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Our Mission​

Our goal is to provide high quality early childhood professionals to support early


childhood centers for flexible periods of time at an affordable rate. 


       We accomplish this objective by: 

            - Providing high quality substitutes for early learning centers on an hourly basis


            - Providing a fair compensation to early childhood teachers 



What sets us apart from other substitute companies

-Our teachers are all ECT qualified and, in many cases, Director qualified

-Extremely professional teachers 

-Centers can request substitutes weeks or months in advance if they

                         anticipate the need

-Centers can request the same substitute if it was a good fit for the center



Our History

Early Childhood Hourly Teachers started operations in June 2018. The company started after the founder Maru Garcia realized there were not many companies in Colorado offering quality substitutes for Early Childhood centers. The company has operated in different counties and has been able to serve over 60 child care centers since its beginning.

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Dr. Maru Garcia - CEO

Maru has a Bachelor’s in Art from UNAM in Mexico City, a Master’s in Education from Regis University, and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from University of Charleston, West Virginia.  Maru has been the owner of a large childcare center as well as Director in two other schools. She has been involved in Early Childhood Education for over 35 years. She currently works at DPS as Community Outreach Engagement Specialist for Spanish speaking populations and serves as Executive Producer for Wheat Ridge Theatre Company.  Maru is also the President of a non-profit organization in Mexico City that holds acting classes for children and teenagers with disabilities. 

To learn more about Maru's endeavors feel free to visit

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