University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus
School of Medicine - Department of Psychiatry - ARTS
Early Childhood Educator I
Position #00706686 - Requisition #20538
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The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks
individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive
learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage
effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse
The Department of Psychiatry - ARTS an opening for a full-time
University Staff (unclassified) Early Childhood Educator I
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This class describes the early childhood educator. Duties
include, but are not limited to, writing daily lesson plans for
educational and recreational activities for assigned children or
classes in accordance with center guidelines and developmentally
appropriate techniques. Daily lesson plans may include activities
in arts and crafts, music and dance, reading and storytelling,
recreation, field trips, and related childcare activities
appropriate to the children's ages. Positions interact with
supervisors and parents in dealing with the needs of ill children
or children with behavioral problems. Positions may also conduct or
oversee the serving of meals and snacks, maintaining safety and
sanitation standards, and assisting children with a variety of
tasks as requested by the child.
The Baby Haven Child Care Center located in Southwest Denver
(Hampden and Federal) offers high quality childcare and early
education for children ages 2 weeks through 5 years. The center is
licensed, Colorado Shines level-5 rated, and Early Head Start site.
The center is open Monday through Friday from 7 am to 5:30 pm.
Services are provided to children throughout the Denver Metro Area
as well as to families associated with Addiction Research and
The Baby Haven seeks a full-time, University Staff
(unclassified) Early Childhood Educator in an infant/young toddler
classroom (all teachers must work in all classrooms). Schedule
varies M-F 7 am - 5:45 pm (primary shift will be 9:15 am - 5:45
pm). Must also be able to attend:
- Evening teacher in-services (minimum once a month)
- Evening family partnerships as needed (minimum once a
- Saturday in-service or family partnership (minimum
Examples of Work Performed:
- Writing daily lesson plans for educational and recreational
activities for assigned children or classes in accordance with
center guidelines and developmentally appropriate techniques.
- Daily lesson plans may include activities in arts and crafts,
music and dance, reading and storytelling, recreation, field trips,
and related childcare activities appropriate to the children's
- Positions interact with supervisors and parents in dealing with
the needs of ill children or children with behavioral
- Positions may also conduct or oversee the serving of meals and
snacks, maintaining safety and sanitation standards, and assisting
children with a variety of tasks as requested by the child.
Salary and Benefits:
The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been
established at $33,280 - $38,480.
The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set
based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to,
internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.
The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the
University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of
possible compensation at the time of posting.
This position is eligible for overtime compensation.
Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck.
The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans
and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.
Total Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125
Diversity and Equity:
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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is
committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body,
faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote
a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and
understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic
minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The
University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in
education and employment.
The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is
dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our
faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that
goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective
- Current early childhood professional Credential Level III
Version 2.0 as determined by the Colorado Department of
Substitution: Appropriate combination of education, experience,
and licensure as outlined in the State of Colorado website for
Early Childhood Teacher will suffice for minimum
- Experience utilizing Creative Curriculum and/or Teaching
- Experience in a licensed Colorado Shines rated or Early Head
- Early Head Start Teacher qualified
- Experience working with families with risk factors i.e.
homeless, domestic violence, mental health challenges, substance
use disorder challenges, incarcerations, poverty, etc.
Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with team, children, families, volunteers and other
- Ability to care for children and meet their needs in a calm,
kind and compassionate manner.
- Outstanding customer service skills.
- Attention to detail.
- Demonstrated commitment and ability to advance diversity,
equity, and inclusion.
- Knowledge of child development and age-appropriate expectations
for young children 2 weeks through 5 years of age
- Ability to stay calm in all situations and to respond to
children in a calm, appropriate and reassuring manner.
- Proficient using Microsoft Office programs
Conditions of Employment:
- Must be willing to earn Child Development Associate or
equivalent per Early Head Start standards