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Lynn Deal, Children's Center Director

Lynn Deal,
Children's Center Director

Belle Meade Children’s Center is a ministry of Belle Meade United Methodist Church and is designed to meet the child care needs of church and community families. Rooted in the highly regarded Reggio Emilia approach, our programs are thoughtfully designed to teach children the principles of respect, responsibility and community. We do this by providing a supportive and enriching environment where little ones are empowered to explore their interests via an intuitive self-guided curriculum.

The Children’s Center is a licensed, 3 Star center that has been in operation since 1975. We are a 12-month program for up to 135 children, ages 6 weeks to 5 years in both full and part time programs. Eligibility for enrollment is granted without discrimination in regard to sex, color, creed, disability or political belief. We have a staff of 35, all of whom are dedicated to creating a safe and nurturing environment for all children.


To learn more about Belle Meade Children's Center, visit the website.