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Full-time ,
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Lucy Lunsford

Teacher & Play Facilitator

Stones Nursery School is opening a BRAND NEW location in Portage Park. We are excited to be finally opening our third location: It's 3 classrooms and an outdoor classroom, all completely new construction with new or gently used materials and furniture.

Do you want to be a part of opening a school? Would you thrive in a new space with empty cabinets to fill and organize as new enrollment settles and grows? Our classrooms are fully stocked and remodeled but again EMPTY CABINETS! A teacher's dream, right?

Stepping Stones’ overall mission is to create a loving, caring environment that promotes creativity, imagination, early literacy and numeracy skills as well as self-confidence, independence and ‘tools for learning’. We love loose parts, process art, gardening, and outdoor adventures in all types of weather.

Job duties:

  • Embody the mission of Stepping Stones Nursery
  • Plan and implement learning experiences that advance the intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development of students within a safe, healthy learning environment.
  • Encourage the involvement of the families of the students and the development of relationships between students and their families.
  • Other Duties As Assigned


  • Assistant Teacher: High school diploma or GED.
  • Lead Teachers: High school diploma or GED and a CDA or 30 semester hours with 6 hours directly related to childcare and/or child development from birth to age six.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a child development setting.
  • Must be able to supply a yearly certificate of good health.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the program.
  • Must be CPR/First Aid certified.
  • Food sanitation certification is required.
  • Documentation of Tuberculin-free condition

Career Ladder & Benefits HERE!

Job Type: Permanent
Location: Portage Park