Early Childhood - SubstituteTeacher

Reference ID : 63430
Location : Nashville, TN
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Part Time



General Position Description

ChildcareMatters's Substitute Service is looking for passionate, flexible, and reliable candidates to join our network of substitute teachers serving the greater Nashville area. Substitutes support child care programs by providing continuity of quality care for children, and maintaining a caring and safe environment. Substitutes will assist staff in implementing a quality educational program and in developing positive relationships with the children and their parents. Substitutes must be able to listen, communicate, and work well with others in a team environment.

All substituting will be under the supervision of an early childhood education teacher and the director of the child care program. Flexible hours mean you can work as much as you want. Daily employment scheduled directly with the childcare center through ChildcareMatters. Full/part day positions open.

Pay is based on education and experience. Hours 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 transitions throughout the day.
  • Follow all center policies and state regulations.


  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Access to email and internet via phone or laptop/computer/tablet.
  • Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification
  • Must provide past employment and references.
  • Must clear full background check.
  • Must pass health screening.
  • Complete and maintain required Department of Human Services professional development trainings with assistance of Substitute Service Coordinator (paid for)

Educational Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Preferred: college credit in early childhood education or related field of study. CDA or 6 hours of ECE credit preferred.

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.

Nice To Haves



  • Flexible schedule
  • Professional development assistance


  • Self-determined schedule

COVID-19 considerations:

COVID-19 protocols will depend on the child care center

Salary : $13 to $16/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Part Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : None
Location : Nashville, TN

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