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Early Childhood Teacher

  • Teacher
  • West

augustineclassical Augustine Classical Academy

Equipping students to know, love, and practice what is true, virtuous, and beautiful.

480 S. Kipling St., Lakewood, Colorado 80226

Position Description

Employee Type: Full-time or Part-time


Early Childhood Teachers (ECTs) work collaboratively with the Preschool Teaching Team. The ECT delivers a high-quality, developmentally appropriate, teacher-directed, child-focused curriculum, undergirded by the school’s mission and educational philosophy. The ECT has a good understanding of children’s cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual development and ensures a safe and stimulating classroom environment where children are actively engaged and encouraged to succeed. The ECT instructs students in literacy and pre-writing, math, phonemic awareness, science, and Bible through rich literature and engaging, hands-on activities. The ECT provides a rich feast of opportunities for children to learn by experimenting and doing: through art, building, dramatic play, science, math, music, writing, and gross motor. The ECT guides students in developing social/emotional skills and age-appropriate independence. He/she accomplishes this through the creation of lesson plans, inspiration, positive feedback, and constructive criticism with the goal of promoting intellectual curiosity and Christian formation.


Classroom Instruction and Management

● Prepare and implement weekly lesson plans following the provided Pacing Guide/Scope & Sequence.

● Develop classroom activities based on developmentally appropriate practices and early learning standards.

● Plan individual and group activities to actively engage children and encourage growth in all domains – physical, cognitive, social, emotional and spiritual.

● Ensure compliance with all school policies and state regulations, including health, safety and administrative requirements.

● Maintain a clean and orderly classroom.

● Participate in non-academic duties as assigned by the Director (e.g., morning drop-off, afternoon pick-up, cleaning and sanitizing toys and classroom materials)

● Participate in regular (monthly, unless otherwise specified) teacher-in service meetings

● Provide curriculum feedback to the Preschool Director.

Partnership with Parents

● Maintain regular communication with parents through daily greeting and informal interactions, weekly email updates, progress reports, and conferences.

● Participate in parent-related special events throughout the year (e.g., Recitation, family engagement events, etc.)

● Complete individual student assessments to help inform parent-teacher conferences.

● Respond to parent communications and resolve concerns in a timely manner

Support of ACA Mission, Culture and Teaching Efforts

● Cultivate a solutions-oriented outlook, a mentality of proactive action rather than reaction, a balance of excellence and grace, and a demeanor that glorifies God.

● Cultivate camaraderie and team-building with fellow employees.

● Model school values and culture. Lead by example.


● Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, Family and Child Development, or Child Psychology, or

● Current Early Childhood Professional Credential 3.0 Level 2 or higher, as determined by the Colorado Office of Early Childhood or

● Bachelor’s degree in other fields may be considered; additional early childhood related coursework may be required.

● Commitment to ACA mission, statement of faith, and employee standards of conduct.

● One year minimum of classroom teaching experience (not required for Assistant Teachers)

● Familiarity with Classical Christian education or willingness to learn about the Classical Christian Educational model.

● Excellent oral and written communication skills.

● Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

● Ability to work well with children, staff, and parents.


● $28,000-34,000 annual salary (for full time teachers), depending on experience and qualifications.

● Four-day schedule; full time is 32 classroom hours per week.

● PTO: four full days per year (for full time teachers), in addition to days the school is closed.

● Sick Leave: five full days per year (for full time teachers).

● Partially sponsored health and dental insurance plans.

● Reduced ACA tuition for dependents.

● Employee Continuing Education Tuition Benefit with Colorado Christian University.

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