Job Postings

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.

September 10, 2019


Preschool Co-Teacher

Spring Hollow Early Learning Center is a Reggio-Emilia inspired school. We serve a mixed age group of children ages 3-5 years.


Co-Teacher responsibilities include:

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

- Collaborating with staff, children, families and school board.

- Planning and implementing educational program following an emergent curriculum philosophy.


- Has at least a bachelor's degree in the field of Early Childhood or related field.

- Is a sensitive, mature individual.

- Maintains professional relationships

- Works well indoors & outside

- Experience in or knowledge of the Reggio approach preferred

Please include a brief introduction of yourself as a teacher, as well as your resume.

Job Type: Full-time. This is a 12 month position. We follow Williamson County School's calendar for holidays and weather closures, and are open for 7 weeks in the summer.

Salary: $28,000.00 /year

To apply, submit application and statement of teaching philosophy to

September 10, 2019


First Preschool at Nashville First Baptist is currently accepting applications for an early childhood teacher/floater.

This position would assist teachers in various classrooms ranging from 6 weeks to 5 years.

Hours may vary, but applicant should be available during our center hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.


Minimum Qualifications:

·    High School Diploma (CDA or Degree in Early Childhood strongly preferred)

·    1-2 years working in an early childhood setting 


Applicants should send resume and qualifications to: Marissa Moore,

September 10, 2019


First Preschool at Nashville First Baptist is currently accepting applications for an Early Childhood Preschool Teacher.

This position would plan and implement activities for children ages 3-5 in a child care setting.  

Hours will be determined upon hire, but application should be available during our center’s open hours of 7:00 a.m. until 5:45 p.m.


Minimum Qualifications:

·    CDA or Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field

·    3-4 years working in an early childhood setting 

·          Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·          A passion for teaching young children


Applicants should send resume and qualifications to: Marissa Moore,

August 28, 2019


The Currey Ingram Academy Child Development Center is currently accepting applications for the following full time positions: preschool teacher.


Preference is given to candidates who have experience working with these specific age groups as well as early childhood education credentials, or their equivalent.  Responsibilities include overseeing the daily operation of the classroom and working with the other teachers to meet the developmental, physical, and emotional needs of the infants in a loving and positive way. 


To apply, please click here. For more information or questions, please email

August 22, 2019


Grace Baptist CDC has an opening for a full time lead teacher in the Infant Classroom.  We are looking for someone who loves children and will be a good Christian example.  We are located on Old Hickory Blvd. in the Whites Creek area. 

Work hours will be from 7:15 am to 3:15, Monday through Friday.  Minimum qualifications include high school diploma and at least one year experience.  Salary will be based on education and experience. 


Please contact Rosalyn Green at 615-865-4687 or email at

August 22, 2019


Early Childhood Infant Teacher


Do you have a passion for working with precious infants? If so, you need to come work for the Gordon JCC Early Childhood program.  Our program is located on the Gordon JCC campus in the West Meade/Bellevue area.  We welcome families of all backgrounds, therefore you do not have to be Jewish to work on our team.

Benefits include: Competitive salary based on education and experience; paid personal time off and paid holidays; access to medical, dental, vision, and long term disability benefits as well as paid life insurance policy; a FREE family membership to the Gordon JCC which includes a fitness center, a variety of fitness classes, multiple pools, and access to many programs; child care discount (based upon availability).


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Must have at least a high school diploma. 

  • DHS background check required. Please note, if you have worked outside of the state of TN for any reason, you will have to complete a supplemental background check form and a document from each state you previously lived.

  • Medical/physical required.


Contact for more information or to send a resume.

July 25, 2019


Percy Priest Extended Day Program is currently seeking an Assistant Director for our after school and summer program. We are an after school program serving families of Percy Priest Elementary, located in Forest Hills/Green Hills area.

