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NAAEYC is happy to provide FREE advertising for those seeking early childhood teaching staff and administrators in the greater Nashville area. Please send an email with the job posting as you would like it to appear. Advertisements may be edited due to space limitations.

May 5, 2023



A New Leaf is looking to hire an elementary school teacher. We are looking for a qualified and passionate individual who can inspire and educate a mixed age group of 12 young students who are together on a learning journey at our Farm Campus.

We are looking for a candidate who is creative and has excellent communication skills to collaborate in teamwork. The candidate should be able to develop and implement effective teaching strategies that meet the diverse needs of our students, hold a Bachelor's degree in Education or Special Education, and have prior experience in teaching elementary school students in a classroom setting and with small groups in a special education setting. We are looking for someone who loves animals from bees, spiders, and snakes to chickens and goats, a person who loves to be outdoors in nature and would be thrilled to combine explicit learning inside long term projects that involve ecology, gardening, and sustainability. The ability to build meaningful social emotional projects to grow self-assured responsible humans who are culturally aware is also important.

Responsibilities for the job position also include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating a positive and safe learning environment by enforcing classroom rules and procedures

  • Read and train to work with the Reggio Emilia inspiration to education.

  • Integrate the big picture of the emergent curriculum with activities and projects that address the Tennessee Standards and meet your students’ needs.

  • Plan explorations, lessons, activities, and projects serve to enhance the education of the children following common observed interests or developmental needs.

  • Writing lesson plans weekly and assembling materials necessary as you prepare the environment for learning both indoors and outdoors in all kinds of weather.

  • Build students’ social competencies and self-esteem.

  • Create various types of documentation to reflect on your practices, and to make the learning visible to the students, families, and the community.

  • Develop portfolios for each of your students.

  • Assessing student progress. Communicate progress and delays with the director and with parents.

  • Participate in weekly meetings with other educators at our school and in professional development.

  • Prepare for parent engagement with different types of “homework”, parent-teacher conferences, evening events, and festivals.

  • Collaborate with other teachers and farm educators to implement school-wide initiatives.

  • Maintain clean and tidy learning spaces consistent with health and safety standards.



  • Bachelors, or Master’s degree in elementary education or Special Education.

  • Excellent communication.

  • Excellent organization.

  • Ability to work in teams as well as independently.

  • Ability to act as mediator between children.

  • Ability to integrate and isolate the teaching of language arts and numeracy.

  • Stamina to hike on a hill and endurance for bug bites, ticks, and other wild life.

  • Certification in adult/child/infant first aid and CPR (or willing to get the training).

  • FBI background and criminal check, health report (when you receive our offer).

Click here for full Job Description

To apply:

Please submit a resume with a cover letter describing 1- your teaching philosophy, 2- your understanding of the Reggio educational experience and project approach 3- your hobbies and passions, 4- your abilities and skills, 4- describe your relationship with the outdoors, 6-look at our website and explain how your work with us would further our mission, and 7- describe your short and long term career goals.

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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Link to job posting that applicants must apply to:

April 13, 2023


West Nashville CP Church-Children's Weekday Ministry (Multiple Opportunities)

The Children's Weekday Ministry at WNCP is a family-focused vibrant early education center offering a warm Christian environment in the heart of West Nashville. We believe both children and staff are individually unique and should be honored as such. 

Currently, we have immediate full-time opportunities for educators and support staff. We operate three shifts but opening and closing shifts are current priorities. Flexibility in scheduling is a definite plus! 

Hours of operation are 7:15 am to 5:15 pm and operates year round. Work schedules are staggered to cover the day adequately and safely.

1.  Early Childhood Educators - Full Time Opportunities 

  • Toddler educators will be a fully trained co-teacher willing to share all duties equally and in a timely manner. All personnel are expected to have a strong work ethic (low absenteeism, timely arrival, respectful interactions, meet required deadlines, able to communicate well with parents and staff, etc.)

  • Full Job Description available by emailing:

2.  Early Childhood Support Staff - Full-time preferably

  • Support personnel to act as floaters assisting across all age group and general facility duties

  • Support personnel are typically expected to either open or close the center.


Eligibility - The Children's Weekday Ministry is a ministry of the church, and its employees must be of the Christian faith.


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Job Type: Full-time for Teaching Staff

Pay: $15 - $19 per hour - compensation depends on education and relevant child care experience

Performance Bonuses: Applicable after a successful 90-day probationary experience.

Current Openings

Organization: ChildcareTennessee

Role: Substitute Teacher


If you are passionate about the field of early childhood education, interested in becoming part of a community of learners, are professional and reliable, and possess the skills to work as a member of a team, please submit your resume. The Sub Service offers its members opportunities for paid, ongoing professional development. Our program can lead to permanent positions or supplement your current work or school life.


Our online Substitute Service is ideal for people looking for flexible hours. You choose the childcare centers and areas of the community in which you wish to work. Jobs are announced per text message and you choose if you wish to apply. Pay is based on your education and experience. Hours are flexible and will vary from week to week. No minimum hours are guaranteed.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • High energy

  • Ability to work well with others

  • Access to email and internet.

  • Must provide past employment and personal references.

  • Must clear full background check.

  • Must pass health screening.



$10-$13 an hour


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