The Children's Center welcomes applications for an Early
Childhood Educator II! This position provides childcare for
children of families affiliated with the University of Colorado
including; residents of Family Housing Apartments, faculty, staff,
students, and alumni. The Children's Center is licensed through the
Colorado Department of Social Services, and is accredited by the
National Association for the Education of Young Children. This
position may include supervision of classroom staff.
Positional duties from the requested class title include writing
lesson plans, implementing activities to meet individual needs,
leading other staff, and consulting with parents to discuss
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a
culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students
dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We
are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and
individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
The first priority of Student Affairs is students' development
as successful, intellectually curious learners, and as healthy,
competent, active citizens of the world. In collaboration with
other members of the campus community, the Division provides
educational opportunities, resources, and support to help each
individual student reach his or her academic and personal goals.
Student Affairs encompasses all the basic support services- where
students eat, sleep, build community, make friends, and where
students can go when they need help-that enhance the classroom
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate
curriculum with other teachers by using available resources,
creating activities, meeting individual children's needs, and
maintains the classroom areas which include science, math,
language, arts, large and small motor, art, multicultural. Follows
all NAEYC, ITERS, ECERS, Colorado Shines and licensing
Directly leads and trains ECE I and provides guidance as needed
for students, assistants and volunteers. This position may also be
responsible for directly supervising the ECE I. Supervises and
interacts with children by planning and implementing
age-appropriate activities. Uses appropriate Guidance Techniques.
Keeps clear, comprehensive, and accurate records, (incident
reports, sign in sheets, attendance, children's records, all other
Maintains channels of communication with teaching teams and
office in an effective manner. Maintains confidentiality in all
communication. Completes written reports as necessary including
notes, accident reports, etc. Provides information to parents about
their child by discussion at arrival and departure time, written
communications, and/or telephone calls. Provides positive customer
service and information, handles difficult situations with finesse.
Helps parents to understand behavior and development.
Health & Safety
Ensures safety of children by monitoring indoor and outdoor
equipment, communicating any concerns to the director. Maintains
health standards following procedures for food preparation,
diapering, medication administration, etc. Remains current on
certifications including CPR, First Aid, UP, Child Abuse, and
Assures continual professional growth by attending staff
in-services, workshops, and conferences. Demonstrates flexibility
in scheduling, working with different levels of staff, and handling
a variety of situations.
What We Can Offer
The salary for this position is $34,320.00
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including
medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO
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employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher
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What We Require
An Early Childhood Educator II must be at least 18 years of
One year of professional experience in an occupational field
related to the work assigned to the position in addition to any of
the following combinations of education and experience:
- A Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or
university with a major area of study in one of the following
areas: 1) Early childhood education; 2)Elementary education; 3)
Special education; 4) Family and child development; 5) Child
- Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or
university with two (2) three-semester hour early childhood
education college courses with one course being either Introduction
to Early Childhood Education or Guidance Strategies.
- Current early childhood professional Credential Level III
Version 2.0 as determined by the Colorado Department of
- Sixty (60) semester hours, in early childhood education from a
regionally accredited college or university, which must include at
least two (2) three-semester hour courses, one of which must be
either Introduction to Early Childhood Education or Guidance
Strategies, and six (6) months of satisfactory experience.
- Completion of twelve (12) semester hours from a regionally
accredited college or university, at either a two year, four year
or graduate level, in each of the following subject or content
areas in early childhood education and one of the three (3)
semester hour courses must be either Introduction to Early
Childhood Education or Guidance Strategies and nine (9) months
(1,395 hours) of verified experience in the care and supervision of
four (4) or more children less than six (6) years of age who are
not related to the individual.
- Completion of a vocational or occupational education sequence
in child development and twelve months of verified experience in
the care and supervision of four or more children less than six(6)
years of age who are not related to the individual.
- Current certification as a Child Development Associate (CDA)
from the Council of Professional Recognition, or other
- Completion of a course of training approved by the Department
that includes training and work experience with children in a child
growth and development program and twelve (12) months (1,820 hours)
of verified experience in the care and supervision of four (4) or
more children less than six (6) years of age who are not related to
- 1) Current Colorado Level III credential; or, 2) Two (2) three-
semester hour early childhood education college courses from a
regionally accredited college or university, at either a two year,
four year or graduate level, in each of the following subject or
content areas with one course being either Introduction to Early
Childhood Education or Guidance Strategies and twenty-four (24)
months (3,640 hours) of verified experience in the care and
supervision of four (4) or more children less than six (6) years of
age who are not related to the individual. Satisfactory experience
includes being a licensee of a Colorado family child care home; a
teacher's aide or teacher in a child care center, preschool, or
What You Will Need
- Ability to provide a high quality environment nurturing a
diverse population of children ages 6 weeks through age five.
- Demonstrated skills to develop, supervise, plan and teach a
developmentally appropriate curriculum; train and evaluate
assistant teachers and university student employees; and implement
family programs while modeling appropriate language and
What We Would Like You To Have
- Three years of experience working in a licensed early childhood
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- A current resume.
- A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background
and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and
responsibilities of the position.
We may request references at a later time.
Please apply by June 13, 2021 for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For
consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.
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