Child Instructor

  • Chicago, IL
  • Part-time

Company Description

Instituto del Progreso Latino (Instituto) was incorporated in 1977 to meet the needs of Latino immigrants to learn English, find employment, accustom their children to the U.S. educational systems, and adjust to life in Chicago in a myriad of ways. Since its inception, Instituto has been a story of hope, perseverance, and community triumph.

Today, Instituto is a recognized leading city and state educational center serving more than 14,000 participants annually to advance their basic academic skills, obtain a high school diploma, pass the GED exam, become U.S. citizens, increase their job skills, and provide assistance with employment opportunities. Our goal is to instill that sense of hope, motivate perseverance, and provide the tools for success.

Job Description

  • Prepares and carries out Learning Activities (learning games, reading, math tutoring, projects, Circle Time, songs, dances, free play in areas) with children aged 3-5 and/or 6 to 8, using the Creative Curriculum (pre-K) and the Illinois State Board of Education K-3 learning skills standards to guide and focus instruction·        
  • Attends field trips, library visits, and other activities with families outside of the classroom as needed·        
  • Instructs children and measures learning gains with approved evaluation tools.·        
  • Assists in carrying out Parent Child Together Activities (PACT) between parents and children on any dates that these are programmed.·        
  • Follows registration and attendance protocols.·        
  • Deals with disciplinary issues between children and their parents as necessary.·        
  • Organizes and maintains the child development area in proper condition, for safety, and for carrying out educational activities.·        
  • Carries out job related duties as may be directed by immediate supervisor.
  • Exhibit professional courtesy in dealing with program participants, colleagues, and team members, and the public.
  • Attend further  professional development as indicated in employee evaluations.


  • A.A. degree with no less than 12 credits in childhood and early childhood education or foreign equivalent.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish .
  • 3 years minimum child/early child teaching.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.  
  • Able to work with young children and a wide variety of people.
  • Exceptional organization and time management skills.
  • Above average “customer” service approach.
  • Ability to maintain composure under pressure.
  • Dependable and punctual.
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the Internet.

Additional Information

Submit cover letter with resume and salary expectations, a completed application (located at:, and any other information listed above as “additional attachments” when you apply.

Instituto del Progreso Latino is an equal opportunity employer