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Now Hiring: Teaching Positions

May 6, 2016 in Events, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Now Hiring: Teaching Positions

Now Hiring: Teaching Positions

Fannie Battle Day Home for Children is Middle TN’s oldest nonprofit childcare center; 125 years later, we are still working to deliver upon the mission established by our founder, Miss Fannie Battle, to provide affordable, high-quality child care for at-risk children in a nurturing environment while empowering families to reach their potential.

We are currently seeking to expand our staff and fill a few teaching positions. We are looking for individuals who are excited and passionate about working with young children. If you are interested, click the position below for more information on each position and details on how to apply.

 

Teacher Assistant (Infant Room)
Teacher (Floater)
Lead Teacher (2 year old Room)

The Big Payback- May 3, 2016

Apr 29, 2016 in Events, Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Big Payback- May 3, 2016

The Big Payback- May 3, 2016

Fannie Battle Day Home for Children is excited to participate for another year  in The Big Payback. Thanks to supporters like you, we are able to provide affordable, high-quality childcare for at-risk children in a nurturing environment while empowering families to reach their potential. Your donation through The Big Payback over the next 24 hours will allow our K-6 school-age children to participate in a summer of amazing fun and learning. Be sure to follow along May 3, 2016 on our Facebook and Twitter pages, as we’ll be sharing frequent updates on what happens at any given day or time in our Summer Enrichment Program! Click here or the link below to give to The Big Payback!

Yum!East 2016

Apr 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Yum!East 2016

Yum!East 2016

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Governor and First Lady Haslam Host Sixth Annual Easter Egg Roll at the Tennessee Residence

Mar 24, 2016 in Events | Comments Off on Governor and First Lady Haslam Host Sixth Annual Easter Egg Roll at the Tennessee Residence

Governor and First Lady Haslam Host Sixth Annual Easter Egg Roll at the Tennessee Residence

Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee, Fannie Battle Students Participate in Annual Easter Event

NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam today welcomed more than 65 children from Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee and Fannie Battle Day Home to the Tennessee Residence Great Lawn for the 6th annual Tennessee Residence Easter Egg Roll.

Keeping tradition alive, the day’s activities included a live performance from children’s musician Steve Lee, face painting, a bunny hop bounce house, and, of course, Easter egg rolling.

“Bill and I truly enjoy hosting children at the Tennessee Residence, and the Easter Egg Roll has become a special tradition,” Mrs. Haslam said. “We want this to be a memorable experience for them to celebrate the Easter holiday and take away fun memories of their state’s executive residence.”

In addition to the Easter fun, Governor and First Lady Haslam read What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss in support of Mrs. Haslam’s early literacy initiative. The First Lady’s initiative promotes the importance of families reading together at least 20 minutes each day to prepare children for success in school and in life.

Last month, Governor and First Lady Haslam joined the Department of Education in launching a statewide literacy campaign Read to be Ready: Building Thinkers in Tennessee. The campaign has a goal to increase the current 43 percent of third graders who are reading proficiently in Tennessee to 75 percent by 2025.

Children left today’s Easter Egg Roll with new books to read at home in addition to souvenir Easter eggs signed by the governor and first lady. “We want families to understand how important early literacy can be for success, and that it is never too early to begin reading with a child,” Mrs. Haslam said. “Children need to have many, many books read to them beginning at birth, and they need to know at least 10,000 words to enter school as ready learners.”

For more information about the Tennessee Residence or the First Lady’s early literacy initiative, visit www.tn.gov/firstlady.

Fannie Battle Announces Expansion of Infant Program

Mar 15, 2016 in Events, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Fannie Battle Announces Expansion of Infant Program

Fannie Battle Announces Expansion of Infant Program

 

Fannie Battle Announces Expansion of Infant Program

Fannie Battle receives funding in support of the opening and operating cost of an infant program expansion and classroom

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, NASHVILLE, TENN – Fannie Battle Day Home for Children is proud to accept a grant from the Boedecker Foundation to support the expansion of the Infant program and opening of a new infant classroom.

The new infant classroom will allow for us to serve more children between the ages of 6 weeks to 24 months old. With the grant funding, we are now able to further separate our children into classes to focus on age specific developmental needs. The classroom will provide daily programming; maintain a 1:4 teacher child ratio; implement on-going developmental assessments; and offer children enrichment programming that they might not otherwise have access to due to financial limitations.

Recent research focusing on the need for quality infant and toddler programs for children living at-risk supports the increased need for services. The brain undergoes its most dramatic development during the first three years of life as children are learning to think, speak, and learn, and for children living at-risk, gaps in learning persists over time. In fact, when young children begin acquiring vocabulary and experience word learning around 18 months, deficiencies in low-income children begin to appear.

