Beaver Dam Child Care was originally created by our church as a service to the community.  It began in the fall of 1969 for preschool beginning at age 3 and for after school care.  Children are picked up from Adrian Burnett, Gibbs and Halls Elementary Schools.   We are licensed by the State of Tennessee, Dept. of Human Services to serve 165 children. The purpose of our early childhood program is to promote the development of the total child - Physical, Emotional, Intellectually, Spiritually, and Socially using age-appropriate activities under the guidance of a loving and caring staff.

We are committed and delighted to provide a caring, happy and healthy environment for the children of Beaver Dam Child Care.   Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 7:15 AM - 6:00 PM.  We service children ages 24 months -12 years of age.  For more information please contact 865-922-8677 or email Melissa Brown.


Fees and Attendance

Age of Children

Weekly Full-time


Younger 2's $135
Older 2's $135
Younger 3's $125
Older 3's $125
4's $125
Pre-K $115
Grades K-5   After School
Knox Co half day $5/day additional
Knox Co out of session $8/day additional
Summer $115 + Field Trip Costs

Hours of Operation

The Center opens at 7:15 AM and closes at 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday except for the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Day when we are CLOSED.  The center may also elect to close the following days: Good Friday, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.


Meals are prepared by Beaver Dam kitchen staff. The center provides a morning snack, hot nutritious lunch and an afternoon snack. It is the parent’s responsibility to notify the Center in writing of a child’s known food allergies. If your child is brought to the Center after a scheduled meal, the parent is responsible for feeding the child before her/she arrives. Weekly menus are posted on the preschool doorway, and a copy of the lunch menu is sent home monthly with the newsletter for the convenience of parents.The children are encouraged to eat their food but are not forced. If a child does not eat well, we will inform you.

Staff Qualifications

Qualifications for our Teachers

Each classroom is staffed with one or two teachers. Teachers have a minimum educational requirement of a High School Diploma or GED. They are advocates seeking to enrich the lives of young children.    All Staff are trained in CPR and First Aid, have successfully completed a DHS background check and have many years of early care and education experience. All staff members maintain 18 hours of early childhood training annually.

Job Requirements

  • Demonstrate the use of good communication skills.
  • Relate positively to young children.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the social, emotional, physical, spiritual and creative needs of young children.
  • Relate positively to parents and understand their needs and requests.
  • Meet basic health requirements which include an annual physical and current vaccinations.
  • Obtain annual CPR 7 First Aid certification.
  • Obtain 18 credit hours per licensing year.

Holiday Closings for 2017

New Year's Day - Monday, January 2

Good Friday - Friday, April 14

Memorial Day - Monday, May 29

4th of July - Tuesday, July 4

Labor Day - Monday, September 4

Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 23

Day After Thanksgiving - Friday, November 24

Christmas Day - Monday, December 25

Day After Christmas - Tuesday, December 26