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The Learning Center at First Baptist Church Donelson

2526 Lebanon Road
Nashville, TN 37214

(615) 883-3833


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We are a church-based Christian preschool located in the heart of Donelson. Our hours are from 8:45 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. with an option for Before Care services (8:15 - 8:45 a.m.) and/or Extended Care services (2:15 - 5:00 p.m.), Monday through Friday.

Please give us a call to set up a tour of our facility! We'd love to talk with you about our program!

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

We want our parents to feel comfortable in our preschool and we encourage parent involvement! We also want parents to feel comfortable enough to provide suggestions that will make our preschool even better. We love our parents!

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught

From the Director:

We feel that children learn best through play-based methods. This doesn't mean that your child plays all day at our preschool, or that we are a "playschool." This means that our teachers engage children to make learning fun through play. This might include songs, games, marches, rhymes, etc.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We pride ourselves on being a clean, interesting, fun environment where your child will learn about God and how He loves them.

We help the children in our care become prepared for kindergarten while making learning fun.

A Typical Day

Each day, the children in our preschool experience a variety of things - music, dance, science, classroom concepts that enforce letter, number, shape and color recognition, and the ability to socialize with other children the same age.

We make learning fun and interesting for the children that are in our program!

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We love e-mail! E-mail is our MAIN form of communication with parents. Notes and reminders, along with newsletters, are sent to parents and family members via e-mail. A reminder whiteboard is placed in the hallway as a "visual" reminder for important events.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

We know how hard it can be to leave your child with someone. We tell parents that the best thing that they can do to make separation easier on their child is to hug them, kiss them and tell them that they love them and go. This will allow the child's teacher to engage him / her in an activity or be able to spend some one-on-one time with the child and assure them that Mommy and Daddy will return after a fun day at preschool. It normally takes about two weeks for children to make the connection that they are at preschool to have a good time and to learn, and that Mommy and Daddy will return each day to take them home.