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Early Childhood Professional
Gordon JCC
801 Percy Warner Blvd
Nashville, TN 37205

Principal Responsibilities:

Do you have a passion for the Early Childhood ages of infants to 5-year-olds? If so, you need to come work for the Early Childhood program located within the Gordon Jewish Community Center! When you join our team, not only are you becoming a community of professional educators, you are joining a cohesive group of individuals including parents, teachers, and members of the Jewish Community Center invested in the nurturing of young minds to create joyful and successful lifelong learners. As an educator of young children in our program, you will receive the following benefits:

Paid personal time off as well as paid holidays;
a FREE membership to the Gordon JCC which includes a fitness center, a variety of fitness classes, multiple pools, and access to many opportunities to different programming happening right here at the JCC;
child care discount (based upon availability);
a quality salary based on your education & experience;
the opportunity to be a CO-TEACHER as opposed to a lead teacher/assistant teacher dynamic;
access to medical, dental, vision, and long term disability benefits as well as paid life insurance policy;
build community with other early childhood teachers in a professional and social capacity; and
access to the Sheva Learning Community dedicated to the professionalization of Early Childhood Education.
Who do we want to teach in our program? Someone who:

Minimum Qualifications:

Infant, toddler and young two's teachers must have at least high school diploma. Older 2's through PreK should have a Bachelor's degree, though educators with substantial, full-time early childhood experience will be considered on a case by case basis.
DHS background check required. Please note, if you have worked outside of the state of TN for any reason, you will have to complete a supplemental background check form and a document from each state you previously lived.

Agency Information:

Our Early Childhood Program:
Young children learn best through active exploration and play. At the Gordon JCC Early Childhood Learning Community (ECLC), we use a Reggio Emilia inspired approach, with hands on learning in art, music, science, literacy, and math. What seems like a great fun to a child is actually a carefully planned approach to help develop skills to assist your child in preparing for Kindergarten. We embrace character-building, joyful and inclusive rituals and celebrations, and a values-based environment through a Jewish lens. We believe creating community means participating with those who are different from us. We welcome families of all backgrounds.

Our JCC Facility includes:
Four indoor and outdoor pools (including two saltwater pools) for year round certified swim instruction and water play.
Multiple age-appropriate, modern outdoor play areas to further strengthen the bonds of friendship through play.
A secure, verdant 52 acre campus in the heart of Bellevue, allowing for outdoor exploration by your child.
Easy access to families living in Bellevue, West Meade, Hillwood, Sylvan Park, Franklin, Forest Hills, & Green Hills.
New Ropes course on campus!

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