Spring Hollow Early Learning Center

Preschool Director

Reference ID : 111754
Location : Franklin, TN
Category : Administrative
Job Type : Full Time



Spring Hollow Early Learning Center is searching for a full-time Director beginning in the Summer of 2024. This is a 12-month salaried position.


The candidate’s philosophy of early childhood must align with the Reggio-Emilia approach of Spring Hollow Early Learning Center, supporting child-led emergent curriculum, social-emotional learning, artistic expression, and extensive outdoor play, as well as encouraging a community of joy and collaboration.


Our small non-profit school requires a director who is passionate, hard working, committed, creative, and thrives in a collaborative environment. The director will work closely alongside the two classroom teachers, an assistant teacher, the Board of Directors, as well as the 40 families.



  • Fosters a loving, nurturing, “Nothing without Joy” environment
  • Treats children with dignity and respect
  • Maintains a professional attitude and dedication to the school at all times
  • Works with other staff members to form a positive, supportive team atmosphere
  • Participates in training programs, conferences, courses, and other aspects of professional growth, maintaining current knowledge of early childhood practice
  • Balances time daily between administrative and classroom duties



Operational Responsibilities

·     Oversees school year and summer camp programs and enrollment

·     Maintains all staff and children’s files

·     Maintains licensing standards as required by the Department of Human Services

·     Is responsible for basic accounting, as well as communicating with Treasurer regarding finances

  • Attends regularly scheduled School Board meetings, provides program reports and agenda

·     Coordinates needed environmental upkeep; includes scheduling repairs and routine services, educational equipment, and safety issues

·     Orders and purchases supplies, in collaboration with the teachers


Teacher Support

·     Works with all staff members to form a positive, supportive team atmosphere

·     Facilitates weekly staff meetings

·     Provides opportunities for teacher trainings, conferences, workshops and work days

·     Collaborates with the teachers in the assessment of each child’s growth and development

·     Collaborates with the teachers in the reflection, structure and achievement of Spring Hollow’s goals in the classroom

·     Serves as a classroom teacher at least 30% of the time (includes arrival, dismissal, lunch, third teacher or substitute as needed)


Collaboration with Families

·     Coordinates the planning of and attends scheduled events listed on the school calendar

·     Participates in Parent/Teacher Conferences, any scheduled meetings, and regular email communication

·     Participates in daily arrival and dismissal procedures; greets parents and children with joy

  • Assists in promoting parents’ understanding of their child’s growth and development


Promotes the Program

·     Schedules and hosts school tours

·     Works with the Board to plan and implement marketing and fundraising as needed

·     Communicates with Alumni families to maintain connections

·     Is responsible for summer and school year registration


  • Is professionally prepared as a teacher of young children, especially in the field of early childhood education or development; meeting the licensing requirements of the Department of Human Services
  • Has at least a bachelor’s degree in the field of early childhood education, child development, or a related field
  • Has experience in educational administration
  • Has a minimum of 3 years experience in the field of early childhood
  • Is a sensitive, mature individual who relates well to children and adults
  • Has basic computer skills and can manage accounting responsibilities 
  • Has completed training courses as required by DHS or will do so within the required time frame


Paid time off.

Salary : $35,000 to $40,000/Yr
Minimum Education : Bachelor's
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Administrative
Minimum Experience : 3 Yrs
Location : Franklin, TN

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