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FREE Back to School Physicals & Immunizations!

Jul 25, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on FREE Back to School Physicals & Immunizations!

Through our partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, Catholic Charities and Metro Public Health Department, we will be providing free immunizations and physicals for our families August 2nd from 3p – 6p. 

If you’re unable to make it that day, there are other opportunities with our partner locations. 

Save on Back to School Supplies and Support Fannie Battle

Jul 19, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Save on Back to School Supplies and Support Fannie Battle

Five Below is all cool, all trendy, all $1-$5 – all the time! Stores are jam-packed with handpicked stuff that falls under eight cool worlds: style, room, sports, tech, crafts, party, candy, and now. 

Additionally, Five Below is known as THE place to shop for back to school supplies that won’t break the bank. Shop Five Below in Bretwood (1620 Galleria Blvd., Unit 2A Brentwood, TN 37027) between Sunday, July 22nd and Saturday, July 28th, bring the flyer and 10% of proceeds are donated to Fannie Battle’s programs and services! Easy peasy!

Our Core Values

Jul 18, 2018 in Homepage Slider | Comments Off on Our Core Values

Our Core Values

TEACHING CHILDREN 

  • High-quality, nurturing childcare for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. 
  • Center licensed through TN Department of Human Services and 3-Star Rating.
  • Provide daily nutritious and fresh breakfast, lunch, and snack. 
  • Quality curriculum and assessments: Brigance, Frog Street, Conscious Discipline Teaching Strategies GOLD.
  • Teachers receive a minimum of 18 hours of professional development per year.
  • Literacy efforts featuring reading incentives and summer reading program for elementary age children.
  • Enrichment opportunities such as art, science, and physical fitness. 
  • Partnerships with United Way’s Read to Succeed kindergarten readiness program Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s Childcare Nashville initiative. 
  • Partnerships with educational and child development experts: RIP (Regional Intervention Program), Sprocket Therapy Solutions, VU Behavior Study, and Tennessee Voices for Children.
  • Hands-on volunteers for classroom needs, tutoring, reading, and more. 

 

EMPOWERING FAMILIES

  • All families served are working and/or in school or job training programs.
  • Tuition scholarships based on household income and size – over 80% of our families qualify. 
  • Family Empowerment Program offers on-site case management and financial counseling to families to help with economic security and educational success both for the caregiver and the child(ren)s future. 
  • 6 – 8 Family Nights per year to include an annual Open House, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Night, Summer Reading Family Field Day, and more!
  • Offer holiday adoption and gift assistance, back to school drives, and packages for basic household and family needs.

 

STRENGTHENING THE COMMUNITY

  • The oldest childcare center in Nashville with over 125 years in the community.
  • Doubled the size of infant and toddler classroom capabilities in 2018.
  • Partnered with MDHA for much-needed capital facility improvements through multiple funding collaborations.
  • Celebrated 100th Anniversary of Caroling for Kids an annual caroling fundraiser and Nashville tradition, in 2016. 
  • Held 5th Annual Yum!East food tasting featuring East Nashville’s best restaurants in 2017. 
  • Fannie Battle selected as beneficiary for multiple community-wide organizations’s events, such as Vanderbilt’s Kick Off Cook Off, Bloody Mary Festival, and Smith & Lentz’s Pintwood Derby. 
  • Participant of Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s The Big Payback annual day of online giving.
  • Engaged corporate volunteers for special events, hands-on classroom opportunities, and skills-based expertise. 

Grab a burrito and support Fannie Battle

Jul 12, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Grab a burrito and support Fannie Battle

 

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Fannie Battle Day Home. Come in to Chipotle at 400 21st Ave S in Nashville on Saturday, August 11th anytime between 5p and 9p. Must bring or show the flyer to the cashier to let them know you’re supporting the cause. 33% of proceeds will be donated back to Fannie Battle. 

