About Us

An East Nashville Legacy

Our story began in 1891 when Miss Fannie Battle saw a need in the community. Children were left alone to roam the streets while their parents went to work. She rented a room in East Nashville and began caring for these children by clothing, feeding, educating, and even getting much-needed medical attention to them.

Over 125 years later, Fannie Battle Day Home continues to serve Nashville families facing economic and educational hardships. 



Welcome and Annual Report for 2016 – 2017

We had a fantastic year and could not have done it without the support of our community. 

While the East Nashville community has experienced tremendous growth over the last few years, there is still ahuge need for high-quality childcare. Metro Social Services Annual Report shows that some of our surrounding areas continue to have the highest levels of poverty in the country. With two of the neighborhood’s long-standing early childhood centers closing this past year, the services we provide at Fannie Battle have grown even more essential to the families of East Nashville. 

Through the generosity and support of our community, we were able to expand our school by adding additional classrooms, purchase a new Fannie Battle bus, and raise essential funding to provide ancillary services to our families. 

All of us at Fannie Battle look forward to what this next year will bring. We’re confident that, with the continued kindness and altruism of our donors, partners, and community, we will continue to deliver on our mission with the hope that one day children will no longer be deemed at-risk and families will overcome the cycle of poverty. 



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