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April 8, 2024


Teacher for 3 to 5 year old students - Farm Campus

We are seeking an experienced Early Childhood Educator to inspire, nurture, and guide our preschoolers aged 3 to 5 within our enchanting Reggio Emilia inspired farm campus. Spanning across a sprawling 10-acre "classroom," our environment features a vibrant tapestry of learning spaces including vegetable and flower gardens, a forest, a pond, resident chickens and goats, an art studio, a light lab, barns, and an Exploratorium.

As a valued member of our teaching team, you'll engage in collaborative endeavors in the true spirit of Reggio pedagogy with a co-teacher. You'll have the opportunity to both contribute to and lead projects aimed at enriching children's education while fostering a deeper connection with the natural world.

  • Yearly renewable position from spring 2024 to July 25th 2025. Summers are spent with camp duties, professional development, teacher training, and in-service days. 


Qualifications required:

  • Child Development Associate's degree or

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Early Childhood Education or

  • Extensive experience in preschools or childcare centers.

  • Practiced usage of the Tennessee Early Childhood Developmental Standards.

  • Dedication to ongoing professional growth.

  • Proficiency in the Reggio approach to education.

  • Readiness to collaborate with children as co-researchers and co-teachers in developing an emergent curriculum enriched with diverse projects and the exploration of "100 languages."

  • Ability to document learning experiences through both words and photographs.

  • Aptitude for integrating language arts and numeracy into teaching practices.

  • Physical resilience for outdoor activities, including hiking, and tolerance for encounters with bugs and ticks, coupled with a genuine love for wildlife.

  • Effective communication skills and a strong team-oriented mindset.

  • Patience and effective tools for supporting children's social-emotional development.

  • Skills in establishing meaningful rituals, fostering care for one another and the environment.

  • Excellent organizational abilities.

Teacher for Elementary K-1 Farm Campus

Are you ready to embrace a holistic teaching approach? We're seeking an elementary teacher who loves guiding children through the kindergarten to first-grade transition. This role involves teaching kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year and continuing with the same group into first grade for the 2025-2026 school year.

Our school embraces the Reggio Emilia philosophy at Pip and Pickles Farm with labs, studios, and the exploratorium. We also embody the Scandinavian education spirit on our 10-acre campus, a classroom that includes forests, gardens, ponds, and fields. Learning happens both indoors and outdoors through experiential opportunities. We foster an emergent curriculum, where teachers and students collaborate as co-researchers, with each group enjoying autonomy on their learning journey and chances to collaborate on projects.

Imagine starting your day with your ten students in a community that values each member, surrounded by nature. Imagine experiencing  year-round weather patterns, graphing data from our weather station, and studying what it means to salamanders, birds, deer, groundhogs, goats, plants and insects. Alongside immersing in nature, you'll have the time to read together and expand your understanding of world cultures that will certainly be fueling further projects.

You'll have the freedom to employ various innovative teaching methods while meeting Tennessee standards. From games and scientific inquiry to tools like the Science of Reading, Wild Learning curriculum, Orton-Gillingham phonemic awareness, Secret Stories, Handwriting Without Tears, and Montessori materials, you'll provide a well-rounded education for each student to thrive.

If you're passionate about nurturing young minds, fostering curiosity, and merging nature with education, join us in creating a community where every child thrives on their educational journey.

  • Yearly renewable position from July 29th 2024 to July 25th 2025. Summers are spent with camp duties, professional development, teacher training, and in-service days. 


Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in early childhood education (K-2) or elementary education.

  • Minimum of one year of experience teaching Kindergarten or first grade.

  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, including coordination with other grade-level teachers and farm educators.

  • Proficiency in project-based teaching, demonstrating examples of past projects and a strong passion for this approach.

  • Familiarity with the Reggio Emilia approach to education.

  • Willingness and capability to transfer skills and experiences from indoor classroom environments to outdoor settings.

  • Competence in addressing Tennessee Standards and ensuring academic progress for students.

  • Dedication to fostering a sense of community and healthy relationship development among all participants.

  • Physical stamina for outdoor activities such as hiking on uneven terrain and tolerance for insect bites and ticks, coupled with a genuine love for wildlife.

  • Interest in gardening and enthusiasm for integrating animals like goats, chickens, and native species into the curriculum through project-based learning.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Experience in documenting learning through photographs and written reflections (e.g., albums, portfolios, books).

  • Excellent organizational abilities.

  • A commitment to promoting a naturalistic lifestyle and advocating for environmental conservation at both local and global levels.


Send your resume and cover letter to

March 3, 2024

3K Lead Teacher for 2024-25

Episcopal School of Nashville is seeking an exceptional 3K Lead Teacher for the 2024-2025 academic school year. The 3K class will serve approximately 12 students who will be 3 years old by August 15. Episcopal School of Nashville is committed to an inclusive program, and candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion work are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will be an experienced early childhood educator, with a Reggio-inspired background, capable of meeting each child’s needs and possessing a desire to help the School grow to full enrollment. The position is full-time and offers generous benefits and competitive pay.


The ideal candidate is a thoughtful listener, who is able to effectively motivate and teach Pre-Kindergarten-age students with diverse learning needs and abilities. An ability to communicate clearly and effectively with students, colleagues, and families, both orally and in writing, is essential. Professionalism, a positive outlook, a good sense of humor, and a student-centered approach are highly valued. We seek a colleague who enjoys being part of a highly collaborative team, with a commitment to interdisciplinary projects and innovative pedagogy.


Episcopal School’s Early Childhood team fosters a learning environment centered on play, innovation, creativity and personal attention. Teachers and assistants work as a close-knit team to support each other and collaborate on curriculum development to ensure appropriate vertical alignment and consistency.


