Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
(call for temporary operating hours during COVID19)
Phone: (423) 265-9736
Director: Tonia Taylor, [email protected]
Assistant Director: Erica Huggins, [email protected]
Waiting list and enrollment information: [email protected]
We enroll children Ages 10 weeks through 5 years
First-Centenary Children's Enrichment Center is a non-profit full day program for children ten weeks to five years old. The Children's Enrichment Center was established by the church to serve its members and the community at large. It is licensed by the Tennessee Department of Human Services.
The Children's Enrichment Center, through its trained experienced educators, offers an educationally sound and creatively exciting place for children to grow and develop. By meeting or exceeding the adult to child ratio set by the state, each child is assured of close supervision and attention. They will be given the opportunity to progress at their own rate, gaining a positive self concept and a healthy Christian outlook on their ever expanding world.
The Children's Enrichment Center follows a Reggio Inspired Emergent Curriculum which is a non-traditional style of teaching that presents children with the gift of discovering the world around them by encouraging them to explore life through their own interests and passions. It is "child lead" or "child based" learning as opposed to "teacher directed" learning.
Inside the bright, cheerful classrooms, the equipment is scaled to fit the child's needs. Outdoors, the playground fosters growth, development and creativity. The relaxed inviting atmosphere of the Center helps in maximizing the child's potential as well as making the child's transition from home to /child care an easier one. The basic policies and administrative responsibilities of the Center are under the direct control of a governing committee comprised of First-Centenary United Methodist Church members and the Center's director.