2017-2018 Early Childhood Network Meetings

East Region
West Region
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
St. Paul,  Mt  Prospect
Amy Cimarusti
18 S. School St., Mt Prospect 60056
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Concordia, Machesney Park
Joel Koehler
7424 N. 2nd St., Machesney Park
Large Motor Development
Thursday, October 19,  2017
Peaceful Hearts, Plainfield 
Tracy Miranda
24024 W. Main Street
(when using GPS:  415 W. Main St.)
Plainfield 60446  
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Immanuel Lutheran School, Freeport
Dan Green
1964 West Pearl City Rd., Freeport
Wednesday, November 8, 2017                  Open Arms, (Grace) Northbrook                Lori Schneider                  lschneider@openarmsnorthbrook.org         2245 Walters Ave. Northbrook  60062 
  847- 498-3060
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Zion, Marengo
Sandee Dunker
408 Jackson Street, Marengo
Summer Camp Programs
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
John, LaGrange
Holly Hackelberg
505 S. Park Rd (47th & Brainard  Ave) LaGrange
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Christ the Rock,  Rockford
Doreen Peterson
8330 Newburg Rd, Rockford
Mental & Emotional Health
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Good Shepherd, Elgin
Jan Eigenfeld
195 Nesler Rd, Elgin 60124
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Rockford Lutheran Academy
Curtis Wudtke
1711 Delcy Drive, Rockford
Staff Relationships and Recognition
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
St. John, Country Club Hills
Matt Kamien
4231 183rd St, Country Club Hills, 60478
Thursday, April 26, 2018
TLC Preschool- Trinity, Huntley
Vicky Piller
11008 N. Church Street, Huntley
Dealing With Crisis
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Concordia University, Chicago
Aimee Walsh
7400 Augusta Street River Forest 60305
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Joint meeting with both the East & West Regions
Concordia University, Chicago
Aimee Walsh
7400 Augusta Street River Forest 60305
Planning Meeting for 2018 - 2019

Teaching Position Available

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St. John Lutheran Early Learning Center (ELC) at 7214 South Cass Avenue in Darien, IL has an open part-time teaching position for the upcoming academic year beginning August 28, 2017 through May 23, 2018:

Teacher for Four-Year-Olds
A preschool teacher is needed on Monday-Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. to work with a class of four-year-old children. An Illinois teaching license is required with an Early Childhood license preferred.  Applicants should be a member in good standing of a Christian congregation, preferably one of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS).

If you are interested in either position, contact Director Nancy Chibe at 630-324-6582 or elc@sjlcdarien.org.

          St John Lutheran Early Learning Center
                        7214 South Cass Avenue
                        Darien, IL 60561

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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 Rogene@trinitryroselle.com

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  darby@trinityroselle.com

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 (Melissa.Smith@cuchicago.edu). 

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  
 Email:  krisann.milas@stjohnslombard.org
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.