Cheekwood Child

Development Center

 "Our Family Caring for Yours

 "Our Family Caring for Yours"


Terrific Toddlers Classroom

A warm and loving environment awaits your infant in our Bright Beginner's Program.  Bright Beginners join our program as early as 6 weeks old.  We celebrate your little one's development as they learn about themselves and their world.  Brain research has proven what parents intuitively know, a child's first years are critical to success in school, in relationships, and in future life.  Working closely with parents to help provide a schedule and routine that meets your family's needs is what our Nursery caregivers are trained to do.  A daily event sheet will be given to you at the end of each day.  We also make a point to talk with you daily about your infant because babies grow and change so rapidly.

Pre-K Classroom



Explorers Classroom

Hugging and Cuddling are a big part of the day for our Wonderful Ones and Terrific Twos.  As these little ones embark on their journey of discoveries, a trained staff provides a stimulating and safe environment for them to explore and find out new things about themselves and those around them.  Activities include singing, reading, counting, creative art, and Spanish instruction while still having plenty of opportunity to choose activities on their own.  The teachers also follow the children's lead, responding to their interest and needs.  This is all a part of getting ready for pre-school.

Preschool Classroom

TODDLER PROGRAM: Terrific Toddlers and Explorers

Both our Preschool and Pre-K classrooms are filled with materials designed to be developmentally appropriate for each age group.  The goal directed program we pursue is geared towards helping children develop habits of observation, questioning , and listening.  It allows the children an awareness of their own feelings and the opportunity to explore positive ways to express those feelings.  They learn that they are free to make choices.  They also learn that it is important to stay within the limits of consideration for people and things.  An open-ended program like ours prepares children to utilize their intellectual and creative abilities in future learning tasks.  They develop a strong sense of independence and self-confidence.  Our Pre-K class is geared toward exceeding the Kindergarten readiness guidelines set forth in Davidson County.  The children are assessed using a nationally recognized Assessment tool.  The assessment is done one-on-one and is fun for the children and helpful in pointing out strengths and areas where extra attention may be needed to help insure your child's continued success and love of learning.  Many of our Pre-K graduates go on to some of the top schools in the area such as Ensworth, David Lipscomb, Harding Academy, Overbrook, St. Henry's, and St. Matthew's, just to name a few.

Bright Beginners Classroom