The Child Development Laboratory in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has the following job opportunities available:

We value our childcare workers and want to invest in your future with the following job benefits:

  • Competitive starting salary ranges from $14.90/hr to $17.85/hr
  • A starting salary of $46,203 for head teachers
  • A comprehensive benefits package that provides for retirement with an option that includes employer contribution
  • Health insurance (including dental and vision) with coverage for dependents
  • Generous paid time off:
    • 12-15 paid holidays depending on the number of gift days in December
    •  2 floating holidays
    • 12-25 vacation days depending on position
    • 12-25 sick leave days depending on position
  • Parental leave and bereavement time off to support you during major life events
  • A tuition waiver for your continued education
    • A 50% tuition waiver for dependent children after seven years of service

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Contact Illinois Human Resources at 217-333-2137.

For information on available positions, contact Meghan Redeker at the Child Development Lab 217-244-9525 or