Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) August 08, 2012
Little Green Tree House, Chicago’s first all green early childhood education facility will be opening their second location in the Lakeview neighborhood in late fall, 2012 at 3111 N. Ashland. Due to the day care’s expansion, they recently announced that they will be recruiting lead, assistant and various other teaching positions beginning in early fall, 2012. Construction is currently underway at the 13,000 square foot space that will accommodate approximately 150 students, offering the same unique and eco-conscious educational curriculum to infants and children from six weeks to five years old.
The Lakeview day care will follow the same creative and theme-based curriculum as the first location at 118 S. Ashland in Chicago’s West Loop. The Little Green Tree House mission promotes a message of positive worldly consciousness and modern learning where each child is given the opportunity to grow and learn efficiently. A combination of teaching techniques is used at Little Green Tree House for a well- rounded approach to early childhood education. Little Green Tree House teachers are motivated and inspirational and thrive to nurture the social, emotional and cognitive growth of each child. Classrooms are divided into five age groups including infants, six weeks to 15 months; toddlers 15 months to 24 months; advanced toddlers, 24 months-36 months; preschool, three to four-year-olds; pre-kindergarten, four to five-year olds.
All Little Green Tree House lead teachers prepare lesson plans where the various age groups engage in developmentally appropriate activities and focus on the development of fine and gross motor skills, as well as building emotional, life and social skills. Infants and toddlers learn sign language and participate in many sensory activities to enhance their learning. As part of the school’s learning objectives, older children are encouraged to collaborate with their peers and formulate questions. This type of environment promotes learning from other students as well as their teachers.
The creative curriculum is led by the philosophy that young children do their best learning by doing. Children are encouraged to engage in active thinking, personal experimentation and inquiry in order to discover how things work. The areas of development that the creative curriculum focuses on include social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth and development.
While the theme-based curriculum varies among each classroom in both nature and scope, it is motivating to each student and relevant to their age-group. In the younger classrooms, students learn about colors and will discuss and experience items of a specific color throughout their school day. Older students may learn about ocean life and understand this theme through a series of related activities. Similar to the creative curriculum, the theme based program meets the developmental needs of the student.
Little Green Tree House is diligent in their search for teachers for their new location. "The directors never hire in haste; we take our time to make a calculated decision on who would be the best fit for our school. Our first priority is making sure they have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree relative to early childhood and experience is always preferred. Our standards ensure we hire teachers, because not only are we a daycare, but also a school," said Sarah Stiltner, an Executive Director at Little Green Tree House.
To be considered as an applicant at Little Green Tree House, candidates must meet the requirements set forth by the Department of Children and Family Services. In addition, Little Green Tree House requires their teaching staff to have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or an educational-related field with a minimum of 12 credit hours in Early Childhood Education. For the infant, pre-kindergarten and pre-school classrooms, it is preferable for teachers to have prior experience.
Interested and qualified teaching candidates should visit Little Green Tree House’s Career Page for updated and detailed information.
About Little Green Tree House
Founded in July, 2009, Little Green Tree House focuses on modern learning for the optimal growth and development of the child while promoting a consciousness and respect of the planet. As the first eco-friendly early child development education center in the metropolitan Chicagoland area, Little Green Tree House gives children ranging from newborns to kindergarten age the opportunity to grow and learn efficiently and build a strong foundation for their future.
Little Green Tree House employs highly-trained teachers and a very qualified staff. Healthy, organic and locally-sourced food is served in a peanut-free allergy conscious environment. All toys, serving bowls, plates and cups are non-toxic.