First Steps Child Development Center

Hiring Substitute Teachers

First Steps Child Development Center is a year-round comprehensive preschool program serving children ages 6 weeks – 5 years. We are searching for team members who enjoy inspiring young children to learn though play, exploration and investigation therefore contributing to the overall social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of each child.


  • Flexible hours
  • Paid trainings
  • Convenient location
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid memberships to National Professional Organization
  • 403b Benefit
  • Health Insurance
  • Competitive Pay

Requirements for Substitute Teachers

Our teachers should have some child development experience and be flexible, energetic and warm. Good communication skills with children and adults are necessary as well as a desire for continued learning and professional development.

How to Apply

Applications can be picked up in the First Steps Office (Room 118 of First United Methodist Church). Applicants need to provide a resume and cover letter detailing your experience with children and why you would like to work here. Upon completion of the application process we will contact you to schedule an interview. Job placement is contingent upon a cleared Background Check and Fingerprinting.
Do not provide a generic cover letter; you must detail some of your reasons why we should hire you as an educator in our school.

Provide your resume and cover letter to:
Julie Martin (First Steps Director)
1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830