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We’re Hiring

We currently have an opening for a Full Time Developmental Therapist.

Requirements Include:

Bachelor’s degree in early childhood special education, early childhood education, child development, early intervention, or Child and Family studies; and 1+ year experience with young children

• Experience with Birth-3 year olds or Baccalaureate, Masters or Doctorate in: Deaf education, Visual impairment, Special education K-12, Elementary education

People with a Bachelor degree (look at specific education requirements written above) oral and written skills in non-English languages (Spanish, Burmese, Arabic) are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

For a Full Description and information on how to apply, please visit our Get Involved page.

Carrabba’s Cares Days

Join us on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday January 10 – 12 at Carrabba’s Green Hills.  Bring in the flyer, or mention First Steps and they’ll donate 15% of your total ticket amount back to us!  Dinner, lunch, drinks, carryout…whatever works for you!

Give While You Shop on Amazon

It’s so easy to give to First Steps while shopping online. Amazon Smile carries the same items as Amazon – you use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same! On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, you are prompted to select a charitable organization from the list of eligible organizations. Choose First Steps!



Vino on the Veranda

We’re less than 3 months away from First Steps’ annual fundraising event, Vino on the Veranda!

We are excited to host Vino on the Veranda on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the City Winery in Nashville.

This year’s event is shaping up to showcase superior wine selections in a beautiful location overlooking the Nashville skyline. As always, guests will enjoy a silent auction featuring tickets for Disney World, lunch with Clay Travis, photography sessions, sports memorabilia, camps for kids, and so much more from a variety of local and national businesses. We invite you to join us by purchasing your tickets today! Stay up to date on all Vino info by following our Facebook event.

The proceeds from Vino contribute immensely to the children with special needs we serve in our community, and with your help we can continue to provide critically needed services. Your participation in this event will truly make a difference in the lives of these children and their families, and we are thrilled to offer you the opportunity to be an integral part of our mission. The impact that First Steps has on the Nashville community is immeasurable, and without your generous support, this event could not continue to be successful.

Pajamas for the Playground

Update: The Big Payback day of Giving ended early.  You can still donate through our website (store button) until Thursday, May 5th at noon to count toward the Big Payback.  But you can ALWAYS donate on our website anytime to support First Steps!!

Join us for our Pajama Party during the Big Payback on May 3rd from 7 – 9 a.m.  You can make a donation, grab a donut and help improve the playground! You can also donate online all day May 3rd through the #BigPayback website.




Save the Date – Vino on the Veranda

This year’s annual wine tasting and silent auction will be on September 29th at City Winery.  Follow our Facebook Event Page for all the latest information!

Make a Donation

Sorry for the inconvenience, but our online system is not working at this time.  To make a donation, please call (615) 690-3091.

If you’d like you can also send a check directly to:

First Steps

1900 Graybar Lane

Nashville, TN 37215

If your donation is in honor or memory of someone, please be sure to indicate that on your check.

Upcoming Holiday Closure Dates

Our office will be closed the following dates:

  • November 26 & 27
  • December 21-25
  • January 1

Join us for our Kendra Scott Give Back Party!

Please join us Thursday, November 19th for our Kendra Scott give back party.

Come enjoy a fun night of snacks and shopping!


Save The Date for Vino on the Veranda! 10/1/15!

We are thrilled to host the 2015 Vino on the Veranda wine tasting and silent auction event Thursday, October 1 at the beautiful City Winery! Please join us for an evening of over 40 wines, silent auction items and fantastic hors d’oeuvres. Tickets can be purchased by clicking HERE or clicking the “Store” tab on our website.

Don’t miss out on the fun! Call 615.690.3091 to purchase tickets over the phone or mail a check to 1900 Graybar Lane, Nashville, TN 37215.