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Full-Time Positions 

no openings at this time

Part-Time Positions

Substitute Teachers: 

Join our dynamic and innovative educational community as a Substitute Teacher at The Children's School. As a substitute teacher, you will play a crucial role in fostering a positive and inclusive learning environment while adhering to our progressive and student-centered approach.



  • Associate or Bachelor's Degree in Education or other related field (preferred)

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to adapt to different teaching environments and grade levels.

  • Classroom management skills and the ability to engage students effectively.

Interested candidates should have the ability to do some physical activities like lifting things, bending down, or walking to the park.


Preferred Start Date: Immediately as needed

Compensation: $120/day


How to Apply: Applicants should send their résumés to The Children's School at We will contact you for an interview following your application.

NOTE: TCS follows Faith's Law in Illinois. Here is a link to our policy. For more information on Faith's Law, please see the following resource guide.

Non-Discrimination Policy: 
The Children’s School admits students of any race, color, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities accorded or made available to students at the school. The Children’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, financial aid program, or any other school-administered programs. 


Are you earning your college degree and are you interested in a future career in education?

We welcome inquiries from those who wish to join The Children's School as student teachers and interns to experience progressive education in action in the classroom.

Read more in the article: Nurturing the Next Generation of Educators

Why Teach at TCS?

Establish a Strong Foundation: Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive salary with minimum 3% raise each year

  • Partially subsidized health care benefits through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

  • 403(b) savings plan

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Paid Time Off

  • Family Medical Leave Policy

  • Employee tuition reduction



Nurture Your Own Growth: Professional Development

  • $1000 per year

  • Wide range of possible activities, including coursework, conferences, workshops, private lessons, and more

  • Institute Days planned according to teachers’ interests and needs

  • Strengths-based evaluation

  • Individual goal-setting and support

  • Shared Leadership opportunities

  • Teacher mentorship program matches new teachers with experienced faculty



Express Your Talent: Teaching Environment

  • Small class sizes

  • Collaborative, flexible, supportive faculty

  • Classroom discretionary budget of $1200 per year

  • Autonomy in developing routines and organization of classroom

  • Project-based emergent curriculum co-created by teacher and student

  • Ability to initiate classroom and school-wide events and activities

  • Support from full-time social worker and part-time learning specialist

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