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First Presbyterian Church of Nashville

Early Preschool Teacher

First Presbyterian Church of Nashville


Job Summary

The Early Preschool at First Presbyterian Church of Nashville is accepting applications for part-time Early Childhood Educators for the 2024/2025 school year. Experience with, and knowledge of, early childhood education, NAEYC standards, DHS regulations, and Emergent Curriculum is desired. We operate on a school year calendar, are NAEYC accredited, and offer competitive pay. Teaching positions are 5 days/week, 8:30 AM-2:45 PM. 

Job Responsibilities

Classroom/Preschool Community

  • Responsible for maintaining a planned program of activities for a class from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
  • Create classroom plans using Emergent Curriculum/Regio Emelia Philosophy/Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) and submit them to the Assistant Director at least monthly.
  • Plan meaningful parent/teacher conferences using the Creative Curriculum Assessment Forms.
  • Documents children’s experiences and development using a variety of methods including Curriculum Goals and Objectives.  
  • Maintain a clean classroom utilizing guidelines on the NAEYC Cleaning and Sanitation Chart.
  • Follow NAEYC criteria.
  • Follow all TN Department of Human Services (DHS) Rules and Regulations.
  • Attends staff meetings and special events.
  • Share insights and ideas during planning sessions.
  • Involved in community events.

Interactions with Children

  • Interacts with children at their level.
  • Greets children as they enter the room.
  • Models appropriate interactions.
  • Consistently supervises children in the classroom.
  • Consistently supervises children on the playground.


Professional Development

  • Completes Early Childhood education training annually as required by TN DHS.
  • Follows a professional development plan that meets the NAEYC criteria for education.


  • High school diploma required.
  • Education courses in progress or a CDA or higher degree related to Early Childhood Education are desired.

Experience: Past work or volunteer time interacting with young children.


  • TN DHS Childcare Rules and Regulations
  • TN Early Childhood Education Early Learning Developmental Standards (TN-ELDS)
  • NAEYC Criteria
  • Developmentally Appropriate Practice
  • Emergent Curriculum


  • Works well in a team-teaching environment.
  • Communicates well with teaching staff.
  • Communicates well with parents.
  • Communicates well with administration.
  • Basic computer and iPad/camera skills.

Additional Information


  • 403(b)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and current resume to Candyee Goode.


  • Date Posted: April 20, 2024
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Working Hours: Mon - Fri; school year calendar