Minimum Qualifications:

·    High School Diploma-( Degree in Elementary Education/Early childhood strongly preferred)

·    1-2 years working in a early childhood or elementary school setting 

Preferred Qualifications:

·    Degree in Elementary Education, Early childhood Education

·    Must have excellent organizational skills.

·    Excellent communication skills

·    Experience working with families

·    Ability to multi-task


We are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic individual who has experience working in a setting with preschool/school-age children and has strong organizational, office skills. Position is 30 hours/week, year-round and salary is competitive and based on education/ experience. 

Please send resume, including references to Liz Whiting at

Percy Priest Extended Day Program

1700 Otter Creek Rd. 37215

615 390-3167


About Percy Priest Extended Day Program

Percy Priest Extended Day Program is an after school program and summer camp serving the families of Percy Priest Elementary and the community. We are a state licensed program and have a 3 star rating, the highest rating a program can earn from the state. We strive to provide the highest quality of care and learning for elementary age children. Our environment is positive, loving and fun! Our team members are energetic, motivated and possess a desire to have a positive impact on the lives of children.

July 22, 2019


WEXP is a before and after school program for children ages 10 to 14 who attend West End Middle School.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

·         ability to work well with children in cooperation with the other staff and parents of participants
·         understand the needs of and be able to effectively care for children ages 10-14 years
·         strong communication skills, practical and sound decision-making skills, versatility, creativity, initiative and strong customer service and human relation skills 
·         organizing and cleaning storage areas and common areas
·         completing other duties as assigned by Director
·         attending necessary training

Minimum qualifications include:

·         high school diploma or GED
·         must have reliable transportation 
·         DHS clearance including fingerprinting, background check & CPR certifications   

Physical requirements include the ability to:

·         bend, stoop, squat, push, pull, and walk
·         walk or stand for long periods of time
·         climb and descend multiple flights of stairs

This is a part-time position and the hourly rate will depend upon experience and relevant training. The ideal candidate will be someone who is interested in starting immediately and committed to working with the program through the MNPS school calendar year. 

Please send resume to:

Alyssa Goldsmith

July 3, 2019


Micah Children’s Academy is currently seeking positions for full time teachers and assistant teachers in our infant, toddler and 2-year-old classrooms. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to work in an incredible preschool!  Candidates must have experience in childcare.  A degree in a childhood education related field is encouraged but not required.  Applicants must be knowledgeable in licensing rules and regulations as well as 3-star standards.  These positions are available for immediate hire depending on qualified candidates.  Candidates must have flexible hours and should be able to work any 8-hour shift between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm.  Compensation is based on education and experience. We offer medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as personal paid time off along with paid holiday pay.


Position Overview:
Staff at Micah Children’s Academy are responsible for helping to develop a cohesive teaching team, collaborating on the curriculum, and helping to manage the day-to-day operational activities of the classroom. Teachers must understand children’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical development to ensure a safe and stimulating, play-based classroom environment where children are actively engaged and encouraged to succeed. The Teacher must be skilled in communicating with both children and adults in order to meet the needs of the children, effectively guide teacher assistants, and resolve parental concerns.

To learn more about this wonderful opportunity please send in your resume and cover letter to Theresa LePore at

June 6, 2019

Gordon Jewish Community Center

Do you have a passion for the Early Childhood ages of infants to 5-year-olds? If so, you need to come work for the Early Childhood program located within the Gordon Jewish Community Center! When you join our team, not only are you becoming a community of professional educators, you are joining a cohesive group of individuals including parents, teachers, and members of the Jewish Community Center invested in the nurturing of young minds to create joyful and successful lifelong learners. As an educator of young children in our program, you will receive the following benefits: 
Paid personal time off as well as paid holidays; a FREE membership to the Gordon JCC which includes a fitness center, a variety of fitness classes, multiple pools, and access to many opportunities to different programming happening right here at the JCC; child care discount (based upon availability); a quality salary based on your education & experience; 
the opportunity to be a CO-TEACHER as opposed to a lead teacher/assistant teacher dynamic; 
access to medical, dental, vision, and long-term disability benefits as well as paid life insurance policy; build community with other early childhood teachers in a professional and social capacity; and access to the Sheva Learning Community dedicated to the professionalization of Early Childhood Education. 


