Loving, Growing, and Teaching Children

About Us

Our Approach
Learning + Play = Success

What do you want for your child’s future? Studies show that high-quality relationships between children and teachers are the highest indicators of student success and that a child’s oral language is the highest predictor of literacy success. At Southminster Child Care, teachers build strong relationships. Teachers read more, they have more conversations with children, children engage in rich experiences that spark their vocabulary. At Southminster Child Care, children learn more. They create. Collaborate. Build confidence. Come see us for yourself, and experience our warm, welcoming, and nurturing environment.


Southminster is proud to use Frog Street Curriculum because they are focused on high- quality instruction and materials in the field of early childhood. Frog Street Pre-K was developed by early childhood experts in every domain of development to create an intentional and integrated curriculum.



With a day full of warm and nurturing interactions, movement and playtime, our infants have every opportunity to grow and develop a sense of trust and confidence in a secure learning environment. 


At Southminster our childhood development program for toddlers is carefully designed to encourage each child’s growing need for independence and an emerging sense of self.


The Frog Street Curriculum for Twos focuses on delivering nurturing, consistent and loving interactions with our students.


At Southminster our Preschool 2 child development program focuses on building cognitive performance through child-initiated, cooperative play.

 Pre-k 1 

Our teachers introduce our active and enthusiastic learners to a more structured curriculum and new academic concepts in language, literacy, mathematics, and science.

Pre-k 2

Our pre-K 2 program focuses on the skills your child needs for Kindergarten readiness. Our teachers prepare our students for the academic challenges and environment they will encounter in Kindergarten and beyond

The beautiful thing about learning is no one can take that away from you.   -BB King

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Gold Sneaker was developed in 2008 to enhance policy related to health and wellness within licensed childcare facilities across Tennessee. Through Gold Sneaker, licensed Tennessee childcare providers have the opportunity to improve the health of the children in their care by adopting policies related to physical activity, healthy eating, and a tobacco-free environment. Childcare providers that take the required Gold Sneaker training and implement the policies are certified ‘Gold Sneaker’ childcare facilities.


The quality of child care has a direct impact on a child’s ability to learn, build healthy relationships, and become the best they can be. The critical decision of where to place their child is often difficult and confusing for parents. Southminster Childcare is a three star-school.

AIMHiTN Is A Multidisciplinary Non-Profit Organization For All Professionals Who Support The Development Of Children Birth To Age 5. Infant Mental Health Endorsement (IMH-E®) – a credential for professionals working with children birth to age three and their families. We create professional capacities within the early childhood workforce utilizing evidence-based best practices in supporting infants and young children.
We fostering partnerships, policies, and best practices to better support healthy development in infants, young children, and their families.


Covid 19 Guidelines

During these unprecedented times we are doing our part to keep everyone healthy.

Our employees wear masks for the safety of our students

We ask that parents wear masks when dropping off and picking up their children. 

Desks, chairs, and teaching aides are sanitized hourly.

Students are encouraged to not share their crayons, pencils, and scissors.

Please keep your child at home if he or she isn't feeling well.

If your child is coughing, vomiting, and/or has a fever please keep them home.

Temperature will be taken before the start of each class

All of our students and staff will have their temperature taken upon arrival. 


Corey Barnes

Southminster Child Care is a close-knit group of families and staff. They provide a loving and nurturing atmosphere for little ones, and I feel relieved knowing my children are genuinely being cared for while they are learning. We've had a wonderful experience in every classroom as our kids have progressed through the center.

Lanette Boyd

My children went here in the 1990s and my grandchild finished in Preschool two years ago. All experiences were perfect for a working mother. It was a loving, nurturing staff who prepared them to interact with others for a lifetime as well as the security of knowing they were loved. They utilize developmentally appropriate methods of teaching and learning.

Gibson Merrill Keith

This school is full of friendly, loving, and helpful people. They have gone above and beyond during this pandemic. I would highly recommend this learning center. 

Jane Doe

We have been taking our son here for 5 years. They have some great teachers. It will be sad to leave this fall when he moves on to kindergarten. They really know how to love on your child. Very safe environment. Friendly and competent staff.