Fannie Battle 2018 – 2019 Calendar

Jul 12, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Fannie Battle 2018 – 2019 Calendar

 

For a printable version, click here   2018-19 Calendar

Volunteer With Us

Mar 22, 2018 in Homepage Slider | Comments Off on Volunteer With Us

Volunteer With Us

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 

 

Bag Stuffing. Come help put together caroling bags for our groups. We have a lot of bags that need stuffing with Caroling materials and to address appropriately to go out to caroling groups all over Nashville. 

When: Monday, October 29, 2018
Where: Fannie Battle Day Home 108 Chapel Ave. | Nashville, TN 37206
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
# of volunteers needed: 10
For questions or to sign up, please contact Melissa McWilliams mmcwilliams@fanniebattle.org or 615.228.6745 x117

Gather a Caroling Group.   Create a new Holiday family tradition this year by volunteering to carol (or whatever creative musical endeavors you may choose) for Fannie Battle Day Home’s 102nd Caroling for Kids fundraiser. Caroling for Kids runs from December 1st through the 24th.

We are flexible and will work with your schedule with respect to date/location/and timing. We wish you and yours a very Happy Holidays and thank you for your generosity.

For questions or to sign up please contact us at caroling@fanniebattle.org or 615.228.6745

Angels Needed to Adopt a Fannie Battle Family. Be an angel and help one (or more) of our Fannie Battle families in need this holiday season. Many of our families are living on the edge financially and struggle to cover basic month to month costs.

We have asked our families in need for wish lists to help our Angels provide the family(ies) you chose with enough gifts to give a meaningful Christmas.
 
For questions or to adopt a family, please contact Melissa McWilliams at mmcwilliams@fanniebattle.org or 615.228.6745 x117

21st Century Grant Application

Mar 22, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 21st Century Grant Application

Fannie Battle is currently applying for funding from the 21st Century Community Learning Centers through the TN Department of Education. The application and results will be available for review after the submission on March 23, 2018. 

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers provides federal funding to establish or expand community learning centers that provide students with opportunities for academic enrichment, youth development, and family support during non-school hours or during periods when school is not in session. 

 

Please email kmassey@fanniebattle.org for a copy of the application and attachments.

2018 Item of the Month

Oct 25, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2018 Item of the Month

Here at Fannie Battle there are many times during the year we need more of a specific item, as well as our families, such as hats and gloves or glue. 

Check out our list for items that you can collect for our families and facility. 

Fannie Battle Day Home for Children is proud to announce its involvement as a pilot site for the state’s new Family Empowerment Program

Aug 15, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Fannie Battle Day Home for Children is proud to announce its involvement as a pilot site for the state’s new Family Empowerment Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nashville, TN: Fannie Battle Day Home for Children is proud to announce its involvement as a pilot site for the state’s new Family Empowerment Program, launched in partnership between The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) and United Way of Metropolitan Nashville (UWMN). This new partnership will use a two-generation framework to provide services to Fannie Battle families. The two agencies, along with pilot partners such as Fannie Battle, will co-design the two-generation framework through a public-private partnership where families will receive holistic, wraparound services in under-resourced communities.

Services will focus on education, upward economic mobility, health indicators, community engagement, workforce readiness, and financial literacy. The two-generation partnership is a part of the department’s 2G for Tennessee strategy which has a specific focus on partnering with parents and children together to improve the whole family’s well-being while building cycles of success.

“Fannie Battle Day Home has a 125+ year history of supporting the children and families of Nashville. This new partnership will allow us to further deliver on our mission by engaging the entire family and providing individualized care needed for success. This new model will enable our families to make positive changes that will impact generations to come,” said Melanie Shinbaum, Executive Director of Fannie Battle Day Home for Children.

 

To learn more about 2G for Tennessee and the two-generation approach, visit http://tn.gov/humanservices/topic/2gen-approach. For more information on United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, visit www.unitedwaynashville.org.

 

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2017/2018 Calendar

Jul 20, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2017/2018 Calendar

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