Fannie Battle Day Home for Children

Preschool Teacher Assistant

Reference ID : 17452
Location : Nashville, TN
Category : None
Job Type : Full Time




Teacher refers to a full-time member of the teaching team who shares responsibility with the Lead Teacher for the care and education of an assigned group of children.




  • Maintain strict confidentiality and privacy in all matters regarding the Day Home, children, and families
  • Establish and pursue professional goals annually
  • Participate in continuing education opportunities to meet professional goals and the required hours of training for licensing and a three star rating on the Tennessee Star Quality Rating System (18 hours per year, minimum)
  • Adhere to Fannie Battle's policies and procedures, including the Employee Handbook


  • Implement assigned curriculum and curriculum objectives based on developmentally appropriate practice and Fannie Battle program philosophy
  • Assist with on-going child assessment for the purpose of informing curriculum development and bi-annual reports of children's developmental progress
  • Maintain anecdotal records on individual children
  • Meet the emotional, social, physical and cognitive needs of each child as outlined in the Tennessee Early Learning Developmental Standards (TNELDS)
  • Report suspected developmental delays
  • Assist in developing curriculum objectives based on the developmental needs of the children
  • Implement long range and weekly lesson plans in accordance with curriculum objectives
  • Assist with the organization of materials and equipment needed to support and implement the curriculum plan

Family Relations

  • Maintain respectful communication with families
  • Assist with preparation of family communications related to children's progress and classroom experiences e.g. bi-annual reports and parent-teacher conferences
  • Participate and assist as needed in Fannie Battle planned family events


  • Maintain a safe and healthy environment
  • Ensure that ratios are met at all times
  • Meet all applicable licensing regulations
  • Inspect and replace damaged or lost materials
  • Report suspected child abuse as specified in Tennessee licensure rules
  • Abide by the Standards of Conduct which specifies limits of discipline action
  • Prepare and submit appropriate records including accident reports and incident reports as required by the Tennessee licensure rules. Incidents, accidents and injuries shall be reported to the parent and program director as soon as possible, but no later than the child's release to the parent or authorized representative
  • Routinely inspect all center facilities used by children for safety, health, and/or fire violations and report deficiencies to the Program Director. Perform corrective action when appropriate (remove unsafe toys, broken glass, and etc.)
  • Maintain proper supervision of children at all times indoors and outdoors
  • Insure daily implementation of the family style food service


  • Maintain effective working relationships with other staff
  • Support and assist volunteers serving in the education program



  • CDA or ECE A.S. degree strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years related experience strongly preferred
  • All candidates must pass a mandatory background check
  • Interested in professional growth
  • Possess the ability to promote the appropriate development skills in young children
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff

Nice To Haves


  • Paid Time Off after 90 days
  • HealthPerx Benefits / Benefits Stipend
  • Long-term disability and life insurance for full time employees
  • Paid staff in-service/training days
  • Holiday bonus
  • NAEYC membership for full time employees
  • 50% off FBDH childcare tuition
  • Annual performance/merit based pay increases

Salary : $12 to $13.50/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : None
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : Nashville, TN

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