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August 12, 2020


Vanderbilt UMC

Associate Child Care Teacher- Multiple Openings!

  • VUMC Child Care offers early childhood care and education for the children of VUMC faculty, staff, and students. The child care program serves children age infants (6 weeks) to five years old. Our centers (3) are licensed by the Tennessee Department of Human Services.


Your Role:

  • Assists in planning and implementing age appropriate curriculum and activities to nurture and stimulate all domains of children’s development in their care.

  • Provides a developmentally appropriate classroom environment that reflects the children’s learning and growth.

  • Performs on-going developmental evaluations of children as required by DHS and develop lesson plans and follow curriculum implementation that addresses the individual needs of each child.

  • Maintains ongoing, open communication with parents/ caregivers.

  • Implements and supports nutrition routines.

  • Provides attentive supervision of children: knows classroom enrollment, constantly scans classroom/playground to ensure safety, and closely monitors children by constantly taking attendance.

Position Qualifications:


  • High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience)

  • Academic coursework in Early Childhood Education (Required)

  • < 1 year relevant experience (Required)


  • Child care center based experience preferred

  • Strong communication skills

  • Demonstrate desire for professional development and growth

  • Strong work ethic

  • Ability to be flexible to center’s needs and hours 

To apply, please use the following link:

August 10, 2020


Spring Hollow Early Learning Center - Preschool Assistant Teacher

Spring Hollow Early Learning Center is a Reggio-Emilia inspired preschool emphasizing nature, art, collaboration, exploration, and social-emotional development. We serve a mixed age group of children ages 3-5 years. The majority of our day is spent outdoors.

Substitute/Assistant Teacher responsibilities include:

- Fostering a loving, nurturing, "Nothing without Joy" environment.

- Collaborating with staff, children, and families.

- Assisting in implementing an outdoor program following an emergent curriculum philosophy.

-Supervising children during play and meals

-Cleaning and sanitizing



- Available 9:00-3:00, even if the local school systems have shifted to remote learning due to Covid-19.

-Joyful, hard-working, dedicated.

- Work experience, training, or a degree in the field of Early Childhood or a related field.

- Is a sensitive, mature individual, who maintains professional relationships.

- Works well outdoors.

- Experience in or knowledge of the Reggio approach preferred.


To apply, please email a brief introduction of yourself, as well as your resume, to

Nothing without joy!

July 21, 2020



We are looking to hire an early childhood professional that is passionate about working with young children.  We will have a full-time opening beginning immediately working as an Educator in our Toddler classroom.  The hours of this position will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 to 5:00.  You would be caring for ten children from ages one to two years old, alongside two other educators.  We are a Three Star Quality center and are committed to providing a safe, nurturing Christian environment.  Glen Leven has been serving families in the community since 1950.  Hourly compensation is dependent upon experience and education.  


To pursue this opportunity, you can email your resume to or call (615) 298-2071 for more information. 


We are looking for educators who are:

  • Ready to be a part of a dedicated TEAM!

  • Work best in an environment inspired by Reggio where professionalism, Christian values and creativity are encouraged daily.

  • Have relevant experience and training in working with young children in a child care setting.

  • Have knowledge or willing to learn DHS regulations and Environment Rating Scale.

  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn and receive additional training for continued professional growth.

  • Willing to submit to a medical exam (required)

  • Willing to submit to a background check (required)

  • TECTA trained - that’s a plus!


If this sounds like YOU are that teacher, please give us a call! 

We would love to talk with you about joining our team.

3906 Franklin Road             

Nashville, Tennessee 37204          

(615) 298-2071

(615) 298-5540 Fax

July 16, 2020


A NEW LEAF - Nature Preschool Teachers Needed


Now more than ever, this school year outdoor educators will make a difference in children’s well-being and learning. Apply to join our team of teachers working outdoors at our Charlotte location or on our farm. 


Qualifications needed:

  • Child Development Associates degree, or

  • Bachelors in early childhood education, or

  • Masters in early childhood education and related fields, or

  • Extensive experience working in preschools or child care centers and knowledge of DHS rules, Tennessee Early Childhood Developmental Standards, and ECERS.

  • Commitment to continued professional development.

  • Knowledge of the Reggio approach to education and willingness to work as co-researchers with the children to develop an emergent curriculum of projects and the exploration of 100 languages.

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

  • Ability to document and share with others the learning journey of the classroom.

  • Enthusiasm and ability to develop the outdoor classroom and to work outdoors most of the day.

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

  • Ability to work in teams.

  • Patience and tools used with children’s learning social-emotional awareness and skills is a must.

  • Tools for establishing rituals, care for each other, and for the classroom.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Great organizational skills.

  • A foreign language would be an asset.

  • Taking good photos to share in Google photo albums and making the learning visible.


Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $12.00 to $18.50 /hour

To apply, contact:

Helene Harvey

A New Leaf


June 30, 2020


MICAH CHILDREN’S ACADEMY provides a warm, safe environment where children aged six weeks through Pre-K can actively discover and expand their imagination and minds. Don't miss this opportunity to join a team that is making a difference in early childhood education!

We are looking for a teacher that is passionate about creating a solid foundation in a child's education. Micah Children's Academy offers a competitive salary package, based on education and experience, as well as a generous benefits package. Our ideal candidate must be able to work a 9-hour shift (with break(s)) between the hours of 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.


Compensation Package for full-time employees:

·         Salary based on experience and education

·         Health insurance (partially paid by MCA) available including HSA contributions

·         Dental insurance available

·         Vision insurance available

·         Paid-time off that increases with longevity

·         Around 23 paid days off a year including a 3 day Thanksgiving break, a winter, and spring break.

·         Paid registration fees for professional development and paid time while attending


To find out more about why you should come work with a great team, simply schedule a time to come in for an interview!

Candidates must be 18 years old, have at least a high school diploma/GED and pass a background check.


Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $12.00 to $14.00 /hour


Please send your resume to Rachel Pachmayr (Assistant Director) at

Current - From the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Join our Substitute Service! Teachers, assistants and floaters, work on an on-call basis in our child care programs. Join a collaborative team of programs who support quality childcare in the greater Nashville Area. Our main office is conveniently located in the Green Hills area.

Our online Sub Pool is ideal for your hours. You set your schedule availability through an online website. You choose the childcare centers in which you wish to work. The Director contacts you through text message to make assignment arrangements. Pay is based on your education and experience. You will be paid directly by the preschool but will make the same amount at each location. Hours are flexible and will vary from week to week. No minimum hours are guaranteed.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in the implementation of curricula activities and encourage participation by children.

  • Actively engage in activities; manage cleanliness, order, and availability of classroom materials.

  • Encourage self-help and good hygiene through behavior modeling.

  • Help ensure smooth, daily transition from home to child care center.

  • Follow all center policies and state regulations.

  • Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

  • Professional child care experience.

  • High energy.

  • Ability to work well with others.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills.

  • Access to email and internet.

  • An understanding of child development.

  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

  • Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification a plus.

  • Professional Development as required by the Department of Human Services.

  • Must provide past employment and personal references.

  • Must clear full background check.

  • Must pass health screening.


Educational Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED, and significant college credit in early childhood education or related field of study. CDA or 6 hours of ECE credit preferred.

  • Current TCOTS certification in Before You Begin and TNELDS.

  • Paid training required as available.

  • Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs., sit on the floor for interaction with children, be active on the playground, and be outside in hot and cold temperatures.

  • 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.

Contact Info: Gina Tek, Services Coordinator


                       O (615) 321-4969 Ext. 105

                       F (615) 327-2746 

 An Initiative of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee