• Part Time
  • Denver

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Job Title:  Early Childhood Teacher (ECT)

Department: Extended Learning & Community Schools

Location: Stephen Knight Center of Early Education

FTE: Part-time, 20-35 hours per week

Schedule:  Hours vary, schedule set with supervisor, before and after school hours

Hourly Rate:  $23/hr with qualifications

Highlights: Paid professional development trainings, benefits available for those working 20+ hours/week, free enrollment for your child during scheduled shifts

Essential Functions & Objectives:

Responsible for creating, implementing and fostering a positive, nurturing  and organized environment leading to best growth and development of children, including but not limiting to;

  • Attend required orientations, trainings, and staff meetings.
  • Implement high quality preschool programming where students are engaged in a variety of ways.
  • Maintain open communication with staff, parents, and foster a positive environment for children.
  • Use positive development strategies.
  • Interpret and deliver curriculum for children in an enriching and engaging manner.
  • Directly supervise play areas, create and implement activities, maintain logs and reports, housekeeping, and additional duties as assigned.
  • Interpret the philosophy of Denver Public Schools and building community with faculty, staff, parents, visitors, and community.
  • Ensure that Colorado Department of Human Services child care, District and Department policies and procedures are followed.
  • Provide accurate and timely information on program operation as requested.
  • Be proactive and knowledgeable at interpreting and implementing CDHS (Colorado Department of Human Services) and Department policies.
  • Assist in trainings for new staff members.
  • Be familiar and able to maintain PDIS (Early Childhood Professional Development Information System) records and Colorado Shines guidelines.

Knowledge, Experience and other Qualifications:

  • Must pass a CBI (Colorado) and FBI (Federal) background check.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must be able to become First Aid, CPR and Standard Precautions certified
  • Ability to relate positively to children and adults.
  • Ability to build relationships and partnerships with diverse people and organizations; strong collaboration skills.
  • Flexible, self-motivated individual.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.


Education & Experience:

Early Childhood Teacher qualified per the Colorado Department of Human Services required.  See below:

  • Must have one of the following required for the Early Childhood Teacher Qualified Certification:
    Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education.
    Associates Degree Elementary education or, Early childhood education, special education, family and child development, child psychology plus  ECE 101 and  ECE 103 plus verification of 910 hours experience working with children.
  • Bachelor Degree in any content plus ECE 101 and ECE 103 plus verification of 910 hours experience working with children.
  • 12 semester hours in ECE classes, must include ECE 101 and ECE 103 plus 1,295 hours verification of experience working with children.
  • Completion of a vocational, occupational or course approved training by CDHS, must include transcripts and verification of 1,820 hours of experience working with children.
  • Two ECE courses; ECE 101 and ECE 103 plus verification of 3,640 hours working with children and a current level I credential.

About Denver Public Schools:

The Department of Extended Learning and Community Schools supports and strengthens DPS students, families, schools and communities by delivering and facilitating high-quality programs and services that extend beyond the traditional school experience. This includes out-of-school-time programs and volunteer and community partnership services. This work creates safe environments where students and families gain the tools, resources and social competencies they need to achieve success.

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation.  DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.

DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth.  Learn more at dpsk12.org.

Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

To apply for this job email your details to daniela_rojas@dpsk12.net