Preschool Director

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This is an exciting

opportunity to lead a well-established, play-based, community preschool in Oak Park, IL.

The School

Pilgrim Community Nursery School is a private, nonprofit,

secular nursery school serving Oak Park, Illinois and surrounding communities (https://www.pilgrimschool.net/). We welcome children of all races, religions, ethnic

backgrounds, and economic situations and seek a student body that represents

the rich diversity of the greater Oak Park area. Pilgrim

is committed to providing every child with loving learning environments that

enable social, emotional, and physical growth:

  • Through play -
  • We believe that play serves the individual developmental needs of each
  • child.
  • With loving
  • teachers - Our teachers nurture every child's growth through play.
  • In community -
  • Our tight knit community provides emotional support and positive
  • experiences.
  • With a growth
  • mindset - We foster every child's intellectual, social, emotional, and
  • physical growth in a play-based environment.
  • Stronger
  • together - We believe in partnering with families to support a child's
  • growth.
  • Service -
  • Parents participate in the school's fundraising, social activities, and
  • governance.

The Director Position

We are looking for a community-minded, collaborative and

family-oriented Director to move us forward into 2022-23. The Director role is part-time (25-30 hours/week) and

non-teaching; it provides leadership, direction and supervision to children,

staff and families. This position works

collaboratively with the Nursery School Board and staff to produce an enriching

play-based early childhood education program for the children and families

enrolled in the Pilgrim Community Nursery School.




an educational program that meets the needs of pre-school age children and

their families 



with staff to develop and provide positive play-based learning activities



regularly with the PCNS Board, staff and Senior Pastor



the Nursery School in the community and professional peers and actively work to

promote the school to potential families



with the Board, work with parents as part of a Parent/Teacher Organization

(PTO) to enhance community-building, fundraising and use of technology (social




and supervise all Nursery School staff, including providing new employee

orientation and regular feedback and evaluations



the Nursery School treasurer and the Pilgrim Church financial staff, draft

annual budget for approval by the PCNS Board



that the Nursery School continues to meet standards required to maintain DCFS

licensing and NAEYC accreditation



and execute illness and emergency response procedures in accordance with requirements

of Oak Park Public Health Department and DCFS



staff and student records



appropriate duties as required




PCNS strives to maintain the higher standards

set forth by NAEYC, in addition to DCFS requirements. As such, the position of

Director at PCNS requires a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree with:

  • 9 credit-bearing hours in
  • specialized college-level coursework in administration, leadership, or
  • management
  • At least 24 credit-bearing
  • hours of specialized college-level coursework in Early Childhood
  • Education, child development, elementary education, or early childhood
  • special education that address child development and learning from birth
  • through kindergarten
  • Experience teaching in a
  • preschool setting


In addition, the Director should be someone who:

  • Authentically enjoys children
  • Has computer skills, including
  • word processing and e-mail competency



the ability to organize work and workspace



good verbal and written communication skills



knowledge of child development necessary for implementing developmentally

appropriate early childhood curriculum



good people skills and an ability to function as part of a team



experience working with a variety of children, assessing special needs, and referring

families to other services as needed



pass a background and security screening




Maintain professional skills and qualifications through seminars

and continuing education programs.

For more information or to apply, send your

resume and cover letter to Lee Capps, Board Chair, at lcapps@clearspace.net.



This is an exciting

opportunity to lead a well-established, play-based, community preschool in Oak Park, IL.

The School

Pilgrim Community Nursery School is a private, nonprofit,

secular nursery school serving Oak Park, Illinois and…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Parcial
  • Tipo de Emprego
    Contrato / CLT
  • Data de Início
    30 de maio de 2022
  • Educação
    Ensino Superior Requerido
  • Nível de Experiência
    Nível médio/Gerencial


Temporariamente Remoto
O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de Oak Park, IL
Local Associado
460 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60302, USA

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