Candle of Hope
While all Fannie Battle families pay tuition, childcare fees and subsidies account for only 50% of our operating budget.
Your financial support is crucial in ensuring tuition rates remain affordable for all working families. While all families pay tuition, the fees and subsidies received only account for under 50% of our income. Our mission is to provide accessible and affordable high-quality childcare while empowering families to reach their fullest potential.
Update: Between the tornadoes that hit Nashville, and the recent outbreak of COVID-19, March turned into quite the month for everyone. To ensure the health and safety of our staff, children, and families, we made the difficult decision to close our center beginning Wednesday, March 18th and will remain closed until Friday, April 3rd. We continue to closely monitor the situation and determine continued closure on a week-by-week basis. During this financially critical time, we have continued to pay staff and have not charged families tuition, which is also constantly re-assessed as time continues. Additionally, we were faced with the realization that we needed to cancel one of our largest fundraising events, Yum!East, which accounts for just about 30% of our annual individual and events income. While relief efforts for nonprofits and childcare centers begin to slowly emerge, YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED MORE THAN EVER. Thank you for your support during this challenging time for our organization and our community as a whole.