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Jessamyn Miller

Cooperative Preschool Program Seeks Part-time Teacher

Hoyne Street Playgroup is seeking a part-time teacher on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 m., with the position growing to 3 or 4 days/week by the end of August 2021. Salary starts at$17.50/hour.

Please send a statement of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to: as soon as possible for the best consideration.

Preferred candidates will be curious and creative, have an interest in early childhood development, and consider themselves to be life-long learners.

About Hoyne Street Playgroup:

Hoyne Street Playgroup (HSP) is a non-profit parent‐run preschool cooperative that has been in existence for over 35 years and is located in Logan Square. Parents rotate through leadership roles, some currently work as teachers, and they meet monthly to oversee operations, as well as to foster a generous, communicative, and loving community. HSP believes that children learn best through play. The daily schedule balances free play with structured, stimulating activities, and naps for the children that require it. Currently, the goal is to be outside as long as possible to mitigate the potential for virus spread. The teachers observe each child’s needs and design activities that fit their interests and foster their development. They nurture child-to-child communication for conflict resolution and developing social-emotional skills.

Teacher Responsibilities:

The structure is 2 teachers per day that work together as a team caring for up to 10 children per day, and 3 teachers employed. Ages range from 2-5 years of age. The adults provide stimulating activities and nurture positive relationships. In addition to developing and implementing daily activities, teachers need to change diapers, clean up after daily activities, and do minor administrative activities such as keeping track of basic supplies. As we adapt to the uncertainties inherent in coping with the pandemic, this is an opportunity for an innovative educator to be involved in shaping responsive programming.


  • A passion for teaching, caring for, and playing with children
  • Ability to co-teach
  • Excellent emotional awareness and communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for being part of a cooperative community
  • Ability to develop and implement developmentally appropriate play-based curricula
  • Flexibility as the co-op continues to evolve and adapt in light of the pandemic and serving the needs of children and families

Direct inquiries or submit applications to:

Job Type: Permanent
Location: Logan Square, Chicago, IL