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Early Learning Center Toddler Teacher

Posted: 07/09/2024
Salary/Range: $21.50-24.85/hour
Arvada, CO

Position Summary:

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of children and families? This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our inaugural staff in our brand-new, beautifully designed early learning center with a focus on year-round, play-based education for infants through Pre-K children. The Hope House Colorado (HHC) Early Learning Center (ELC) is for children of Hope House teen moms and staff. As an early learning teacher at the ELC, you will be creating a safe, fun and engaging environment where children can learn, grow and thrive. You will create and maintain relationships with children and families to foster trust and work with other amazing staff to make the HHC Early Learning Center a great place to work, have fun and make a positive impact.

The toddler teacher is responsible for the supervision, responsive care, education and classroom management of a group of young children enrolled in the ELC. The teacher develops and maintains respectful and nurturing relationships and works collaboratively with parents, staff, and volunteers. As a toddler teacher, you will work within a team to support children across all developmental domains by engaging in curriculum planning and implementation, and classroom management strategies, to meet each child’s individual needs. The toddler teacher is knowledgeable about Colorado Child Care Licensing and health and safety rules and regulations. This position is responsible for maintaining complete and timely records and for maintaining the classroom and building safety and appearance. Teachers are responsible for continuing to develop professional techniques and skills that promote quality early childhood education.

Looking to hire in July for an August 19th first day of school.

What you will be doing:

  • Build a positive, trusting and working relationship with each child and family through daily communication in a warm, approachable and supportive manner
  • Provide consistent, nurturing and responsive interactions with each child using positive techniques
  • Provide individualized care for children to ensure children’s health and safety
  • Provide daily activities based on a child’s needs and interests that stimulate learning in all areas of child development to include physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs of children
  • Plan and implement engaging, fun and developmentally appropriate daily lessons using the Creative Curriculum, providing individualized support for children to meet developmental milestones across all learning domains
  • Plan, prepare and implement daily Orange Curriculum to foster the spiritual development of each child, including sending weekly parent cue cards home to support family engagement
  • Assesses each child’s developmental needs on an ongoing basis using the Teaching Strategies Gold Assessment tool, and share frequent updates with parents
  • Works in collaboration with leadership team and early intervention professionals to provide parents with referrals to early intervention services for their child when necessary
  • Positively interacts with classroom volunteers
  • Participate in on-site, ongoing professional development to enhance individual skills as a learner to provide and ensure best practices and quality early childhood education
  • Ensure compliance with Colorado Department of Human Services Licensing Regulations, and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Regulations that govern Childcare facilities
  • Promote Hope House Colorado’s Core Values throughout the organization and external relationships

We want to hear from you if…

  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, child development, elementary education or early childhood special education or a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field with at least 36 college credit hours in early childhood education or related field (Preferred) OR…
  • Meet Colorado State Child Care Licensing educational qualification standards (required)
  • You have a PDIS Level 3 Credential (required)
  • You have an Infant Nursery Supervisor Credential (required), or willing to obtain within six months of hire
  • You can properly lift infants and young toddlers into and out of a crib (required)
  • Experience working with children ages infancy through five, including lesson planning (required)
  • Don’t quite meet all the educational requirements? Consider applying anyway and we can discuss a professional development plan to get you there.

Who we are:

Hope House Colorado is committed to empowering teen moms, changing the future for two generations! We are a future-thinking organization, with great benefits, striving to be experts in our field. We invest in each employee, providing opportunities to pursue individual passions, gifts and strengths. Our staff is a unified team, pursuing excellence in all we do. We serve with integrity, humility and respect for one another, in an environment that combines professionalism with fun, humor and even a little bit of silliness each day!

Hope House Colorado Early Learning Center Educational Philosophy:

In support of our mission and vision, the Hope House Colorado Early Learning Center believes all children are a gift from God and are created in His image. This belief is at the heart of our philosophy and desire to nurture the whole child in a play-based learning environment that is a fun, engaging, and nurturing place of belonging for children of Hope House teen moms and staff, ranging in ages from 6 weeks to 5 years old. We believe that learning is best supported when built on a strong social-emotional foundation in an environment where children feel seen, heard, loved, and valued and ultimately free to be who God created them to be. We believe in a family centered approach, working in partnership with families to help children build a strong, secure, social-emotional foundation allowing them to realize their full potential.

Salary Range:

$21.50-24.85/hour depending on education and experience


This role is expected to work 40 hours/week on the HHC campus, except when offsite for HHC work-related purposes. The existing schedule is eight hours per day between 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.


HHC benefits are available to employees who consistently work a minimum of 24 hours a week. Benefits offered are subject to change at HHC’s sole discretion.

  • Health Benefits: Employees may elect medical, dental, vision & life insurance plans.
  • Simple IRA: Employees may choose to make salary reduction contributions through HHC’s Simple IRA plan and HHC will match the employee’s contribution up to a maximum of 3% of the employee’s annual salary.
  • Vacation: Upon hire, employees earn 4.62 hours of vacation per paycheck up to 120 hours (3 weeks) in a year. Accruals are adjusted to increase vacation earned per hours worked based on length of employment with HHC.
  • Holidays: HHC observes twelve (12) holidays throughout the year. Hourly employees who work on actual holidays will be paid time and one-half. In addition, the ELC is closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s.
  • Sick Leave: HHC provides eligible employees with Paid Sick and Safe Leave (PSSL) and Public Health Emergency Leave (PHEL) in accordance with the requirements of Colorado’s Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA).
  • Mental Health Days: Employees are given two (2) mental health days per year to use at their discretion.
  • Employer Based Childcare: Full-time (40-hours per week or more) Hope House Colorado employees are eligible to enroll their children in the Hope House Colorado Early Learning Center. Exceptions may be considered for part-time staff and part-time childcare needs on a case-by-case basis.
  • Hope House Colorado is a qualifying employer for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program! HHC provides employees with free assistance navigating the PSLF program to submit their federal student loans for forgiveness

Job Application Deadline:

July 19, 2024

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