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      Immanuel Christian Academy has an immediate opening for a part-time Preschool teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.  The Preschool program consists of 4 year olds.  The part-time teacher must be available to work Monday-Friday from 7:30AM to 11:30AM.  It is possible that this will become a full time position for the next school year.  Please contact the school at the number listed below if there are questions or if you are interested in applying.

Immanuel Christian Academy

2329 S. Wolf Rd.

Hillside, IL 60162

708 562-5580

Positions Available!

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Early Childhood Director employment opportunity in Roselle IL. Full time position in a DCFS licensed program with a capacity  for 98 children. Wonderfully equipped facility with 24 staff dedicated to providing quality care and education in a Christian environment. Send resume to

We are growing at Trinity Child Care Center!
Full and part time Early Childhood Teacher and Assistants Positions are available due to our increasing enrollment.
We are seeking to fill our positions with energetic and enthusiastic individuals who desire to provide quality care and education to children 6weeks to 5 years old in a Christian environment.
Please contact the center director for detailed job descriptions and qualifications          

Deb at 630.-894-3970

Final Early Childhood Network Meeting of the School Year!

A BIG THANK YOU to St. John's in Lombard for hosting our last early childhood network meeting of the school year. We spent our time discussing possible topics and meeting locations for next year. I will be posting further information regarding the notes from our meeting during the summer months.

Two things...
1. If your church/school in either the east or west region of the Northern Illinois District of LCMS schools is interested in hosting one of our network meetings for next year, please send me an email in the weeks ahead ( 

2. If you have an early childhood topic that would be of interest to our administrators and teachers, please also email me in the weeks ahead. 

Enjoy the pictures from St. John's Lombard. May you all have a safe and blessed summer vacation.     


East AND West Network Meeting of the Year!

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Welcome to the final Early Childhood Network Meeting of the school year.  We are looking forward to being together as we celebrate a year well done! 
Please bring idea's of future topics for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.  A light dinner will be served.
When:  May 17, 2017
Time:    4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Host:    St. John's Lutheran School
              220 S. Lincoln
              Lombard, IL  60148
**Lincoln is a one way street going North.  It is easiest to come in from Main Street on Ash, where you'll make a right turn onto Lincoln.   Please enter the new school building on the West side of the street, across from the old school and church.

Please RSVP to Kris Ann MIlas  
Phone:  630-932-3196 x105

West Network Meeting Cancelled

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Please note: The West Network Early Childhood meeting scheduled for tomorrow, April 27, has been cancelled. 

Our next meeting is a joint planning meeting with both the East AND West region. We are meeting at St. John Lutheran School in Lombard on Wednesday, May 17 from 430p.m.-6:30p.m. and would love for as many to be in attendance as possible. This is a very important meeting as we discuss topics and locations for the upcoming year.
If you are not able to attend this meeting but have interest in hosting or a topic idea in mind, please email Melissa or Julie. 

Thank you. 

East Region Early Childhood Meeting

April Early Childhood Program of the Month: 
ABBA Christian Childcare/Family in Faith in Glendale Heights 
(serving infants (6 weeks) through preschool-age children)

Ministry Stories:
Pastor Kass shared a story of spending some time with an 18 year old boy named Jessie. He’d been a student at their childcare center. After wandering, Jessie confided that he wanted to get back to church and have Christ in his life again. You never know what seeds you are planting!

Upcoming Conferences:
·         Concordia Chicago Early Childhood Conference – August 4, 2017
·         NID Teachers Conference – October 6, 2017

Upcoming Special Events – all are invited!:
·       Wednesday, April 26that 5:45 pm: Community Outreach Event – Live Vocal and Visual Artists with children’s artwork on display
o   Trinity Early Childhood Center, Naperville
·         Thursday, April 27, 2017: Early Childhood Learning Fair
o   St. Paul, Aurora
·         May 12th at 6 pm: Art Show (children perform in the church prior to the show)
o    St. Andrew, Park Ridge

Topic: Building Bridges between Family and Church

·         It’s imperative that families feel important to your church
·         Include pastors when celebrating baptismal birthdays
·         Invite individual classes to church and pray for their class during church
·         Touchpoints – keep track of family involvement and encourage natural integrations into school or church life when connections are not happening