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St. Mary Villa…

  • Caring for children for over 150 years, starting as an orphanage in the mid 1800’s.
  • Successfully providing quality child care services as an early learning center for over 30 years.
  • Beneficiary of the United Way, awarded on measurable and documented results.


St. Mary Villa…

  • Is a licensed child care center with a capacity of 200 children.
  • Participates in the State of Tennessee Star Quality rating system.
  • Has consistently earned the highest “Three Star Rating” for organization and performance in staffing, training, family involvement and services, the highest awarded to a child care center. 
  • Is an incorporated Tennessee non-profit agency recognized by the US Treasury and IRS
  • Governed by a Board of Trust, appointed by the Bishop of the Diocese of Nashville.

Motivated by the teachings of Jesus and the Catholic Church

  • Supporting families by providing a safe, healthy, nurturing and multi-cultural environment.
  • Promoting intellectual, physical, social and moral development of young children.
  • Responding to all children and families with love and care.  
  • We offer:
    • Affordable, quality day care
    • After school care and educational programsThe history of St. Mary Villa begins in the mid-nineteenth century in response to family and social disruption following the American Civil War.
St. Mary Villa tailors its programs according to each child's needs based on evaluation and strategic planning activities


St. Mary Villa Board of Trust Term - Expiration
President 2016-2017
Beth Ciaramitaro 2016
Vice President 2016-2017
Melissa Dunn 2017
Treasurer 2016-2017
Michael Corbett 2018
Secretary 2016-2017
Carrie Krenson 2017
Nancy Anness 2017
Frank Caruso 2017
Debora Glennon 2016
Patricia Kyger 2017
Susan Ney 2016
Amy Smith 2019
Katie Stenberg 2016
Ann Waddey 2016
Catholic Charities Representative
Shandy Husmann 2018
The Management Team of St. Mary Villa is composed of:
Executive Director – Clarie Givens has over 20 years experience at St. Mary's Villa, a bachelor's degree with an emphasis in social work, and an in-depth understanding of child development, educational supervision, and family dynamics.
Clarie Givens
Phone 629-203-8703  ext. 282
email: clarie@stmaryvilla.org
Administrative Assistant – Yolanda Neal-Hosey welcomes new families, processes enrollments, maintains waiting lists, manages documentation, and publishes our newsletter.                                                                                                                        
Yolanda Neal-Hosey
Phone 629-203-8701  ext. 270
email: yneal@stmaryvilla.org
Instructional Coach
Nancy McClellan
Phone 629-203-8702  ext. 280
email: nmcclellan@stmaryvilla.org

After School Coordinator – Lori Flemming manages our after school programs with a wealth of experience and care; Lori is a full time Metro public school principal.
Lori Flemming
Advisory Committee
St. Mary Villa includes parents and families in the process of managing the agency and programs. Parents and families are encouraged to volunteer their time and talents in planning classroom activities, teacher appreciation events, play yard improvement and upkeep. Parents also support the agency and program by serving as references and supporters of grant proposals and by representing St. Mary Villa in the community.

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  • St. Mary Villa provides services on a sliding scale according to the family’s household income.
  • Our ability to offer reduced fees is dependent on donations from individuals and organizations.
  • St. Mary Villa is a recognized non-profit, ALLOWING ALL DONATIONS  TO BE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

"How Can I Help?"


1. Financial Support


Secure Online Donation

Donate by Mail



Donations may be sent via Postal Mail to:
St. Mary Villa Child Development Center
at St. Vincent de Paul
1704 Heiman Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37208




2. Donated Items


Wish List

  • We always welcome donations of new or well-handled children’s books and toys. 
  • Feel free to drop them by our school during business hours M-F 6:00 M – 6:00 PM. 


3. Time and Talent


  • We appreciate students, parents and friends who are willing to volunteer their time to read to children, contribute to classroom activities and support administration.
  • Participate in play-yard maintenance and improvement events throughout the year.
  • Please contact us! We will connect your talents with our program.



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Saint Mary Villa
Child Development Center

1704 Heiman Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37208
Phone: 629.203.8700
Email: info@stmaryvilla.org

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