Grants

Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA)

The TECTA program offers child care providers and administrators orientations and academic degree courses related to early childhood care and education. In addition, the staff mentors and advises child care providers and child care facilities administrators. TECTA is funded through Tennessee State University by the Tennessee Department of Human Services. Principal Investigator: Dr. Sue Bailey. Program Manager: Darcey Neyman

Upper Cumberland Child Care Resource and Referral (UC-CCR&R)

Upper Cumberland CCR&R, housed in the School of Human Ecology, serves 17 counties in Middle Tennessee. This grant provides training to child care providers based on the Tennessee Child Care Provider Training (TN-CCPT); technical assistance to state-licensed child care facilities, including family child care homes, group child care homes, and child care centers; and child care referral and quality care information to parents. The Upper Cumberland CCR&R is funded through Signal Centers by the Tennessee Department of Human Services. Principal Investigators: Drs. Sue Bailey and Lee Ann Jolley. Program Manager: Betty Vaudt