Fannie Battle News and Updates

‘Tis the season to be jolly

JOIN US FOR OUR 104TH CAROLING FOR KIDS FUNDRAISER Caroling for Kids has long been a vital part of our fundraising efforts. It is through our volunteer caroling groups, who raised over $32,000 in 2019, as well as individuals donors and corporate sponsors, that we are able to keep tuition rates low for working families. […]

We’re back!

On Monday, June 1st, we re-opened the center and had a total of 20 children arrive on the first day! As the week progressed, more children began to return. It is definitely different around here: parents drop off and pick up children outside at the front door, all temperatures are taken, hands are immediately washed, […]

A statement from all of us at Fannie Battle

  We understand that it’s a difficult and overwhelming time for children as they are trying to process what is happening and it can be difficult for adults to respond. We  would like to share with you some valuable resources that can hopefully help with these discussions.     CNN and ‘Sesame Street’ to host a […]

Welcome Kristie P. Ryan, CFRE as our new Executive Director

Fannie Battle Day Home’s board of directors announced that they have appointed Kristie P. Ryan, CFRE, as Executive Director. She will take helm of the model childcare organization dedicated to providing accessible and affordable high-quality early education. “The board is very excited to welcome Kristie to our Fannie Battle family and feel that her experience, […]

FBDH Staff Happenings

It has now been over two weeks since we saw you and your children; we want you to know that we miss you and look forward to your return. We thought we would share some updates on what everyone here at Fannie Battle has been up to while we have been away: Staff: Although we […]

Resources for individuals affected by COVID-19

Financial Aid – TN Dept of Human Services The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is making essential financial resources available to families that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.  Beginning 10 A.M. CST Thursday, March 26, families can begin applying, online, for up to two months of emergency cash assistance if they […]

COVID-19 Closure Update

These are definitely concerning and overwhelming times for all of us, especially following the recent devastation left by the tornado. Given recent recommendations by our Governor, the CDC, and Metro Health Department, and to ensure our staff and families’ health and well-being, our board has elected to close our center effective Wednesday, March 18th through […]

Update on our 8th Annual Yum!East

Hello, friends. Much has happened in our community and we wanted to give you an update on where we’re at with Yum!East 2020. After talking with a few of our participants, they felt it best for the community to have this party. “East-siders are a tough little tribe and will remind everyone what ‘normal feels like.” […]

Update on COVID-19

  To our Fannie Battle families: Our administration and board want to assure you that we have the health of our children, families, and staff is of the utmost importance in our policies and daily practices. Please refer to our family handbook, page 17, to review guidelines regarding children who have symptoms of illness. At […]

Happy Holidays from our Interim Executive Director

Greetings to the Fannie Battle Board of Directors, Families, Staff, and Community Supporters   An important Fannie Battle tradition, Caroling for Kids, happens during the month of December when there is an outpouring of community spirit and generosity. This event began over 100 years ago when Miss Fannie Battle struggled to generate adequate funding to […]