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December 1st – 24th

Nov 25, 2017 in Homepage Slider | 0 comments

December 1st – 24th


Looking for a fun and meaningful cause to support this holiday season?


Create a new Holiday tradition this year by volunteering for Fannie Battle’s 101st Annual Caroling for Kids. Individuals, families, and businesses throughout middle Tennessee have enjoyed raising money for Fannie Battle for 101 years! Caroling for Kids continues to be a treasured Nashville (and surrounding areas) event for all.

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2018 Item of the Month

Oct 25, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments


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 For more information on United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, visit




125 Reasons We Love FBDH!

Apr 14, 2017 in Homepage Slider, Uncategorized | 0 comments

125 Reasons We Love FBDH!



Our 125th Anniversary year-long celebration is coming to an end and we asked our children, caregivers, teachers, board members, staff, volunteers, and the East Nashville community what they LOVED about Fannie Battle. We gathered 125 reasons and want to share them with you.

I love Fannie Battle because…


I like working with the staff and interacting with the children at Fannie Battle.
The reason I love FBDH is because they go above and beyond for their kids. They give back, have fund-raisers, and a daily fun month for the whole school year.
I love FB because they care about it. Education of my daughter, they always have fun learning, have many trips, know precious places, and help families with donations. Thanks for everything, EXCELLENT TEACHERS. God Bless You!
Our sweet children and families and the way they participate in our family events.
We love the teachers!
I love FBDH because of the incredible children and families I get to learn from every day. Not to mention working with a dedicated staff who teaches me something new every day!
I love FB because they are very compassionate about the children. They show a lot of grace and companionship. I love them!
Everyone always smiles when we walk through the door and all teachers and staff know my daughter’s name. We always feel happy and welcome.
FBDH is very welcoming, I love how everyone is sure to say Good Morning and Have a Nice Day every day. And of course, how well they take care of all 3 of my babies.
I love working at FBDH by helping to provide a loving and nurturing environment. They need to know that FB is a safe place and can be a home away from home for the children.
Always a joy to enjoy the company of the staff. They are friendly and accepting.
I love the hands on teacher approach that Fannie Battle gives.
The staff is amazing and my kids love it here.
We love FB because they support my kids growth beyond the classroom. FB is the place to be!
I love Fannie Battle for the love and care that my son receives when he is here. Everyone is always encouraging him to do and be better everyday.
I love the dedication in the staff!
I love the caring staff. Also the teaching skills of my child’s teachers.
I love hanging out with my friends.
It is very family oriented.
They support the kids with homework and help improve their reading by providing reading programs and accessible books for the kids to check out.
I love FBDH’s mission to serve working families, empowering them to make a better way for their children, while giving them the peace of mind that their child(ren) are receiving quality nurturing, education and care.
I love the joy that radiates from our children when they are able to experience something new and exciting at FBDH, such as a visit from the library’s puppet truck, the chance to tell Santa their Christmas wishes or being read to by a caring community volunteer.
I love the community’s support of our organization’s mission, through contributions of time, in-kind donations as well as revenues.
I love our amazingly caring staff, who work so hard to nurture and teach the children of FBDH.
I love the community’s involvement in FBDH through our 100 years of Caroling for Kids, as well as the five years of amazing food and fun at Yum!East.
I love the investment our community has made in FBDH’s mission for the past 125 years!
My toddler has learned to love wearing shoes with Ms. Michelle.
It’s a neighborhood legacy we can all be proud of.
The auditorium has a magical stage and so much space for play.
There’s always something exciting going on for the kids.
We can look forward to smiling faces every morning at the front desk.
My baby is happy to be dropped off every day with her friends and teachers.
The teachers are amazing!
Santa came to every classroom.
There are so many exciting books to check out and read.
Fannie Battle herself was a model for entrepreneurship and innovation. She saw the need for quality childcare, creating a nurturing, educational environment for Nashville’s working families.
Miss Jeanne and the wonderful library of 7,000+ books!
Fannie Battle Day Home is a model for non-profit childcare agencies, both as a long-time home for so many children in Nashville and as an innovative center for early childhood education.
Fannie Battle Day Home is beloved by multiple generations—each year we see the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of volunteers participate in the caroling fundraiser as their ancestors did.
The reasons I like Fannie Battle is because I have people who love me and because they let us do fun the like crafts and field trips
The teachers are nice, I have my friends, and we have lots of fun.
Being with my friends and teachers.
I like being with friends that play with me.
I love my best teachers!
Something I like is that the teachers are always happy to help!



PAC Fundraising with Phoneraiser

Mar 9, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Fannie Battle’s Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is raising funds with You can contribute to PAC just by bringing your used cell phones/PDAs and inkjet cartridges to be recycled, to our location and will pay us cash!

Thank you for supporting FBDH’s PAC. 

LEAPs Funding

Mar 1, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Fannie Battle is applying for funding through the Department of Education’s LEAPs Program. The Lottery for Education: Afterschool Programs (LEAP) funds academic and enrichment programming during before and after school hours. The goal of the program is to enhance learning opportunities for students.

Free Tax Prep from UnitedWay

Feb 6, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

United Way of Metropolitan Nashville is offering free tax preparation for families who earned less than $64,000 in 2016. There are 10 VITA sites in Davidson county and more than 40 across Middle Tennessee. Call 2-1-1 for site times and to schedule an appointment.

Be Our Valentine

Jan 25, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We would LOVE your support. 

Through AmazonSmiles, when you shop for your valentine, Amazon donates a portion of proceeds to Fannie Battle Day Home. Click on the image for more info. 

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