Early Childhood Education Teachers

Position Type: 
Preschool Teacher
Organization Name: 
One Hope United
Job Location: 
Contact Information: 

To learn more and to apply, please visit www.onehopeunited.org/careers.


Type 04 Certification required: 

Seeking nurturing and enthusiastic individuals with a passion for enriching the lives of children for teaching opportunities at our various child development centers!

Opportunities available at our Aurora, Elgin, Bridgeport, Des Plaines, Joliet, O’Hare, Wilmette and Waukegan locations!

At One Hope United, we value team members who are willing to bring new ideas to the table, share best practices with colleagues, and expand our early childhood education services during an exciting period of growth for the organization.

Our childhood development centers and associated programs are staffed by dedicated professionals who strive to prepare children for life-long learning. All of our eligible programs have earned NAEYC accreditation—the mark of quality for early childhood education programs.  Those we serve reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate, and we cater to the individual needs of each child and family in our care.

We’re committed to creating the best possible work environment for our team members and offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including:

  • Health

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • 403b Retirement

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Agency paid life, LTD

  • Supplemental life insurance

  • Vacation, PTO, sick time

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Nine Agency paid holidays


The Teacher will manage the classroom atmosphere by:

  • Leading classroom activities and planning developmentally appropriate lesson plans that stimulate children’s physical, mental, social, emotional and cognitive growth.

  • Maintaining ongoing communications with parents and families.

  • Collaborating with co-teachers on best practices and creating a warm and welcoming environment for children.



Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, or Child Development Associate degree. Bachelor’s degree preferred.


A minimum of 1 year professional experience working with children in a classroom setting with a Bachelor’s degree. Two years of classroom experience with an Associate’s degree, or 7 years of classroom experience with a CDA.

Required Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to maintain confidential information and materials

  • Ability to stay current on developments in early learning field to enhance professional growth

  • Must be able to develop a professional and positive relationship with families and colleagues

  • Must be able to physically interact with children, involving both fine and gross motor skills, and lift up to 40 pounds

  • Ability to use positive approaches to help children solve problems

  • Ability to arrange classroom in well-defined learning centers that stimulate children’s interests and encourage independent use

  • Ability to follow all safety and health guidelines in accordance with state, federal, NAEYC and One Hope United regulations