Title: Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

Reports to: Head Start 0-5 Director

Hours: 24-40

Hourly Rate: DOE plus Benefits



Early Childhood Options is seeking an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant (ECMHC). The ECMH Consultant offers guidance and training to early childhood professional throughout the County to support the social-emotional and overall development of young children; The ECMH Consultant provides confidential consultation for families and early childhood educators, including referrals to community services and resources as appropriate.

The ECMH Consultant works daily with teachers, support staff and parents to assist with prevention, early identification, and behavioral intervention services with at risk and typically developing children. The ECMH Consultant works in various child care settings around Summit County, as well as in family homes, and in an office setting*.

This position requires a strong sense of initiative, attention to detail, effective organizational and time management skills and a high level of personal and communication skills. Building rapport and close relationships with staff and colleagues is a key element of this position.

*ECO follows all Public Health guidelines to protect staff and others during the COVID-19 pandemic. All ECO employees work remotely to the extent feasible, and classroom and home visits are conducted virtually.

Duties and Essential Job Functions:

• Provide consultation to teachers regarding general child development and social and emotional needs of infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

• Observe children and provide consultation to teachers regarding specific children and behaviors. • Develop strategies for parents and staff to promote optimal development. • Help families complete ASQs and ASQ:SEs and support teachers in providing feedback to parents.

• Participate in staff meetings and facilitate some teacher professional development. • Conduct parent workshops or parent groups that will promote early childhood social emotional development. • Provide resources and referrals when appropriate.

• Attend consultation meetings. • Facilitate community wide approach to Early Childhood Mental Health support system, including reflective supervision and collaborative planning meetings.


• Basic computer and software skills required. • Knowledge of standardized measures to assist in screening and intervention services.

• Ability to provide training and workshops for staff and parents.

• Ability to network in order to provide comprehensive approach to client services.

• Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team. • Ability to manage difficult or emotional situations.

• Ability to be competent working with people of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

• Ability to provide reflective supervision to staff.

Education/Experience Required:

ECMH Consultants are experts in early childhood development and mental health and well-being. ECO is seeking a licensed or certified mental health professional (LPC, LCSW); Masters in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field plus direct applicable experience. Candidate should have prior experience working with young children and families, as well as familiarity with early childhood education programs. Experience working in a highly collaborative setting. Bi-lingual-Spanish speaking applicants preferred.

LPC = Licensed Professional Counselor; LCSW – Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a resume and letter of interest to Carly Nixon, Summit Head Start 0-5 Director at

Title: Head Start Engagement Specialist

Reports to: Head Start 0-5 Director

Hours: 40

Hourly Rate: $18-20 DOE plus Benefits

The Summit Head Start program supports low-income families with children 0-5 years old, by providing comprehensive early childhood programs in both home and center-based environments. Join a dynamic team that is collaboratively working to improve the lives of children and families in Summit County.  We offer a supportive and flexible work environment with an emphasis on ongoing professional development of staff. 


Requirements for this position include:

  • Must excel at working with children under 5 years of age and their families

  • Enjoy working as part of the team, as well as independently

  • Show initiative to continually improve program and services provided

  • Education or experience in social services, early childhood, and/or related fields

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish

  • Adaptable and personable

  • Excellent communication skills—verbal and written

  • Experience working with families from diverse cultures and with various economic backgrounds

  • Ability to network in order to provide a comprehensive approach to client services

  • Confident working with computers and data entry

  • Knowledge of various word processing and computer programs

  • Understanding of and/or ability to learn and adapt to the use of various internet and/or mobile device application formats

  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation (mileage costs reimbursed by agency)


This position’s duties include:

  • Maintain communication with enrolled families throughout the program year, providing them with support and assisting in connecting families to resources

  • Providing home visits and family support to caseload

  • Building and maintaining relationships with childcare sites, staff, and teachers

  • Assist families in enrollment process, goal setting, Family Partnership Agreements, completing paperwork and meeting Early Head Start and Head Start requirements

  • Ensure children on caseload are up to date on required health and nutrition services, as well as  screenings

  • Work with the team to efficiently carry out eligibility, recruitment, selection and enrollment processes for program

  • Work with a variety of community partners including, but not limited to: community child care programs, school district, public health, social services, and other community programs

  • Attend program and community meetings, and support program events

  • Complete all data entry, record-keeping, and reporting required by the program

  • Collaborate with appropriate team members on assigned projects and/or programming enhancements


Benefits:  Competitive pay based on experience and education is proposed to start between $18-20/hour. Flexible work schedule.  Professional development and training opportunities. Quality health insurance or retirement plan option, dental, vision, wellness, and PTO.  References and background checks required for hire. Need to be eligible to lawfully work in the US.

