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.

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 loganlyman@wsycnashville.org

March 25, 2021

 

Camp Westminster Teacher 

Westminster School for Young Children serves children ages 1-5 and is currently seeking teachers for our summer camp! Candidates should enjoy working with young children, be energetic, and ready for a summer of fun and sun. 

 

Basic responsibilities Include but not limited to preparing classroom activities; ensuring the safety and welfare of children in the classroom and on the playground (including allergy/emergency medical requirements); actively facilitating play at an interest area on the playground (art, water, dramatic play); and morning playground set up and afternoon clean-up. 

 

All lesson plans and materials will be provided for you - no hours outside of regular camp hours are required. All teachers who are new to WSYC will be paired with an experienced WSYC teacher. 

Teacher hours are 8:15-2:30 daily and pay is $15/hour. All required training hours (in person and online) prior to camp are paid. 

Required dates include: 

Thursday, June 10th Teacher Workday/New Teacher Orientation 

Friday, June 11th Teacher Workday 

June 14th - 18th Camp Session One 

June 21st - 25th Camp Session Two 

July 12th - 16th Camp Session Three 

July 19th - 23rd Camp Session Four 

Candidates should send an application and three references (found on our website at https://www.wsycnashville.org/employment) to Lisa Croney, Camp Director, at lcroney@wsycnashville.org.

 

Please call Lisa at 615-297-0235 with any questions. 

March 22, 2021

 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH EARLY PRESCHOOL

The Early Preschool is now accepting resumes for 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 blutz@fpcnashville.org

February 26, 2021

 

Blakemore Children's Center

 

About Us

Blakemore Children’s Center is urgently hiring both full time and part time teachers! Come join our collaborative team of educators who seek out opportunities to spark wonder as they learn along with children ages 6 weeks-5 years old. Are you looking for professional growth in your early childhood teaching journey?  We value your experiences with children and your input, and are looking for someone who can combine that experience with a willingness to learn. Blakemore seeks to create collaboration on all levels--between children, educators, parents, and even the classroom environment.


Job Specifics

  • Location: Blakemore Children’s Center is located in Nashville’s West End adjacent to Elmington Park and right off of 440

  • Age of children you’ll be working with: primarily 2.5 years to 5 years old in a mixed-age group

  • Teaching team: work with a team of 3-4 early childhood educators in a collaborative environment

  • Typical shift: Monday-Friday 9:30-5:30 with a 30 minute paid break

For complete job description click here

How to Apply

  1. Submit your resume to meighan.bcc@gmail.com

  2. Tell us a little more about yourself by adding a cover letter! (preference is given to candidates who take the time to complete this step, and it’s especially important if you want us to know why you’d be great at this job if you have limited experience and/or education)

  3. Keep an eye on your email for us to schedule a phone interview!

February 12, 2021

St. Luke's Community House-Childcare Center Director

The Childcare Director is directly accountable to and works under the supervision of the Chief  Programs Officer in directing, managing and improving the quality of St. Luke’s Childcare Program. Resumes may be sent to: jobs@stlch.org

Full Job Description

February 3, 2021

 

Temple Academy Preschool has immediate job openings in the Preschool. We are a faith-based and family centered organization, looking for a person with good communication skills, a love of children, and some experience working with children ages 2 to 5 years.

 

Responsibilities:

·     Engaging with the children; able to get on their level and play.

·     Physically fit and active; able to lift up to 40 pounds.

·     Must plan monthly, using school readiness goals, themes and children’s interests.

·     Able to communicate with parents and share the children’s experiences.

·     Cleaning and maintaining sanitation of classroom.

·     Supervision of children during play and meals

·     Dedicated to the profession; good attendance; on time daily.

 

Expectations:

·     Must have a high school diploma: some college preferable.

·     Loving Christian spirit

·     Some knowledge of Toddler/Preschool Development

·     Able to use computer for training.

 

·     Pay will be based on education and experience.

 

 

Contact Rita Blue at 615-876-4086 or tapsdirector@templechurch.org

January 11, 2021

Glen Leven Presbyterian Church Day School

3906 Franklin Road              

Nashville, Tennessee 37204           

(615) 298-2071

(615) 298-5540 Fax

We are looking to hire an early childhood professional that is passionate about working with young children.  We have a full-time opening beginning immediately working as an early educator with our infants.  The hours of this position will be Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 5:30.  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 dferguson@glenleven.org 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.

