Website Child Care Innovations, Red Rocks Community College

Position Summary:  To develop an on-site, learning-focused relationship with assigned early childhood education providers to assist in the improvement of child care outcomes through improved program quality.

About Child Care Innovations: Child Care Innovations is a department of Red Rocks Community College managing diverse funding provided by state, federal, county, private contracts, and fees. Child Care Innovations operates the Child Care Resource and Referral Agency, serving Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Douglas, Gilpin, Jefferson, and Park counties.

Through an Interagency Agreement with Colorado Department of Human Services, Child Care Innovations licenses facilities in Adams, Jefferson, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Larimer, and Weld counties.

Child Care Innovations’ mission is to help improve quality, access, availability, and equity in early childhood services and supports. We do this through the provision of regulatory services, training and support for caregivers and early childhood professionals, advocacy, and innovative community partnerships that promote the importance of early childhood experiences and the connection to school readiness and the overall health of families and communities.

Description of Position

  • Provide on-site coaching to increase early learning staff’s capacity to implement best practices designed to support the functioning of the program and children’s development.  This includes, but is not limited to, observations and feedback, assisting in developing, implementing, and tracking progress on a quality improvement plan based on rating and/or other program assessment data.
  • Assists early learning staff in understanding the goals, structure, and expectations of the designated quality improvement initiative and how the criteria relates to program goals and approach to early care and education.
  • As directed, works collaboratively with other coaches, staff, and team members of specific initiatives, and funders. This includes data collection as well as completion of required funder and departmental reports.
  • Provide technical assistance, by phone and/or email, to licensed childcare facilities or families seeking childcare.

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