FXW Schools preschool program follows the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards. Children are guided to develop interests in many topics and investigate these topics through long-term projects and themes. Children develop their social-emotional, physical, language, and cognitive development through the enriching classroom experiences.
Our philosophy is to facilitate learning in developmentally appropriate ways. We believe in:
play as the foundation for academic learning
strong social and emotional health with an emphasis on relationships, self-regulation and initiative
nurturing optimism and happiness in the classroom
increasing empathy and compassion in order to resolve peer conflicts
the process of learning rather than the product
teaching critical thinking skills through discussing, questioning and exploring
providing choices to foster motivation to learn
building body awareness by strengthening gross motor and fine motor muscles
supporting the religious and spiritual faith of all children through prayer and music
encouraging self-help skills to build independence and pride
partnering with parents to support and nurture their child
child readiness for learning with sensitivity to individual differences and needs
The assistant teacher is responsible for educating the whole child by providing a quality learning experience to all children in his/her classroom. The assistant teacher in conjunction with the lead teacher must respond to the needs of each individual child by implementing lessons in all subject areas. The assistant teacher fosters and maintains relationships with students and families.
The assistant teacher reports to the principal and is supervised, evaluated and mentored by the principal and/or the assistant principal. Other key relationships include: the Head of School, other teachers and administrators, staff, students and parents.
Qualifications and Requirements
A candidate should hold:
A Bachelors or Associates Degree in Education or 3-5 years of experience
A candidate will need upon hiring:
Comply with Archdiocese of Chicago Protecting Gods Children Requirements
A candidate must demonstrate:
The ability to establish collaborative relationships with lead teacher/teaching staff
About The Frances Xavier Warde School
The Frances Xavier Warde School is a Catholic elementary school in downtown Chicago that provides an excellent academic, values-oriented education to students of all ethnic, religious, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds in a child-centered urban environment. As a keystone of its diverse community, The Frances Xavier Warde School provides need-based scholarships to thirty percent of its students. The Frances Xavier Warde School partners with its families, nurtures faith development for its Catholic students, and engages all its students to learn about and respect other faith traditions. The Frances Xavier Warde School uses a rigorous curriculum that enables students to grow, clarify their values, and develop decision-making skills and a sense of responsibility for themselves and the world they will inherit.