University of Colorado Early Childhood Educator I in Denver, Colorado

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine – Department of Psychiatry - Addiction Research and Treatment Services (The Haven)

Early Childhood Educator I

Position #708504 / Posting #15441

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-4 rated, and soon to be an Early Head Start site. The center is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 6 pm. Services are provided to children throughout the Denver Metro Area as well as to families associated with Addiction Research and Treatment Services.

The Baby Haven seeks a full-time, University Staff (unclassified) Early Childhood Educator in a infant/young toddler classroom. Schedule varies M-F 6:30 am-6 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 month)

*Saturday in-service or family partnership (minimum quarterly)

_Examples of Work Performed:_

The Lead Teacher will provide direct child care and supportive services to families by: meeting the children’s needs of the all children enrolled at the Baby Haven; cognitive, physical, and social and emotional development; providing an enriching learning environment for infants, toddlers and early preschoolers; following all agency child care, licensing and quality standards; providing developmentally appropriate play to children; following curriculum guidelines; coordinating services with internal and external service providers, child development staff and The Haven treatment team; and communicating to Haven staff about issues related to a child’s health or parenting/behavioral concerns with clients. This position also provides daily, weekly, and quarterly feedback to all families through face to face meetings, family conversations, and quarterly developmental updates.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:

Starting hiring range has been approved at the following:

  • $31,200 for new hires who are presently Early Childhood Teacher qualified under current Colorado Childcare Rules and Regulations

  • $33,280 for new hires who are presently Early Childhood Teacher qualified under current Colorado Childcare Rules and Regulations AND who are Early Head Start qualified (currently possess a Child Development Associates or the equivalent per Early Head Start standards)

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

_Diversity and Equity _

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Office of Equity by email at or by phone at (303) 315-2567.

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 employees.

_Minimum Qualifications: _

  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.

  • Must be Early Childhood Teacher qualified under CURRENT State of Colorado Child Care Licensing standards

  • Must have experience providing classroom care for toddlers

  • Verifiable experience in a licensed childcare

_Conditions of Employment:_

  • Must be willing to earn Child Development Associate or equivalent per Early Head Start standards

  • Must agree to fingerprinting and criminal background check . Required background checks include a review with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) AND the Central Registry of Child Protection (Trails)

  • Subject to pre-employment, post-accident or incident or reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing per UCD Addiction Research and Treatment Services Department Policies.

  • In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) , ARTS cannot employ individuals (who may have contact with residents) who have (1) engaged in sexual abuse in a prison, jail , lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility , or other Institution (as defined in 42 U.S. C . § 1997); (2) been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion , or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or (3) been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in (1-3) of this section. Material omissions regarding such misconduct, or the provision of materially false information , shall be grounds for termination

  • Must be willing and able to work Monday-Friday 6:30 am – 6:00 pm (primary shift is 9:15 am – 5:45 pm)

  • Must be willing and able to attend evening teacher in-services (minimum once a month)

  • Must be willing and able to attend evening family partnerships as needed (minimum once a month)

  • Must be willing and able to work Saturday in-service or family partnership (minimum quarterly)

  • Must be willing and able to pass a medical examination

  • Must be willing and able to lift at least 30 pounds on a frequent basis

  • Must be willing and able to walk, squat/kneel, sit on floor, lift and lower children into and out of cribs, see, hear, speak with children to ensure children’s health and safety

_Preferred Qualifications._

  • Use of Creative Curriculum and/or Teaching Strategies Gold

  • Experience in a licensed Colorado Shines rated or Early Head Start program

  • Experience with data entry using Microsoft Office programs

  • Early Head Start Teacher qualified


  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with team, children, families, volunteers and other stakeholders.

  • 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 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.

Job: *Administrative Support and Related

Organization: *H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus

Title: Early Childhood Educator I

Location: Denver

Requisition ID: 15441