Early Childhood Lead Infant Teacher - the Beehive

| Greater Denver Area
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The Beehive is looking to hire classroom Lead infant teachers to launch an early childhood education center designed to serve the children of the employees of Guild Education in downtown Denver.

About The Beehive

The Beehive is a new Early Childhood Education Center that will foster a love of learning, curiosity and a sense of community in the heart of downtown Denver. This is an opportunity to be a part of the inaugural staff in a light filled beautifully designed space with a focus on play-based education year round for students ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. The Beehive is a unique work opportunity offering rich professional learning with a diverse group of curious and creative colleagues and a chance to make a difference.

The Beehive is located on the 3rd floor of Republic Plaza’s annex building off the 16th Street Mall. - adjacent to Guild’s office spaces. The students of The Beehive are children of Guild Education Denver employees. We intend for our program to meet not just the bar for licensing, but to exceed higher-quality standards and practices in facility design, teacher ratios, and operations.

Please visit our website to learn more.

There are many elements of our approach that we will look to our inaugural early childhood team to co-define with us.

As the Classroom Lead Infant Teacher you will:

  • Join a new team committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that you’d support everyday.
  • Encourage and foster an inviting, warm and nurturing learning environment.
  • Collaborate with leadership and your classroom team to think in a new and different way about employer-based child care.
  • Help define and implement a play-based general educational curriculum with developmentally appropriate practices to address physical emotional, social and cognitive needs of children.
  • Collaborate with staff to develop positive learning activities; manage adherence to state and local regulations.
  • Assist in selecting resources for and setting up classrooms. 
  • Use classroom software to track daily student activities and progress and share with families.
  • Develop and maintain The Beehive community with staff and  families.
  • Participate in robust professional learning on site in all aspects of early childhood education to grow your own skills as a learner and a leader.
  • Mentor and train staff as needed. 
  • Ensure child safety in the classroom, playground and in common areas.

You are a strong fit for this role if you have:

  • Deep experience in early childhood education in Colorado in ages infant through pre-K
  • A passion for individual children’s development as they learn and grow 
  • Energy and creativity to be part of the inaugural team of am exciting start-up
  • Enthusiasm to work with a team of teachers and support staff to enable a high-quality child and family experience every day.
  • Flexibility and patience to work in a fast-paced, fun, and collaborative new environment. 
  • Nurturing and caring approach to children.
  • Strong time management.
  • Ability to stoop and bend to interact on a child’s level, and stand up to 95% of the day.
  • Something unique to offer --  music, art, movement.
  • Experience in a play-based preschool including Reggio Emilia inspired and RIE

Required Qualifications

  • Deep experience in early childhood education in Colorado ages infant - toddler
  • ECT qualified 
  • Infant Nursery Supervisor Qualified  
  • Associate's degree or equivalent credits in ECE, Elementary Education, Special Education, Family and Child Development or Child Psychology
  • 1 or more years of experience working with children.
  • Willingness to work with children in an inclusive environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in ECE or related field.
  • 2 or more years of classroom experience in the specific age classroom.

At The Beehive we care about our employees and their wellbeing which is why we offer a range of benefits to help support them and their families. Additionally, we feel passionately about equal pay for equal work, and transparency in compensation is one vehicle to achieve that. Total compensation for this role is market competitive, with an hourly rate of $18 - $23. This is a full-time, non-exempt position. 

  • Access to low cost, high quality health care options through Cigna and Kaiser (CA & CO) including $0 premium family plans and low copay's across all our plans
  • Access to a 401k to help save for your future
  • 2 weeks of accrued vacation
  • Family Friendly Benefits including 14 weeks of parental leave, employer paid short term and long term disability, employer sponsored life insurance, and fertility care benefits.
  • Ability to enroll your child in the Beehive
  • Well rounded wellness benefits including gym/fitness stipend, transit and parking support, and access to free/ low cost mental health resources and support services
  • Education benefits and tuition assistance to help your future development and growth
  • And more!

The Beehive is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. For questions reach out to [email protected].

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Our downtown Denver office is easily accessible via public transportation, with plenty of restaurants in the surrounding area.

An Insider's view of Guild Education

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We're fast-paced and got a little bit of a startup vibe, so there's always plenty to learn from and grow!People are collaborative and ready to bring their knowledge, experience, and ideas to the table to make sure we're doing right by each other and our students.As hard-working as everyone is, you can also be rest assured we also love to celebrate!

Kendry

Bilingual Student Success Advisor

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We're incredibly cross functional and believe heavily in developing and cultivating strong relationships not only with our external partners, but internally across and within departments as well. One of my favorite traditions is that each new hire at Guild is given a coffee card when they start to encourage them to grab coffee with others and get t

Annie

Partner Marketing, Employer Success

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since my humble beginning as a Guild Intern, I have had opportunities afforded to me that stretch me in ways that align with my values and push me to be a little uncomfortable while still having welcome support. I’m now in a position where I get to learn first-hand from experts that I don’t believe I was qualified for before working at Guild.

Paco

Senior Associate of University Operations

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

My team works on ensuring that new users can find what they need and engage with our platform easily. Many of the technical challenges we face involve scaling the early-stage version of Guild’s app into something more flexible for our next growth phase. We deal with the difficult (but fascinating!) tradeoffs of these decisions every day.

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What are Guild Education Perks + Benefits

Guild Education Benefits Overview

At Guild, we’re expanding opportunity for America’s workforce, and we’re committed to doing the same for our own employees by supporting them professionally and personally. Guild offers benefits and perks to support all employees and their families. From $0 medical premiums to a flexible parental leave policy to tuition assistance to company equity for all employees, we have something for everyone at Guild.

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Volunteer in local community
Guild has a yearly "Guild Gives Back" day, where we provide organized volunteer opportunities to all our employees as well as a "12 Days of Giving" around the holidays!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Guild has a highly diverse management team, with nearly 75% of employees reporting to female leadership.
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
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401(K)
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Generous Parental Leave
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Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
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Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
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Cross functional training encouraged
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