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Fannie Battle Day Home for Children exists to continue the mission set forth by Miss Fannie Battle in 1891. We endeavor to provide an invaluable service to children of low-income and/or single-parent families who are working or furthering their education in order to maintain their independence. Our mission is to provide quality childcare that encourages the intellectual, physical, emotional, and social development of each child in a safe and happy environment.
In 1891, Fannie Battle was a woman of great vision and dedication who saw a need and, against substantial odds, met it. As both a teacher and social worker, Miss Battle realized that unsupervised young children were in danger, roaming the streets of Nashville while their parents worked. She rented a room and began caring for the children and her determination led to the creation of the Day Home.
Fannie Battle Day Home for Children is the oldest (117 years) child care center in Tennessee and the second oldest child care center in the United States and the third oldest in the World.
Since1891, we have provided quality childcare that encourages the intellectual, physical, emotional, and social development of each child in a safe and happy environment. At Fannie Battle, children from low-income and/or single parent families are offered excellence in care and programs. The Day Home is open year-round Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and offers Infant/Toddler, Preschool, Pre-K, and School Age Programs to 80-94 children ages 6 weeks to 10 years (12 years during the summer). Fees are set on a sliding scale according to income and parents are required to be working, in school or in a job training program.
Fannie Battle Day Home for Children helps by offering affordable childcare with low ratios, quality programs, activities and outings year round. Our programs are enhanced by enrichment activities which reinforce developmentally appropriate activities and appropriate academic benchmark standards, involve the family in their child's activities and expose the children to experiences their families could otherwise not afford. Sparking the imagination and curiosity of children through age-appropriate, hands on experiences, exposing them to inquiry-based learning, and how to work as a team help them gain the skills necessary to succeed in school and life.
- Rachel Martinez
- (615) 228-6745
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