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YFD Learning Academy

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YFD Learning Academy is located at:

501 West 12th Street
Chattanooga TN 37402

Phone: (423) 643-6413

Hours of Operation:
6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday thru Friday


YFD Learning Academy is licensed and accredited by the National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The program is licensed to serve 225 children (ages 6 weeks to 12 years), 160 in the center and 65 in child care homes.  The Child Care Center provides a nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack daily.

HeadStartWEBSpaces are limited.  Age appropriate educational programs are a part of the daily curriculum.  Standardized screenings are performed two weeks after enrollment which allows the teacher to prepare individualized and developmentally appropriate activities in the areas needed.  An outdoor play area is available and utilized when weather conditions allow.

Social Services are available for parents who require the service. Each child must have an initial health examination prior to admission or documentation verifying that the child has received a physical exam within the last year.  YFD Learning Academy also participates in collaborations with Head Start and Hamilton County Department of Education.

The following information is required prior to child care admission:

1.  Birth Certificate

2.  Up to Date Shot Record with Physical (white form)

3.  Social Security Card

4.  Method of Payment (Child Care Certificate or Pay Stub verification)

We accept State of Tennessee Child Care Certificates, as well as out of pocket pay.  Child Care fees are $90.00 per week, payable by money order/cashier's check.

education@chattanooga.gov (423-643-6886)

501 W. 12th St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402 (map)

Lurone "Coach" Jennings


Eric McKenzie
Executive Assistant
Email: eamckenzie@chattanooga.gov
(423) 643-6402
(423) 643-6437 (fax)


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