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Licensed child care providers located in Middle Tennessee can register their program on for FREE.

By keeping your enrollment and program information current, families searching for child care will be able to find your program quickly. Using our filtered search options allows families to search by location, income-based fees, whether meals are served and more.

Click HERE to register your child care program today!

About Us, part of The Community Foundation’s ChildcareTennessee initiative, is a child care finder that connects families seeking quality child care in Middle Tennessee with programs that have availability.

The site is a one-stop shop for every kind of child care, from private and faith-based, to Metro’s Voluntary Pre-K and Head Start programs. Each family can find the child care provider that best fits their needs. Child care providers can join our website if they are licensed by the Tennessee Department of Human Services or the Tennessee Department of Education. Our listings are voluntary and do not include every licensed facility in the area.

Families can search for more than the type of child care program. Users can apply filters to narrow their search based on location, income-based fees, whether or not the program is open and more. In addition, features a Spanish translation of the site, making it easier for even more families to find quality child care.

Launched in 2010, began with a group of 12 child care providers looking to increase enrollment. Since that time, the initiative has added more than 300 child care programs in the Middle Tennessee area and continues to grow its reach and offerings.

Our Team

Paola Amalia Lezcano, Program Services Coordinator

Paola is in charge of helping childcare, daycare and learning centers create and update their profiles. She serves as a main contact for all clients, provides training and technical assistance to new and existing users of Childcare Nashville and Childcare Matters, and maintains the website updated for new content and enhancements. She works in conjunction with provider clients for enrollments and job postings and she is responsible for translating providers’ profiles and other pages into Spanish. She was born and grew up in Posadas, Argentina and has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Education. Having lived and worked in three different countries, she has a multicultural background and is bilingual (English/Spanish).

Gina Tek, Senior Manager

Gina is responsible for supporting ChildcareTennessee’s products and helping providers access these products. The products of the initiative include, a member-only online provider resource and a public website – – which efficiently connects parents and job seekers to local childcare centers. Other products include ChildcareTennessee Financial Services, a program providing shared services financial support for tuition billing and management of accounting needs. Prior to joining The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Gina served as the Director of Children's Christian Center for twenty years. She holds a degree as a Child Development Specialist from The University of Alabama

Sarah Sanderlin, Substitute Service Coordinator

Sarah operates our Substitute Service for Middle Tennessee. She searches for qualified candidates who give outstanding care to our providers participating in the service. The Substitute Service strives to provide substitutes that can meet the needs of children and support the growth of the providers in the areas that truly matter - loving and nurturing children as well as supporting their current staff! Having many years of experience working with children, Sarah understands the dire need for qualified substitutes. She also assists our Program Services Coordinator with data management. Sarah received her Bachelor's degree in Child Development from Harding University.

CONTACT: 615-321-4939