Join our Team

Teaching at CDR

We are seeking amazing Early Childhood Educators with a deep passion for the healthy growth and development of young children through strong, nurturing relationships and who highly value the importance of play and nature-based learning experiences.

Our beautiful location on the Historic Hutchinson Ranch offers children and educators a unique environment for learning and teaching that encourages curiosity, exploration and discovery.

If you are passionate about honoring and celebrating childhood, we look forward to welcoming you to our school family! 

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to

Call: (719) 207-3778


– Henry Brook Adams

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to

Call: (719) 207-3778

Living our core values


Star Benefits

Competitive wage, year-round full or part time hours, paid time off, paid sick leave, training and  continuing education opportunities, small classroom groups with low teacher : child ratios, beautiful home-like work environment. We offer an inspiring, supportive and respectful work culture and seek teachers with the desired talents and abilities to join our school family.


How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to

Call: (719) 207-3778

What Makes us Unique

 Located on a historic working ranch

Great families

Low student to teacher ratios

Endless outdoor exploration

Respectful, supportive teaching team

Beautiful rocky mountain scenery

Home-like environment

Family focused community

“I’ve been with Children’s Discovery Ranch for 15 years and have always felt valued, supported and important. Working with friends who really care about each other and spending our days with children makes me most happy about being a part of our school” – Maranda Torres

“I really appreciate our school culture and set-up…small groups, great teachers and leadership.”   Sheli James, Assistant Director

“Being a part of the Ranch family is what makes me most happy in my position. I am proud of the connections I have with the kids and their families. Having the support of my co-workers and sharing my love of outdoor education with the children and staff is wonderful.” –   Tina Stokes

“The natural learning environment at Children’s Discovery Ranch truly makes every moment a teachable moment that helps our kids grow and develop in so many ways. I am so grateful for the support and respect we all have for each other. The love we all share with our school family is amazing and rewarding.” – Carol Mumma

“Words cannot express my gratitude for being part of The Ranch Family! My daughter is lucky enough to spend her days exploring the wonders of Ranch and learning from the most amazing teachers. And I have the true pleasure of supporting our Founder and Director, Kathi, and the teachers both in and out of the classroom. We love our Ranch Family!!!” – Tara Reed