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Toddler Lead Teacher

Website BrightStartLC Bright Start Learning Center

SALARY: $21-24/ hour DOE,  bilingual $22-25

LOCATION: 328 W 5th St Leadville, CO 80461

BENEFITS: Medical, child care priority, free child care for one child, 50% discount for additional children enrolled.


Job description:

Bright Start Learning Center is looking for Lead Teachers/Early Childhood Teachers (LT/ECT) responsible for the academic, social-emotional growth and development of all children in their care.  Teachers are expected to be positive role models and mentors for staff at BSLC by helping the facility grow new future leaders.  LT/ECTs are responsible for assuring compliance with the Rules and regulations of all State and local governing contracting agencies.

All employees, regardless of position, serve as role models for children and families who are served by our organization.  Therefore, each employee must be able to demonstrate appropriate daily behavior, appropriate expression of emotions, as well as, appropriate role modeling.  Hostility, aggression, name-calling, and unnecessary or inappropriate physical actions are not acceptable.

Primary Duties and Essential Functions:
Tend to children’s basic needs such as diapering, feeding, dressing, and interacting.
Cooperate with other LT/ECTs, aides, and staff professionally.
Develop and deliver weekly plans, and implement developmentally appropriate activities.
Promote a safe and inclusive environment for children and families by incorporating cultural, linguistic, and family values, and beliefs in the classroom, lessons, and activities.
Participate in small and large group activities with the children.
Complete general cleaning duties.
Observe and track children’s development.
Provide responsive care to all children by promoting daily routines and creating a schedule.
Prepare portfolios for parent/teacher conferences twice a year.
Greet parents and children in a welcoming and friendly manner.
Provide daily reports to parents about their child’s day during pick-up time and through our Database.
Collaborate with the Director/Subdirector to assist children when transitioning from home or classrooms
Keep children’s attendance, contact information, medical records, and schedule changes up to date.
Report any changes to the Director.
Maintain open communication with parents and staff.
Encourage families to participate in Family Engagement opportunities.
Report immediately any signs  of child abuse/neglect to the Director and call  1-844-264-5437
Report all staffing and classroom concerns or needs to the Director in a professional, timely manner.
Staff must believe in and act in accordance with the BSLC’s mission statement.
Ability to make decisions on behalf of children and protect their well-being.

Professional Development:

Continue and stay up-to-date on required yearly trainings.
Participate in ongoing in-service days, evaluations, staff meetings, and  educational training opportunities
Attend Early Childhood Education classes if working on certification/degree.
Complete yearly performance evaluations and goal setting.
Develop and update Individual Professional Development Plan as needed.
Accept guidance and supervision
Receive and respond to feedback in a positive manner

Desired Skills:
Early Childhood Education experience preferred.
Meet Colorado’s Requirements for Early Childhood Teachers or have a Professional Development Plan set up
Dependability and professional work ethic.
Good communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
Maintain an overall positive and professional attitude.
Ability to use technology to input data and for planning purposes.
Ability to effectively plan, organize, and implement educational activities.
Maintain confidentiality.
Comply with policies and procedures laid out in the Employee Manual and Colorado Rules Regulations for Childcare Centers.
Spanish fluency and literacy (preferred but not required)

Work Conditions:
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.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:

Walk on field trips around town, local parks, etc.
Stand, sit, stoop, kneel, squat, bend, and crawl
Lift and carry children of all sizes and weights in your care.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To apply  please send a resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references with contact information to

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