Southminster Child Care Center
Loving. Supportive. Safe. Educational
Our Mission Statement
Southminster Child Care Center is a mission of the church, organized in 1981 to provide a loving, supportive, safe and educational environment for the children in our care. Through positive interaction with the children and their families, and by working in a supportive and encouraging manner, it is our desire to promote health, strength and well-being to the family unit.
The center is in compliance with two important federal laws. Title VI which requires non-discriminatory policies with regard to race, color or national origin, and Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Stephany Powell Peugeot
Director of Southminster Child Care
My name is Stephany Powell Peugeot. I am originally from Brownsville, TN. I moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University. I graduated in 1992 with a degree in Social Work and Psychology.
In October of 1992 I married the love of my life, Chris. We have two beautiful daughters. Claire is 24 and completing her graduate degree in Psychology. She will graduate in December from Lipscomb University. Courtney is 20 and will be a junior at MTSU. We also have two crazy cats! Fez and Chloe!
I have always worked with young children. Volunteer work and a nanny in college. In the fall of 1998 I started teaching three year olds at my church Preschool. I loved that age and continued to teach until the fall of 2013. I then went to The Gardner School of Franklin. I was the assistant Director for six years. In June of 2019 I became the Director at the Brentwood Gardner School. I left the Gardner School in late October of 2020. I wanted to take some time off and enjoy my family. I found that I really missed working with children and decided to come back to childcare and started looking in the spring. I am so blessed to have found Southminster. I look forward to getting to know everyone.
Please stop by and visit our center. I’d love to meet you, show you our new school, and introduce you to our fantastic teachers!
Susan Christison’s affiliation with the Southminster Child Care Center dates back to its establishment in the early 1970’s. As a member of Southminster Presbyterian Church, she served on the church committee which organized and originally opened the center as a Half-day Program for 3 to 4-Year-Olds.
In the early 1980’s, Southminster recognized a growing need in the community and added a Full-day Child Care program. Susan served as a teacher in the half-day program until it was discontinued. She then became the Curriculum Coordinator for the Full-Day Program, and later she served as the School-age Coordinator for the Before and After-School program.
Susan and her husband, Terry Christison, met at Auburn University and moved to Nashville upon completion of his military commitment. Both of their children attend the Southminster Child Care program.
Susan shares that, “My having been such a vital part of our program over the years has allowed me to share my creativity, to use my love of art and music with my degree as an Associate of Fine Arts, and to treasure the joy of participating in the lives of so many young children as they grow and learn. It’s been a blessing to me personally, and I feel it will bless children and their families in the years to come.
Tennessee Three Star Rating
Congratulations to Southminster Child Care Center for having earned a 3 Star Rating this year, the highest grade possible in the Star Quality Program for licensed child care centers