September and ending in early June. If interested, we may be able to

offer the right candidate extra work on Fridays, on M­Th morning or afternoon, and during our summer program in June.


  • is confident working collaboratively with a supervisor and other school staff members to envision and implement the ideal structure for this new program.


  • is nurturing, deeply self­reflective, a great problem solver, organized and efficient, and flexible and innovative in meeting the needs of a diverse group of young children.


  • is experienced, confident, and joyful in facilitating developmentally appropriate play, helping children through multiple transitions, and ensuring the safety and well­being of a group of 15­18 young children.


  • communicates with clarity, specificity, and sensitivity, both verbally and in writing.


  • is able to stand and walk for long periods, lift up to 50 pounds, and crouch, kneel, stoop or crawl with ease.


  • is comfortable singing and leading children in song.


  • has experience working in early childhood education and some relevant coursework.


  • is looking to learn and develop as an educator.


Compensation: This is an approximately 12 hour/week position with a competitive hourly rate, health benefits, paid sick time, and professional development opportunities. Flexible extra paid hours on Fridays, M­Th morning or afternoon, and during our summer program in June may be available may be available for the right candidate.


Type 04 Certification required: No