Children's Weekday Ministry - WNCP Church

Early Childhood Educators (Infant & Toddler)

Reference ID : 52772
Location : Nashville, TN
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time

Description

Summary

Are you looking for a profession? Or are you answering a calling? Do you want to find purpose in changing the next generation? Can you list tantrum tamer, baby whisperer, and story teller extraordinaire to your resume? Then this might be your home away from home!


We're seeking both Infant and Toddler staff looking for a position in early childhood education where you will be encouraged in your personal and professional growth.


At West Nashville Children's Weekday Ministry, we value play, safety, relationships, love, and excellence. Additionally, we believe that children can best learn and thrive in an environment where they feel safe and loved. We approach every day and every situation with our mission in mind... to engage an ever-changing community with the never-failing love of Christ. We believe our role as early childhood educators is to support children, who are naturally curious, as they develop at their own pace while in our program. We provide a high quality early childhood experience for those in our program by offering an environment rich in learning opportunities. We use emergent curriculum as the framework for our play-based philosophy. In addition, we have high standards for positive interactions with families through face to face conversations and through Brightwheel, our digital platform used for parent communication such as daily notes, messaging, picture/video sharing, and billing.


Our typical operating hours are from 7:15-5:15 Mon.-Fri and we serve children ages 6 weeks - PreK.

Duties

  • Coordinate and implement educational curriculum by developing classroom activities based on developmentally appropriate practices and early learning standards
  • Lead by example; encourage teaching team success through modeling and coaching.
  • Plan individual and group age-appropriate activities to actively engage children and encourage social, cognitive and emotional growth.
  • Maintain frequent communications with parents through informal discussions, progress reports, and parent-teacher conferences.
  • Ensure all center policies and state regulations are met.
  • Ensure a healthy classroom environment - including maintaining appropriate hygiene and cleanliness standards and safety and security of children.
  • Maintain accurate records, forms and files.
  • Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.

Requirements

  • Personal faith that aligns with our mission "to engage and ever-changing community with the never-failing love of Christ."
  • Group care experience preferred, but willing to invest and train passionate individuals
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills.
  • High energy and the ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents) and to foster a team environment.
  • A strong understanding of child development.
  • Must clear full background check and must pass health screening.
  • Minimum education-High School/GED. College in a relevant field preferred.
  • Requirements include the ability to take frequent walks, use hands and fingers, handle objects, tools or controls, talk to and hear voices at many levels. May also be required to kneel, bend, squat or crawl.
  • A specific vision ability will be required including the ability to see up close and up to a certain distance, to see colors, have peripheral vision and depth perception.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

Nice To Haves

  • Individuals with flexibility in scheduling is preferred.
  • Those who can open and/or close the center is a bonus.
  • Educators with experience working with toddlers and infants is preferrable.
  • Those who've lived in TN for the past 5 years.
  • Those willing to bless a child's life each day.
  • Individuals willing to continually learn about child development.

Benefits

Following a 90-day probationary period, employees are eligible for

  • Paid time off
  • Paid holiday, including extended time off at Christmas
  • Paid telehealth plan (optional)
  • 50% Child Care Discount
  • Occasional bonuses
  • Annual merit raises
  • Very competitive pay scale
  • Paid continuing training hours and registration fees
  • Paid professional membership in NAEYC

Our center is family friendly and will make every effort to allow you to experience special family events.



Salary : $15 to $19/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : None
Location : Nashville, TN

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