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July 22, 2021



The Early Preschool is hiring part-time toddler educators for the 2021/2022 school year. Come be part of a team that sees children as capable, competent, and rich in potential. God’s grace is the foundation of our community of life-long learners. Knowledge in emergent curriculum, TN DHS rules and regs, and NAEYC standards is the foundation for the Early Preschool’s daily operation. We value children learning through play and find many opportunities for outdoor exploration on the 65+ acres of First Presbyterian Church’s campus. Toddler educators work in teams with eight to ten children in a classroom.


Educators need to be available Monday-Friday from 8:30-2:45, during the school year.

The Early Preschool is a 3 star, NAEYC accredited program.

If you would like to join this fun and loving team, please send a resume and letter of interest to the Early Preschool’s director, Brenda Lutz at

July 14, 2021


West End UMC Preschool is currently seeking well qualified, passionate early childhood teachers to join our team in the new school year. Experience in a three star center is preferred along with holding at the minimum a TECTA certificate or CDA. Excellent benefits including Health, Dental and Vision Care, Retirement Plan, Life Insurance, Personal Days, Vacation Days, Major Holidays, Paid Professional Development and competitive pay. These are 40 hour per week positions. We offer a $300 sign on bonus paid after being employed for 90 days.

Join our team and make a difference in the lives of young children!


Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $14.25 - $17.00 per hour

Candyee Goode

Executive Director

West End United Methodist Preschool

Phone:  615 321 8500

June 23, 2021


The Child & Family Center offers quality early childhood education and care for the children of Vanderbilt Faculty, staff, and students. The program serves children age infants (6 weeks) to five years old. The Tennessee Department of Human Services licenses the Centers. For more information about VU's Child & Family Centers, please visit: 


Openings:10+ assistant infant/toddler teachers

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implements developmentally appropriate curriculum and activities according to NAEYC guidelines, DOE licensing standards, and center policy

  • Maintains a clean, safe, orderly classroom environment that contributes to the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive growth of children. (Per NAEYC, DOE, OSHA, Risk Management, and Center policies)

  • Supervise personnel assigned to assist with classroom activities (including students, assistants, and volunteers)

  • Assesses/prepares plans and curriculum based on children's individual's needs and levels of development

  • Prepares and distributes classroom newsletter weekly or bi-weekly

  • Submits reports necessary for compliance with licensing agencies, including attendance records and other daily reports

  • Monitors classroom and playground for cleanliness and safety according to established policies

  • Supervise personnel assigned to assist with classroom activities (including students, assistants, and volunteers)

  • Work with supervisors to maintain an inventory of supplies and materials

  • Participates in and contributes to staff meetings, parent meetings/conferences, and opportunities for professional development.

  • Promotes and maintains confidentiality concerning information related to children, parents, and co-workers


  • High School diploma or GED is required

  • Early Childhood education credentials, such as a CDA preferred

  • One year of first childhood education experience is required

  • Ability to lift to 40 pounds is required

  • Experience working with children in a supervised setting is required

  • Strong communication skills are required

  • CPR and First Aid certification is preferred

  • Ability to interact well with children, families, and campus faculty and staff

  • Willingness and ability to learn new skills and be flexible

  • Ability to adapt to the center's needs and hours; hours required to work are 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff.Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are.We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and protected veteransare encouraged to apply.

Please note, all candidates selected for an offer of employment are subject to pre-employment background checks, which may include but are not limited to, based on the role for which they have been selected: criminal history, education verification, social media review, motor vehicle records, credit history, and professional license verification. 

Vanderbilt University has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University recently announced that students, faculty, and staff, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Vanderbilt, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Effective, August 1, 2021, proof of full vaccination or an approved accommodation will be required before the start of employment in order to work at Vanderbilt University. 

Accommodations for medical and religious exemptions can be requested with the Equal, Opportunity and Access



Application link:

May 27, 2021

St. Luke's Community House (two positions)


Work for an organization that believes that teachers are HEROES. 


St. Luke’s Community House Preschool in West Nashville is 3-star center seeking an enthusiastic,  energetic and motivated Child Development Teacher to join our dedicated staff. This is a unique  opportunity to make a significant impact in the community and assist us in our efforts to change and  improve the lives of our local families. This role reports to the Child Development Director and is  responsible for providing a safe, healthy, learning environment to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. 


• Responsible for planning and implementing the Frogstreet curriculum and other  functions necessary for providing a safe, healthy, learning environment. • Works with assigned group of children on individual developmental milestone and  goals. 

