Assistant Early Childhood Teacher

Assistant Early Childhood Teacher – An assistant early childhood teacher, assigned responsibility for a single group of children during times specified in 7.702.55, must meet one of the following qualifications:

  1. Completion of one of the early childhood education courses in Section 7.702.42, A, with a course grade of “C” or better and twelve (12) months (1820 hours) verified experience in the care and supervision of four (4) or more children less than six (6) years of age, who are not related to the individual. Satisfactory experience includes being a licensee of a family child care home; a teacher’s aide in a center, preschool or elementary school. Assistant early childhood teachers must be enrolled in and attending the second (2nd) early childhood education class which will be used as the basis for their qualification for the position of early childhood teacher;
  2. Persons having completed two (2) of the early childhood education classes referenced in Section 7.702.42, A, with a course grade of “C” or better and no experience; or,
  3. A current early childhood professional Credential Level I Version 1.0 or 2.0 as determined by the Colorado Department of Education.

Education Requirements

Educational requirements for all early childhood professionals are determined by the Division of Early Care and Learning.  To obtain licensing information, call 303-866-5948 or 1-800-799-5876.

If you have any questions or need help navigating early childhood careers,
contact Heather Blanco at [email protected] or 970-377-3388 ext. 224.