Eastwood Christian Children’s Center (EC3)

A parent’s day out ministry


“Letting a child’s light shine through joyful play, happy days and loving ways”

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We seek to create a loving and joyful environment reflective of our East Nashville Community. We believe the early childhood years should be filled with joyful, enriching, creative, musical, and natural experiences. Our goal is to help lay a foundation that will enrich a child’s social and emotional well-being.

We offer two separate sessions during the school year.

We have a Monday/Wednesday session and a Tuesday/Thursday session. Parents may choose a preference for which session their child attends, and we will try to honor those requests. Due to state regulations, no one child may attend both sessions.

Age Requirements

Below are the age requirements for each class, based on the age of child on August 15. Because we believe in a child centered approach we understand that occasionally there may be a child whose needs could best be served in a classroom other than what is suggested below. We will review any special situations. The proposed classroom makeup is based on our projected enrollment. The best interest of the child is at the heart of our program, and every possible effort will be made to meet the needs of your child.
Ages 18 months – 2 years (should be a steady walker)
Maximum number of children: 8
Two teachers

Ages 2 years – 3 years (should be 2 before August 15)
Maximum number of children: 10
Two teachers

Ages 3 – 4 years (should be 3 before August 15 and fully independent in the restroom)
Maximum number of children: 14
Two teachers

Ages 4-5 years (should be 4 before August 15 and fully independent in the restroom)
Maximum number of children: 14
Two teachers

Cost for the Program 2016-2017

10 months: August – May
$190.00 monthly tuition
$175 monthly tuition for Eastwood Christian Church members
$175 for additional children from same family with first child paying regular tuition.
$50 application fee

School Cancellation Policy

In accordance with Metro Schools


August 16 – School begins
August 21 – NO SCHOOL, Solar Eclipse
September 4 – NO SCHOOL, Labor Day
October 9 & 11 – NO SCHOOL, Fall Break
November 22 – NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break
December 18 – January 1 – NO SCHOOL, Christmas Break
January 3 – Students return
January 15 – NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
February 19 – NO SCHOOL, President’s Day
April 2 – 4 – NO SCHOOL, Spring Break
May 23 – Last Day of School


August 17 – School begins
August 22 – NO SCHOOL, (day after) Solar Eclipse
September 5 — NO SCHOOL, (day after) Labor Day
October 10 & 12 – NO SCHOOL, Fall Break
November 23 – NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break
December 19 – January 2 – NO SCHOOL, Christmas Break
January 4 – Students return
January 16 – NO SCHOOL, (day after) Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
February 20 – NO SCHOOL, (day after) President’s Day
April 3 – 5 – NO SCHOOL, Spring Break
May 24 – Last Day of School

List of items needed for the first day of school

  1. nap mat (found at Kmart, Walmart, or Target – can also be homemade mat)
  2. back pack – to carry nap items such as pillow or special blanket (these items are sent home each day to be cleaned as needed)
  3. Lunch Box – containing a healthy lunch! :)
  4. Season appropriate change of clothes inside plastic “Zip Loc” bag
  5. Liquid Hand Soap (refills or pumps)
  6. Baby Wipes, one pack
  7. Facial tissue, one box
  8. Several diapers in your child’s size, labeled with their name, Chickadees and Bluebirds only

For more information please contact Julie Aaron at:

Phone: (615) 227-2285
Fax: (615) 228-4901