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The Center is staffed by more than 160 skilled and dedicated professionals who help teachers and administrators improve their instructional skills and meet the challenges of today’s classrooms.

We offer competitive compensation, a full package of health and retirement benefits and a richly rewarding working environment. We are an equal opportunity employer.


 ECDEC Instructional Assistant and Teacher Positions

ECDEC is currently interviewing for Early Childhood Teacher positions.  Qualified candidates will have a Professional Educator License (PEL) with an early childhood education endorsement and/or an early childhood special education approval.    Bilingual or ESL endorsements are also preferred.

To apply or obtain additional information, please send cover letter and resume to

ECDEC is currently interviewing for a full time Instructional Assistant. Qualified candidates must have 60 hours of college or have passed the Work Keys Test in order to obtain Paraprofessional approval from the ISBE.  Bilingual/Spanish preferred.

Additionally, ECDEC maintains a list of authorized Teacher and IA subs to primarily serve the four classrooms that are not located within a school district building.  Classrooms are located in both Palatine and Wheeling Townships.

A 4-year degree is required to be a teacher sub; a high school diploma or equivalent is required to sub as an Instructional Assistant. Previous experience working with young children is preferred, but not necessarily required. The teacher sub rate is $110/day; the IA sub rate is $90/day.

To apply or obtain additional information, please send cover letter and resume to