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Daycare Teacher

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Batavia, IL 60510
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Job Description

Open Date: February 20, 2020

Close Date: May 31, 2020


Fermilab is America's premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. We support discovery science experiments in Illinois and at locations around the world, including deep underground mines in South Dakota and Canada, mountaintops in Arizona and Chile, and the South Pole.

We are strategic risk takers, innovators, and collaborators. We are engineers, scientists, technicians, administrative professionals. We are 1,800 employees advancing knowledge for the benefit of humankind. Fermilab has been at the forefront of particle physics for more than 40 years. We build world-leading accelerators and detectors to conduct some of the most advanced particle physics experiments possible. We collect and analyze the data from those experiments with some of the most powerful computers in the world. We conduct this research on a 6,800-acre prairie, 35 miles outside Chicago, a treasure that has been designated a National Environmental Research Park.

The Fermilab Children's Center provides onsite day care services for the preschool children of the laboratory's diverse international community. The Center promotes the social, academic, emotional and physical development of each child through planned daily physical activity, creative play, music, stories, art projects, and personal attention.

The Children's Center is looking for a Daycare Teacher with experience caring for children ages six weeks to six years old. Under general supervision, you will be responsible for the daily care of an assigned group of infants and/or toddlers. A Daycare Teacher provides primary care and leads independent and group activities for infants and toddlers. Through games and a variety of physical and mental exercises the children develop language and physical skills, curiosity, imagination and self-esteem.

You Will:
  • Provide care appropriate to the needs, age and developmental stage of each child.
  • Provide care in an attentive, consistent and equitable manner.
  • Develop and lead culturally-relevant programs and activities to encourage social, physical and intellectual development.
  • Monitor and assist with maintaining safe classroom and outdoor environments.
  • Establish and maintain positive rapport with co-workers and parents.
  • Other duties as assigned.

We Are Looking For:
  • An Associate degree in Early Childhood Development
  • 2 years relevant experience.
  • Strong communication and people skills to interact with children, parents, peers and managers.
  • Instructional skills to clearly provide directives and in a way that young children can understand.
  • Patience to handle different personalities, varying levels of social understanding and awareness, and tense situations.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Willingness to abide by all environmental, safety and health regulations.
  • Respect and understanding of the value of individual differences that embody the principles of diversity.

Relocation not available for this position.

Physical Activity and Work Conditions
Human Factors: Work outdoors, Blood Borne Pathogens


Diverse people. Diverse jobs. Great science.

Fermilab is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all qualified applicants regardless of color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status.



Posted: 2020-05-22 Expires: 2020-06-22

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