Step Forward Day School

Premier Preschool for 2-5 year olds

(615) 794-8466

About Us

Step Forward Day School is a premier early childhood education provider located in Franklin, TN. Owned and operated by Tina Locke and Janet Chapman, Step Forward educates children 18 months–5 years of age and also offers summer extension programs for ages six and up. Since opening in 2003, our school has consistently earned the highest available “3 Star Rating” through the Tennessee Star-Quality Program each year.



At a Glance





•  School-year programs for children 2-5 years of age


•  Lavatories in each classroom


•  Continually evolving outdoor play area with three separate spaces to offer age-appropriate experiences and equipment


•  Consistent “3 Star Rating” including 3 Stars in every category.


•  Varied curricula, featuring language immersions, art, music, physical activity, and core early childhood standards


•  Parents receive unique check in/out code for their child


•  Facility remains locked during the day with key-code access

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About Our School!


226 Bedford Way

Franklin, TN 37064

(615) 794-8466

"I feel welcome any time I walk into the school, the teachers are dedicated, knowledgeable and love the children. We refer families to Step Forward every chance we get!"

— Deanna Harris