Brentwood Young Children's School

Important Dates

2014-2015 BYCS Student Calendar
For questions, contact BYCS at 615.324.6117.

Brentwood Young Children’s School is a Christ-centered program designed to offer a comfortable first step into the world of group education for young children. Brentwood Young Children’s School is an integral part of the total ministry of Brentwood Baptist Church. To learn more, download our brochure, or read below.

Our Purpose

The mission of the school is to utilize the full resources of Brentwood Baptist Church and the community in providing programs designed to meet the developmental needs (spiritual, emotional, physical, intellectual and social) of young children and provide an effective ministry to their families.


Brentwood Young Children’s School has classes for children ages six months through pre-kindergarten. Children must be six months old by August 31 to participate in the Parent’s Day Out (2-day PDO) program. Children must be three years old by September 30 (and completely potty trained) to participate in the Preschool program (3- or 5-day).


A registration form and registration fee of $75 must be submitted for your child to be considered for admission. You will be contacted as soon as a place becomes available. If there are no openings available, then your child will be placed on our waiting list. All other forms (including immunization records) must be turned in to our office before the first day your child is to attend BYCS.

If you have any questions about our program or would like to schedule a visit, you may contact us for an appointment time. We conduct tours of the program on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. Please call 324.6117 or email for an appointment.

How Do I Register?

2014-2015 Registration begins in January

Important 2014-2015 Registration Deadlines

  • Tuesday, January 21 - 2014–2015 Registration for BYCS current enrollment
  • Tuesday, January 28 - 2014–2015 Registration for Brentwood Baptist members*
  • Thursday, January 30 - 2014–2015 Registration for the public
  • Tuesday, April 15 - Prepaid tuition due (applied to May 2015 tuition)

*Child's parent(s) must have officially joined Brentwood Baptist Church and completed all membership classes before January 28, 2014.

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BYCS Current Enrollment ONLY

  • Registration for current BYCS students will be Tuesday, January 21, 2014. If a registration form is not received by January 23, then we’ll assume you will NOT be attending the BYCS 2014–2015 school year.
  • For each child, we will need a completed registration form and a $75 nonrefundable registration fee.
  • Forms must be turned in to one of the BYCS administrative staff. A table will be set up in the preschool foyer Tuesday, January 21. Please DO NOT send the information in your child’s book bag. Please DO NOT send registration forms to the church office.
  • A deposit (equal to one month’s tuition) will be due by Tuesday, April 15, 2014 to reserve your place in BYCS 2014–2015 school year. Registration Fee $75 per child (non-refundable)

Brentwood Baptist Church Members

  • Registration for Brentwood Baptist Church members begins Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. in the preschool foyer (located at the south end of the church).
  • Registration forms will only be accepted in person from the parent or a person designated by the parent.
  • Registration forms that are mailed to us on or before Tuesday, January 28 will be processed Wednesday, January 29.
  • For each child, we will need a completed registration form and a $75 nonrefundable registration fee.


  • Registration for the public will begin Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. in the preschool foyer. • Forms mailed to us on or before Thursday, January 30 will be processed on Friday, January 31.
  • You will be notified by the end of March of your enrollment status in the program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What would a typical day be like for my child at BYCS?

A: BYCS offers tours on most Thursdays when school is in session at 10:00, 10:30 and 11:00 a.m. for you to get a good picture of what is typical. We will also be happy to provide you with a schedule that is used in our classroom for your child’s age.

Q: Is your program licensed?

A: Our weekday 3-day and 5-day program is licensed. We received a three-star rating, which is the highest rating given by the state of Tennessee. Our Parents Day Out program, which is our 2-day program, is not required to be licensed because it only meets for a total of 11.5 hours per week. However, we follow the same guidelines for quality and safety in our 2-day program that we have for our 3-day and 5-day classes. The teachers in both programs are well-qualified and take 12 to 30 hours of continuing education every year.

Q: I have been on the waiting list for six months. What are my chances of getting my two-year- old in this year?

A: We update our waiting list at least twice a year. Unfortunately, we cannot predict the future in knowing if there will be changes in our enrollment until a family notifies us. As soon as we receive a written notice that a child is leaving the program, we will notify the family of the next child on the waiting list.

Q: What does it mean that my child can be put on a waiting list?

A: If our classes fill up during registration, we will put your child on our waiting list based on when the registration form was received.

Q: I have called during the day to get information on your program and I get a recorded message. How can I get this information?

A: We are sorry we cannot always be reached immediately in our office as we are very committed during the day to assisting our teachers and children. If it is an emergency, please leave a message and your call will be returned ASAP. If you are simply wanting information about our weekday program, you may also visit our website at or send us an email at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Q: I am a member of Brentwood Baptist Church. We are currently not in the BYCS program. Are we guaranteed a spot for the next school year?

A: No, unfortunately not. Children currently enrolled in BYCS are the only ones who are guaranteed a spot for the next school year. Church members are the next group that fill the spots not taken by our current enrollment.

Q: How are children assigned to classes at BYCS?

A: Children are placed by date of birth with other children who are within a few months of their age.

Q: I have heard of Summer Play Days. How do I register for that?

A: Summer Play Days is a separate program during the summer months that is not affiliated with BYCS. Registration is done separately for Summer Play Days on a first come, first served basis. Information about Summer Play Days will be available on the church website and mailed out to previous participants and those who attend Brentwood Baptist Church. Registration for SPD will take place in March of each year.