The new classroom will follow the same enrollment priorities as our overall organization; giving preference to siblings, children receiving childcare certificates (subsidized care), children living at low-income or poverty, and children from single parent homes.

Our children, families, staff and board of directors are very appreciative of the support from the Boedecker Foundation, as well as the diverse group of year-round Fannie Battle supporters who have made these, and all of our other services, possible.

About Fannie Battle Day Home for Children

Fannie Battle Day Home for Children is the oldest child care center in Middle Tennessee. Our mission is to continue the tradition established in 1891 by our founder, Miss Fannie Battle: to provide affordable, high-quality child care for at-risk children in a nurturing environment while empowering families to reach their potential. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and offer at-risk youth year-round, high-quality early childhood education to 126 children, ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Fees are set on a sliding scale according to income and families are required to be working or in school. Programs are enhanced by enrichment activities which reinforce developmentally appropriate activities and academic benchmarks; families are encouraged to participate in their child’s activities and attend Family Nights throughout the year.

MEDIA CONTACT
Cassie Morgan, Development Manager
Fannie Battle Day Home
615.228.6745, ext. 117 (office)
865.257.5810 (cell)
cmorgan@fanniebattle.org

 

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99th Year for Fannie Battle Caroling for Kids Is Record Breaking!

Feb 23, 2016 in Events | Comments Off on 99th Year for Fannie Battle Caroling for Kids Is Record Breaking!

Volunteers caroled door-to-door from December 1 – 24 in order to raise funds
for Middle TN’s oldest nonprofit childcare center, Fannie Battle Day Home for Children. The event is the organization’s largest fundraiser and engages thousands each year as volunteers spread good cheer for a good cause!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, NASHVILLE, TENN – Since 1916, caroling for Fannie Battle has been a holiday tradition in the greater Nashville community. Each year, families, neighbors, churches, schools and companies carol door-to-door collecting donations for Fannie Battle Day Home for Children.

 

The donations received from caroling enables Fannie Battle to provide high-quality childhood education to 126 children, with the majority being served coming from at-risk families. Fees for children are set up on a sliding scale according to income and families are required to be working or in school.

2015 surpassed last year’s incredible results making this a record breaking year for Caroling! Caroling for Kids truly is a great way for the community to come together over the holidays and engage the young and young-at-heart in a common goal. In addition, it allows supporters the opportunity to help a long-standing nonprofit serving at-risk children year-round with valuable, life-changing programs.

Ways Nashville Can Get Involved Next Year with Caroling for Kids:
-Organize a caroling group with friends & family.
-Host a “Party with a Purpose”.
-Solicit donations from friends and family online.

About Fannie Battle Day Home for Children

Fannie Battle Day Home for Children is the oldest child care center in Middle Tennessee. Our mission is to continue the tradition established in 1891 by our founder, Miss Fannie Battle: to provide affordable, high-quality child care for at-risk children in a nurturing environment while empowering families to reach their potential. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and offer at-risk youth year-round, high-quality early childhood education to 126 children, ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Fees are set on a sliding scale according to income and families are required to be working or in school. Programs are enhanced by enrichment activities which reinforce developmentally appropriate activities and academic benchmarks; families are encouraged to participate in their child’s activities and attend Family Nights throughout the year.

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MEDIA CONTACT
Cassie Morgan, Development Manager
Fannie Battle Day Home
615.228.6745, ext. 105 (office)
865.257.5810 (cell)
cmorgan@fanniebattle.org

Caroling for Kids

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Caroling for Kids

Fannie Battle Caroling for Kids Commences 99th Year of Volunteers Bringing Holiday Cheer Door-to-Door Throughout Middle TN!

Dec 14, 2015 in Events | Comments Off on Fannie Battle Caroling for Kids Commences 99th Year of Volunteers Bringing Holiday Cheer Door-to-Door Throughout Middle TN!

Fannie Battle Caroling for Kids Commences 99th Year of Volunteers Bringing Holiday Cheer Door-to-Door Throughout Middle TN!

 Volunteers will be caroling door-to-door from December 1 – 24 in order to raise funds
for Middle TN’s oldest nonprofit childcare center, Fannie Battle Day Home for Children. The event is the organization’s largest fundraiser and engages thousands each year as volunteers spread good cheer for a good cause!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, NASHVILLE, TENN – Since 1916, caroling for Fannie Battle has been a holiday tradition in the greater Nashville community. Each year, families, neighbors, churches, schools and companies carol door-to-door collecting donations for Fannie Battle Day Home for Children.

The donations received from caroling enables Fannie Battle to provide high-quality childhood education to 122 children, with the majority being served coming from at-risk families. Fees for children are set up on a sliding scale according to income and families are required to be working or in school.

