Eagle Valley Child Care Association Early Childhood Teacher Edwards, CO · Vail, CO · Full time

The Early Childhood Teacher is responsible for the general supervision, management, care, and education of a group of toddler- or preschool-age children. This position acts as a part of a team; the team equally plans and implements curriculum as well as works with parents and families to assess and meet the needs of individual children.



The person selected for this position must be able to meet the requirements of a Level 2 Early Childhood Professional Credential 3.0 per Colorado state rules and regulations. Interested candidates may view the ECPC3.0 worksheet here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10FQQw4q0G01W9Ssczs0o1Kkit2HhkbFV/view

Additionally, this person must be a sensitive, mature individual who is able to relate well to both young children and adults.


Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

Establish and maintain a healthy environment

  • Design appropriate room arrangements to support classroom and individual child goals
  • Promote healthy eating practices, proper handwashing techniques, use of tissues, etc.
  • Implement the safety policies of the center (e.g. ratios)
  • Post necessary information to ensure the safety and well-being of the children
  • Maintain an organized, stimulating, and developmentally appropriate learning environment
  • Assume an equal share of housekeeping and cleaning tasks with other staff

Advance physical and cognitive development

  • Plan, supervise, and implement classroom environment, materials, schedule, and activities in accordance with the Creative Curriculum
  • Use equipment and materials for indoor and outdoor play that promote children's development of gross motor skills
  • Provide an inclusive curriculum that meets the needs of individual children with concern to their interests, abilities, and cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Implement experiences that promote intellectual development, fine motor skill, and language development

Support social and emotional development and provide positive guidance

  • Treat each child with dignity and respect, valuing their emotions and perspectives
  • Use and promote positive guidance techniques
  • Establish routines with structured transitions
  • Communicate with children at their developmental level
  • Encourage children to be independent and affirm their capability
  • Interact with children (HAVE FUN!!)

Nurture positive and productive relationships with families

  • Relate assessment information to parents/guardians and provide support for raising children at different developmental stages
  • Promote communication with parents through daily notes, monthly newsletters, bulletin boards, documentation boards, and informal conversations
  • Welcome new families into the classroom and school community
  • Encourage parent participation by providing a variety of ways that families can participate in the program

Ensure a well-run, purposeful program responsive to participant needs

  • Assess program supplies and materials as needed
  • Coordinate with and help supervise substitutes, floats, and volunteers
  • Meet with classroom team to assess children's needs and developmental progress using TS Gold
  • Meet daily with team to assess classroom needs

Maintain a commitment to professionalism

  • Promote EVCCA's philosophy (Reggio Emilia) and educational objectives (Teaching Strategies)
  • Follow NAEYC's Code of Ethical Conduct and Developmentally Appropriate Practice
  • Engage in ongoing professional development to improve personal and professional skills
  • 15 clock hours of training required per calendar year per Colorado state rules and regulations
  • Attend staff meetings, parent nights, and in-service trainings provided by EVCCA


$20 - $25 per hour