If you see yourself working in a place that honors children and has a standard of excellence for teaching, then you see yourself at the Gertrude B. Nielsen Child Care and Learning Center.

At GBN we believe that relationships are key to learning.  We also know that young children learn best through play and exploration in safe, beautiful and natural environments.  We are committed to hiring professional educators who know what to do and how to do it to maximize your child’s potential.  They are intentional and loving.  They care about each child and individualize learning.  Our teachers respect the child’s culture and language and create meaningful family and community connections.

Our Staff

We employ dedicated professionals who are engaged in lifelong learning and who are supportive of their co-workers, students and families. The Center has one of the lowest turnover rates in the region, with an average tenure of five years. meet the staff...

Our Families

Serving children from six weeks of age up through kindergarten, our teachers believe that each child is unique, as is each family. Building a partnership with parents is an integral part of our philosophy.

Our Volunteers

GBN has exciting volunteer opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds. The volunteer is enriched by the relationships and connections formed with the children, parents and staff.

Our School

The Center is open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday year round. The school year begins and ends mid June. The Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

Our Facilities

The school is over 22,000 square feet on 3.7 acres, conveniently located at Willow Road and I-294. It has 11 classrooms, a mini-gym/multi-purpose room, four newly renovated playgrounds, conference rooms, kitchens, a staff lounge and teachers offices equipped with computers. learn more...

Our Benefits

We offer competitive salaries and excellent working conditions. Detailed benefit information is available by contacting our human resource coordinator.

Our Education Requirements

A Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development is preferred. However, each applicants qualifications will be individually evaluated based on their coursework and experience in early childhood education. We follow NAEYC & DCFS requirements.