Early Learning Center, Inc.

Substitute Early Childhood Educator

Reference ID : 52161
Location : Colchester, VT
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Part Time



Be part of a welcoming, relationship-centered early childhood program serving infants, toddlers and preschool children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. The ELC is a full day, year-round early childhood program. 

This position gives candidates priority to cover for classroom educators taking leave time over the summer and days/weeks/months throughout the year. Some working opportunities are planned in advance while others are needed to cover an absence the day of. Our highly qualified staff provides the training and support for our substitutes within each classroom.

This position is full day, part day. Opportunities for professional development training are available.


The Early Learning Center (ELC) maintains a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our organization. The ELC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and ancestry, place of birth, veteran status, age, or national origin.


  • Maintain up to date knowledge of the Vermont Licensing Regulations. Make required reports to the State of Vermont including but not limited to: suspected abuse, injury requiring medical attention.
  • Provide coverage for early educators during lunch breaks and/or other times to maintain appropriate supervision of children
  •  Help develop and sustain safe, high-quality development and learning environments for children.
  • Maintain a safe, secure environment for children, staff, and visitors, including knowledge of emergency procedures.
  • Accept children unconditionally, their personalities, needs, ways in which they communicate and help them develop without judgement.
  • Maintain established expectations for children.
  • Promote an environment that values diversity and celebrates cultural, linguistic, gender, and other individual differences in people.
  • Keep discussion of children, families, and other staff confidential and on a professional level at all times.
  • Ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents/guardians)

The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list. The scope of the job may change from time to time as necessitated by business demands.


Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or have completed a GED. A satisfactory fingerprinted background check is required prior to hiring.

Nice To Haves

The ideal candidate has experience working and caring for young children in an educational setting or enrolled in a degree program in education or a related field. Pediatric first aid and CPR certification are also a plus.


Professional Development Training Opportunities

About Us

The Early Learning Center (ELC) is a non-profit early childhood program created in partnership with families, educators and members of the community. The Early Learning Center is a fully licensed, center-based program located at Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester, providing care and education for 40 children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. We believe that children are competent learners from birth. We value children's natural curiosity and individual ideas and we facilitate children's learning through a developmentally appropriate, play-based, emergent curriculum. Our center is committed to providing the very best early childhood education experience for every child and family in our care. Welcome to our community!

Salary : $11.75 to $13.50/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Part Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : None
Location : Colchester, VT

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