“There are so many outside reasons as to why a family is struggling. It’s not just child care. It could be that they are displaced; it could be that their lights went out. There are so many pieces to this puzzle.”
Melissa moved to Nashville from Los Angeles a few years ago and serves as the director of development at Fannie Battle Day Home. The oldest child care center in Middle Tennessee, Fannie Battle has been serving children and families in our community since 1891. Many of Fannie Battle’s families suffer from financial stress and often live paycheck to paycheck. “For a lot of our families, education is really important and unfortunately they can’t get a better job unless they have some sort of education behind them. And with that of course you need childcare.”

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