Located at the Historic Ross Elementary Building in East Nashville, Episcopal School of Nashville is a diverse urban independent school, and is dedicated to nurturing the joy of learning and the spirit of discovery in each of its students. Caring, committed faculty members, in partnership with parents, serve as role models, mentors, and guides. Episcopal School continually strives for an academically talented and ethnically diverse student body and seeks the same in its faculty.


A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in Early Childhood Education. Experience in play-based curriculum development, at least three years of full-time Early Childhood teaching experience, and a master’s degree are preferred. Comfort and familiarity with the use of relevant technology to enhance learning are also essential.


Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter outlining their qualifications and interest to Early Childhood Division Lead, Katie Donald, at

April 8, 2024

Oak Hill School

Prekindergarten Floating Assistant Teacher 7:30-11:30 Monday through Friday

Prekindergarten Assistant Teacher Oak Hill School seeks a collaborative candidate to fill a part-time floating assistant in Prekindergarten. This person will join a nurturing, Christian community committed to the School’s mission and vision for building a diverse and inclusive environment where all children learn, grow, and thrive. The candidate will demonstrate a love of working with children and the ability to work with a team of experienced prekindergarten teachers.


Skills and Characteristics

● Understands and supports Oak Hill’s mission, values, and culture

● A strong understanding of child development (academically, socially, and emotionally) and a passion for working with the young child

● A desire to be a lifelong learner as demonstrated by engagement in professional development  

● An ability to work collaboratively with a positive spirit and sense of humor

● Works in the classroom with the teacher

● Supports the plans of the teachers

● Assists in the preparation of materials for the classroom

● Assists teacher with individual or small group instruction and supervision of centers

● Assists teacher with classroom discipline following the lead of the teacher

● Shows initiative, including but not limited to, room appearance, bulletin boards, and grade level activities

● Escorts the students to and from enrichment classes

● Assists in the supervision of the playground Requirements

● Bachelor's Degree (required)

● Bachelor's Degree in Education (preferred)

● Prior teaching experience (preferred) 

Priestley Miller Preschool

February 12, 2024

Job Title

Assistant Preschool Teacher


Job Summary

An assistant teacher will assist the lead teacher in daily tasks, classroom management and providing a safe and positive classroom environment.



  • Help provide a safe and nurturing learning environment.

  • Promote social and emotional development, as well as physical and intellectual competence.

  • Provide positive guidance.

  • Establish positive relationships/communication with families.

  • Assist in maintaining a purposeful environment responsive to students’ needs.



  • Ability to work well and collaborate with others

  • Flexibility

  • Background check upon hire

  • CPR/First Aid certification within 3 months of hire

  • 12 hours of continuing education annually as required by DHS


Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior classroom experience. 

  • Preferred BS or Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education


Why you’ll love working at our center

PMP has a very positive and friendly work environment. We are a small school with a close-knit team of teachers. Our families are incredibly supportive and make coming to work a joy! We have been in operation for 54 years and have many special long-standing traditions that make our school extra special. (We also provide unlimited goldfish crackers and plenty of arts and crafts!)


How to apply

You can send your application to the Director, Hilarie Zimbicki, at

November 20, 2023

Assistant Director – Westminster School for Young Children


The Assistant Director of Westminster School for Young Children must be passionate about early childhood education.  The Assistant Director should possess the academic qualifications of a teacher and administrator, while sharing a personal commitment to the school and church’s mission.  This person serves as a direct support to teachers and students and works closely with the Director.


The Assistant Director must have a bachelor’s degree and preferably a master's in early childhood education or a related field.  Teaching and managerial experience (at least 3-5 years) is required.  Experience with student management software, such as Blackbaud or similar, is preferred. General ease with using web-based tools such as Google Docs or Microsoft Teams is required.  The Assistant Director should communicate clearly and articulately both orally and in writing. The Assistant Director serves as the Director of Camp Westminster, the school’s 6-week summer program.


The Assistant Director’s responsibilities include healthy communication with students, parents, teachers, and church staff members. The Assistant Director must have thorough knowledge of all DHS licensing rules, including practical experience implementing these requirements, as well as familiarity with NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) standards.


The Assistant Director is responsible to the Director of WSYC.  This is a full-time position - competitive compensation, paid health insurance, and generous personal leave offered. Areas of responsibility include: Licensing & Accreditation, Admissions & Enrollment, Faculty Enrichment & Development, Outreach & Communications, Operations, and Summer Camp Management.


Please email Director Logan Lyman – – with your resume and cover letter. Position to begin March/April 2024.

May 9, 2023 - Job Posting (Ongoing)

Vanderbilt University’s early childhood care and education program, The Acorn School


The Acorn School is hiring for the position of Assistant Teacher in our licensed childcare center. The program is PLAY-based and offers a Whole Child pedagogy.  The Acorn School Emergent Curriculum is featured in the Early Childhood Success video series produced by The Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning & Innovation. Click on: Child-Led Inquiry in a Pre-K Classroom  

Please note: This advertisement is for a full-time, hourly, benefits eligible position. For questions or concerns, please contact For part-time options, please contact


From birth through age five, children develop a sense of emotional security, form relationships, and learn social skills. Young children depend on early childhood educators for physical care; their survival depends on attentive, nurturing adults. The responsiveness of early childhood educators to the social, emotional, and physical needs of young children has a profound influence on children’s development and learning.


The work of the Assistant Teacher requires simultaneous attention to teaching and caregiving, meeting young children’s needs for nurturance while maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment.



  • Experience caring for young children ages 0-5 years

  • Experience working with children and families in a child care center

  • Knowledge of Child Development

  • Respectful communication: responsive listening, problem-solver, initiates crucial conversations

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