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Colorado College is a nationally recognized, residential liberal arts college with about 2,000 students. The city of Colorado Springs offers many cultural and recreational activities in the foothills of the Rocky Mountain Region. The college actively promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment in which students and employees of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives can learn and work. Strong candidates should share the college’s and department’s deep commitment to antiracism (Antiracism at CC) and be committed to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in all facets of life at the college. The region boasts 300 days of sunshine each year, and Colorado Springs enjoys excellent access to the outdoors, with minimal commute.
Under minimal supervision, the Early Childhood Teacher will establish and maintain a safe, healthy environment, provide nurturing care and experiences to benefit the children and families of the campus community. Plan and implement age-appropriate learning activities based on observation and assessment of children’s individual development to foster growth and of the whole child. Comply with all Colorado Department of Human Services licensing requirements. Work cooperatively with others.
- Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- Basic Life and Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Generous paid vacation and sick time – accrual of 4 hours of vacation per pay period (96 hours, 12 days per year) and .0462 hours of sick time for each hour worked (96 hours, 12 days per year)
- Seasonal paid holidays including fall, winter and spring break (18 days per year)
- Parental Leave
- Mandatory 403(b) retirement plans where employees contribute 5% of pay and CC contributes 10%
- Tuition remission for employee and eligible dependents
- PSLF Assistance Program
- Home, Auto, Renters Insurance, and Pet Insurance
- Wellness benefits including free access to the gym, swimming pool, wellness center, and financial consultants
- Continued professional learning opportunities
Salary Range: $18.00 to $20.77 per hour
- Perform duties and responsibilities in a cooperative and professional manner, treat each staff member, child, family, visitor and volunteer with respect, courtesy, and kindness.
- Assume responsibility for all aspects of the classroom.
- Ensure that materials, equipment and learning environment are safe, healthy and developmentally appropriate.
- Plan and implement daily activities and meaningful experiences for small groups, large groups and individually to enhance skill development in all domains of learning to include antiracism terminology and language.
- Plan and implement a age/development appropriate classroom schedule, classroom rules and a room arrangement that supports clear defined interest areas to promote success for all children
- Maintain, prepare, request or purchase materials so they are adequate, appropriate, and safe while maintaining fiscal responsibility.
- Identify and report children’s individual growth using portfolios and online observation tools that align with Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines.
- Use a variety of appropriate guidance and classroom management techniques to work effectively with children, including positive reinforcements that support positive behavior. that is age/development appropriate.
- Responsible for food handling and service to meet USDA and sanitation regulations as required by Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
- Administer medications within the scope of delegation by the center nursing consultant.
- Administer first aid treatments and follow documentation requirements.
- Report known or suspected incidents of child abuse and/or neglect to the appropriate authorities as a mandatory reporter.
- Maintain confidentiality.
- Maintain Colorado State mandated trainings for childcare providers-minimum of 15 hours per year to include 3 hours of social emotional training.
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the concepts, theories, and principles of early childhood best practices and child development and be able to apply to all situations.
- Must hold current Early Childhood Teacher certification. For education and experience requirements see current Colorado State Licensing requirements for Early Childhood Teacher and refer to 7.702.45
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Infant nursery supervisor training and experience may apply.
- State approved Adult and Child CPR, First Aid and Medical administration training including Standard Precaution Procedures.
- Must have current pre-employment physical examination, proof of current vaccinations, knowledge of infectious diseases and preventative measures to reduce the spread of disease, and a working knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices with young children.
- Proficient with computer software programs such as Word and photo/print programs;
- excellent oral and written communication skills;
- proficient in spelling, punctuation, grammar, and basic business math;
- ability to think critically and solve problems; good judgment, organizational, and customer service skills, and ability to handle confidential/sensitive information with discretion.
- Must be flexible and able to react appropriately to active children. Frequent bending, standing, crawling, stooping, reaching, carrying, and pushing; moderate physical effort (lifting to 50 lbs.)
- Environment is frequently noisy and often involves working on the floor or with small chairs/tables. Exposure to infectious diseases.
- Ability to operate telephone, copying machine, dishwasher, stove, microwave, stroller, computer, printer, fax machine, washer/dryer, etc. Nebulizer, portable oxygen tank, and heart/respiratory monitor used when required
- Employment is contingent upon a fingerprint investigation and subsequent monitoring through the CBI and FBI.
Credential or AA degree in Early Childhood Education preferred.
To apply for this job please visit employment.coloradocollege.edu.