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Fannie Battle Day Home for Children

Fannie Battle Day Home for Children
CROWDRISE : Aug 19, 2013
Tax ID: 62-0476290
BASED: Nashville, TN, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: www.fanniebattle.org

Our Mission

To provide affordable, high-quality child care for at-risk children in a nurturing environment while empowering families to reach their potential.

Created in 1891 by Miss Fannie Battle, the Fannie Battle Day Home for Children is the oldest child care center in Middle Tennessee. Miss Battle was a woman of great vision and dedication who saw a need and, against substantial odds, met it. Miss Battle realized that unsupervised children were roaming the streets of Nashville while their parents worked and, as a result, rented a room and began caring for children. Her determination led to the creation of the Day Home.

For 123 years, we have served families facing economic and educational hardships. 90% of our children are from poverty level or low-income families; 31% live in public housing; 79% are from single-parent homes; 94% qualify for free/reduced meals; and 86% are minorities. Families are required to be working and/or in school. Currently, 75% of our families are working; 4% are attending school; and 21% are working and in school.

Our Program offers full-time, year-round, high-quality early childhood education, Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., with Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Pre-K, and School-Age Programs for 102 children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Fees are based on a sliding scale according to income, and families are required to be working or attending school.

Fannie Battle was one of the first centers in Metro Nashville selected to serve as a Public Schools Pre-K Classroom Site and the center’s Preschool and Pre-K programs were recognized by United Way as a “Classroom of Excellence.”  We are licensed by State of TN with the highest 3-Star Rating, and have achieved this rating since inception of the 3-Star Program in 2001. We are a 501c3 not-for-profit organization.

Tax ID: 62-0476290 • www.fanniebattle.org

Fundraisers

2014 Caroling for Kids

2014 Caroling for Kids

Amount Raised:

$1,285

 

6% Raised of $20,000 Goal

2013 Caroling for Kids

2013 Caroling for Kids

Amount Raised:

$4,095

 

41% Raised of $10,000 Goal