Early Childhood Education Instructor School Year Hourly

Golden, CO, US
Jun 19, 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!


Based on our belief that all students can achieve limitless outcomes, we provide a foundation where learners are empowered to:
  • Learn at their own pace and to their full potential;
  • Advocate for themselves and others;
  • Develop as collaborators, risk takers, and problem solvers;
  • Foster joy and empathy; and
  • Engage in intellectual challenge and imaginative thinking.
Quality early childhood education is much more than just childcare. It is an academically and developmentally focused experience that provides students with early literacy and numeracy skills, as well as other academic experiences, so they come to school ready to learn. Expanding Early Childhood Education is a focus of the Jeffco Public Schools vision and aligned strategic plan. It is important to increase the quality and quantity of academically and developmentally focused opportunities for Pre-K students so that those students will enter kindergarten ready and will sustain academic proficiency.


  • This is a part-time, 30 per week Floater position
  • Hourly salary varies based on education and experience
  • Minimum Early Childhood Teacher qualified (according to CDHS guidelines)


Desired Start Date: 08/08/2019
ECE - Instructor SY Hourly
Hourly Position
FLSA: Nonexempt
FTE: .75, Hours/Day: 6.00, Days/Year: 181
Salary Plan, Grade, Step: Preschool hourly 180 days, IH3, 1


SUMMARY: Provides direct classroom instruction using district curriculum and state mandated assessment.


Attend all district trainings. Attend all on site staff meetings, planning sessions and staff development.

Plan and implement, as designed, all components of curriculum.

Complete assessment training modules within specified timeframe.

Complete observations to evaluate student progress using district approved assessments. Document all observations and assessments in district approved system. Online recording of data and observations is required.

Apply appropriate instructional strategies as required and designed in curriculum.

Work collaboratively with co-teacher, special education staff, curriculum coach, classroom volunteers and all other school employees.

Share all classroom responsibilities equally with co-teacher, including: classroom environment, weekly planning, preparation of materials, and upkeep of classroom.

Full participant in all classroom components including: small group activities, large group, centers, outside time, parent conferences, staff development and work directly with children throughout the preschool day.

Prepare for and conduct parent/teacher conferences a minimum of two times per year.

Facilitate communication among students, team members (including co-teacher, other teachers, special education team, curriculum coach and director) and parents.

Maintain updated requirements of Early Childhood Teacher as defined by the Colorado Department of Human Services

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: High School diploma and Early Childhood Teacher qualifications through Colorado Department of Human Services. Associate's degree or Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum one year teaching experience with preschool children preferred. Experience with curriculum and assessment preferred.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must have current CPR and First Aid, or complete within 60 days of hire date. Early Childhood Teacher (former Group leader) qualified as defined by licensing regulations through Colorado Department of Human Services. Must complete TRAILS report by the first day of employment - fee charged.

The physical demands 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 essential functions.

Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle and feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.


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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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