West Nashville Preschool

Toddler (Assistant) Educator

Reference ID : 73201
Location : Nashville, TN
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



Are you looking for a profession where you make a positive impact on young children and their families? Are you a hard worker with a strong work ethic? If you answered yes to both questions, please read on!

We're seeking an educator experienced in working with young toddlers who will act as an assistant to a lead teacher.

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


Duties vary based on position (educator, assistant educator), but all employees provide care to children each day.

  • 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.


  • A strong work ethic: low absenteeism, fulfil work hours in a timely manner, respectful in all situations, perform job duties as required, etc.
  • 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.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to move quickly, manage stairs, use hands and fingers, English-speaking, accurate visual skills, lift children. May also be required to kneel, bend, squat or crawl.
  • 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 infants/toddlers is preferrable.
  • Individuals willing to continually learn about child development.
  • Pleasant smile and can-do attitude!


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 : $16 to $19/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : Nashville, TN

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