2014 was a great season of Caroling for Kids, and organizers are sure that 2015 will surpass last year’s incredible results! Caroling for Kids truly is a great way for the community to come together over the holidays and engage the young and young-at-heart in a common goal. In addition, it allows supporters the opportunity to help a long-standing nonprofit serving at-risk children year-round with valuable, life-changing programs.

Ways Nashville Gets Involved with Caroling for Kids:
-Organizing a caroling group with friends & family.
-Hosting a “Party with a Purpose”.
-Soliciting donations from friends and family online.

Opportunities for Media Partners:
-General Caroling for Kids story, featuring a staged caroler on-site at Fannie Battle Day Home for Children (available to be scheduled anytime from now until December 18th)
-General Caroling for Kids story, featuring Fannie Battle children caroling (available to be scheduled any weekday from now until December 18th)
-Shadow one of our established, successful Caroling groups as they spread good cheer door-to-door
(available from early December until December 18th)
-On-site coverage at caroling partner event, December 15th.

About Fannie Battle Day Home for Children

Fannie Battle Day Home for Children is the oldest child care center in Middle Tennessee. Our mission is to continue the tradition established in 1891 by our founder, Miss Fannie Battle: to provide affordable, high-quality child care for at-risk children in a nurturing environment while empowering families to reach their potential. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and offer at-risk youth year-round, high-quality early childhood education to 120 children, ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Fees are set on a sliding scale according to income and families are required to be working or in school. Programs are enhanced by enrichment activities which reinforce developmentally appropriate activities and academic benchmarks; families are encouraged to participate in their child’s activities and attend Family Nights throughout the year.

MEDIA CONTACT
Katherine Massey, Development & Grants Manager
Fannie Battle Day Home
615.228.6745, ext. 105 (office)
615.738.7304 (cell)
kmassey@fanniebattle.org

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Melanie Shinbaum named Executive Director

Jul 22, 2015 in Events, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Melanie Shinbaum named Executive Director

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Melanie Shinbaum has been appointed to our Executive Director position.

Melanie joined Fannie Battle in April of 2013 as the Development Director and served as the Interim Executive Director for the past few months. Melanie has extensive experience within nonprofit administration and leadership, specifically in the areas serving children and youth.

We look forward to the positive leadership that Melanie can offer our organization and the impact it will have on our children and families.

 

Melanie Shinbaum

Melanie Shinbaum accepting a check on behalf of Fannie Battle

 from the Predators Foundation and Jackson National.

Yum!East Returns June 4 to Pavilion East!

May 13, 2015 in Events | Comments Off on Yum!East Returns June 4 to Pavilion East!

Yum!East Returns June 4 to Pavilion East!

3rd annual food tasting to gather 30 select restaurants, chefs and specialty purveyors to benefit Fannie Battle Day Home for Children.

NASHVILLE, TENN – Yum!East, a food tasting event that gathers select restaurants, chefs, food artisans, and specialty purveyors to showcase the best of East Nashville’s culinary landscape, is back for its third year.

Yum!East details:
When: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 4
Where: Pavilion East (1006 Fatherland Street, Nashville, 37206)
Tickets: $45 at www.yumeast.com
21+ event; rain or shine

Admission includes unlimited tastings from East Nashville eateries, souvenir glass, open bar with craft beer and wine and live music.

Featuring East Nashville’s tastiest restaurants including:
Artemis Breads
Calypso East
Chocolate F/X
Drifters
Eastland Cafe
Edley’s BBQ East
Far East
Fat Bottom Brewing
Five Points Pizza
Holland House Bar & Refuge
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Kernels Gourmet Popcorn
Khan’s Desserts
The Local Taco, East
Lockeland Table Community Kitchen & Bar
Madeline
Marché
Nashville Sweets
Nicoletto’s Pasta Co.
The Pharmacy Burger Parlor and Beer Garden
Pied Piper Creamery
POMODORO East
Porter Road Butcher
The Post East
Rosepepper
Rumours East
Sophisticakes
Two Ten Jack
The Wild Cow Vegetarian Restaurant
Wolfe Gourmet Cakes
Yeast Nashville

All proceeds from Yum!East benefit Fannie Battle Day Home for Children in providing high-quality, affordable childcare for families living at-risk.

The cost of 1 ticket provides:
-an entire summer’s enrichment outings for one child
-swimming lessons for two children for the entire summer

The cost of 2 tickets provides:
-a summer tutoring for one child
-a week long outdoor nature camp for one child

For more information, visit www.yumeast.com.

About Fannie Battle Day Home for Children
Since 1891, the Day Home has served the East Nashville community by providing year-round, high-quality, affordable childcare to children and families who are living at-risk. Fannie Battle serves 120 children, ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Fees are set on a sliding scale according to income and families are required to be working or in school. For more information, visit www.fanniebattle.org.

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