 Send resume and cover letter to Carly Nixon at


Breckenridge Montessori

Classroom Assistant (Full or Part Time)


Breckenridge Montessori, an American Montessori Society full member school, is hiring for the following position:

Classroom Assistant- Experience working with children required.  Early childhood education and Montessori experience helpful, but not required.  Position description highlights include:  Assist Teachers with in-classroom duties including supervision of children during lessons.  Supervision of children during free play and outside adventures.  Helping with nap time, bathroom needs, cleaning of classroom & kitchen.  Qualifications include:  Must be 18 years or older, Bachelor’s Degree, Experience working with children, Must pass a criminal background check.

The position can be structured as either part time or full time for the right candidate.  Full time benefits package includes holiday/vacation leave, paid annual required trainings, health insurance assistance and ski pass.  Pay is $15-$18/hour depending on experience.

Breckenridge Montessori is open year round, following the Summit School District schedule and is closed for holidays and breaks with the exception of a 2-month summer program. Please email resume and cover letter to

Learn more about our school at

Timberline Learning Center is hiring 


Timberline Learning Center is growing and we are looking for a dedicated and creative Teacher to join our Teaching Team. Applicants should have a passion for educating and guiding young children in a collaborative environment, while supporting their individuality. We are inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to early learning and believe in the competency and capability of children. Ideal candidates will arrive with experience and/or education in the Early Childhood Education Field. We believe in building community within our school while partnering with the many wonderful organizations and opportunities in the community at large. Your responsibilities would be focused on the wellbeing and guidance of our students within the Reggio framework. We have many competitive benefits available and our pay range is $16-$22/hour.

Please email Leslie Davis for more information! 

Open Arms Childcare and Religious Affiliated Preschool at Farmer’s Corner is hiring full time toddler lead and/or assistant teacher for our expanding toddler classroom working with children 1 to 3 years old.  We are looking for the right fit to join our kind, compassionate and professional working family.

Small , flexible, family-friendly school.  Centrally located in Summit County.  $16-$19 per hour starting wage based on experience.  Benefits package included.  Flexible working schedule M-F between 7:00am to 5:30pm with either four 10 hour shifts or five 8 eight hour shifts.

-A love of children is required.  Early childhood experience desired, and on-the-job training offered. 

Please provide a resume and cover letter to Jennifer Lofton at or call with questions 970-485-2539.

 Carriage House  

Carriage House is looking for a full time (4 days per week) Early Childhood Teacher to join our amazing team! Located in Breckenridge, CO, we are a play based school utilizing the Creative Curriculum, as well as, the Pyramid Plus approach to support social and emotional growth. Carriage House has been "doing what is best for kids since 1973!"  Benefits include: Health Insurance, Paid sick/vacation days, ski pass, discounted childcare, short term disability, retirement plan, and paid further education.  Pay range is $16-$21/hour based on experience and education

Contact Heather Garcia at

Little Red Schoolhouse

Infant/ Toddler/ Preschool Teachers Wanted
Little Red Schoolhouse is looking for full time Infant/Toddler & Preschool Teachers. Also searching for seasonal help June- November w/ potential to stay year-round. 

Benefits include: Ski Pass, PTO, Paid Holidays, Paid ECE Courses,  Access to FREE Medical, Dental and Mental Health Care.  Retirement Benefits AND MORE! 

$16.00-19.00 DOE  email Trish at or call 970.453.6871

Summit School District

Summit School District Preschool Program is looking for 2 paraprofessionals.  For more details please go to https//

Summit County Preschool

Summit County Preschool is Hiring!

Do you enjoy working with children and want a fun, active job?!  Summit County Preschool is the place for you!  We are currently hiring full-time and part-time teachers. We are open 7:30-5:00 Mondays-Fridays, year round. This position would be four, ten hour days, Saturdays and Sundays off, along with one other week day off during the week. Pay ranges from $16-$20/hour based on experience. Great benefits too! If interested, please email your cover letter and resume to Jennifer Tarrant,

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