A New Leaf School Nashville

Early Childhood Educator

Reference ID : 111312
Location : Nashville, TN
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



A New Leaf seeks an experienced Early Childhood Educator to inspire, nurture, and guide our preschoolers aged 3 to 5 within our enchanting Reggio Emilia inspired farm campus. Spanning across a sprawling 10-acre "classroom," our environment features a vibrant tapestry of learning spaces including vegetable and flower gardens, a forest, a pond, resident chickens and goats, an art studio, a light lab, barns, and an Exploratorium.

As a valued member of our teaching team, you'll engage in collaborative endeavors in the true spirit of Reggio pedagogy with a co-teacher. You'll have the opportunity to both contribute to and lead projects aimed at enriching children's education while fostering a deeper connection with the natural world.


  • Dedication to ongoing professional growth.
  • Proficiency in the Reggio approach to education.
  • Readiness to collaborate with children as co-researchers and co-teachers in developing an emergent curriculum enriched with diverse projects and the exploration of "100 languages."
  • Ability to document learning experiences through both words and photographs.
  • Aptitude for integrating language arts and numeracy into teaching practices.
  • Physical resilience for outdoor activities, including hiking, and tolerance for encounters with bugs and ticks, coupled with a genuine love for wildlife.
  • Effective communication skills and a strong team-oriented mindset.
  • Patience and effective tools for supporting children's social-emotional development.
  • Skills in establishing meaningful rituals, fostering care for one another and the environment.
  • Excellent organizational abilities.


  • Child Development Associate's degree or
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Early Childhood Education or
  • Extensive experience in preschools or childcare centers.
  • Practiced usage of the Tennessee Early Childhood Developmental Standards.


  • Yearly renewable position from July 29th 2024 to July 25th 2025. Summers are spent with camp duties, professional development, teacher training, and in-service days.
  • Paid planning time weekly
  • Paid time off: 28 days
  • Paid In-Service days: 22 days
  • Paid personal time: 48 hours
  • Paid sick time: 40 hours
  • Monthly bonus of $200 to be applied to your choice of tuition, health care, or IRA.
  • Cancer insurance or Short Term Disability insurance.
  • Worker’s Compensation Insurance.
  • Accident at work medical coverage.
  • Half price summer camps for your children.
  • Schedule: 8am to 4pm
  • Living in Nashville or the surrounding area to reliably commute to school on time, or planning to relocate before starting work is required.

Salary : $18 to $23/Hr
Minimum Education : Associate
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : Nashville, TN

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