Website CPCD Community Partnership for Child Development

We prepare children for success in school and in life!

Give children a head start!

CPCD provides more than 1,800 children living in poverty or challenged by special circumstances with an early childhood education through Head Start, Early Head Start, and the Colorado Preschool Program. But we aren’t just a free preschool. Our additional health, dental, and family support services ensure that children enrolled in our programs are ready to succeed in school and life!

The Teacher is responsible for the planning and implementation of learning experiences that advance the development of the whole child. The Teacher establishes and maintains a safe and healthy learning environment by planning and implementing high-quality learning experiences to advance the development of the whole child in partnership with families. Teachers ensure compliance with all Head Start Performance Standards, Colorado Department of Human Services licensing requirements, and the Colorado Quality Standards for Early Childhood Care and Education Services. Teachers implement a balance of group and individualized experiences to promote the development of school readiness skills as defined by CPCD’s School Readiness Action Plan.

Candidates must possess an Associate’s degree in ECE or a related field (with a minimum of 30 credit hours in Early Childhood Education) and must possess, or be able to obtain in a reasonable timeframe, a DHS Director Qualification. Experience teaching in the early childhood education field including experience in planning and implementing curriculum, using assessments, and providing effective and nurturing teacher-child interactions is required. Candidates must have computer experience, the ability to multi-task, patience, and excellent communication skills.

***In accordance with the Head Start Performance Standards, all CPCD employees must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 unless accommodation/exemption is granted. Job candidates that have been extended an offer of employment, but have not yet started, and need accommodations for medical or religious reasons, must contact the Chief People Officer before their first day of work for additional information on the accommodation process. Any accommodation requests must be submitted and approved before the employee begins work.*** 


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in early childhood education or a related field.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English.

Additional Benefits for Eligible Employees (25+ hours per week): 

CPCD offers paid vacation time, paid sick time, and paid holidays/Breaks.

Paid Holidays include Memorial Day, Independence Day, Juneteenth, Presidents Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Paid Breaks include 1 week for Spring Break (March), 1 week for Thanksgiving Break (November), and 2- weeks for Winter Break (end of December/beginning of January).
Eligible employees receive a competitive benefits package including

Access to medical, dental, and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, Aflac supplemental insurance, and voluntary life insurance. CPCD also pays for Basic Life, Long Term Disability, and AD&D insurance at no cost to you.
Our 401(k) program offers traditional and Roth enrollment options with automatic enrollment in our profit-sharing after 1-year of employment.
Tuition Assistance is available after 90 days of employment

$4000 per year for Early Childhood Education Degrees
$2,500 per year for other degrees related to employment at CPCD.
Employee Wellbeing

Employee Assistance Program that provides 6 FREE sessions with a counselor or therapist per year
Full well-being program to encourage and promote your well-being in the workplace, including 2 hours of paid time per month for wellness activities.
How To Apply:

To apply and learn more about CPCD please visit our website at and click on the “I Want to Join the Team” link.

Please Note: The successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment physical examination, TB screen, background screen, and drug test (including marijuana) is required.


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