Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Monograph Celebration Jan. 26!

Please join us in celebrating the publication of a new monograph about early childhood workforce development - “Voices from the Field:  Collaborative Innovations in Early Childhood Educator Preparation.”  A reception for faculty authors, early childhood education professionals, and friends will be held Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Roosevelt University. 

Please click on the link below for the e-invitation, full details, and the opportunity to register.  

 We hope to see you on January 26!


Monday, January 9, 2017

Full-Time Teacher Position Available

Smart Love Family Services, a leader in the field of early childhood education and family support, is seeking a full-time early childhood teacher for the 2016-17 school year. The position is a 40 hour per week, exempt position. Our well established non-profit organization operates The Natalie G. Heineman Smart Love Preschool located on Chicago’s north side. The preschool serves three through six year-olds in partial day sessions and also offers Parent & Child Programs from ages 6 weeks through three years-old. The building houses two preschool classrooms, a toddler play space and expansive outdoor yards and school garden. A unique Smart Love integrated play-based curriculum is offered. We are seeking an energetic, fun and caring individual eager to grow with our dynamic and unique preschool program within an organization that is supportive of employee development. 

Interested candidates, please submit a letter of interest, resume and transcripts to: 
Kelly Perez, Preschool Director, The Natalie G. Heineman Smart 
Love Preschool, 800 W. Buena Avenue, Chicago, Il 60613

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Peer Lead Position Available

Now Hiring: Peer Lead Position

Time: Monday 12:30 – 5:00 (pay $61.25 per week, Jan 13 – May 13)

Requirements: Core courses in psychology, education, and/or justice 

Description: Join Dr. Melissa Sisco in a rare opportunity to help facilitate a team of students learning about youth violence through participating in an internship at a crisis shelter with urban kids who have been removed from home due to abuse, neglect, or community disorganization.  Sisco will work with you to develop the skill sets that will be most advantageous for you in your career with a consideration of your strengths and areas of growth.  Your responsibilities as a peer lead are to meet with Sisco and the 3 other peer leads each Monday at 1230-2 to plan for the week, at 2-330, you will have a specific clerical task (e.g. Copying papers, arranging materials for activities), and at 330-5 you will help facilitate the bond between a youth and mentor while providing leadership through a series of stations that provide clinically geared tasks to help the youth being mentored learn the lesson of the day through playfulness. The mentorship program provides 60 students and 60 youth a fun filled semester of getting to know each other and bonding over creating and tackling SMART goals. 

*Peer Leads have the opportunity to assist in leading discussions and lectures as well., Melissa Sisco

Hoopeston Area CUSD 11 - Superintendent Position Available

Hoopeston Area CUSD 11 -  Superintendent Position Available 

Click here to download or view the Announcement of Vacancy.
Applications are only accepted online.  Please click here to apply.
For further information, please visit the IASB website.

Deadline to apply: January 20, 2017 by Noon (CST)
Applications are ONLY accepted online.