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Early Childhood Teacher - Young Toddler, Toddler & Preschool

Administrative Services --> Child Development Center

Littleton, CO
ID: 910

At ACC, every employee is focused and responsible for student success. We promote a culture of inclusivity and innovation through individualized support, passionate employees, and a welcoming environment. Hands on experiences and personalized attention make learning come alive at ACC enabling our diverse community of students and staff to develop the knowledge and skills they need to reach their academic and career goals. Since 1965, ACC has supported a culture of achievement and has been the place of choice for people who want to Move Mountains.

ACC seeks applicants who understand and have first-hand experience working with diverse populations, which may include but are not limited to, historically marginalized populations such as people of color, LGBTQ+ community members, veterans, first generation graduates, and people with disabilities.

Job Summary

The Early Childhood Teacher provides responsive educational opportunities in a nurturing, supportive environment that promotes success for our youngest of learners, ACC students, employees and the communities we serve, while working cooperatively with administration, colleagues and families. The Early Childhood teacher will collaborate with the Director of the Child Development Center and the Associate Dean of Education in the management of the classroom delivering engaging educational experiences. Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the classroom.  In addition, the Early Childhood Teacher will create and maintain genuine relationships with children and families delivering best practices for each unique child. The Early Childhood Teacher will be responsible for planning and conducting assessments, utilizing assessment data, and classroom & individual observations to create informed, meaningful weekly lesson plans. The Child Development Center follows State of Colorado licensing requirements and NAEYC accreditation standards while implementing a developmentally appropriate curricular approach. This position reports to the Director of the ACC Child Development Center. The position will typically work a 40 hour per week schedule, Monday through Friday

This posting may be used to fill multiple vacancies.

ACC Equity Statement

We welcome and value the identities and experiences of our students, staff, faculty, and surrounding communities. We seek to engage and support historically marginalized groups whom higher education has traditionally failed to serve. We work to foster an equitable and inclusive learning and work environment that supports our students and employees through professional development, programming, reflection, and transformational change of ACC practices, procedures, services, and teaching. We collectively commit to holding ourselves accountable to our equity goals through assessing these efforts with multiple strategies that include voices of those impacted by this work. 

Required Qualifications

  • Associate's degree from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education or Child Development, which must include at least two, three-semester credit hour courses in Early Childhood Education; one of the courses must either be Intro to ECE or Guidance Strategies, OR
  • Current Early Childhood Professional Credential Level II or higher in Version 3.0, OR
  • Current professional Teaching License issued by the Colorado Department of Education with an endorsement in the area of Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, or Early Childhood Special Education Specialist
  • One year experience in a quality early childcare center planning and implementing engaging learning experiences.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge of best practices and principles in the delivery of high-quality early childcare and education.
  • Knowledge of NAEYC accreditation standards.
  • Experience creating and implementing integrated lesson plans.
  • Experience with authentic assessment process and Teaching Strategies Gold assessment tool.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines 
  • Working knowledge of Outlook, Word, and Internet.

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 50 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, early childhood classroom, and outdoor playgrounds. 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 communicate effectively and respectfully in all situations.
  • Constantly uses hearing and vision to interact with guests and staff and recognize trouble.
  • Cognitive demands include comparing, 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

Advertised Salary Range 

Salary range for this position is $38,950 - $43,624, commensurate with education and experience. AP 3-45 provides information regarding salary placement and adjustments. This is a full-time, FLSA non-exempt position. This position has been exempted from the State Classified System.

To Apply

All applicants must submit:

  1. Resume
  2. Detailed letter of interest (cover letter) addressing the job announcement. Please include any experiences you may have embedding equity and inclusion in your work, see below.

At ACC we seek to hire candidates that demonstrate a commitment to and experience with embedding equity and inclusion into their professional role. Please address this specifically in your cover letter explaining what diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) means to you and how you may have incorporated DEI into your current or previous professional responsibilities.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates who are selected to interview will be asked to submit a completed application form and the names and contact information for three professional references. Candidates will be evaluated based on their qualifications as related to the duties and responsibilities of the position. To apply, scroll down to the bottom of this page and click "Apply."

If you have questions regarding this position, please contact us at

Closing Date

This position will be posted from September 5, 2023 until filled. This posting will be used to create a pool of candidates.


At ACC, we value and uphold a commitment to a workplace that focuses on employees. Our mission is to provide innovative and responsive educational and economic opportunities in an accessible, inclusive environment that promotes success for students, employees, and the communities we serve. In addition to rewarding and meaningful work, we offer a comprehensive selection of benefits to support our employees, including:

  • Strong, flexible retirement benefits including Colorado PERA’s Defined Benefit Plan or Defined Contribution Plan. ACC contributes 20.95% of your salary on your behalf. Supplemental retirement plans including 401(k), 403(b) and 457 plans are also available.
  • Comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, and flexible savings benefits.
  • Employee assistance services such as counseling, professional coaching, financial planning, and more, are available to you and members of your household at no cost through the Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP)
  • Generous paid time off benefits including up to 15 hours of annual leave and 10 hours sick leave per month, 10 paid holidays per year, and up to 18 hours for academic and volunteer activities.
  • Tuition assistance for employees and their eligible dependents at any community college within the Colorado Community College System or CCCOnline.
  • State employees are eligible to participate in BenefitHub which offers discounts for retailers and services and other benefits resources.
  • Employees may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Additional information about this program can be found on the Colorado Division of Human Resources website.
  • New hires for full-time positions may be eligible for a relocation assistance benefit if relocating at least 100 miles to work at ACC. Information about this can be found in AP 3-160.

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.
  • All ACC employees, except student employees, contribute to Colorado PERA at a fixed percentage of their earnings and do not contribute to Social Security.
  • Finalist must be willing to make Colorado their primary workplace.

CCCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Colorado Community College System believes when all human qualities are regarded with dignity and respect and when everyone has access to the individualized support they need, all will have the opportunity to thrive. In all aspects of the employment process, decisions are made based on merit, competence, performance and business need without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, military status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. Our Accommodations and Non-Discrimination policies, plus other helpful information, can be found publicly at

For information regarding Arapahoe Community College Security, including Clery Act / Crime Statistics for the campuses and surrounding area, please see the Arapahoe Community College Annual Security Report. For a hard copy report, please contact the ACC Campus Police Department at 303.797.5800,, or Room M2600 at 5900 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, Colorado 80120.