• Incorporates individual children’s goals within weekly lesson plans. 

• Maintains personal file information on assigned group of children (i.e.: behavioral  issues, parental issues, documenting physical injuries, etc.). 

• Participates in all in-service training and other trainings to obtain the minimum number  of training hours required by DHS. 

• Develops and maintains a partnership with Lead Teacher and parents. • Attends all parent meetings and parent-teacher conferences.



• Bachelors’ degree preferred, CDA Credential or high school diploma with experience  in educational setting required. Financial Assistance available for teachers wishing to  complete a CDA Credential. 

• Is proficient in the recommended best practices. 

• Must be able to lift at least 40 lbs to meet DHS physical requirements

• Must be able to pass a drug test, have a clear background check and meet the  Department of Human Services Requirements for the State of Tennessee. 

This is an excellent full-time career opportunity, working Monday through Friday. We offer very competitive benefits 

• Sign on Bonus of $150 after 30 days.

• paid time off 

• medical 

• dental 

• employer paid life and disability insurance 

• 401(k) retirement plan 

• Employees are also eligible for discounted onsite childcare • Meals during work hours are provided at no charge. 

• Paid Training 

• Financial support for CDA or ECE Education 

• Potential for annual merit pay raise 

Pay: From $14.00 per hour 

To join our team, please email your resume to Let us know if you would like to setup a tour to view our center. 


St. Luke’s Community House Preschool in West Nashville is seeking an enthusiastic Substitute Teacher to  join our dedicated staff. This is a unique opportunity to make a significant impact in the community and  assist us in our efforts to change and improve the lives of our local families. This role reports to the Child  Development Director and is responsible for providing a safe, healthy, learning environment to children  ages 6 weeks to 5 years. 


♦ Fill in for any classroom when a lead teacher or assistant teacher is on sick or vacation leave. ♦ Covers teacher’s breaks and provides classroom support as needed. 

♦ Assist teachers with getting materials prepared for the followings day’s lesson plans. ♦ Assist in maintaining cleanliness in the classrooms. 

♦ Assist teachers with any disciplinary situations with the children. 

♦ Supports teachers in maintaining Three Star Standards in the classrooms. 

♦ Develop a working relationship with all children, parents and staff. 


♦ High school diploma. 

♦ CDA or CDA in progress preferred. 

♦ Experience in a licensed, quality child care, accredited preferred. 

♦ Must be able to lift at least 40 lbs to meet DHS physical requirements.  

♦ Completion of all DHS requirements for employment in a child care center prior to employment. This  includes, but is not limited to, a criminal background check, drug screening, DHS physical.  

We offer a very supportive environment that encourages professional growth. This position is part-time,  and hours are assigned on an as needed basis, typically ranging from 8 to 40 hours per week. Our starting  pay rates are very competitive, and meals are provided to substitute teachers during work hours at no  charge! 

To join our team, please email your resume to, and please include compensation  expectations. 

No phone calls please 

St. Luke’s Community House is an equal opportunity employer.

April 21, 2021

Gordon JCC Early Childhood Learning Center

We are looking to hire early childhood professionals that are passionate about working with young children.  We have full-time openings working as an Educator in both our West End and JCC location.  The shifts are 80-4:30, Monday through Friday.  You would be caring for children, alongside one other educator.  We are a Three Star Quality center and are committed to providing a safe, nurturing environment.  Hourly compensation is dependent upon experience and education.  One does not have to be Jewish to work for our amazing team of teachers.  


To pursue this opportunity, you can email your resume to or call (615) 354-1626 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 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.

·         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)

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

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

April 5, 2021


Westminster School for Young Children is currently accepting applicants for full-time teaching positions for the 2021-2022 school year. WSYC serves children ages 1-5 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 2:30pm.


WSYC is NAEYC accredited and a 3-star DHS program. We are committed to play-based learning in a creative, nurturing and Christian environment. The ideal candidate has teaching experience and/or academic training in early childhood education. We believe that a strong relationship with our families is central to serving children and therefore strong written and verbal skills are required. WSYC classrooms are co-taught with teachers sharing planning and communication responsibilities equitably. Demonstrated ability to work on a team is critical. We strive to create a warm and collaborative work environment and would love the opportunity to get to know you.


Benefits include the option to enroll in health insurance with employee contribution, generous paid time off, as well as paid professional development and planning hours.


Interested candidates should email a brief description of themself and their work experience, including a resume and cover letter to

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