NEW POSITIONS OPEN AT ECO !
Title: Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant
Reports to: Head Start 0-5 Director
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.
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 email@example.com.
Early Childhood Systems Coordinator
Early Childhood Options (ECO) seeks a Systems Coordinator to assist the Program Director in planning, implementing, and evaluating several of ECO’s key initiatives, including workforce and professional development initiatives, quality improvement initiatives and family support services. The Content Coordinator will:
• Aggregate and analyze local data related to Early Childhood Program outcomes. • Assist the Program Director in compiling and completing program reports. • Assist the Program Director in compiling any reporting for the ECO Board, the BOCC and other entities as requested. • Provide direct consultation and support to Early Childhood Programs as they prepare for Quality Assessments, including Colorado Shines rating and CLASS tool observations. • Work with a team to provide information and support to coaching and TTA staff. • Coordinate and organize workforce recruitment and professional development initiatives, including conducting outreach, career support, provider recruitment, management of scholarship program, and coordination of ECE trainings. • Work with a team to coordinate program enrollment and eligibility in the Summit Pre-K Program. • Identify opportunities for cross-agency coordination of key early childhood services. • Work cooperatively with administrators, teachers, co-workers and other early childhood professionals in the community. • Provide high quality referrals to parents seeking child care and other community resources. • Attend regularly scheduled meetings with other coaches, community partners, and professional development technical assistance staff. • Participate in local, regional and national training as appropriate and as funding allows.
Desired Qualifications: • A minimum of an Associate’s degree, BA or a BS preferred, from an accredited university or college in early childhood education, child development or related degree. • A minimum of 2 years working with young children. • Knowledge and education regarding Developmentally Appropriate Practice. • Familiarity with Head Start Program Performance Standards, state child care licensing standards and regulations, and Colorado’s Quality Rating Improvement System (Colorado Shines). • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in developing successful collaborations. • Strong interpersonal organizational skills. • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing to various audiences. • Demonstrated ability to communicate using technology, develop reports and track data. • Successfully pass required background checks. • Ability to travel to appointments, meetings, and training sessions which may require an overnight stay.
Additional: This is a full-time exempt position. Salary commensurate with experience. Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest outlining relevant experience and a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Early Childhood Systems Coordinator in the subject line. Candidates invited for an interview will be required to provide three (3) references, including one current professional reference. Applications will only be accepted via email. All permanent employment is dependent on the results of background checks. *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 until Public Health orders allow otherwise.
Early Childhood Options is an equal opportunity employer, hiring and promoting staff, recruiting volunteers, and providing services to individuals without regard to race, creed, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, national origin, age, weight, height or physical ability. For more information about Early Childhood Options, visit
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 email@example.com.
Learn more about our school at www.breckenridgemontessori.com.
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 classroom and part time floater willing to work with children 12 months to 5 years.. 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-$18 per hour starting wage based on experience. Benefits package included. Work 4 10- hour or 5 8-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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call with questions 970-485-2539.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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//www.summitk12.org/en-US/human-resources-a95841c0
Title: Head Start Engagement Specialist
Reports to: Head Start 0-5 Director
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 email@example.com.