Reach Early Learning Center

Reaching is Believing!

The Reach Early Learning Center is proudly serving children ages 4 to 5 in the Antioch Community. Our Pre K program is designed to follow the child’s unique learning through developmentally appropriate practices. Teachers are a guide to open doors for new learning and wonder. Daily routines are centered around small group and large group learning as well as individualized instruction.

During the large group, students will engage in high quality literature focusing on literacy development and an interactive math lesson structured around the Engage New York curriculum. Small groups tailored to each child’s individual needs will be a part of the literacy and math block. During small groups the children will explore through play based centers. Our goal is for the students to be Kindergarten ready when they exit our doors.

Families are a piece to the child development puzzle and we look forward to having meaningful partnerships. Information about your child’s day, learning, and development will be communicated to families daily. Parent conferences can be scheduled if any concerns or celebrations need to be communicated. We also welcome parents to the classroom to participate in the preschool day.

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 6:30am – 6 pm

About the Director

Rebecca McGaugh

Rebecca McGaugh is the director of Reach Early Learning Center. She began her teaching career in Columbus, Ohio as a 2nd grade teacher. During her first year, she was trained and coached through The Ohio State Literacy Collaborative program.  With this experience she moved to Nashville where she taught K-3rd grades for 9 years in Metro Nashville Public Schools.  Rebecca was then hired as a Reading Recovery certified teacher in MNPS under the direction of Georgia State University and The Ohio State University professors, many of whom were previously trained by Marie Clay. As a Reading Recovery teacher for three years, she helped many young children who struggled to read and write overcome barriers and gain the confidence to excel. With tremendous gains in student achievement, Rebecca began Professional Developments and coaching cycles to help train teachers with strategies for their own classrooms.

Rebecca has a passion for watching students grow and take pride in their learning. She is excited to be a part of a new preschool program focused on the early foundational learning skills.

Rebecca received her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Ohio Dominican University and a Master of Education in Reading Specialty and Leadership endorsement from Lipscomb University. She holds an English Language endorsement from Trevecca University.

Our Mission

Reach Early Learning Center builds a firm foundation for every child, to set the path to become a lifelong learner in all areas of development.

Our Vision

To understand every child’s unique learning style so that they may REACH their highest potential.

Our Philosophy

We believe all children have unique strengths and talents.

  • We believe all children can succeed.
  • We believe in setting a positive climate and culture.
  • We believe in teaching to each individual child’s needs.
  • We believe relationships are key to the success of the child.
  • We believe high expectations must be set for every child.
  • We believe in inspiring children to learn, wonder, question, and create with the world around them.
  • We believe in teaching the whole child.

Why Choose Reach Early Learning

Year-Round
Small Group Learning
Individualized Instruction
Extended Day
Research-Based Learning
Guided Reading and Math Groups
Parental Involvement Opportunities
Social-Emotional Learning
Learning is aligned with the Tennessee Early Learning  Developmental Standards