Tuesday, April 13, 2010

TSU Partners for Rededication of Grace Eaton Childcare Center to Celebrate National Week of the Young Child

The Tennessee State University Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement has partnered with the Grace M. Eaton Childcare Center for a rededication ceremony.
Guest speakers are to include Melvin N. Johnson, Tennessee State University President; Gina Lodge, TN Department of Human Services Commissioner; Erica Gilmore, Metro Councilmember District 19; Thelma Harper, State Senator, District 19; Mary Pruitt, State Representative, District 58; Janiro Hawkins, Grace M. Eaton Childcare Board Chair; and Steve Horrell, Rotary Club of Nashville President.

Utilizing grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the TSU Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement contributed more than $200,000 towards renovations of the Grace M. Eaton Childcare Center that will help re-establish the center’s re-designation as a three-star childcare facility.

Additionally, through service learning projects, TSU students in occupational therapy, speech pathology and early childhood education had the opportunity to serve children and teachers at Grace Eaton.

The event is held in observation of “The Week of the Young Child” designated by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, April 11-17.   

Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 8 – 9 a.m.

Grace M. Eaton Childcare
1708 Pearl Street
Nashville, TN 37203


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