Careers

Infant, Toddler, & Preschool Teachers

Children’s Learning Place & Downtown Children's Learning Place are a multi-cultural learning centers serving some of Chicago’s elite families. CLP is looking for friendly, motivated, enthusiastic individuals committed to providing exceptional early childhood education.

Do you...

  • love kids?
  • love to teach?
  • love adventure?

We'd love to have you at Children’s Learning Place. We are seeking professional Early Childhood Teachers and Assistant Teachers to work with our children from birth to six years of age.

If you would like to join our team, please fill out the form below. It will be sent directly to us and we will call you to complete the application process. Or, if you wish, please open and print our application in Adobe and then mail or drop off the completed signed application.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

 
Name:
First Middle Last Maiden
Address:
Street/Apt. # City/Town State Zip
Contact:
 

Home Phone #

Cell Phone #

Email Address  
Date of Birth: (day/mo/yr)
Are you legally able to work in
the USA?
YES NO
Do you have a valid driver’s
license?
YES NO
Driver's License #: State Issued:
Do you have a current passport? YES NO
List any
foreign languages you speak fluently:
Are you certified in CPR? YES NO First Aid? YES NO
(If so, you will need to furnish
copies of your cards to CLP.)
Date Available
Desired
Hourly Salary (before
taxes)
Please tell us how you heard
about Children's Learning Place.


EDUCATION

High School Name College 1 Name
City/State City/State
Yrs Attended Date Grad Yrs Attended Date Grad
Degree/Major Degree/Major
Did you receive a degree? YES NO Did you receive a degree? YES NO
College 2 Name Graduate School Name
City/State City/State
Yrs Attended Date Grad Yrs Attended Date Grad
Degree/Major Degree/Major
Did you receive a degree? YES NO Did you receive a degree? YES NO

CHILDCARE EXPERIENCE
(Please list ALL childcare experiences including volunteer,
internships, student teaching, long-term babysitting, etc. since you
graduated High School)

Name of
Family/Company
City/State/Zip Dates Employed (mo/yr – mo/yr)
Position Ages of children when you began  
 
Contact/Phone
  Cell Work Home

May we contact them at this time? YES NO

Reason for leaving?



 

Name of Family/Company City/State/Zip Dates Employed (mo/yr – mo/yr)
Position Ages of children when you began  
 
Contact/Phone
  Cell Work Home

May we contact them at this time? YES NO

Reason for leaving?


 

Name of
Family/Company

City/State/Zip

Dates Employed
(mo/yr – mo/yr)

Position Ages of children when you began  
 
Contact/Phone
  Cell Work Home

May we contact them at
this time? YES NO

Reason for leaving?

 

Name of
Family/Company

City/State/Zip

Dates Employed
(mo/yr – mo/yr)

Position Ages of children when you began  
 
Contact/Phone
  Cell Work Home

May we contact them at
this time? YES NO

Reason for leaving?



 

Please list any
additional childcare experiences below:

PLEASE CHECK IF YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:


Cared for a newborn (under 3mths)        Toilet trained a child

Cared for infants (3 – 12mths)        Cared for school aged children         Cared for multiples

Helped a child cope with divorce        Cared for a child with special needs  

Cared for a nursing baby         Cared for ill children

Given medications to children         Cared for toddler/preschool aged (12 months – 5 yrs)

SHORT ESSAY QUESTIONS

1. Why do
you want to work for Children's Learning Place?

2. What qualities should a successful
child care provider possess?



3. If you’ve never worked in Early Childhood Education, please explain why you wish
to pursue this opportunity.



4. What are your future goals?



5. What kind of hobbies, interests, and organizations do you pursue?
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?



6. Please list activities you enjoy doing with children.


7. Have you ever been convicted of a crime? Please explain.


8. Can you swim? If so, how well do you swim?



9. Do you drink? If so, how often do you drink?



10. Please explain your philosophy of discipline and what
consequences you use in disciplining children.



11. Please tell us about your best and worst childcare experiences.



12. How would your friends and family describe your personality?



In the space below, write at least a 3 – 5 paragraph
autobiographical essay to introduce yourself. Tell us
about your family, your background, and what qualities you have to
be a successful Early Childhood Teacher. Please refer to some of your
previous positions that you have had with children.


ADDITIONAL NON-CHILDCARE
WORK HISTORY

Employer City/State Dates Employed (mo/yr – mo/yr)
Position Supervisor’s Name  
 
Contact/Phone Alternate Phone Number

May we contact them at this time? YES NO

Reason for leaving?

Employer City/State Dates Employed (mo/yr – mo/yr)
Position Supervisor’s Name  
 
Contact/Phone Alternate Phone Number

May we contact them at this time? YES NO

Reason for leaving?

Employer City/State Dates Employed (mo/yr – mo/yr)
Position Supervisor’s Name  
 
Contact/Phone Alternate Phone Number

May we contact them at
this time? YES NO

Reason for leaving?



 

Please list any
additional NON childcare work experiences below:


CHARACTER REFERENCES

Non-childcare or work related (e.g. Clergy, professors, and leaders
of the community). Please do not include relatives.

Name Name
Home Phone Home Phone
Cell Phone Cell Phone
Work Phone Work Phone
Relationship Relationship

I hereby attest that all of the above information is true and accurate. I have given full disclosure of my entire work history to Children's Learning Place.


Downtown Children's Learning Place & Children's Learning Place are licensed child care facilities offering children ages 6 weeks to 6 years a well rounded educational experience. We begin with age appropriate environments that encourage children to learn, play and explore.

We focus on the growth of the mind, spirit and body via music, art, show and tell, circle time, science projects, math, reading, field trips, exercise, dance, tumbling and gymnastics, swimming, pageants, holiday parties, and annual events. Raising your child can be difficult, finding the best care for your child doesn't have to be.

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