Who do we want to teach in our program? Someone who has a play and project-based philosophy in early childhood education; models for children what it means to be safe, kind, and responsible; has a reasonable understanding of child development; promotes creativity, curiosity, independence, and social-emotional learning; views themselves as a professional educator, not a babysitter; is dedicated to the profession and our program; and someone with a sense of humor with unconditional love and passion for the early childhood field!    

Infant, toddler and young two's teachers must have at least high school diploma. Older 2's through PreK should have a Bachelor's degree, though educators with substantial, full-time early childhood experience will be considered on a case by case basis. 
DHS background check required. Please note, if you have worked outside of the state of TN for any reason, you will have to complete a supplemental background check form and a document from each state you previously lived. 


Please send resume to for review. 

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

October 18, 2019


Premier Learning Academy has openings for a Lead Two year old teacher 8am-5pm, a Lead Teacher Preschool 9am-6pm, and a floater 9am-6pm.

Lead Teacher:

The ability to create, implement, and execute a lesson plan

6 hours of ECE credit hours

CPR & First Aid Certified

3 years’ experience



High school diploma/GED


Both require excellent verbal and written communication skills

Experience working with children and families

Willingness to continue education


Please email resume and cover letter to:, along with references, trainings and certification.

October 28, 2019

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 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 


LaKeisha Lawson, MSM, RACR | HR Generalist | Human Resources |Vanderbilt University Medical Center | phone 615.875.0618 |

October 28, 2019

Child Care Manager- Knob Center

  • 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 are licensed by the Tennessee Department of Human Services.


Your Role:

  • Responsible for overseeing childcare personnel, which includes teachers, early childhood associates and administrative support

  • Overseeing childcare operations including licensing, quality assurance, facility operations and educational excellence.

  • Maintaining a positive and upbeat attitude while working in a fast-paced environment.

  • Prioritizing and organizing daily childcare center activities for maximum effectiveness.

  • Ensuring staff schedules are created efficiently to achieve the appropriate coverage of center operations.


Position Qualifications:



  • Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) 5 years to include at least 2 years of supervisory responsibility



  • Strong communication skills

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

  • Demonstrate desire for professional development and growth

  • High motivation, initiative, flexibility and creativity with ability to focus and prioritize​

LaKeisha Lawson, MSM, RACR | HR Generalist | Human Resources |Vanderbilt University Medical Center | phone 615.875.0618 |

Executive Director 


Fannie Battle is seeking a progressive, energetic, mission-focused individual to serve as its Executive Director. The Executive Director must possess the academic and business qualifications for the position, as well as a passion for Fannie Battle’s mission and early childhood development. Specifically, a minimum of ten years senior nonprofit experience and a college degree in management, education, or related field, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.  Childcare center or early childhood education experience is a plus. Visionary leadership, strong oral and written communication skills, management expertise and the capacity to oversee
financial operations are essential, as well as public relations and fundraising experience while working for or with a board of directors. 


The oldest childcare center in Middle Tennessee, our organization began in 1891 when Miss Fannie Battle, a teacher and social worker, saw a need in our community. Children were left alone to roam the streets while their parents went to work. She rented a room in Nashville and began caring for these children by clothing, feeding, education, and even obtaining much needed medical attention. Fannie Battle currently maintains a
3-star rating with the State of Tennessee, the highest possible.


For more information, please visit our website at: 


Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applicants should 

submit a letter of interest and a current resume to:

Fannie Battle Search Committee

c/o Center for Nonprofit Management


Applicant screening begins October 30, 2019 and continues until the position is filled. Fannie Battle is an Equal Opportunity Employer.