November 11, 2020

 

Grace Baptist Child Development Center in the Whites Creek area of Nashville, has an immediate fulltime job opening in the Toddler class. We are a faith-based center with 24 children enrolled, looking for a person with good communication skills, a love of children, and some experience working with children ages 13 to 30 months.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Engaging with the children; able to get on their level and play

  • Physically fit and active; able to lift up to 40 pounds

  • Must plan monthly, using a previously developed curriculum

  • Able to communicate with parents and share the children’s experiences

  • Cleaning and maintaining sanitation of classroom

  • Supervision of children during play and meals

  • Dedicated to the profession; good attendance; on time daily

 

Expectations:

  • Must have a high school/GED diploma

  • Willing to attend workshops/training events on occasional weekends

  • Loving Christian spirit; attends a church regularly

  • Some knowledge of Toddler/Preschool Development

  • Able to use computer for training

 

Description of Benefits:

  • Work hours will be 9:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

  • Salary will be based on experience; Starting salary ranges from $11.00 to $13.00 per hour

  • One week vacation and one week sick days, after three month probation period

  • Longevity and Christmas bonuses, monetary birthday gift

  • Annual review and salary increase when possible

 

Contact Lacy Hart at 615-865-4687 or rgreen@gbcnashville.com

October 26, 2020

 

Susan Gray School at Vanderbilt University - Director

The Director is part of the Susan Gray School (SGS) at Vanderbilt University (VU) and is a key leader responsible for the management, administration, and operations of the childcare center, as well as setting the vision and strategic direction of the school. This position involves administrative duties that requires organizational skills, good communication, and knowledge and experience in the field of early childhood education. The Director will also work with the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Peabody College, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center to support the research mission of SGS. Reporting directly to the Vice Provost for Research, the Director has a vital role in maintaining positive relationships with the staff and parents.

 

For nearly four decades, the Susan Gray School has served young children with developmental disabilities and young children who are at risk for developmental delay. The school has the distinction of being the first nationally recognized inclusive preschool where typically developing children learn alongside children with disabilities in an educational setting. For more information about Susan Gray School, please visit: http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/admin-offices/sgs/index.php

Duties and Responsibilities

 

·       Recommend and administer an effective and efficient staff organization to deliver exceptional services.

·       Develop annual work plans in conjunction with the strategic plan of the school.

·       Apply skills of organizational management, including but not limited to personnel management, team building, financial management, strategic planning, donor cultivation, fundraising, and program evaluation.

·       Coordinate and oversee communications, outreach, marketing, and dissemination of information about the school to numerous constituencies, including but not limited to: staff, families, the Vanderbilt University and Medical Center communities, University leadership, state agencies, local school districts, etc.

·       Maintain professional development hours as required by licensing and accreditation agencies, and ensure SGS professional staff have ample opportunities for professional development to maintain and improve instruction, classroom management, and related skills.

·       Develop and oversee organizational structure, including defined roles for Director, Associate Director, office staff, teachers, and other school personnel.

·       Expertly manage, plan for, and direct program enrollment; identify creative solutions to improve enrollment and meet financial targets. Strategically market the school, building community awareness of the school and the services it provides, while nurturing vital partnerships and affiliations.

·       Ensure donor-provided gifts and endowments are utilized in accordance with donor intent.

·       Serve on the SGS Leadership Team and represent SGS in interactions with various stakeholders, including VU constituencies, parents, the special education community, and the local Nashville early childhood community.

·       Pursue additional contracts to support the mission of the school. Collaborate with Early Childhood Faculty in the Department of Special Education, as well as other Peabody College departments and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, regarding training activities for undergraduate and graduate students including field placements, student teacher opportunities, course assignments, and research activities.

 

Supervisory Relationships

This position does have supervisory responsibility; this position reports administratively and functionally to the Vice Provost for Research.

 

Qualifications

 

·       A Doctorate or Master’s Degree in Early Childhood, Special Education, Elementary Education or a related field is strongly preferred.

·       Specific experience or skill in the administration of a childcare center or early childhood education school is necessary.

·       Specific experience or skill in working with special needs children is preferred.

·       Specific experience working in a higher education setting is preferred.

·       Specific experience in or familiarity with sponsored research activities is preferred.

 

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 veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Link: http://vanderbi.lt/directorsusangrayschool

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:

Required:

  • High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience)

  • Academic coursework in Early Childhood Education (Required)

  • < 1 year relevant experience (Required)

Preferred:

  • 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: https://www.vumc.org/careers/

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

 

Requirements:

- 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 director@springhollowschool.com

Nothing without joy!

July 21, 2020

 

GLEN LEVEN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH DAY SCHOOL

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 dferguson@glenleven.org 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

elle@anewleafnashville.org

A New Leaf

615-585-9790

anewleafnashville.org

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 rpachmayr@micahchildrensacademy.org

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

                       gtek@cfmt.org

                       O (615) 321-4969 Ext. 105

                       F (615) 327-2746 

 An Initiative of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

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 sharon@nashvillejcc.org 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.