Monday, July 16, 2018

Employment Opportunities

The Children's Center has the following positions opening available.


Join the Head Start team to prepare preschool aged children for school success. The Teacher will work with the Education team to create and implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum in the classroom. Responsibilities include providing quality educational opportunities and for the daily management of the classroom.   Additional responsibilities include developing and implementing lesson plans for daily learning activities, maintaining individual and classroom data for on-going assessment, evaluation and record keeping.  

  • BA in ECE or related field with equivalent to a major in ECE (preferred)
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (preferred)
  • Computer skills (required)
  • Knowledge of Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies GOLD (a plus)

To apply please contact Beverly Dawson, Head Start Director at (708 652-1284) or send a resume to

1-Part Time Teacher Assistant.  
25 to 27 hours per week full year. 

·         AA in ECE or  Related field with 6 in ECE
·         Bilingual  - English and Spanish
·         Computer Skills

If interested Please contact Deborah Diaz at, The Patricia Makris Center 708-652-1284

Part-time Grant Writer.
Experience necessary. Please send resume to Lurlean Chodora at

Volunteers welcome

Substitute teachers needed

For more information about employment opportunities, please email us at  

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

September Book of the Month: Llama Llama Misses Momma

Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney
This story starts when Mama Llama takes little Llama to his first day of preschool.  He is unsure of this new place, kids, and teacher so he is very shy and misses his mom.  As the day goes on his classmates encourage him to join them in learning and playing.  He is not sure if his mom will be back but he starts to have some fun. Then, at the end of the day, his Mama comes back to pick him up.  He discovers that he can love his Mama and school too!  Great book to help children with serpration anxiety.
Make your own popsicle puppets with these free printables.  You can make them yourself to pair with the story, or turn it into a craft and have the kiddos color and print their own!  The free printable is found at Making Learning Fun's website in color and black and white.  Just print, and glue on popsicle sticks for a quick and easy craft.
Don't have the book?  Watch it instead.
Check out the BOOK OF THE MONTH from months past.