Early Childhood Teacher
Child Development Center
The Child Development Center at Arapahoe Community College is looking for dedicated teachers to join our team of early childhood professionals. Our child development center provides a healthy and nurturing setting for children ages 18 months to Kindergarten age. The Center utilizes research-based Creative Curriculum, a comprehensive, customized approach supporting effective teaching that utilizes exploration and discovery as a way of learning. The Creative Curriculum enables children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills.
Early Childhood Teachers plan and facilitate engaging, developmentally appropriate activities that promote inquiry, problem solving, and social interactions while ensuring a positive classroom climate. Teachers use data gained through observation and assessment to inform lesson planning, maintain strong parent/teacher relationships, and provide supervision during indoor and outdoor activities.
Early Childhood Teachers typically work a full-time schedule between the hours of 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. This posting will be used to fill multiple Early Childhood Teacher vacancies.
Qualifications & Requirements
- Associates degree or higher, in Early Childhood Education, or related field from an accredited institution or Early Childhood Teacher qualified by the State of Colorado Human Services.
- Teaching experience in Early Childhood Programs (children 0-8 years old).
- Experience with Curriculums.
- Experience with Assessment processes.
- Ability to organize, prioritize multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
- Working knowledge of Outlook, Word, and Internet.
- Bachelor’s degree, or higher, in Early Childhood Education, or a related field from accredited institution.
- Three years professional experience such as a lead classroom teacher, mentoring/coaching, etc.
- Extensive knowledge of practices and principles in the delivery of quality childcare.
- Knowledge of NAEYC and /or Colorado Shines.
- Knowledge of Creative Curriculum.
- Knowledge of Teaching Strategies GOLD.
Physical & Cognitive Demands
The following are some of the physical and cognitive demands commonly associated with this position.
- Occasionally moves, positions, and transports classroom equipment weighing up to 20 lbs. Must be able to lift and carry a child weighing up to 40 lbs.
- This position requires the ability to frequently squat, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist, and balance. Frequently moves about the facility.
- This position operates in an office environment and/or classroom. Frequently uses a computer and/or iPad, and routinely uses standard office equipment including phones, copiers, etc.
- The person in this position regularly communicates with internal and external constituents, children, parents, and students. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
- Constantly uses hearing to interact with visitors, children, and staff, and to recognize trouble outside of view.
- Cognitive demands include comparing, copying, computing, compiling, analyzing, coordinating, synthesizing, negotiating, communicating, instructing, and interpersonal skills.
Reasonable Accommodation Statement
Arapahoe Community College provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process and/or during the course of employment, please contact Angela Johnson, Director of Human Resources, at 303.797.5715 or Angela.Johnson@arapahoe.edu.
Advertised Salary Range
The salary range is $36,000 to $40,230 annually ($17.31 to $19.34 hourly), commensurate with education and experience. This is a full-time, FLSA non-exempt position. This position has been exempted from the State Classified System.
All applicants must submit a resume, detailed letter of interest addressing the job announcement, copies of applicable certifications, names and contact information for three professional references, and an application form. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications as related to the duties and responsibilities of the position. To submit your application scroll to the bottom of this page.
If you have questions regarding this position, please contact us at ACCAskHR@arapahoe.edu.
This position will be open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Benefits for administrative, professional and technical (APT) staff are administered through the SBCCOE Trust. Effective July 1, 2015, employees in APT positions that are budgeted at .75 FTE or more are eligible for benefits beginning on their date of hire. Information regarding benefits can be found at the CCCS Employee Benefits site. Additional information regarding leave accruals can be found in BP 3-60. Non-classified, benefit-eligible employees are also eligible for tuition assistance.
APT staff are required to contribute to Colorado PERA at a fixed percentage of their salary and do not contribute to Social Security. ACC/CCCS offers three tax-deferred investment plans, including 401(k), 403(b) and 457.
AP 3-45 provides information regarding salary placement and adjustments.
Notice to all Applicants
- Final candidate will be subject to successful completion of a background check, and, if applicable, a motor vehicle record review.
- Former employees of the Colorado Community College System, or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in their application material.
- Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within thirty (30) days of hire.
- Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
- Arapahoe Community College participates in E-Verify.
- Arapahoe Community College is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.
- Finalist must be willing to make Colorado their primary workplace.
Arapahoe Community College is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, familial status, veteran or military status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other protected class or category under applicable local, state, or federal law (also known as “civil rights laws”), in connection with employment practices or educational programs and activities (including admissions).
We seek to respect, understand, and embrace the diversity of our students, staff, faculty, and the community we proudly serve. As a community, ACC encourages the richness of diversity and values the dignity of all persons. We strive to foster an equitable and positive learning environment that reflects the diverse nature of the people of Colorado and the nation.
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