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NELC School Information

Program Overview

NELC uses play-based learning to create developmentally appropriate activities that are aligned with the Tennessee Early Learning Standards and the Diocese of Nashville PreK Religion Curriculum.  We utilize a curriculum that enriches each child’s gross motor, fine motor, cognitive, social, communication and adaptive skills. We are blessed to offer a Catholic education curriculum in which gospel values are not only taught but modeled and lived by our staff.


Mondays/Wednesdays from 9am-2pm

Tuesdays/Thursdays from 9am-2pm

*Per state regulation, children can only attend one session each.

School is in session from September-May

Tuition Information


“NELC has exceeded all of our expectations. We really didn't know what to expect, going into this year with so many restrictions in schools. The NELC teachers have put the children first, and made this year amazing. When I think about our year at NELC, all I can think of is how dedicated and loving Ms. Andrea and Ms. Laurie are. They truly care for our children, and have invested so much time, effort, and creative endeavors into making the school a place of learning, fun, friendships, faith, and growth. NELC is more than just a preschool. It is a family.”

Michelle Barclay

"We cannot say enough about the goodness poured into our son during his time at Nativity Early Learning Center. We were so grateful for a program that was rooted in the Catholic faith and also had a number of outstanding creative and engaging ways for him to learn a number of primary subjects. I know he especially loved the sensory stations and active outdoor play, but there were so many crafts, stories, and fun matching and memory games he would often tell the whole family about. One of my favorite "takeaways" from NELC is that our son faithfully says grace before anything he eats without us prompting him. It makes a mama's heart happy.

The teachers are so caring and attentive. Their love for teaching and children is evident in all they do in and out of the classroom. I highly encourage you to look into this fantastic program. We were so sad that it was time to transition to kindergarten, but we are so grateful for the preparation Nativity Early Learning Center has given him."

Nicole and Joe Berlucchi