Family Literacy Center

The YWCA’s Family Literacy Center offers high quality, culturally sensitive, comprehensive family-centered programming to help families break the cycle of intergenerational poverty and illiteracy. The Family Literacy Center focuses on community-based early childhood education, parent-child learning time, parenting education, adult literacy, career services and continuing education support for families. We serve adults and families from all corners of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, with a primary focus on the Antioch, Madison, and Hermitage communities. Click here for our class schedule. 

Early Childhood Education
The Children's Education component of YWCA Family Literacy Center includes free Pre-K classes for children ages 3-5-years old. The focus is placed on school readiness and preparing children for kindergarten, while creating an environment that encourages social, physical, emotional and cognitive growth. 

Parent-Child Learning Time
Parent and Child Time also known as PACT, is a child led activity with a parent, including a song and story time. PACT promotes open communication between parent and child to focus on developing and enhancing literacy skills

Parenting Education
Parent Education provides parents with the resources they need to increase their levels of self-sufficiency and knowledge as parents, as well enhances their children’s depth of knowledge. During parent time, adults learn life, parenting, and child development skills. They also become familiar with early literacy. Parents are also provided with community resources, including information on health and wellness.

Earning Your High School Equivalency Diploma  (formerly GED)  Click here for our class schedule
Adult Education/High School Equivalency Classes

Instructors work with adult students in a classroom setting to improve math, language and reading skills. We offer: ongoing enrollment, setting and obtaining educational goals, instruction in all areas of the HiSET exam and administration of Test of Adult Basic Education to assess skill and knowledge. The YWCA Family Literacy Center Adult Education Program is partially funded by Dollar General Literacy Foundation and the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville. 

FREE HiSET Practice tests are offered at the YWCA’s Woodmont Ave. location. For additional information call (615) 269-9922
or email

Our Family Literacy Center is made possible through generous grants from the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.