McLain Preschool Group Leader 6 weeks to 3 years McLain Preschool Group Leader

Golden, CO, US
Feb 12, 2019
Grade Level
Early Childhood

Jeffco Public Schools, Colorado's largest K-12 school district, with 85,000 students and approximately 14,000 employees, has provided educational excellence for more than 60 years. Nearly 10 percent of all Colorado K-12 students attend a Jeffco school and our employees benefit from partnerships with experienced, dynamic school leaders throughout our district. Our Jeffco Generations vision document and strategic plan map out with focus and clarity what we expect our schools to accomplish with our graduates. Come join us!


Our school provides high quality learning opportunities both morning and night for adult students seeking a high school diploma. We offer a credit recovery program to graduating seniors at other Jeffco high schools through our Graduate on Time (GOT) program.


  • Applicant must be Early Childhood Teacher (formerly called "Group Leader") qualified under theColorado Department of Human Services requirements (updated May 2010).
  • Experience with infants and toddlers
  • Strong team player
  • Teaching in an infant or toddler classroom with a co teacher
  • Providing a play-based learning environment that supports;
  • Cognitive development
  • Social and emotional development
  • Language development
  • Physical development
  • Health and safety
  • Licensing regulations
  • Teamwork
  • Positive role-modeling for our teen parents
  • Confidentiality
  • Positive adult/ child interaction
  • Appropriate guidance and discipline routines
  • Having fun


    McLain Preschool Group Ldr
    Hourly Position
    FLSA: Nonexempt
    FTE: 1.00000, Hours/Day: 8.000, Days/Year: 180
    Salary Plan, Grade, Step: MCL - McLain Preschool - 260, MP2, 1
    Hourly Rate: $11.49, Annual Rate: $16,544.56


    SUMMARY Responsible for care of children in the program. Follow and model care as required. Plan and implement development programs and curriculum. Maintain records as required.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    - Provide direct care of infant/toddlers.

    - Elicit parental preference in the care of all children.

    - Follow and model child care as developed by District, Department of Human Services National Health and Safety Standards, Triad and Educare Colorado, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    - Plan and implement developmental programs for children as appropriate and implement curriculum with active participation of other members of the child care and teaching team.

    - Maintain records as required by law and/or best practice including but not limited to: daily nutrition, immunizations, weight and developmental progress of children.

    - Perform other duties as assigned.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING High school diploma or GED equivalent, including completion of course-work in Early Childhood Education preferred. Must meet requirements as outlined in the State of Colorado Rules Regulating Childcare Center.

    EXPERIENCE Previous experience with infants or toddlers in a group setting preferred.

    SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & EQUIPMENT Ability to communicate effectively both written and orally.

    SUPERVISION/TECHNICAL RESPONSIBILITY This position does not have supervisory responsibilities

    The physical demands, work environment characteristics, and mental functions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to an inherent potential for exposure to communicable diseases, contact with mucous membranes or skin contact with blood, body fluids, and/or feces, or potential for spills or splashes of them. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    MENTAL FUNCTIONS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate and use interpersonal skills.

    DIVERSITY OF DUTIES: Duties and hours of work vary and are often required to do shift work. Tasks are often shared and employee will work in teams.


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    The Jefferson County School District does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, pregnancy, or gender.

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