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Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance ( TECTA)

Online Orientation Helps

Welcome! Here you will find what you need to assist you with your online orientation and your educational journey. All orientations will be LIVE using Zoom. If you do not have Zoom downloaded to your computer, phone or tablet please do so. See  the Zoom Tutorial below to assist you.


Special Note: All participants are required to have a microphone and camera. Places to consider if you do not have a computer, smartphone, or tablet are the library, other community resources, friends, and neighbors.

  • ZOOM Tutorials
  • Tennessee Early Childhood Resources

    TECTA Main Site

    TECTA is a statewide system of professional development that provides Tennessee educators with training, tuition assistance, and technical assistance for every aspect of their career.


    Child Care Services

    Child Care Services plans, implements, and coordinates activities and programs to ensure quality, and the health and safety of children in licensed care. Child Care Services includes Child and Adult Care Licensing, Child Care Payment Assistance (Smart Steps and the Child Care Certificate Program), Child Care Assessment and other partner programs 


    TNPAL

    TNPAL is a resource that empowers and supports you in your professional development


    Tennessee Child Care Resource and Referral

    The Tennessee Child Care Resource & Referral Network provides resources for parents, child care educators, employers and the communities who support quality care and development for our children.


    TN Star Quality
    Information about Tennessee’s Child Care Report Card and Star-Quality Programs for all Licensed Child Care Agencies


     TN WAGE$

    The Child Care WAGE$® Program is an education-based salary supplement program for child care educators employed in DHS Licensed Child Care agencies.


    ChildcareTennessee

    ChildcareTennessee.com, an initiative led by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Human Services, focuses on collaborative opportunities in our childcare centers' administrative, programmatic and operational services.


    AIMHITN

    The Association Of Infant Mental Health In Tennessee Promotes The Healthy Social And Emotional Development Of Tennessee Children From Birth Through Age 5.


    KIDCENTRALTN

    kidcentral tn is a free, one-stop resource for Tennessee families to raise healthy and happy kids. ... It also includes a searchable directory for state-sponsored services for children and families.


    TCCY

    The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth (TCCY) advocates to improve the quality of life for children and families and provides leadership and support for child advocates.


    TN Reconnect

    Tennessee Reconnect is an initiative to help more adults return to higher education to gain new skills, advance in the workplace, and fulfill lifelong dreams of completing a degree or credential.


    TN-ELDS: Birth - 48 months

    The Tennessee Early Childhood Education Early Learning Developmental Standards


     TN-EDLDS: 4 Year Olds

    The Tennessee Early Childhood Education Early Learning Developmental Standards


    School Age Standards

    The Tennessee Early Childhood Education Early Learning Developmental Standards

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