COMMUNITY RESOURCES & CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Early Intervention - Colorado’s Early Intervention program provides supports and services to children with developmental delays or disabilities and their families from birth until the child’s third birthday. Early Intervention Colorado can help families learn ways to support and promote their child’s development within their everyday routines and activities. Please contact Katrina Kramer-Wall at 303-646-6717 or email@example.com. For more information visit http://www.ecsdd.org/new-page.
Child Find - Free developmental screenings/evaluations for children birth - 5. Not sure which school district you're in? Type your address in and your district will be just below your address on the results page. https://dps.schoolmint.net/school-finder/home
Elizabeth - Amber Davis, ECSE/Child Find Coordinator - (303) 646-6716 or https://www.elizabethschooldistrict.org/Page/998
East Central BOCES - Kiowa, Agate, Limon - Stacey Schillig, (719) 740-0670 or https://www.cde.state.co.us/early/childfind_eastcentralboces
Pikes Peak BOCES - Elbert, Big Sandy, Callahan, Miami-Yoder, Peyton -
Nurse-Family Partnership - NFP empowers first-time moms to transform their lives and create better futures for themselves and their babies. https://www.nursefamilypartnership.org/
Pines and Plains Libraries - Find story times and other fun activities at your local branch. https://pplibraries.org.
Baby Bear Hugs - Baby Bear Hugs changes the lives of “soon to be” parents and families with infants and toddlers in Eastern Colorado by providing parenting education, resources, and support. http://www.babybearhugs.org/elbert-county.html
Swaddling Clothes - Free baby items and children's clothes and toys. 2nd Saturday of the month. https://swaddlingclothes.org/locations/elizabeth/
Elbert County Coalition for Outreach - ECCO runs a thrift store in Kiowa, CO that has everything from clothes to toys to home goods. http://www.eccoinkiowa.com/
Simla Thrift Store - Local thrift store https://www.facebook.com/SimlaThriftStore/
Elizabeth Presbyterian Church http://elizabethpc.org/food-bank
Harvest Bible Church https://go-harvest.org/harvest-food-bank/
Parker Task Force/Food Bank https://www.parkertaskforce.org/
Elbert County Department of Human Services - Public Health's goal is to protect, promote, and improve the health, environment, and quality of life to the residents of Elbert County. Programs include Child and Adult Protection, Childcare Assistance, Food Assistance, Cash Assistance payments for low income persons, elderly and disabled residents who qualify, Child Support Services, and Low Income Energy Assistance (LEAP) https://elbertcounty-co.gov/health_and_human_services.php
Job Title: Early Learning Consultant
Job Location: Remote
Compensation: Hiring range $25-$30 per hour; approximately 20 hours per week
Reports To: Director
Posting Date: June 27, 2023
Closing Date: August 11, 2023
Employment Time: Part Time, Hourly
Benefits: Includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k, vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and tuition reimbursement
About the Elbert County Early Childhood Council: The Elbert County Early Childhood Council (ECECC) is one of thirty-four Early Childhood Councils in the State of Colorado. The local Early Childhood Councils provide an efficient, community-based infrastructure to support a state-wide early childhood system. The Elbert County Early Childhood Council is made up of members from our community; including principles, preschool directors, nurses, early childhood mental health specialists, specialists working with children and families with disabilities or in need of additional support, along with others dedicated to helping the youngest members of our community.
Position Description: The Early Learning Consultant is responsible for consultation to childcare providers employed in home and center environments to assist in quality improvement. The Early Learning Consultant is responsible for the creation of internal documents as well as the coordination and implementation of existing quality improvement plans in conjunction with the program staff & director, and partnering professionals. The position supports all early childhood care and education providers to continue to offer a variety of programs and services through the mixed delivery system. This position will continuously partner with individuals, licensed family childcare homes and centers, agencies, and organizations to support choices.
Serve as the primary consultant for identified home and classrooms within centers; partner with the evaluation professionals, state licensing specialists, other ECECC consultants, program staff, and parents to determine targeted improvements.
Address and improve the quality of care by: helping providers develop and implement an improvement plan; bringing needed resources to provider, including health and safety resources; modeling quality adult-child and adult-adult interactions; and helping providers problem solve in order to accomplish targeted improvements.
Address and improve the ability of providers to impact school readiness by: providing providers with public school readiness standards and information to guide curriculum and programming; providing consultation around specific school readiness standards, especially early literacy; and providing training specific to social and emotional development.
Conduct Environment Rating Scale Assessments in family child care homes and/or classrooms within centers.
Help providers identify children with emotional, behavioral, mental health, and developmental needs that put them at risk for expulsion, and support effective inclusion with resources, referrals, coaching, education and modeling as well as linking families and care providers with resources.
Serve as stewards of resources to improve the quality of the settings and facilitate the purchase of equipment and materials based on improvement strategies.
Attend ECECC Program, Coaching and Partner Meetings as deemed appropriate.
Participates in meetings, workshops and seminars for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
Perform under demanding and varied work schedules with the ability to remain flexible and focused during interruptions and distractions
Provide outreach to families, partners and the community-at-large regarding ECECC’s mission and vision.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in early childhood or related field or Associate’s degree with core hours in ECE coursework or CDA with 5+ years experience as a teacher/director/coach/family childcare
Strong computer and technology skills especially with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook, Virtual Platforms, and database management
Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member and independently work on several projects simultaneously
Ability to work in childcare settings across Elbert County
Ability to organize and prioritize workload
Strong verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills
Presentation skills related to early childhood content
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse audiences
Access to internet
Ability to work evenings and weekends (occasionally for training)
Colorado Child Care Director’s Qualification
Experience with Environment Rating Scales and Quality Assessments with Programs (such as ITERS and ECERS, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC))
Expanding Quality in Infant and Toddler Care (EQIT) Train the Trainer
Experience supporting other providers formally and informally.
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
It is the policy of the ECECC to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.