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Work for the Leader in Early Childhood Education

Clayton Early Learning is one of the nation's leaders in early childhood education, dedicated to improving the quality of learning that children experience before they begin kindergarten. When we have positions available, we seek early childhood professionals who want to spread their wings, share their talents, work collaboratively with other leaders in early childhood and actively incorporate research-based strategies into improving their practice.

Associate Teacher - Infant/Toddler

Department: Education
Location: Denver, CO

Make an Impact on Our Community! 

Clayton Early Learning provides national leadership to advance the field of early childhood education by researching, implementing and disseminating innovative teaching models. Join our highly-skilled team as we promote educational equity for young children through family engagement, teacher preparation, and effective early education policy. We are seeking qualified early childhood Infant/Toddler Associate Teachers. 


Associate Teachers assists in the delivery of an infant, toddler program based on the individual and groupís educational, intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of the children enrolled. Assist in managing the classroom environment. Assist with preparing and maintaining documentation in compliance with Early Head Start performance standards and standard operating procedures. Lastly associate teachers work with the classroom teaching team to deliver quality education services


  • In accordance with Early Head Start performance standards, ACF, licensing and organization guidelines, assists in implementing an infant/toddler program based on parent input and individual childrenís intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs and strengths.
  • Assists with daily activities based on childrenís needs and interests which stimulate learning in all developmental areas (physical, social, emotional, and intellectual) for a class of 8 children which may involve some children with disabilities.
  • Organizes and cleans classroom materials and equipment to provide a safe, supportive age appropriate environment for children. Assists in an annual inventory of existing classroom materials and equipment and future needs.


Minimum education: 

  • CDA or 12 ECE Credits (ECE101, ECE 103, ECE 111, ECE 112); ECPC Credential Level I required.

Work experience in positions similar or related to this job: 

  • 1 to 2 yearsí experience working with children age 0-3 or 3-5.


  • Interpret/understand basic information received as well as prepares and transmits it. Involves ongoing interaction with other employees, the general public, and children and parents within the community. May involve interaction with persons whose first language is not English.
  • Develop, read and understand basic written materials, and compose information/instruction in written form. 
  • Understand and perform basic mathematical computations. 
  • Apply basic level analytical skills for assessment and evaluation responsibility.
  • Apply basic level problem-solving skills essential in developing solutions for unanticipated issues and challenges.
  • Remain calm and calm others in an emergency, stressful and/or confrontational situation.
  • Identify conflict and take the steps necessary to resolve the issues or inform those who can.
  • Work with other people taking into consideration, among the dynamics, their needs, their personal style, and the requirements of their jobs.
  • Understand, and apply basic level organizational theories and practices essential in the development and implementation of policies, practices, programs, and employee communications. 
  • Demonstrates responsible professional behavior by participating effectively within and across teams.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to ensure the quality of Clayton Educare education programs.


  • Conduct activities involving stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, crawling, twisting, and reaching on a frequent basis and substantial standing and walking , and moderate sitting.
  • Supervise children by sight and sound.
  • Sit on the floor or crouch at a childís level. Lift a child weighing up to 50 pounds. Lift, carry, push, and/or pull a burden weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Grasp and manipulate office and art equipment and similar other tools and materials.
  • Work with hands above shoulder height with a weight up to 5 pounds.
  • Work with arms extended at shoulder height with a weight up to 20 pounds.
  • Participate in routine conversation in person or via telephone, and distinguish telephone, radio/pager signals, alarms, and other auditory tones in a noisy environment.
  • Distinguish small objects at near and far distances in conditions of bright or low light. Distinguish color and depth, and see objects in a wide field of vision.
  • Respond to unanticipated situations involving activities of young children ranging in age from birth to three years of age.

Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. I understand I am to become familiar with its contents. If I have any questions regarding this job description, I understand that I should talk to my supervisor.

Hours of Operation:

Claytonís hours of operation for this position are between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Daily work schedules may vary and are determined based on family and program needs. 

Additional requirements include:

  • Background check,  Physical exam and current TB test,
  • Pediatric first aid and CPR certification
  • Valid driverís license with evidence of vehicle insurance.

EXCELLENT BENEFIT PACKAGE INCLUDES:   Medical, dental, life insurance, school breaks, sick, personal, paid holidays, 401k plan and campus-wide Wellness program.

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