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Infant Toddler Educator

Administrative Services --> Child Development Center

Littleton, CO
ID: 956

Job Summary

Do you know we have an award-winning National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accredited Child-Development Center at our main Arapahoe Community College campus in Littleton? 

We are seeking passionate innovative educators to expand and grow an exceptional experience for our youngest learners and ACC teacher candidates. Our Infant Toddler Educators create a nurturing and supportively responsive care environment fostering the cognitive, social-emotional, and physical developmental growth of our youngest learners. They model the implementation of best practices to support the growth trajectory of our ACC Education students and community observers. Our educators actively build relationships and collaborate with our families, students, and school community to ensure a quality experience for all. As a valued team member, our Infant Toddler Educators work collaboratively with leadership, faculty, and colleagues to manage the day-to-day classroom responsibilities and deliver high-engagement instructional designs and embedded learning opportunities for each child. Infant and Toddler Educators are responsible for planning and conducting assessments, and utilizing formative assessment data to create informed, meaningful weekly lesson plans. 

As an Early Childhood Educator you will focus primarily on helping each child grow in unique ways including:

  1. Using play to engage children in learning, fostering and engaging a deep understanding of concepts through hands on experiences.

  2. Nurturing creativity by sparking the child’s imagination through art, music, and movement. 

  1. Creating individualized instruction based on child's interests and needs. 

Characteristics of a strong Early Childhood Educator candidate are: 

Adaptability: being flexible and able to adjust teaching strategies based upon the unique needs of each child. 

Creative: developing weekly lessons that allow children to learn and engage through play. 

Patient: recognizing that each child learns at their own pace and may face different challenges.   

 Required Qualifications

  • Associate degree, or higher, 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 Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, or Early Childhood Special Education Specialist.
  • Minimum one year experience in a preschool classroom planning engaging learning experiences.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of early childhood methodologies implementing age-appropriate lesson designs to promote physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development. 
  • Working knowledge of Colorado Early Learning & Developmental Guidelines and/or Colorado Academic Standards for Preschool.  
  • Knowledge and ability to implement Colorado Department of Human Services Licensing and Health Regulations for Childcare   
  • Experience utilizing authentic assessment strategies to collect and document growth and development using TSGOLD.  
  • Utilizes formative assessment to drive instruction and intentionally plan integrated lesson designs.  
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

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. 

Physical & Cognitive Demands

The following are some of the physical and cognitive demands commonly associated with this position.

  • Occasionally moves, positions, and transports files and office materials weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • This position requires the ability to frequently squat, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist and balance. Hearing and vision are required to supervise and ensure the safety of children by identifying potential dangers and recognizing signs of distress or discomfort. 
  • The person in this position constantly communicates with internal and external constituents and students. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • 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

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 Jan. 24, 2024 until filled. The application window is anticipated to close on Feb. 28, 2024.


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 21.57% 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 materials.
  • Final candidate is required to submit unofficial 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.